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Old 23 January 2003, 00:36   #1
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More newsgroup fun

Tosec Amiga CD32 and CDTV flood in alt.binaries.emulators.misc

These were posted two days ago, sorry for the late news.
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Old 23 January 2003, 16:38   #2
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No.

But if you find one, let me know.
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Old 23 January 2003, 17:11   #3
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It appears to be too late to grab 'em now.......
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Old 23 January 2003, 18:14   #4
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Yep Im with BtBroadband and their retention appears to be about an hour
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Old 23 January 2003, 18:37   #5
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My ISP's retention seem to be 4 days, all of them with 20% completance.
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Old 23 January 2003, 20:42   #6
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There is something to be said about premium news servers.

One thing I failed to mention about "free" news servers is that they sometimes have a bandwidth cap and their retention is low, as well as their usual adamant refusal to carry binary news groups. It took me most of the night to download all of the posted games on my DSL line. Had my server capped me or retired the posts before the sun came up, I would have wasted my time and my clock cycles for nothing.

However, if you are serious about getting binary files, I can't argue strongly enough for the news groups through a premium server.. One great thing is that you can "lurk" and get files without ever having to post or (in a lot of cases) beg... It is like a cascade of bytes without the diplomatic bullshit that one would find in IRC or the FTP scene. (imho). I find that anonymity (SP, I know) is a huge benefit in tracking down files...

One downside is that you have to be patient. If you are lurking in ABEM and are waiting for the latest TOSEC flood, it may be a few days instead of having the instant gratification that IRC or FTPs can offer. Another is the retention time on your server... Which I already kinda brushed on.
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I would not call the endless queues in IRC "instant gratification". And what I love most in my News Premium Server is its 34 days of retention time... I never worry about losing files, they are always there waiting to be downloaded... THAT *IS* instant gratification!!!
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That's wonderful.
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Old 25 January 2003, 01:59   #9
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Which provider is that, Fissuras? Does it hold all groups for that long? Sounds pretty impressive.
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Old 25 January 2003, 12:35   #10
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Easynews!!!!!!! All binaries groups I ever tried had 30-36 retention time trough their Web interface, which is great and by far superior than any newsreader. it is too easy to find and download files using any download manager...
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