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Thread: Pros and Cons of Usenet

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    iLOVENZB's Avatar FST Crew BT Rep: +1
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    Was just thinking about all the pros and cons of Usenet and this is what I came up with:

    Pros.


    • Uncapped Speeds.
    • Decent Pre Times.
    • SSL (Higher Anonymity then Private Trackers).
    • Unlimited Downloads.
    • Broad Range of Discussions.

    Cons.


    • Retention (but we shouldn't worry about that soon with the Astraweb vs Giganews retention wars ).
    • Hard to get around at first.
    • Mostly only Scene/Higher class P2P releases.
    • No ratio to brag about.
    • You have to pay.

    Did I miss anything? Post your Pros/Cons if you wish.
    Last edited by iLOVENZB; 03-15-2009 at 12:47 AM.

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    SonsOfLiberty's Avatar The Lonely Wanderer
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    There not uncapped, your ISP could throttle you any time It's not unlimited for anyone, you have to pay for the unlimited service or block. You missed the MAJOR con, it's PAY FOR
    Last edited by SonsOfLiberty; 03-14-2009 at 03:28 PM.
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    It costs $$

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    CON: Costs $$$

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    Yeah for the most part you have to pay. But for me you pay for freedom.

    -You DON'T have to beg/trade to get an invite to a torrent tracker site, as if the site controls the the whole "scene".

    -You don't have to guess about a movie. Torrent/P2P posters don't know what an nfo file is. Very frustrating to not know if a movie is ntsc or pal, or if anything is ripped, even something like "is this the 2008 remake or the 1973 original"

    -Most movies are not DVD format,there's avi,divx,etc. Nothing wrong with that but usenet has DVD's

    I'm not saying that usenet is better than torrent/P2P i just think that most torrent leechers do so because its easy and free and there are alot of positives to usenet which a little less easy and not really free.

    Usenet (and IRC) are all about freedom and are all about ANTI-control of the internet "waves". IMO Private tracker sites, which are growing are all about controlling the "scene".

    Regards,

    Hugo
    Last edited by Skizo; 03-15-2009 at 08:05 PM. Reason: removed gap

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    Pro: More efficient bandwidth usage for the home user. You've only got the size of whatever you're downloading to worry about. With BT, you're using double the bandwidth if you're seeding 1:1, triple for 2:1, and it just gets worse from there.

    Pro: No ratios to worry about.

    Con: Can sometimes be difficult to determine legit uploads from viruses/trojans (esp. apps).

    Con: Fewer non-scene HD releases than BT sites.
    Not sure what that file's gonna do? Check it with ANUBIS - Analyzing Unknown Binaries
    Is that site DOWN FOR EVERYONE OR JUST ME?

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    Pro-----------------------------Con
    - open for everyone----,,---- you have to pay for it

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    How can I forget about the costs.

    Added that as a Con

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    There's definitely a virus problem but they're usually very easy to filter through.

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    Unless your a grab em' all kind of person....you can search almost anything and out of 25 results, 20 could be virus's, ya just gotta pay attention, don't go whilly nilly on them, unless you packing NOD32 or something similar
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