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Old 05-03-2007, 12:04 AM   #1
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Who does torrents?

and how fecked off do you get
a) Having to leave your poot on for a week to download something big, and then another week to pay back the bandwidth so your rating is +
b) Having your limited upload bandwidth hogged by it?
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:57 AM   #2
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I take it your not using BitLord then Matt! It normally takes me just a few hours to download a film and not more than around 20 minutes to download an album.
Search for your torrent using www.torrentz.com as it searches all the top torrent sites and always check each site to see how many seeds are uploading to the tracker.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:10 AM   #3
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"Pirate Bay" for torrents with "U Torrent" standalone 1.6 .... works fine for me
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:33 AM   #4
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isohunt.com is pretty good
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:37 AM   #5
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and how fecked off do you get
a) Having to leave your poot on for a week to download something big, and then another week to pay back the bandwidth so your rating is +
b) Having your limited upload bandwidth hogged by it?
what you need is a MAC. cause microsoft suck ass

use bittorrent as your download client
http://www.bittorrent.com/
and use isohunt.com for your torrents

failing that just use limewire.

or if you want movies just stream them offline.

www.peekvid.com
www.alluc.org
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:28 AM   #6
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what you need is a MAC. cause microsoft suck ass
Appropriate AVATAR there nobba! take no notice of this fool, he's only 'out' for the day on compassionate leave.
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Old 05-03-2007, 05:38 PM   #7
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I reckon torrents are great - but ya still have to leave your poot on for ages to repay the "debt" and often to actually get the feed
I reckon what ya need is a remote consolidator on a server somewhere that you can set off which has massive upload bandwidth to get you prioritised in the download speed, and that just runs queietly in the background. Then when it's ready, you just log in, download yer file at the max speed yer bandwidth can handle, and bobs yer uncle.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:36 PM   #8
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P.S. Does anyone use www.tvtorrents.com? A high quality site, difficult to get started because of the credits system but worth it for all UK & US TV shows - I'm getting download speeds over over 1mb/s from it sometimes.
I have some spare credits if anyone wants a helping hand to start.
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tv torrent used to let you start with 1 (000?) or so credits - not sure on the number but people would continually use them then make a new account, even though you get 1.5 credits for every credits worth you dload. Matt, isohunt doesnt require you to give back to the site - just download - they just suggest you give 80% of what you download which you can set on the bittorrent program.
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:05 PM   #10
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If its music your after, I use www.allofmp3.com. Its a russian site (don't worry you don't have to give your credit card details you can use mobile phone top-up outlets for cash to create a balance). It pays a royalty to the Russian Federation and will download an album, legally, in a couple of minutes. No DRM either, imports straight into iTunes. One evening I downloaded 7 albums of my sad 70's prog rock for about $11 (£5.50). They have about 500,000 tracks. No little friends piggybacking on your download like limewire.
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:27 PM   #11
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I find newsgroups a lot better, using a client such as Newsleecher

You do need a newsgroup server with the alt.binaries on them though, most of them filter those out... but there are plenty you can sign up to around the net, for about £10 a month... there loads of things on there, and I always get top download speeds!
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failing that just use limewire.
'Apparently' Limewire is being shut down
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'Apparently' Limewire is being shut down
no way
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