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Newshosting Voted Best Usenet Provider 2013

Newshosting Voted Best Usenet Provider 2013 by Newsgroup Reviews

The results of Newgroup Reviews’ Editors Choice Awards are in and Newshosting leads the list as #1 Usenet Provider!

The Newsgroup Reviews Blog explains their decision of choosing Newshosting as the ‘Best Usenet Provider 2013′ by stating:

Newshosting went head to head with UseNetServer to earn top honors.  It really comes down to Usenet client.  If you have a  favorite and plan to use it then UseNetServer will save you a few extra dollars with their annual plan.  If you’re looking for a good Usenet client with built-in search engine then Newshosting is the best choice.

Expect the best performance and premium features for a value from Newshosting.  Including unlimited Usenet downloads and free access to their popular Newshosting Usenet client.  A very nice addition!  Along with uncapped speeds and free 256-bit SSL encryption.  Connect to their North American or European servers and enjoy unlimited Usenet.  All for just $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year via our Newshosting NGR special.

The criteria that is used when determining the winners for this award are the following:

  • Extra Features
  • High Retention
  • Completion
  • Performance
  • Reliability
  • Value

Sign up for a Newshosting subscription today and enjoy:

A free Usenet browser, 30 connections with SSL encryption, 1890 days of retention, unlimited speed and data transfers and 99%+ completion. 


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Dieselpunk for Beginners

Dieselpunk for Beginners – A World Where the 1940’s Never Ended

Imagine a world where the ’40s never ended—a world where even as technology advanced, the threat of Fascism continued to loom, film noir and screwball comedies were still all the rage, and swing bands and Arrow collars were still the height of fashion.

You might think that technology would stagnate in such a world, along with the cultural aesthetic, but instead, technology advances further and faster than we could imagine. Think Colt .45s that can also shoot transporter beams; brass fighter pilot goggles, made of leather and equipped with Google Glass; bomber jackets lined with fiber-optic transmitters; super-sonic trains racing with zeppelins that can break the sound barrier; robotic bartenders who greet you with a tip of the fedora once you’ve given the secret password to enter the speakeasy, where mellow jazz plays over a lazy techno beat.

And the password to enter this world fused from the past and the future?



If you know anything about the ’punks of the day, you probably know about steampunk, the thriving Victoriana-based fashion, literary, and artistic movement that marries futuristic sci-fi and a love of vintage cool stuff. But the historical punk movements don’t just stop at the brass gadgets, bustle-bedecked fashions, and clockwork mechanisms that steampunk does so well. Over the last decade, steampunk, itself a derivative of cyberpunk, has given rise to an entire litany of offshoots: stitchpunk, elfpunk, desertpunk, clockpunk, Teslapunk, nanopunk, biopunk, atompunk, insert-cool-historical-period-or-innovative-concept-here-punk.

Among them all, dieselpunk occupies a unique position: sandwiched between the vast industrial revolution and multi-generational stretch of the steampunk era, and the short but iconic sci-fi-friendly era of the ’50s known as atompunk. Dieselpunk has, at best, three decades to its provenance. Hallmarked by the advent of diesel engines for major machinery, particularly war machines, dieselpunk begins roughly around the time of the first World War, and finds its apotheosis in the second.

If steampunk’s calling card is a dazzling spectacle of brass, clockwork, and earth tones, then dieselpunk’s is steel and chrome mixing with the grime and grit of modern machinery, the nostalgia of unironic patriotism, and a touch of the misery and existential dread that accompanies modernism.

“It’s dirtier, grimier, edgier than steam,” says a member of the Dragonfly Armory at the packed Dieselpunk 101 panel at Dragon Con 2013. They’re a group of cosplayers committed to their aesthetic. “Everyone carries a weapon,” instructs their website: “grenades, flame-throwers, handguns, shotguns, machine guns, you name it.”

Read more at The Daily Dot – Dieselpunk for Beginners: Welcome to a world where the ’40’s never ended

Other great sources to learn more about dieselpunk, steampunk and all kinds of other punk are:

Main/Diesel Punk  – TV Tropes & Idioms

“How Dieselpunk Works” 

Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture


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NY Comic Con Hijacked Attendees Twitter Accounts

NY Comic Con Hijacked Attendees Twitter Accounts and Tweeted As Them

Photo Credit: Gary Dunaier

New York Comic Con kicked off yesterday, and so have a stream of really enthusiastic Tweets about the convention like “So much pop culture to digest! Can’t. handle. the. awesome. #NYCC,” and “I can’t get enough #NYCC!” Problem is, these messages weren’t written by the owners of these Twitter accounts, but by the convention organizers.

Poygon’s Brian Crecente says he was one of many attendees who found out after the fact that he had unwittingly given NYCC access to his Twitter account so that it could send out messages as if they were written by him.

What he and others didn’t know was that when they activated their convention badges, they were opted-in to an agreement that gave NYCC the ability to Tweet via their accounts.

Following the backlash about about the Tweets, NYCC organizers announced this morning that they had shut off the opt-in feature, saying “we were probably too enthusiastic in our messaging and eagerness to spread the good word about NYCC. We have since shut down this service completely and apologize for any perceived overstep. Please accept our apologies and have an absolutely excellent time this weekend.”

Giving access to one’s Twitter feed is a too-common permission for apps and other services, and these permissions rarely specify what level of access the third party has. For example, some apps may use access to Twitter so that they can add the accounts you follow to an address book, or allow you to cross-post Tweets between services. Others will use the access so they can actually post Tweets for you, but they are usually pre-written fill-in-the-blank types of messages like “Johnny just visited XYZ boutique…”

What concerns us about the NYCC example is both that the organizers were apparently not clear enough to attendees that they would be writing these Tweets. Furthermore, the Tweets were word so as to give the appearance of being written by the actual attendees, who may not have shared that level of enthusiasm.

It’s one thing for NYCC to Tweet that “Steve has arrived at NYCC” or something similar; it’s another to tell all of his followers that Steve “can’t get enough” when he may indeed be bored out of his mind.

Source: Consumerist

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