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darcilicious
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Re: It is possible? Usenet is Dead?

I have never ever generally seen it referred to as "the Usenet" as a matter of fact. Point to Rojo.
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said by darcilicious:

I have never ever generally seen it referred to as "the Usenet" as a matter of fact. Point to Rojo.

»en.usenet.nl/usenet/

Shall I look for more references?
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From a site in the Netherlands? Where the official language is Dutch and things get "lost in translation"? Yes, find a better source with a reference to "the Usenet".

Wikipedia says Usenet sans "the".
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»usenetlearningcenter.com/usenet-···enet.php

»www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Usenet-News-H···x27.html

»www.newshosting.com/en/how-is-th···ized.php

»www.usenext.com/

P.S. You can't read Dutch? It's like a sibling to English; nothing like trying to translate Japanese!

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reply to darcilicious
Neither their Italian, French nor even Dutch page calls it 'the Usenet.'

Simply Usenet.

»it.usenet.nl/usenet/
»fr.usenet.nl/usenet/
»nl.usenet.nl/usenet/

It just sounds pretentious, is all.


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said by Rojo:

It just sounds pretentious, is all.

So does this trivial quibble over the word, "the."


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said by darcilicious:

I have never ever generally seen it referred to as "the Usenet" as a matter of fact. Point to Rojo.

Couldn't find it on the Usenet or on the P2P, but found it on the IRC

Too many "the". Waist of bytes.


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said by Martinus:

Couldn't find it on the Usenet or on the P2P, but found it on the IRC

Too many "the". Waist of bytes.

But you use Internet to surf Web, yes?
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said by NormanS:

said by Martinus:

Couldn't find it on the Usenet or on the P2P, but found it on the IRC

Too many "the". Waist of bytes.

But you use Internet to surf Web, yes?

Oh, semantics.


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said by Martinus:

Oh, semantics.

More like euphonics.
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Don't know what the word means, huh? It's okay.


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said by Rojo:

Don't know what the word means, huh? It's okay.

It has no "meaning" in either connotation, or denotation. It is just a "definite article". Some languages have it; Spanish in two genders and cases, German in three genders and four cases. Others don't; definitely Japanese, possibly Chinese, as well.
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All your definite articles are belong to us.

Was replying to him, about the word "pretentious."
My but this is getting pedantic.


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said by Rojo:

Don't know what the word means, huh? It's okay.

Mine was a general comment about this thread's direction but feel free to resort to personal putdowns. It is, after all, THE Internets.


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I think you meant The Interwebs!!
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No, it is a series of tubes, Intertubes. And it gets clogged ya know...

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having your own indexer is useless if your service provider deletes the files.


DM

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OK, I am feeling incredibly stupid as well as confused. I hope I'm understanding what you guys are saying and not making a complete idiot of myself. Am I understanding we are now unable to get .nzb files? I have tried several .nzbs and all say article not found through alt.binz. I've done some searching via Google and am not finding the answers. I hope I landed on the correct spot here. Would someone lead me to where I need to go to get info please?


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said by DM :

Am I understanding we are now unable to get .nzb files? I have tried several .nzbs and all say article not found through alt.binz.

There are two different things here: nzb files and the actual Usenet posts/articles.

NZB files are alive and well. Each NZB file is just a list of Usenet articles to go and grab that make up the whole "thing" (where "thing" is a movie, tv show, binary, whatever).

What happens is that the Usenet provider (where all the articles are stored that make up that "thing") gets a DMCA takedown request (due to copyright violation) and so some/most/all of the articles that make up that "thing" are removed and you are no longer able to download your "thing".
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OK, makes sense. I'm not sure what I need to do now. I don't know if you guys are supposed to do this but can you point me in a direction so I can either find alternatives or solutions or something? Thanks