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I think the real successor to torrents was actually its predecessor, and that's binary usenet files. Download speeds are bottleknecked at your own downstream, most providers have SSL support for encryption of everything you download, and there's a plethora of content. People don't really know about it though

absolutely. instead of leaving a movie download overnight i leave it for a shower. i hope it never hits mainstream, especially since it's subscription based

From my experience rapidshare like sites have much more content than usenet. is there a some hidden way to to access vast content in usenet ?

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