Giganews Gets A Blog

A week ago, Giganews increased their retention of binary usenet posts from 70 days to 90 days. Now, they’ve setup an official Giganews blog. Their first post says they’ll use the blog to keep “customers up to date on everything going on at Giganews”. If the site content were left simply at that, there wouldn’t be much content at all. I don’t think Giganews has many problems that they need to inform customers about. Their service has always worked 100% for me.

Luckily, they’ll also be posting on usenet related technologies, so I don’t think there’ll be any lack of content. There’s a lot of interesting things going on in the usenet world at the moment. But I won’t go into that here.

Hooray for you Giganews!


Giganews Gets 90 Day Binary Retention

Really wasn’t expecting this, but I’ll take it. Giganews, a premium usenet provider, is increasing their retention on binary newsgroups from 70 days to 90 days. Here’s part of the announcement from the Giganews website:

Giganews, Inc. announced today a storage increase for single and multi-part binary newsgroups. Over the next few weeks retention in these newsgroups will start to grow to an unprecedented 90 days. Giganews’ current binary newsgroup retention of 70 days will increase day by day as the additional storage starts to fill with new articles.

Giganews has to be one of the first, if not the first company to provide binary retention greater than 70 days. 90 day binary retention is pretty much unheard of. Lots of usenet providers don’t even have 90 day text retention. That’s why Giganews is the best though. Currently, their retention for text newsgroups is around 1,150 days.

So, if you’re looking for or are interested in a premium usenet service, I’d suggest Giganews. I’ve been a customer of theirs for a little over one year now. The service has been totally transparent for me, it works all the time and I always max out my downstream bandwidth. 🙂


Chappelle Show Lost Episodes on Usenet

Season 3 (The Lost Episodes) of Chappelle Show has been on Usenet for about 5 days now. Not sure how many they’ve shown on Comedy Central so far, but the release on Usenet is a retail copy of the DVD. I won’t be watching the episodes on Comedy Central since they decided it would be so cool to fuck Dave over. Was released by a group with a pretty good rep, so quality should be awesome.