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  Reply # 189714 15-Jan-2009 09:56
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yeah signed up for the giganews trial last night.

Ill give it a go for 2 weeks and see if i like it or not.  It seems to be taking ages to load the headers is this normal?




 


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  Reply # 189726 15-Jan-2009 10:25
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Note that giganews retain something like > 200 days.  For a popular newsgroup, this can be millions of headers / articles.  I would not be surprise if take ages to load headers, at least initially.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 189741 15-Jan-2009 11:21
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rossmnz: yeah signed up for the giganews trial last night.

Ill give it a go for 2 weeks and see if i like it or not.  It seems to be taking ages to load the headers is this normal?


Yes first load of headers takes ages. After that it is just an incremental update.




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  Reply # 189785 15-Jan-2009 14:19
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ah righto.  Thought as much.

But it only grabs headers of the goups i subscribe to correct?

There is a serious amount of stuff on there. Im just using Anroid as a client but already it seems somewhat meh.  Perhaps i need a better client.  Giganews had tutorials using outlook express but i heard this isnt great for Usenet




 


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  Reply # 189787 15-Jan-2009 14:29
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rossmnz: ah righto.  Thought as much.

But it only grabs headers of the goups i subscribe to correct?

There is a serious amount of stuff on there. Im just using Anroid as a client but already it seems somewhat meh.  Perhaps i need a better client.  Giganews had tutorials using outlook express but i heard this isnt great for Usenet


Correct will grab headers of subscribed groups. Outlook Express is ok for the text based (messaging) side of things post/reply which is what UseNet was designed for. Not so good for encoded binaries




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  Reply # 189911 15-Jan-2009 23:56
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so...all i need to do is grab the headers for the selected groups and then i can search in a particular group for whatever?

Is there a centralised place to search? I use Grabit but it only allows 2 searches or something on trial.




 


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  Reply # 189922 16-Jan-2009 02:35
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Try using Binsearch as a Usenet search engine. It's doesn't search 100% of the groups (rather, it searches the more common ones), but it usually gets reasonable->good results.

I'd also like to mention Usenet-news as a provider. Their service isn't high-end by any means, but it's very good if you're only using Usenet rarely (or to start with) as they have "lifetime" blocks (I've had ~1GB sitting around in my account for over a year now.)
-- You pay for xx GB, and they don't expire.




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  Reply # 189933 16-Jan-2009 08:42
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binaries.nl is handy for search and also allows the creation of .nzb files




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  Reply # 189943 16-Jan-2009 09:54
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http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=tEdl72jIggw can someone please tell me that you can do that with P2P -- I think not

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  Reply # 189949 16-Jan-2009 10:16
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JoeRandom: http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=tEdl72jIggw can someone please tell me that you can do that with P2P -- I think not


Fat pipe and decent peers? Not hard.

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