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How To Get Into A Private BitTorrent Tracker Or Usenet Indexer

When it comes to sharing files on BitTorrent and Usenet, it doesn’t get any better than private trackers and indexers. But by definition, they’re very exclusive, so you can’t just waltz in the front door. Here’s how to get access to the best private file sharing communities.

Ask LH: Am I Safe From Being Busted For Piracy If I Download With Usenet?

Hey Lifehacker, after all the buzz about Dallas Buyers Club and the related court decision it would seem to me that the infringement would be for distributing copies. If this is the case would Usenet users be somewhat in the clear since it’s purely downloads?

Tretflix Is A Ready-To-Install Downloading PC Packed With Usenet Tools

Usenet is a great resource for lots of different things, and we’ve talked about a number of great apps to use to get the most out of Usenet. Tretflix is a custom, ready-to-install operating system that wraps them all up into an easy-to-use package. All you do is provide the hardware.

Turn A Raspberry Pi Into An Alway-On Usenet Downloading Machine

One of the nice things about the Raspberry Pi is the that it doesn’t require a lot of power to run. This means you can leave it on all day long without it putting a dent in your electricity bill. To take advantage of that, How-To Geek has a guide for using your Raspberry Pi as an always-on Usenet machine.

Turn Your FreeNAS Box Into The Ultimate Anonymous Downloading Machine

A low-powered home server is one of the best ways to download files using BitTorrent and Usenet, but if you want to minimise legal hassles you need to anonymise your traffic. Here’s how to turn your FreeNAS box into the ultimate downloading machine so you can download safely and monitor its activity from anywhere.

Which Usenet Service Should I Use Now That NZBMatrix Has Closed?

Dear Lifehacker, After reading some of your previous stories I made the switch to Usenet, and have been happily grabbing Linux distros and whatnot for the past year or so. NZBMatrix went under last night, and I was wondering if you would be able to provide a list of worthy alternatives? Premium features like indexing by media type and quality really set it apart for me.

How To Automatically Download Anything

Ready to take your media viewing to the next level? A series of helpful scripts, all installable in a few minutes, can transform your computer into an automatic media downloading machine.

Headphones Automatically Downloads, Processes And Converts Music

Windows/Mac/Linux: Much as Sickbeard does for TV shows and Couch Potato does for movies, Headphones keeps track of all the music you want and downloads it when it becomes available.

Binreader Streams Your Usenet Videos Before They Have Even Finished Downloading

Windows/Mac/Linux: We’ve talked about how great Usenet is for sharing files, and hoq you can do a lot of advanced stuff with it — but if all you want is to download videos and watch them as soon as possible, Binreader can stream them to your monitor or UPnP-capable TV before they’re even finished.

Ask LH: Is Usenet Safer Than BitTorrent?

Dear Lifehacker,

I’ve been downloading torrents for a long time and people keep telling me about how great Usenet is, but is it actually safer than BitTorrent downloads? Or is it just not as popular?


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