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Old 11-19-2007, 06:32 AM   #1
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I haven't used them for probably 10 years and I just signed up for an account on Astraweb. I am noticing that my 7 gig download is taking forever (2 days) and my account says that I have downloaded 20 gigs so far. Only 7 gigs is showing up on my drive. Are these headers or something? Any way not to download them? Thanks!
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alt.binaries.pictures.erotica has 7 gig downloads? last time I checked they were still doing interlaced gifs
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Ya, the header files are HUGE for the larger binaries. You should have gotten your subscription through usenetserver.com. They will upload to you literally as fast as you can d/l. I have been using them for years now. Freshman year at school when I lived on campus I d/l over 600 dvds because I was able to d/l at almost 1MB/sec from them. Its not entirely out of the question for the header d/l to be over 2GB the first time you d/l it. You just need to make sure that whenever you check it again you make sure you update the file and not redownload it.
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OK, just finished my first download. 23.2 gig downloaded for a 6.8 gig file. This doesn't sound right???
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Ya that does sound funky, its not d/l anything else at all? What browsing software are you using?
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reader = news file grabber
browser = firefox
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I use Usenetserver, 40$/3 month unlimited access, 30+ day retention, 99% completion. I've used it for about 4 years to get all my dvd movies, video games, software etc. It's not bad considering I download at about 1000k/s

I forgot to add I also use NZB-O-Matic Plus for the software and Newzbin for the indexer.
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I tried so many different types of software to find a DECENT reader/leecher. So far the best i found is Newsrover. I even paid for it considering ive spent under 50 dollars on software in my whole life, thats saying alot. BTW, www.newshosting.com, 15 bucks for unlimited + like 70 day retention.
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reader = news file grabber
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OR how about I call it whatever the **** I want.
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OR how about I call it whatever the **** I want.
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OK, test #2 (I have no idea what this data means):

7.77 GB downloaded for a 7.0 GB file. That sounds better but still doesn't explain what happened the first time...
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