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#26
most companies tack on a simple http downloader to ensure users with torrent blocked in firewall etc. still get the data
i believe THQ is one of those. having spent hundreds of hours playing company of heroes i can attest to their torrent client only launching as a minimized process when the game is launched. and if blocked it runs on port 80 i believe. cheeky bastards. :)
 

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Imo torrents are poo, direct downloads are far better.
 
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Not sure why would anyone pay for something you get otherwise legally free with Foobar, Media Player Classic and a good old avast! Antivirus separately.
 

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I don't think this will make the guy rich, or even allow him to quit his day job. But if he gets 200 subscribers and makes an extra $4,000 a year(after taxes and shit) then good for him. I do a lot of things on the side that don't generate a huge amount of money, but they generate money, and right now any extra money in my pocket is good.
 
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I remember back in my teeny bopping high school days when downloading limewire pro with limewire was cool, considering what Mussels wrote, history is repeating itself :laugh:
 

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Imo torrents are poo, direct downloads are far better.
Are you saying that because torrents come down slowly for you? If so, it's lilkely to be your ISP playing silly games with throttling. :shadedshu Also, you have to consider the source. Since there's no central server to seed 100% of the time when downloading something off a torrent search site, such as the Pirate Bay, bandwidth can drop significantly. However, say you download the latest Linux distro from Red Hat or whatever, they will have dedicated torrent servers that'll give you all the bandwidth you need and more. Therefore, having more downloaders join the swarm, just makes the download that much more solid.
 

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torrenting the cracked version of utorrent via utorrent will cause irony sensors to overload and explode, much like googling google.
I used to download Limewire Pro with Limewire.

Limewiring Limewire Pro, encore.
Beat me to it. lol.

But that would be immoral!

I think this should be interpreted as a way of encouraging contributions. He's not stupid, he knows people will pirate it, but he wants to make it obvious that he's put some work in and perhaps deserves a reward, and he estimates that is product is worth $24.95 per year of use.
Using a real patent to make money is not immoral. Only patent trolling is immoral.

I started using Usenet. It saturates any available connection, and you don't have to upload data back.

Regarding open source software, a ton of it is distributed via torrent, and for that reason I still have a torrent client installed. Although I am paranoid enough to use it in conjunction with I2P even if the content is open source.
Usenet costs money. No thanks.

Torrents are still plenty useful, and you do not get bothered for using them unless you are trying to pirate high profile things. And most torrents I grab saturate my connection just fine.

I still use it to download my missed TV shows and anime I can't get here. Usenet is absolutely not worth it for that.

And don't even try to sell me on garbage services like Rapidshare and crap like that.

Nope, I'll stick with torrents, tyvm. Usenet has no benefits for me at all.
 
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I use torrents to share my videos sometimes.

Some people still don't know how to download a youtube video but they know how to torrent so I distribute that way.
 

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Usenet costs money. No thanks.

Torrents are still plenty useful, and you do not get bothered for using them unless you are trying to pirate high profile things. And most torrents I grab saturate my connection just fine.

I still use it to download my missed TV shows and anime I can't get here. Usenet is absolutely not worth it for that.

And don't even try to sell me on garbage services like Rapidshare and crap like that.

Nope, I'll stick with torrents, tyvm. Usenet has no benefits for me at all.
I got tired of slumming it watching everything in low definition. 1080p movies and 720p tv shows? Yes please. Good luck finding those on torrent sites. They do exist, but they won't be the most seeded by a long shot. Also, remember, for 0 day stuff, usenet gets it first. Know all those torrents you get that are rar'd into multiple files? Those are from usenet.

But for anime I have found that torrents are a little better for obscure shows, although not much better.
 
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I got tired of slumming it watching everything in low definition. 1080p movies and 720p tv shows? Yes please. Good luck finding those on torrent sites. They do exist, but they won't be the most seeded by a long shot. Also, remember, for 0 day stuff, usenet gets it first. Know all those torrents you get that are rar'd into multiple files? Those are from usenet.

But for anime I have found that torrents are a little better for obscure shows, although not much better.
I know a guy that only gets 720p stuff and always manages to get a high-speed torrent.


All legit stuff obviously :laugh:
 

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Never heard of www.icefilms.info I take it....
Crap quality.
I got tired of slumming it watching everything in low definition. 1080p movies and 720p tv shows? Yes please. Good luck finding those on torrent sites. They do exist, but they won't be the most seeded by a long shot. Also, remember, for 0 day stuff, usenet gets it first. Know all those torrents you get that are rar'd into multiple files? Those are from usenet.

But for anime I have found that torrents are a little better for obscure shows, although not much better.
I have absolutely zero issues getting my shows in high def (most shows are actually only transmitted in 720p), h.264, ac3, mkv.

And I waited 2 extra hours for someone to usenet it and upload it to a torrent site for me to download. And I got it for free vs paying for the same exact thing from usenet.

Again, no thanks. Usenet has absolutely zero benefits for someone like me. I'll stick with waiting for 2 hours but getting it for free.

Don't blame torrents for your inability to search the right places. Shit, I don't even usually have to anywhere else but the noid to get exactly what I am after.
 

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Imo torrents are poo, direct downloads are far better.
torrents are better depending. suse downloads alot faster via torrent then DDL
 
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Find yourself a excellent warez community
 

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I wish Ludvig Strigeus hadn't sold out. :(
 
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Who's next?


/Sarcasm
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I started using Usenet. It saturates any available connection, and you don't have to upload data back.
its not that hard to upload back and with ratioless you just seed 'x' amount of time. private trackers ftw

That's not the point i was trying to make though.

Torrent has its use.
I agree- there are many companies that are using torrents to legally distribute their software
 
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i cant help but be stunned at the people who hate torrents, either your ISP is screwing you over royally, or you just have no idea how to setup your torrent client/network.


i often get torrents faster than HTTP downloads, since most ISP's around here throttle HTTP connections - if you have net that can do 1MB/s, bet your ass that you'll get 100-200KB/s per connection without a download accelerator. torrents? not a problem, 30 connections and you're good to go... and its as easy to setup as a download accelerator would be, with better qeueing and scheduler controls.
 

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anyone that buys this garbage is a idiot
i cant help but be stunned at the people who hate torrents, either your ISP is screwing you over royally, or you just have no idea how to setup your torrent client/network.


i often get torrents faster than HTTP downloads, since most ISP's around here throttle HTTP connections - if you have net that can do 1MB/s, bet your ass that you'll get 100-200KB/s per connection without a download accelerator. torrents? not a problem, 30 connections and you're good to go... and its as easy to setup as a download accelerator would be, with better qeueing and scheduler controls.
and no HTTP > torrents
HTTP is more secure (only one machine has your ip address and knows what you downloaded
Torrents are Murder on routers and isp's ends
torrents rely heavily on seeding OFC no one does that
then again my isp doesn't throttle at all so ...
the file speedtree is as follows
newzbin > Direct Connect\irc-Xdcc+ > torrents (private trackers) > torrents public trackers;
torrents for the most-part are slow,inefficient,insecure,
 
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I use torrents to share my videos sometimes.

Some people still don't know how to download a youtube video but they know how to torrent so I distribute that way.
Just tell them to install Realplayer & you're done

Mussels i cant help but be stunned at the people who hate torrents, either your ISP is screwing you over royally, or you just have no idea how to setup your torrent client/network.


i often get torrents faster than HTTP downloads, since most ISP's around here throttle HTTP connections - if you have net that can do 1MB/s, bet your ass that you'll get 100-200KB/s per connection without a download accelerator. torrents? not a problem, 30 connections and you're good to go... and its as easy to setup as a download accelerator would be, with better qeueing and scheduler controls.
You must be a very lucky guy , torrent are shit slow as hell.
As example a UFO documentary (~350-450MB) download via torrent could take a few days or even weeks to complete , compare that to online streaming which you can watch it or download in just about 15-45 min. depending on how big the video is

Torrent are thing of the past as far as video is concerns
 

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You must be a very lucky guy , torrent are shit slow as hell.
No they're not. Are you sure your ISP isn't throttling them? Most do and severely. I made a point of going with an ISP that doesn't practice this kind of anti customer crap.
 
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No they're not. Are you sure your ISP isn't throttling them? Most do and severely. I made a point of going with an ISP that doesn't practice this kind of anti customer crap.
Here we got only two choices Videotron or Sympatico which both will throttle the internet so not much of a choice there.
Torrent was good until ~2005 after that it became real slow but i don't think it's only because of throttling but rather that more & more people have a small cap for uploads so most will not share their full upload speed they will set it up to a minimum or none at all
 

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Here we got only two choices Videotron or Sympatico which both will throttle the internet so not much of a choice there.
Torrent was good until ~2005 after that it became real slow but i don't think it's only because of throttling but rather that more & more people have a small cap for uploads so most will not share their full upload speed they will set it up to a minimum or none at all
Interesting, that upload cap might have something to do with it, but as your ISP throttles it, I wouldn't underestimate the amount they do. My ADSL2+ connection can download a consistent 18Mb/s over http. I can also achieve this many times with a torrent, especially a popular one. With my previous ISP, I would be lucky to get 300k and even that was extremeley erratic, tending to sit much lower. It's a shame you can't change to a better one that doesn't throttle.
 
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#50
Interesting, that upload cap might have something to do with it, but as your ISP throttles it, I wouldn't underestimate the amount they do. My ADSL2+ connection can download a consistent 18Mb/s over http. I can also achieve this many times with a torrent, especially a popular one. With my previous ISP, I would be lucky to get 300k and even that was extremeley erratic, tending to sit much lower. It's a shame you can't change to a better one that doesn't throttle.
That is another thing since we don't have much competition the best high speed you can get is Videotron 8MB for $45.95/month 50GB cap or Sympatico 7MB for $39.95/month 60GB cap (you can get much more but prices gets to high)

Anyhow it doesn't matters much to me as i like to watch movies , documentary's (mostly) & TV-series so video streaming like TLC , Discovery , Youtube , etc... are "perfect" & i don't have to download anything to my HDD :cool:

EDIT: Also like to hang out on forum PC's but nothing compare to TPU :rockout:
 
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