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TOPDAWG
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Re: Astraweb automates DMCA removals

said by brianiscool:

I never liked Astraweb from the beginning. I noticed they were missing a lot of file. Slow download speeds and high pricing.

well the price is fine I was on the $96 a year plan. looks like time to find a new usenet serve. All the studios have to do is give Astraweb a list of all their movies and boom no more downloading of hardly anything.

So whats a serve with a good price and most likely won't get hit with a lot of take downs?

Man reading that thread the Astraweb worker is acting like a real dumb-ass.

Anon00
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Trying out Sunny Usenet.

Gibinews seems to have issues.

I've heard SSL-News.info is good. I'll probably try them once my Gibinews subscription ends next month.

By the way, from what I've seen and read, Astraweb goes a step further and doesn't just remove the articles, they fill it with dummy info. That is the proverbial straw.

I'm staying away from companies with a US presence. Who would have guessed that an administration that loaded their DOJ heads with RIAA and MPAA lawyers would be so heavy-handed.

Threatening the very freedom of the Internet by allowing law enforcement agencies to seize domains with no real cause, and no timely due process, with the government being butt buddies of the Entertainment industry... sigh. I guess they don't make enough money.


TOPDAWG
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said by Anon00:

Trying out Sunny Usenet.

Gibinews seems to have issues.

I've heard SSL-News.info is good. I'll probably try them once my Gibinews subscription ends next month.

By the way, from what I've seen and read, Astraweb goes a step further and doesn't just remove the articles, they fill it with dummy info. That is the proverbial straw.

I'm staying away from companies with a US presence. Who would have guessed that an administration that loaded their DOJ heads with RIAA and MPAA lawyers would be so heavy-handed.

Threatening the very freedom of the Internet by allowing law enforcement agencies to seize domains with no real cause, and no timely due process, with the government being butt buddies of the Entertainment industry... sigh. I guess they don't make enough money.

can you make the site English? I can't understand sit on there. not sure I missed a link to make it English or something.


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said by TOPDAWG:

So whats a serve with a good price and most likely won't get hit with a lot of take downs?

IMO...the answers to questions like this get misconstrued after the fact and then forums get filled with "So and So ignores requests!". This certainly didnt help Astraweb out with several years of this being said. Not one provider will ignore them IF received.
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Rojo

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reply to TOPDAWG
said by TOPDAWG:

So whats a server with a good price and most likely won't get hit with a lot of take downs?

It used to be Astraweb.

Anon00
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said by TOPDAWG:

said by Anon00:

Trying out Sunny Usenet.

Gibinews seems to have issues.

I've heard SSL-News.info is good. I'll probably try them once my Gibinews subscription ends next month.

By the way, from what I've seen and read, Astraweb goes a step further and doesn't just remove the articles, they fill it with dummy info. That is the proverbial straw.

I'm staying away from companies with a US presence. Who would have guessed that an administration that loaded their DOJ heads with RIAA and MPAA lawyers would be so heavy-handed.

Threatening the very freedom of the Internet by allowing law enforcement agencies to seize domains with no real cause, and no timely due process, with the government being butt buddies of the Entertainment industry... sigh. I guess they don't make enough money.

can you make the site English? I can't understand sit on there. not sure I missed a link to make it English or something.

I used Chrome (I normally use Firefox) to load that site and translate it for me. Works very well.

Sunny 10 connections can get me 2.5MBps
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TOPDAWG
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said by swintec:

said by TOPDAWG:

So whats a serve with a good price and most likely won't get hit with a lot of take downs?

IMO...the answers to questions like this get misconstrued after the fact and then forums get filled with "So and So ignores requests!". This certainly didnt help Astraweb out with several years of this being said. Not one provider will ignore them IF received.

well they also turned into one of the biggest usenet providers too. well ok I'll say it this way what one does not use a auto remove like Astraweb now does as long as a file is up a few hours I can still get it.
AH the order page for sunny will not translate. I'd try it for a month but order page I've no idea WTF I'm looking at.


swintec
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As far as I can tell sunny usenet only takes bank transfer now.


TOPDAWG
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said by swintec:

As far as I can tell sunny usenet only takes bank transfer now.

yeah to bad looks like to hard to join them now.

sandman_1

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said by swintec:

As far as I can tell sunny usenet only takes bank transfer now.

Yea for some reason, they don't have their Visa/Mastercard logos on their site anymore. Weird...

Anyway XS Usenet is a reseller for the same provider Sunny resells for XLNed. Someone posted this awhile back so check out the Holland providers »www.abload.de/image.php?img=usenetwajgg.png


DvST8

join:2000-03-08
Staten Island, NY
I cancelled my Astraweb account yesterday and went with XS Usenet.

Ended up saving me a good amount.
Was paying $11 a month for Astrweb, XS is $5.44, so pretty much half price!

A year costs $65.23 USD after code switch (upgrade a free account).
They still take Paypal.

So far after some quick tests, 18 connects maxes out my 85 Mb connection.


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hey can you do a test and see if you can grab a file? I know one that is being removed every time on Astrweb. how are you getting it so cheap looked at their prices did you go for a year sub?

hm tried the file that is always being removed no go on the XS free account so I'd guess same goes for pay one.

sandman_1

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Their free account only has 10 days retention. Otherwise their retention is 900 days, though probably not for headers.


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said by sandman_1:

Their free account only has 10 days retention. Otherwise their retention is 900 days, though probably not for headers.

the stuff was just like a few hours old and a few days both fall in the 10 day thing.