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Please recommend a legit paid binary usenet site

Post by Casual Observer » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:43 pm

Hey, I've been out of this scene for awhile but am finally frustrated about paying 4 bills a month for entertainment and still not getting the shows I want (right now it's Airwolf which nobody has right now) when I want them so fuck those assholes again. I get that torrents aren't what they used to be but it seems like binaries may still be the shit. I'm ready to pay for a usenet service but don't want to get my card number stolen (again) so can anyone recommend a legit usenet service that won't fuck me? Also, what's the best client to use these days? Sorry for being so lame as to not keep up with the times.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:45 pm

Flack's Usenet provider is better than mine. Actually, I should use his. But his internet is also better than mine. For Usenet, I use newshosting.com.

For an indexer, I paid these guys and it's been great - https://nzbgeek.info/ - they had a low cost initial membership. You can never tell when the sites go down, but here are their rates: https://nzbgeek.info/vigsubscription.php - if you think they will be around for more than 4 years then the lifetime membership is the way to go. When mine expires next I'll probably just go for the two year extension.

And then free version of Grabit for actually downloading stuff.
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Post by Flack » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:20 pm

I use UseNetServer. Great speeds, great retention, and they throw a VPN service in all for $99/year. They also have a index search engine, although there are better ones out there. I run Newsbin Pro for a client. I think I paid $30 or $40 for a lifetime license a decade ago.

My caveat is, I get more from torrents these days than usenet. There are lots of bogus and malware infected files to deal with.
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Post by Casual Observer » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:49 pm

What torrent sites are legit these days? Last time I tried all I got was spam results. I started doing torrents on my phone to keep the malware off my computer but even so it's a pain. Plus, Verizon doesn't like me doing torrents on my unlimited broadband.

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Post by Flack » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:31 pm

tpb, rarbg, and torlock are my first three stops.
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Post by Casual Observer » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:49 pm

Did the Pirate Bay really come back? Last I used i thought they had been shut down and there were so many spam links it was almost unusable.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:38 pm

I did get a virus that I installed through TPB but I had to literally do 4 wrong things for it to infect my old Win 7 system that I had to blow away. Not really TPB's fault.

I am surprised that Flack has had bad virus luck with Usenet! I am fully on board with the #believeallusenetters campaign and it's important you all know it. So, I believe him. But I've had more luck there.

The virus I got, CO, was one that ran some Powershell script. They had the .mkv extension but it didn't show up as movie media in its icon. The textfile, the NFO that came with it said to go check a site to ensure that it was a real release and I couldn't find the release on that site. TPB also will put green skulls up for authorized uploaders and the thing I got didn't have it. And then I was in admin mode for my old computer so that gave Powershell the permissions it needed (I think.)

I doubt you would make so many of the same errors!
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Post by Casual Observer » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:18 pm

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:38 pm
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I doubt you would make so many of the same errors!
You'd probably be wrong, I'm not that sophisticated.

I got ransomware about 6 years ago from a torrent (or porn, but probably a torrent) but was able to spend the rest of the afternoon to get it all fixed up, I was able to clean up the registry and delete the shit before anything got actually encrypted (I doubt I'd be so successful with modern stuff). My usual security posture is just Kaspersky which actually won't let me click on most of the links I've found on TPB tonight. I do believe in doing everything in a guest account so hopefully that helps. I can't believe I sell security software and have such a lax attitude about it.

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Post by Tdarcos » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:32 am

Casual Observer wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:18 pm
I can't believe I sell security software and have such a lax attitude about it.
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Post by Casual Observer » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:22 pm

Tdarcos wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:32 am
Does the phrase "the shoemaker's children" bring anything to mind?
So true, I'm barefoot

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