i've been thinking a lot lately about when i go to college this fall. mainly about how i'm going to download all of my shit, now that my internet connection will mostly be out of my control.
i think that newsgroups would be a reasonable source to continue downloading from in college.
1. my parents will still have the internet at home, and therefore, i'll still have access to their isp's news server.
2. the speed won't be affected by open/blocked ports (out of my control) like when using bittorrent, so i'll have mostly max speeds.
3. it's not an extremely popular form of filesharing, like kazaa, emule, or bittorrent, so it would be marginally safer under the strict college rules on p2p.
anyone see this working in any other way than i imagined?