Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 23551 2-Jul-2008 14:43
Send private message


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?

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1817 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 51

Trusted

  Reply # 142261 2-Jul-2008 15:48
Send private message

http://groups.google.com/  maybe they are cutting them as the bins are becoming more popular than torrents.

2885 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1504

Subscriber

  Reply # 142288 2-Jul-2008 16:53
Send private message

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.




Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


 
 
 
 


137 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 142362 2-Jul-2008 21:34
Send private message

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.

2885 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1504

Subscriber

  Reply # 142368 2-Jul-2008 21:48
Send private message

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..




Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


74 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12

Trusted

  Reply # 142462 3-Jul-2008 10:34
Send private message

We (Xnet / WorldxChange) maintain a full news feed.

and it's local traffic (free) :)

Cheers,

Callum

2885 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1504

Subscriber

  Reply # 142540 3-Jul-2008 14:28
Send private message

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.





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


74 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12

Trusted

  Reply # 142542 3-Jul-2008 14:30
Send private message

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

2885 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1504

Subscriber

  Reply # 142640 3-Jul-2008 17:48
Send private message

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





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


137 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 142685 3-Jul-2008 19:09
Send private message

LOL!

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 142711 3-Jul-2008 19:49
Send private message

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.




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.


BDFL - Memuneh
59418 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10626

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 142714 3-Jul-2008 19:52
Send private message

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.




137 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 142728 3-Jul-2008 20:34
Send private message

Nice to see you guys giving warnings instead of outright locks/bans.

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

2885 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1504

Subscriber

  Reply # 142739 3-Jul-2008 21:18
Send private message

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?







Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


1777 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Trusted

Reply # 142743 3-Jul-2008 21:36
Send private message

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





Frown Sealed Tongue out

Sure has

BDFL - Memuneh
59418 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10626

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 142750 3-Jul-2008 22:12
Send private message

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.




 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.