How do you get usenet binary pictures for free?

Question by Chris Perkins: How do you get usenet binary pictures for free?
And what free software is available for viewing and/or editing the photos?

Best answer:

Answer by Tweeter & the MonkeyMan
Wow – oldschool

1st : Find a service provider that: — still carries / offers NNTP services, and still includes the alt.binaries.* group(s) you are interested in. There are still a few good NNTP providers, but I don’t know if you will easily find one for free. (more later)

2nd: almost any modern email client has a NNTP/ ( Newsgroup protocol) feature.
A lot like an email server, you ATTACH/ IDENTIFY the provider’s server (or more than one)
provide your username/ password
log into the server to download a list of Newsgroups carried.
Choose to subscribe to certain newsgroups, or manually re-browse each time you connect.
( Try Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, or programs that are pure newsreaders)

3rd: most of those binary pictures will be UUencoded, encoded with some other program, and may be split into several files.
– you need to get every file. More modern uploaders will include a manifest file and a couple of error-correction files, in case there is a small error – it can be dealt with.
– last time I checked UUencode is open-source, and included in many NewsReaders by default.
If you have every file – ( the folks who share will usually name the files 001/004, 002/004, 004/004 etc.)
then your program can UU-decode back to a jpeg or dj (or whatever image format) file.

Caveats:
Newsgroups are just as anonymous as the web (or not).
News providers tend to offer free services as ” just a taste”.
They may give you a short trial period, or only a few downloads.
Also, they tend to misplace or drop messages faster, so your chances of finding all parts of your image decrease.
A simple photo at 100dpi or something similar might be in one message.
A complex scan of a high-quality color photo might take 30-50 messages.

Any operating system (Windows, Unix, Linux, MacOS) includes basic image viewer software, and usually editing is freely available, too. ( Linux – Gimp, Windows – paint)

What do you think? Answer below!

Download Pictures and Files From Newsgroups with NewsHunter 2.0.10 from Parker Software Development, Inc.

(PRWEB) February 28, 2003

For Immediate Release

Contact Mike Trivisonno – mtriviso@parkersoftware.com

Miami, Florida, (February 28, 2003) — Parker Software Development, Inc. Releases NewsHunter 2.0.10.

Parker Software Development, Inc. has released NewsHunter 2.0.10. NewsHunter is an application that automates the process of downloading images and files from Usenet newsgroups. NewsHunter runs under OS X.

This release sees some important bug fixes:

CListBox Error 104 Fixed – This bug would cause NewsHunter to display an error dialog box which would interrupt downloading operations. The bug has been fixed.

CNStyleGrid Error H-20 Fixed – This bug would cause NewsHunter to display an error dialog box which would interrupt downloading operations. The bug has been fixed.

Clear Decoded Files List Bug Fixed – This bug would cause NewsHunter to not save the setting for the “Clear list after decoding this many files” option on the Decoding tab. This bug has been fixed and the Decoding tab will clear the list properly when this option is set.

Delete Raw Files Pref Works Correctly – This bug caused NewsHunter to sometimes save raw files even when the preference was set to delete them.

The upgrade is free to all current NewsHunter and Baker owners.

NewsHunter is US 49.95.

NewsHunter, ArcherPro, and Archer can be downloaded from the Parker Software Development, Inc. web site:

http://www.parkersoftware.com

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I thought usenet was all about pictures. Is usenet a place of secrets?

Question by SBad: I thought usenet was all about pictures. Is usenet a place of secrets?
I also like to learn which picture newsgroup I can find handcuffed women like from NYBound and Moraxin’s Game Room. Whoever posts insults about this will be reported!

Best answer:

Answer by mis d
Usenet is what we have before www. It’s like a forum for all types of topics. Check out Google Groups.

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Free usenet / newsgroups server for binaries (pictures)?

Question by SilentJay76: Free usenet / newsgroups server for binaries (pictures)?
After a looong search I finally found this site, which I’m actually pretty happy with: http://archive.xusenet.com/?r=39c070d696

But the bandwidth is limited, and I don’t want to pay for an upgrade, if I can avoid it. Are there any similar sites without download limits? (Every free server I’ve come across seems to only have text groups.)

Best answer:

Answer by CE2949BB
Shut up and pay. =P

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