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End of the road for fieronews.net 6-18-21 by Fiero Thomas
Started on: 05-26-2021 05:40 PM
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Hello all I have decided its time to shut down fieronews.net. Its been a long haul and I have not updated anything in three almost four years. It will go offline 6-18-21 so there is still time to download as much as you can. so get all the stuff as you need. Here is my reasoning. I have been hit with a couple of cease and desist emails and i dont want to deal with that anymore. I have also not upladed anything to the site is a long while. Also there is a seller on ebay that has downloaded all my work and has been selling cd's on there as well for 29.99 when you could get it for free. It was fun but now its time to focus on other things.

I will still be around and help out where I can. Thank you for the many years of usage.

Thomas

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Report this Post05-26-2021 08:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I appreciate the site, I am sure I got most if not all of the content.
Thanks for the update.
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Report this Post05-26-2021 09:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TrintenSend a Private Message to TrintenEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That's terrible -- you get hit with cease and desist emails... yet some jerk is making money by repackaging your work

You should reply back to all those C&Ds and point to that seller!

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Report this Post05-27-2021 01:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for skywurzClick Here to visit skywurz's HomePageSend a Private Message to skywurzEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A few hours 3324 files amounting to 5.35gb later and I think I got most of it.... Sorry for beating on your system
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A few hours 3324 files amounting to 5.35gb later and I think I got most of it.... Sorry for beating on your system


GO FOR IT. Take all you can.

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There is just so much great info on that site, that it is irreplaceable. Some of those manuals and videos are long gone. You claim that you are being hit with cease and desist orders but you make no money from it. If there is no monetary gain there is no damage. Its a shame that it must be closed down. Perhaps someone can repurpose it as a redux site as Nathan Bittinger did with Jon Laglers Fiero Addiction site.

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Thanks for the contributions.
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Report this Post05-27-2021 08:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TrintenSend a Private Message to TrintenEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yup, I let HTTrack grab your site last night... checked all the options. lol. So I got all the videos that were on there too. 6.32GB! Thank you sir!
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down to 8 days. grab while you can.
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down to 8 days. grab while you can.


Done- Thank you!

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Originally posted by Trinten:

I let HTTrack grab your site last night... checked all the options. lol. So I got all the videos that were on there too. 6.32GB!


I downloaded and installed HTTrack today, and instructed it to download the fieronews website. I didn't change any default values. It's only downloading at a rate of 24KiB/s. (After 50 minutes, it's downloaded 73MiB.) Maybe I should've started this last week! Is this slow download speed normal? No, I'm not using a dial-up modem.

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I downloaded and installed HTTrack today, and instructed it to download the fieronews website. I didn't change any default values. It's only downloading at a rate of 24KiB/s. (After 50 minutes, it's downloaded 73MiB.) Maybe I should've started this last week! Is this slow download speed normal? No, I'm not using a dial-up modem.


No its usually pretty fast. I got it all in a few min but I have a gig speed connection. I have all the files so if you are looking for something I can still provide them for you.

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Originally posted by Fiero Thomas:

I have all the files so if you are looking for something I can still provide them for you.


Thanks for the offer Thomas, but no, there's nothing specific I'm after. I just didn't want all the files you've collected unavailable in case there was something in the future I might want.

I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who's used HTTrack to maybe let me know if there's some default setting within the program that I should've changed. Maybe downloading the whole website is unnecessary. Maybe I should've targeted certain areas/folders instead?
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I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who's used HTTrack to maybe let me know if there's some default setting within the program that I should've changed.


Bingo!

I poked around in HTTrack and discovered under Limits that the default setting for Max transfer rate was 25,000 B/s. I've changed this to the maximum setting offered and it's now 250,000 B/s. I don't know if there's anything else I should change, but at least it's 10x faster than it was!

[EDIT] I just discovered that I could simply eliminate the Max transfer rate limit being set by HTTrack. My download speed with HTTrack at the fieronews site currently seems to top out at 960,000 B/s. Things are moving a whole lot faster now than they were originally!

[This message has been edited by Patrick (edited 06-17-2021).]

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3324 files amounting to 5.35gb


 
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6.32GB!


Odd, HTTrack reported it was finished downloading with 3331 files/ 62 folders... 3.33GB total. Anyway, I probably got what I needed.

Thanks to Thomas for making this all available.
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Report this Post06-17-2021 11:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SkybaxSend a Private Message to SkybaxEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
After trying to DL the DIY manual for 86 weeks ago and it getting stuck at 30%, I was able to DL it tonight successfully, thanks again.

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I used “wget”
It’s “command line” but it’s relatively simple to use.


Thanks again, Fiero Thomas!
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Report this Post06-18-2021 07:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero ThomasClick Here to visit Fiero Thomas's HomePageClick Here to Email Fiero ThomasSend a Private Message to Fiero ThomasEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Today is the day. Hosting should stop soon. If it stays up cool but I have no control over it going forward.

I will still have the email address and own the domain name.
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