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Sir Penguin
12-04-2004, 06:07:04
I just discovered it. I think that somehow it bypasses my network connection's throughput limit of 1 GB/day. :bounce:

SP

fp@korea
12-04-2004, 06:36:31
I don't really understand bittorrent. Kazaa Lite is just so much more user-friendly.

Mightytree
12-04-2004, 06:51:38
Possibly, but the time you need to understand Bittorrent is well spent. It's about 100 times faster than anything else out there.

fp@korea
12-04-2004, 06:54:24
I know that. I'm just lazy and technologically inept. :D

Sir Penguin
12-04-2004, 06:56:19
It's actually pretty simple. I use the original Bittorrent client (I think it's the original). You just download the .torrent file and open it with the btdownloadgui program (either on the command line, or by associating .torrent files with btdownloadgui.exe and double-clicking on the file).

SP

Debaser
14-04-2004, 09:49:45
Where do you get the actual .torrent files from? I use www.suprnova.org but their selection seems to be pretty limited unless you want live Pearl Jam shows or episodes of 24.

Immortal Wombat
14-04-2004, 18:26:18
Now if Kazaa had an option to search for torrent files, the world would be perfect.

Sir Penguin
14-04-2004, 18:31:00
Suprnova's also the only one I've found that has recent episodes of the Daily Show.

Another one I use is www.torrentreactor.com.

SP

Debaser
14-04-2004, 23:57:30
Hmm, spooky how both Suprnova.org and that site you mentioned are both down at the moment. maybe there's been some kind of .torrent file killing spree.

Having said that www.torrentsearch.us is stilll working (and is quite good for currently popular stuff).

Sir Penguin
15-04-2004, 00:04:48
It's not responding for me. :)

The major thing that drove my move to Bittorrent was when the Swiss shut down Sharereactor. That was a black day in history.

SP

Debaser
15-04-2004, 00:07:27
Haha, it's now not working for me either. Maybe we should stop mentioning these sites *out loud*.

Darkstar
15-04-2004, 04:12:59
Well, there is some RIAA hackers out releasing viruses that are doing DoS attacks on KaZaa and eDonkey. Maybe they are also targetting BitTorrent?

Sir Penguin
15-04-2004, 05:10:23
Suprnova and bittorrent.net are both back up for me, but they don't seem to be moving very fast.

SP

Sir Penguin
15-04-2004, 23:31:39
www.torrents.co.uk is another good one for TV shows.

SP

Zopperoni
17-04-2004, 01:20:41
Originally posted by Debaser
Where do you get the actual .torrent files from? I use www.suprnova.org but their selection seems to be pretty limited unless you want live Pearl Jam shows or episodes of 24.
Suprnova's database was (accidentally) flushed once, causing them to rebuild.

I prefer newsgroups over P2P, but if I can't find something in the newsgroups, I turn to BT.

Jeratain
17-04-2004, 04:42:08
One of the best BT clients out there is Azureus (http://azureus.sourceforge.net/).