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Old 02-09-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default $1.29 25GB Usenet Block from thecubenet

$1.29 25GB Block accounts! Expires this weekend. Promocode: FBtest5

https://www.thecubenet.com/clients/c...mocode=FBtest5

Ordered a few to refill my block from last year. Pretty good pricing
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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$5.16 for 4 x 25 gig blocks. One thing that people might want to know: this creates a separate username and password for each 25 GB block, so you don't exactly get a 100 GB block.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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Just so I understand correctly - that would be $1.29 and no other "hidden" fees?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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What good is Usenet these days?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #5
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What good is Usenet these days?
A place to get malware with your warez or porn
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:11 AM   #6
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How does thecubenet compare with other usenet providers, and where is it based? Some of the US providers have come under increasing assault by DMCA use, while overseas ones have more leeway. Things that are constantly nuked on US usenet providers are still available on my european one.

This is a good deal as a fill server.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:02 PM   #7
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the cube uses astra. you have a choice of US or EU servers, but I haven't had much luck with either. Anything popular usually has 1-3 par blocks missing
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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Is this a Highwinds reseller?
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #9
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I just signed up, can someone point me in the right direction as to what I do next? I know I need some kind of news reader thing.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #10
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If you are looking to use this a fill server, you can always check http://www.usenetdb.net/providers to make sure the fill is from a different backend.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:31 PM   #11
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I have Astra's 1tb for $50 which is a bit cheaper and you can use the same username for the duration

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #12
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A buck 29? What the hell, I'll bite.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #13
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They seem to be pretty good customer service wise. The code had stopped working earlier in the day before it got posted here and they reactivated it. They also will merge your accounts together into 1 user name. Just send a support ticket with the user name that you want to keep.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:42 AM   #14
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What good is Usenet these days?
Movies,music, games, porn, ebooks, live concerts, etc. The exact same stuff you can get over bit torrent. But faster and easier to get.

usenet still beats anything to day in ease of getting files. It has millions of users, i use it everyday.

However this is a terrible deal.

easynews for $14 get unlimited a month. I downloaded 25gigs just in one day
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:45 AM   #15
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A place to get malware with your warez or porn
I have never got malware for newsgroups, not since the late 90s has than been a issue since good newsservers filter that.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #16
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Movies,music, games, porn, ebooks, live concerts, etc. The exact same stuff you can get over bit torrent. But faster and easier to get.

usenet still beats anything to day in ease of getting files. It has millions of users, i use it everyday.

However this is a terrible deal.

easynews for $14 get unlimited a month. I downloaded 25gigs just in one day
It's a good deal for a 25 gb block to use as a backup for when your provider is missing files from a download. It doesn't expire either.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #17
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Missing blocks? Mmm ok if you have that issue
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:45 PM   #18
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Movies,music, games, porn, ebooks, live concerts, etc. The exact same stuff you can get over bit torrent. But faster and easier to get.

usenet still beats anything to day in ease of getting files. It has millions of users, i use it everyday.

However this is a terrible deal.

easynews for $14 get unlimited a month. I downloaded 25gigs just in one day
Easynews for $14? You can get Supernews feeding off Giganews or Newsdemon feeding off Highwinds for $10/mo with the right links and these services are far superior to Easynews. Completion was a big problem when I used Easynews servers. I feed off Highwinds for $6.50/mo with Thundernews but, that was a Black Friday special. I pulled about 78 Gigs in a day a few years ago on a 10Mb line.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:30 AM   #19
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Usenet still has active discussion groups.

It DOES have a LOT of malware and virus infected stuff. Retention is up to about 5 years and growing. People toss junk up in the binary files and it stays, good place to check for odd stuff.

Practical use requires two usenet accounts from different source feeds, a main and a fill, a newsgroup reader like newsbin pro, and a search engine like what you get with newsbin pro for a year free. Cost is fairly trivial for access provided. Blocks usually have no time limit.

Work on a safe machine, scan EVERYTHING twice, like avast and malwarebytes, be prepared to format and restore if you see the slightest twitch.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:27 AM   #20
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Easynews for $14? You can get Supernews feeding off Giganews or Newsdemon feeding off Highwinds for $10/mo with the right links and these services are far superior to Easynews. Completion was a big problem when I used Easynews servers. I feed off Highwinds for $6.50/mo with Thundernews but, that was a Black Friday special. I pulled about 78 Gigs in a day a few years ago on a 10Mb line.
Never had a issue with easynews.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #21
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Never had a issue with easynews.
Issues are frequently related to type of content, with some types trouble free, and others nothing but trouble.
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