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Topic # 23551 2-Jul-2008 14:43
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I'm getting sick of trying to deal with Ihug /vodafone to get a reliable news service.
The current state is that no news has flowed into ihugs nntp server since the 26th June.

surely theres an ISP out there that still cares about usenet?

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  Reply # 142261 2-Jul-2008 15:48
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http://groups.google.com/  maybe they are cutting them as the bins are becoming more popular than torrents.

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  Reply # 142288 2-Jul-2008 16:53
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hellonearthisman: http://groups.google.com/ maybe they are cutting them as the bins are becoming more populat than torrents.


On that note, are there any ISP's in new zealand that provide a FULL alt.binaries feed? Even if you have to pay for it.




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  Reply # 142362 2-Jul-2008 21:34
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Would doubt it... pulling down TB's of international data for a small subset of customers and then managing the support hassles (i.e. "what you only have 60 mins retention") just isn't worth it.

Do what most peeps do, sign up for a newsgroup account with one of the big providers.

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  Reply # 142368 2-Jul-2008 21:48
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JDNZ: Would doubt it... pulling down TB's of international data for a small subset of customers and then managing the support hassles (i.e. "what you only have 60 mins retention") just isn't worth it.

Do what most peeps do, sign up for a newsgroup account with one of the big providers.


Yes but then we have to pay for the traffic. Generally traffic with an ISP's network doesn't incur data usage. Your right thou its probably a pipe dream.. Someone needs to open a new ISP just for us leechers..




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  Reply # 142462 3-Jul-2008 10:34
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We (Xnet / WorldxChange) maintain a full news feed.

and it's local traffic (free) :)

Cheers,

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  Reply # 142540 3-Jul-2008 14:28
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callumb: We (Xnet / WorldxChange) maintain a full news feed.

and it's local traffic (free) :)

Cheers,

Callum


Yes xnet may have a "full" newsfeed, but it's message retention for the binaries groups looks to only be a few days. Tell your bosses to throw a few hundred more terrabytes in the nntp server, and crank that up to a few months.. pretty please.

Thanks for the reply thou bud.





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  Reply # 142542 3-Jul-2008 14:30
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I'm actually in the process of building a new news server, however, binaries retention is not a big priority - but - the new server does have a *lot* of disk space :)

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  Reply # 142640 3-Jul-2008 17:48
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callumb: I'm actually in the process of building a new news server, however, binaries retention is not a big priority - but - the new server does have a *lot* of disk space :)

Callum


If they are going to be nazis about issuing copyright infringement notices for p2p the least they can do is give us the best alt.binaries access in the world :-P





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  Reply # 142685 3-Jul-2008 19:09
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LOL!

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  Reply # 142711 3-Jul-2008 19:49
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Lias: If they are going to be nazis about issuing copyright infringement notices for p2p the least they can do is give us the best alt.binaries access in the world :-P

Lias, you have invoked Godwins law, and automatically 'lose' this argument, whilst WxC automatically wins.

We are all well aware of your feelings around copyright infringement, and thats fine. But if you keep stuffing it down our throats, and calling a perfectly law abiding company and its staff who kindly respond on these forums, nazis, then you will find yourself with the words 'inactive user' beneath your name, and unable to participate in this site.

Pull your head in.




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Reply # 142714 3-Jul-2008 19:52
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Lias: If they are going to be nazis about issuing copyright infringement notices for p2p the least they can do is give us the best alt.binaries access in the world :-P



You are already on a short leash around here since you started a thread on illegaly downloading copyrighted material.

Invoking Godwin's Law is no-no here - read our Forum Usage Guidelines. I will give the benefit of doubt but you should know better. Another strike and you are banned.




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  Reply # 142728 3-Jul-2008 20:34
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Nice to see you guys giving warnings instead of outright locks/bans.

Keep it up. Open discussion makes the world go round :)

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  Reply # 142739 3-Jul-2008 21:18
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It was intended to be tounge in cheek.. hence the :-P smiley. I'm well aware of godwin's law (yes and this forums rules on it).. I didnt realise that would extend even unto humour.

Do these forums have an alternative means of indicate tounge in cheek humour / pisstakes?







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Reply # 142743 3-Jul-2008 21:36
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Lias:
Do these forums have an alternative means of indicate tounge in cheek humour / pisstakes?





Frown Sealed Tongue out

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Reply # 142750 3-Jul-2008 22:12
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Lias: It was intended to be tounge in cheek.. hence the :-P smiley. I'm well aware of godwin's law (yes and this forums rules on it).. I didnt realise that would extend even unto humour.


The Godwin Law is not welcome here in any context.




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