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Newshosting
1
10%
Giganews
5
50%
UsenetServer
2
20%
Easynews
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10%
Astraweb
1
10%
Powerusenet
0
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Who is your favorite newsgroup provider?

Postby imtim83 on Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:38 am

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Postby TheWizard on Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:48 am

Use your ISP's instead. It's free. :) Man, I miss having Verizon DSL.

If that's not an option, find the best value Usenet provider. Usenetserver has unlimited access for $15/month; that's not bad at all.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:48 am

I just use my ISP's
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Postby imtim83 on Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:19 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I just use my ISP's


Same here. How long is your isps's retention?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:48 pm

imtim83 wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:I just use my ISP's


Same here. How long is your isps's retention?


A couple days I think. No more then 3.
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Postby imtim83 on Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:53 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
imtim83 wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:I just use my ISP's


Same here. How long is your isps's retention?


A couple days I think. No more then 3.


Same here.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:47 pm

imtim83 wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:
imtim83 wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:I just use my ISP's


Same here. How long is your isps's retention?


A couple days I think. No more then 3.


Same here.

How do you keep up?


Easy.... I started buying my movies :wink:

I only use newsgroups for the occasional TV show (mostly bittorrent), and movies that are supposed to be REALLY horrible, but I can't help but feel I want to see anyways.
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Postby Dartman on Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:23 pm

I use Supernews, been with them since they were Netlink. They used to suck at retention but now they seem to hold for about 15 days give or take. 119 a year for 10 gig a month, which I almost never use up. I spose if you guys know of a better yearly sub I might be interested. Friend uses giganews and pays for the 40 gig a month plan, like 45 a month too or something. I also use my ISP when I do go over but like all ready stated it only holds for about 2/3 days.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:42 pm

Nothing beats Newshosting.com. Not even close. $15 for unlimited (I've gotten over 1MBps from them, that's the fastest connection I've ever been on) just is absolutely insane. Plus that whole 40~45 day retention thing that's supposed to be happening...
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:32 pm

Boba_Fett wrote:Nothing beats Newshosting.com. Not even close. $15 for unlimited (I've gotten over 1MBps from them, that's the fastest connection I've ever been on) just is absolutely insane. Plus that whole 40~45 day retention thing that's supposed to be happening...


Except that my bandwidth limit is 30GB per month, split between 3 people (including myself). So I can't take advantage of it enough to make it worth it. Besides, buying movies is more satisfying for me :wink:
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:36 pm

Dartman wrote: Friend uses giganews and pays for the 40 gig a month plan, like 45 a month too or something.


They have an Unlimited plan for $25 a month! Apparently, they also offer 10 simultaneous connections now too, not that it matters a whole lot, since the bottleneck is going to be on your end of the line anyways.
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:14 pm

giganews baby, highest month bandwidth was 220GB

retention is like 50 days or 30, can't remember

1.45MBps is my highest, or in mbps terms 4.51mbps

but aviationwiz is right, the bottleneck would now be your down speed not concurrent connections
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Postby JamieW on Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:45 pm

I chose Giganews because it sounds like a pokemon.
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Postby JamieW on Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:46 pm

Double post for the win.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:29 pm

JamieW wrote:Double post for the win.


You sound like a number of moronic teenagers at my school when you say that.
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Postby JamieW on Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:24 am

I like the way you say really retarded things then cry when you get a response. Now go tell Ian he's a bad parent again.
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Postby TheWizard on Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:44 am

aviationwiz wrote:
JamieW wrote:Double post for the win.


You sound like a number of moronic teenagers at my school when you say that.


First thing I thought of was, "Circle gets the square." It's fun to say, just like, "Survey says!"
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:53 pm

don't know if this is mentioned

Giganews $25 month, unlimited, 50 day retention, 10 concurrent connections
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Postby socheat on Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:15 pm

TheWizard wrote:
aviationwiz wrote:
JamieW wrote:Double post for the win.


You sound like a number of moronic teenagers at my school when you say that.


First thing I thought of was, "Circle gets the square." It's fun to say, just like, "Survey says!"


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