How to Download XBOX 360 Games Using NewsGroups – Part 2

This tutorial explains from start to finish what newsgroups and usenets are and how to download from them. I explain how to choose a newsgroup provider, where to download the software to download from newsgroups, and how to find those files. In my video, I recommend to use the news group provider newsdemon.com. Newsgroups/usenets are a good alternative to torrent files with MUCH faster download speeds. They are especially good for downloading xbox 360 backups. This is purely for demonstrative purposes and you should only download games, movies, or music that you have already purchased. Enjoy!
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Slyck’s Video Guide To The Newsgroups – Common File Types – New

This video explains the main features of usenet newsgroups common file types. Learn how to use the Newsgroups using Slyck.com’s Guide to the Newsgroups. The complete web guide can be found here: www.slyck.com were a lot more information can be found.
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RPG Pondering: Message Boards & Newsgroups

I talk about my favorite text-based ways to communicate with fellow gamers. 3.5 Private Sanctuary forum.35privatesanctuary.com The RPGsite www.therpgsite.com Fear the Boot www.feartheboot.com Giant in the Playground (Order of the Stick) www.giantitp.com The RPG.net forum.rpg.net Usenet Info www.usenet.com Eternal September eternal-september.org Thunderbird www.mozilla.org

How do you avoid downloading password protected RAR’s (usenet)(newsgroups)?

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Is there a way to make sure the RAR you want to download isn’t password protected?

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I don’t think there is a way to know that a file is password protected. Sorry.

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Kevin Malloy

Kevin Malloy
Usenet Newsgroups
Image by John Sloan
I first met Kevin Malloy eons ago in the USENET newsgroup rec.motorcycles. A few years later Kathleen and I moved to Colorado, and a few years after that Kevin and I ended up working at the same company in the same building. Kevin is one of my heros: he’s three days older than I am, and at a time when most people would have been looking forward to retirement, he quit a lucrative high-tech career and entered the Denver Police Academy. Today he’s a street cop who trains other cops. Arvada Colorado 2007.

2005-01-01_All_Year_Posts

2005-01-01_All_Year_Posts
Usenet Newsgroups
Image by Marc_Smith
This is a treemap of the Usenet newsgroup discussion community space generated by the Netscan system at Microsoft Research. This map represents a year of message reception by all Usenet newsgroups that were collected by the Netscan service. The area of each box is proportional to the number of messages that newsgroup received. Bigger newsgroups create bigger boxes. Color maps to change from the prior year, green indicating growth and red for decline over the prior time period. The original sized image shows significant detail. The treemap tool is available for free download from the research.microsoft.com web site. It comes with an Excel plug-in that allows users to generate their own treemaps with any data they can get into a spreadsheet (that contains a properly formatted hierarchical data structure). Your mileage may vary. Netscan can be found at netscan.research.microsoft.com.

Smith, Marc A., Researcher at Microsoft Corporation, 2007. Netscan: A Social Accounting Search Engine, Microsoft Research Community Technologies Group, netscan.research.microsoft.com

2006-01-01_All_Year_Posts

2006-01-01_All_Year_Posts
Usenet Newsgroups
Image by Marc_Smith
This is a treemap of the Usenet newsgroup discussion community space generated by the Netscan system at Microsoft Research. This map represents a year of message reception by all Usenet newsgroups that were collected by the Netscan service. The area of each box is proportional to the number of messages that newsgroup received. Bigger newsgroups create bigger boxes. Color maps to change from the prior year, green indicating growth and red for decline over the prior time period. The original sized image shows significant detail. The treemap tool is available for free download from the research.microsoft.com web site. It comes with an Excel plug-in that allows users to generate their own treemaps with any data they can get into a spreadsheet (that contains a properly formatted hierarchical data structure). Your mileage may vary. Netscan can be found at netscan.research.microsoft.com.

Smith, Marc A., Researcher at Microsoft Corporation, 2007. Netscan: A Social Accounting Search Engine, Microsoft Research Community Technologies Group, netscan.research.microsoft.com