anarchoid wrote:Warezscene >> p2p networks (include torrent) >> News groups
In backwards land (ie. an imaginary world where OJ didn't kill his wife and Michael Jackson isn't a child molester), yes...
Private FTP -> Public FTP -> Newsgroups / IRC -> P2P
Private FTP -> Public FTP -> Newsgroups / P2P / RapidLame / IRC
Largely because the graph of idiots and newbies that now have the internet has exploded, and there is no longer a requirement to have a slight technical background to understand concepts like parity, etc.
So I'd restate the above message which so aptly summarised the my above exclamation,
So you don't have newsgroups access then?
I've used HDBits a little bit, nice site and its got retention in its favour. No where near as convienant as news though, which is why I disagree.