Question by TKBscorpion: Is there another Usenet program like Spotnet?
I’ve used Spotnet for my usenet downloads, and I loved the simplicity of it.
I didn’t have to go to nzb site anymore and such, I only needed to start up the program and I could search for stuff I wanted.
The problem is though, that I had to reinstall Windows lately, and it doesn’t work anymore ever since.
It just shows this small logo, and then the process is stopped (I checked task manager).
I tried reinstalling, reinstalling .NET Framework, older versions, running as administrator, but nothing works.
Now I was wondering, do you guys know any Usenet software that is just as easy as Spotnet?
I’ve used Grabit before, but I didn’t like it. it doesn’t have the built-in search feature, you need to go to sites first etc.
Unzbin is basically the same as GrabIt. I would like an internal search engine as in Spotnet, it just simplifies is a lot.
Answer by Masked Musketeer Unzbin. Does not need Java. Runs on Net Framework 2. It looks like uTorrent and is under 400 kilobytes in size.
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usenetreviewz.com – Our review of Newshosting’s Newsreader. Its pretty fancy and well done. Doesn’t act like it was developed in Java although it is supported for mulitple platforms. Nice Job. Shows lots of promise as its in beta now.
www.massmailsoftware.com Email Marketing 2010 Guide. Crawling 1,5 Million Emails from Newsgroups using free NNTP Server. Step-by-Step instructions included! (Atomic Newsgroup Explorer by AtomPark Software)
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Erm, this is me, I work on the web. Well not really, but I do hang out on a lot on the net. In fact it’s become an essential part of my everyday life. When I say "not really", I do use web and browser based technology to solve business problems for my customers, but most of what I do doesn’t end up on the public web.
My background is the *scary echo* enterprise *scary echo*, developing greenscreen ERP systems — big fat systems that big fat companies use to run their businesses. But in 2006 I decided to ditch it all and started my own business with the intent of solving the same problems, but with simpler software.
I was a pre-web internet junky while at Uni. Spending many a late night chatting to people on the other side of the world using irc, and consuming vast amounts of smut^H^H^H^H information on usenet.
I’ve tinkered with building web pages for a while, hanging on the fringes of the Clan Analogue collective in Sydney and Canberra in the mid-nineties. I put together my first website to promote my music about 10 years ago using Netscape Composer. Five or so years later I started building a web site for a Buddhist study centre using MS Frontpage. It was horrendous, both Frontpage and the resulting site, so I bought Sitepoint’s "Designing Without Tables" and taught myself HTML and CSS. With new skills in hand I rebuilt the website by hand.
Right now, Ruby on Rails is floating my boat, and I love hanging with the Sydney rails crew. There’s something about spending time with a bunch of passionate people that are smarter than me _and_ who are innately likeable that I find immensely rewarding.
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The Conversation Map system is a Usenet newsgroup browser that analyzes the text of an archive of newsgroup messages and outputs a graphical interface that can be used to search and read the messages of the archive. The system incorporates a series of novel text analysis procedures that automatically computes (1) a set of social networks detailing who is responding to and/or citing whom in the newsgroup; (2) a set of “discussion themes” that are frequently used in the newsgroup archive; and, (3) a set of semantic networks that represent the main terms under discussion and some of their relationships to one another. The text analysis procedures are written in the Perl programming language. Their results are recorded as HTML, and the HTML is displayed with a Java applet. With the Java-based graphical interface one can browse a set of Usenet newsgroup articles according to who is “talking” to whom, what they are “talking” about, and the central terms and possible emergent metaphors of the conversation. In this paper it is argued that the Conversation Map system is just one example of a new kind of content-based browser that will combine the analysis powers of computational linguistics with a graphical interface to allow network documents and messages to be viewed in ways not possible with today’s, existing, format-based browsers which do not analyze the contents of the documents or messages.
Developers Donate Proceeds, Services to Japan Relief Efforts
The multiple disasters afflicting Japan–earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear–have created an outpouring of charity around the world. As part of the effort, several… Read more on PC World
Developers donate proceeds, services to Japan relief efforts
The multiple disasters afflicting Japan–earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear–have created an outpouring of charity around the world. Apple-oriented software developers are donating services and money to ease the suffering of victims and their families. Read more on MacUser
Developers donate proceeds, services to Japan relief efforts
The multiple disasters afflicting Japan–earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear–have created an outpouring of charity around the world. As part of the effort, several Apple-oriented software developers are donating services and money to ease the suffering of victims and their families. Read more on IT World
StreamReactor is a Usenet Streaming Client especially designed for media files. It downloads and extracts media content on-the-fly. So, the media file(s) can be watched almost immediately after the download has been started. The embedded player handles nearly every audio and video format available. The integrated download client supports SSL Encryption, multiple servers and is supposed to work with every Usenet provider. It can also be used to download non-media content. Download: www.streamreactor.net Feel free to test StreamReactor and help me to improve the software.
Question by Brenda: Usenet downloading help
OK Basically i have this software called Newsbin pro, and it lets me download as fast as my ISP provides [600KBPS] but i need to know how i configure it to use my isp rather then a usenet server.
How do i make it use my ISP?
Thanks Bye 🙂
Answer by Dr.Mr.Ed It should actually connect to your ISP’s usenet server. This is typically a server name like “news.ispcompany.net” or something similar. Unfortunately, many ISPs don’t host their own servers anymore, or if they do it’s a very limited set of groups. Many outsource to giganews or similar, but through a proxy and again the name would be something like the above.
Be careful, though, as some people like comcast, if you connect directly to their news server, have a very low limit (like 2 GB/month) which won’t even get you a DVD movie.
In newsbin pro, setup is easy – just run the ‘first time wizard’ or configure the options manually. This is the program I use and am very happy with it. See here for more: http://help.newsbin.com/index.php/Main_Page