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TheCubeNet - 500GB/1TB/2TB ($5/$7.50/$14) Block Fall 2019 Super Specials

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TheCubeNet - 500GB/1TB/2TB ($5/$7.50/$14) Block Fall 2019 Super Specials

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For those of us who still do use Usenet, TheCubeNet has some good block prices as part of their Fall 2019 Super Special.
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Sorry for noob question, what is the purpose of this service. why we need this in normal household usage. is it beneficial for any purpose or it is strictly for BitTorrent or Kodi/IPTV purposes only.
is 2TB block means, they provide us 2TB storage in cloud for our files permanently?
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I have the $4.99/mth unlimited from like 6-7 years ago but think I’m going to switch to the 2TB block at this price. I download maybe 50-60GB/mth.
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cool5aab wrote: Sorry for noob question, what is the purpose of this service. why we need this in normal household usage. is it beneficial for any purpose or it is strictly for BitTorrent or Kodi/IPTV purposes only.
is 2TB block means, they provide us 2TB storage in cloud for our files permanently?
Has nothing to do with BitTorrent or Kodi/IPTV. Usenet precedes BitTorrent as a way to share information. The block sale is for bandwidth. You would to use an indexer and a downloader in conjunction to find and get information, respectively. Most people use automated processes on a NAS or computer to handle downloading. You can use Kodi/Plex/etc to watch material.
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cool5aab wrote: Sorry for noob question, what is the purpose of this service. why we need this in normal household usage. is it beneficial for any purpose or it is strictly for BitTorrent or Kodi/IPTV purposes only.
is 2TB block means, they provide us 2TB storage in cloud for our files permanently?
See: https://www.reddit.com/r/usenet/wiki/faq
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Thanks!

Not really needed for normal household usage, just another means of getting "stuff" .... between torrent/nzbs/xdcc I have most angles covered when looking for "stuff" lol
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GiOBoY wrote: FYI - Highwinds network as the backbone
What's the alternative to Highwinds? I was with one alternative giganews for a long time and they don't live up to the hype. Couple of years ago they started missing parts and chunks of postings.
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boomix wrote: What's the alternative to Highwinds? I was with one alternative giganews for a long time and they don't live up to the hype. Couple of years ago they started missing parts and chunks of postings.
Have been pretty happy with Astraweb and Supernews.
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GiOBoY wrote: FYI - Highwinds network as the backbone
The non-HW backbones are usually worse.
The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Usenet
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The counter seems to be reset! 5 more days.
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comicbookguy wrote: Astraweb
There's a name I haven't heard in a decade....
bogolisk wrote: The non-HW backbones are usually worse.
What? Highwinds is HUGELY delete happy.
This is the first time I've ever heard this.
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death_hawk wrote: There's a name I haven't heard in a decade....


What? Highwinds is HUGELY delete happy.
This is the first time I've ever heard this.
That's what I believed until I switched from Cube to NGD as my main with Farm blocks.

Many NZBs are not even on NGD and Farm in first place. No need to happily delete articles if they are not even there.

I'll try to switch back to Cube this BF. I'd rather pay 40/year for Cube than 30/year for NGD. Unfortunately, my NGD sub (17 for 6months) won't expire till Jan.
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bogolisk wrote: I'll try to switch back to Cube this BF. I'd rather pay 40/year for Cube than 30/year for NGD. Unfortunately, my NGD sub (17 for 6months) won't expire till Jan.
Why would Cube be better than NGD since both pull from HW backbone according to https://www.reddit.com/r/usenet/wiki/providers
NGD uses the UsenetExpress backbone but UsenetExpress apparently pulls from HW according to the wiki?

What would be the best provider to go along with NGD? I was thinking about grabbing one that follows NTD takedowns since NGD follows DMCA. Maybe Eweka?
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unknownshadow wrote: Why would Cube be better than NGD since both pull from HW backbone according to https://www.reddit.com/r/usenet/wiki/providers
NGD uses the UsenetExpress backbone but UsenetExpress apparently pulls from HW according to the wiki?
Except in real life, I have Linux ISOs that failed 100% on NGD but completed 100% on Cube.
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bogolisk wrote: Except in real life, I have Linux ISOs that failed 100% on NGD but completed 100% on Cube.
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Interesting. Can't argue with the real life stats. Obviously the wiki isn't correct showing that both Cube and NGD pull from HW backbone then. Maybe I will grab a 2TB block to try out alongside of NGD.
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Actually I just did some testing and found articles failing on NGD that actually work fine on UsenetExpress so whatever NGD are pulling from UsenetExpress is actually just a subset of what they really have available.
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bogolisk wrote: That's what I believed until I switched from Cube to NGD as my main with Farm blocks.

Many NZBs are not even on NGD and Farm in first place. No need to happily delete articles if they are not even there.
Weird. Fragmentation within Highwinds? Maybe one or the other is only subbing to a subset of newsgroups maybe?
I'm on NewsDemon myself and haven't touched farm at all this month so maybe they're not that delete happy....

To be fair, the only real big provider left is Highwinds. I only really used others to "fill in" when something was broken there.
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bogolisk wrote: Except in real life, I have Linux ISOs that failed 100% on NGD but completed 100% on Cube.
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unknownshadow wrote: Interesting. Can't argue with the real life stats. Obviously the wiki isn't correct showing that both Cube and NGD pull from HW backbone then. Maybe I will grab a 2TB block to try out alongside of NGD.
death_hawk wrote: Weird. Fragmentation within Highwinds? Maybe one or the other is only subbing to a subset of newsgroups maybe?
I'm on NewsDemon myself and haven't touched farm at all this month so maybe they're not that delete happy....

To be fair, the only real big provider left is Highwinds. I only really used others to "fill in" when something was broken there.
NGD become independent a while ago. Also it’s retention is not that great for now. As per Reddit they are back filling from usenet express.
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Capindy wrote: NGD become independent a while ago.
Really? Neat.

Also I have to wonder how they're making any money.
I know what it costs for large scale storage. Bandwidth is cheaper than dirt nowadays so that's not a huge expense, but if you want to have any sort of "local" content you're talking about hundreds of terabytes which even at the cheapest levels isn't cheap.
I couldn't imagine investing hundreds of thousands of dollars just for $30/person/year in revenue that'll probably jump ship to the next guy for $29/year next year.

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