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Old 07-10-04, 12:35 PM
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so what's the best peer-to-peer program these days?

any concensus?
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For what? Music? Movies? Other illegal stuff?
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I'm sure he meant for open source programs and public domain material.
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Of course - there's so much public domain movies and music - so that's what I was asking about. The other illegal stuff was in jest (forgot the )
Old 07-11-04, 06:40 PM
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I use DC++ for stuff that I have a good hub for, Overnet for everything else.
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Originally posted by Blake
For what? Music? Movies? Other illegal stuff?
*gasp*

They ... have ... illegal stuff on these peer-to-peer networks?!

Imagine that.
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Ooof, might all be moot if the powers that be get their way...

http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,64005,00.html

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Did you know...

That Michael Moore has approved the downloading of his movie to private PC-users from p2p services?
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Just curious, but do you have a link to somewhere where he's quoted as approving this?
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Originally posted by Parcher
Did you know...

That Michael Moore has approved the downloading of his movie to private PC-users from p2p services?
Doesn't matter. He isn't the rights holder who can legally give that permission.
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Just curious, but do you have a link to somewhere where he's quoted as approving this?
http://www.sundayherald.com/43167
I took his advice ... JK
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Gotta go with the original poster. With a little bit of patience, usenet will get you more treasures than any p2p service running. The downside is the lack of immediacy. I basically have a two seperate copies of Forte Agent running 24/7, 7 days a week. Have for 8 years now.
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Originally posted by Son-volt
Gotta go with the original poster. With a little bit of patience, usenet will get you more treasures than any p2p service running. The downside is the lack of immediacy. I basically have a two seperate copies of Forte Agent running 24/7, 7 days a week. Have for 8 years now.
A little bit? I'm going to have to get Forte going ... I tried IRC a long time ago and it was somewhat difficult to get going altough it was immediately apparent that once you got the rep and connections you could pretty much get anything. I ended up shutting it down.

I actually couldn't believe that people would sit there on the help channels fielding the same newbie questions over and over and over again .... that's dedication.
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I love usenet.
For beginners I recommend Grab-it. But once you've got the basic concepts down I'd then move to Newsbin Pro. Also, get an account at www.newzbin.com , you can then search for what you need and download the NZB file. With an NZB file you no longer need to download headers, you just import this into Newsbin Pro and start downloading. <-- Saves lots of time and frustration.

Here is a good site for info on P2P or other filesharing apps
http://www.slyck.com/

Check out the guides to the left, here is the Newsgroup one: http://www.slyck.com/ng.php

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Excellent advice from breaux124. I've been using usenet for binaries for about 3 years now, and the suckiest part about it is the fact that you had to download headers and search for the stuff you wanted. This could take some time, especially with the very large groups.

Newzbin is revolutionizing the way to download stuff. I don't even remember the last time I downloaded headers. At 50 cents a week, an account at Newzbin is definitely worth it. They have a section called Watchdog where you just put in exactly what you searching for. When that is triggered you get an email that it has been posted. It just doesn't get much easier. Just download the .nzb, which is a very small file, import it into your reader and there you have it.

I use BNR2 for a reader.
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Originally posted by breaux124
http://www.sundayherald.com/43167
I took his advice ... JK
Sweet, thanks. Now to do a little browsing...
*Fires up Agent*
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Originally posted by Son-volt
Gotta go with the original poster. With a little bit of patience, usenet will get you more treasures than any p2p service running. The downside is the lack of immediacy. I basically have a two seperate copies of Forte Agent running 24/7, 7 days a week. Have for 8 years now.
The only problem with Usenet is you usually have to purchase a commercial service to get reliable service.

Anyone with Verizon DSL should definitely take advantage of their Usenet service. Most ISPs run poor services or farm it out to a commercial service with a monthly DL limit, but Verizon maintains some of the best Usenet servers out there, so it's free and unlimited.

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