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    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
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    Torrents and software

    so.. its been about 8 years since I stopped using P2P appliactions. Seems like things have changed quite a bit since then, gone are the days of just finding a title and hitting the d/l button.

    Any recommendations for good torrent sources?

    I am using bit-torrent. Is that pretty much defacto standard or is there a better downloader?

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    Gooooooooooooooogle....anyway, just type in whatever you need and suffix torrent to it. Should work perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinuz View Post
    Gooooooooooooooogle....anyway, just type in whatever you need and suffix torrent to it. Should work perfectly.
    yeah except half of them seems to be some weird data-mining sites

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    I've been using the Vuze client. There's a search engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    so.. its been about 8 years since I stopped using P2P appliactions. Seems like things have changed quite a bit since then, gone are the days of just finding a title and hitting the d/l button.

    Any recommendations for good torrent sources?

    I am using bit-torrent. Is that pretty much defacto standard or is there a better downloader?
    http://utorrent.com/

    as for sources it depends on what you're looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    so.. its been about 8 years since I stopped using P2P appliactions. Seems like things have changed quite a bit since then, gone are the days of just finding a title and hitting the d/l button.

    Any recommendations for good torrent sources?

    I am using bit-torrent. Is that pretty much defacto standard or is there a better downloader?


    I use utorrent, I do all my searches through it. Not sure if it is better or worse then others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    I use utorrent, I do all my searches through it. Not sure if it is better or worse then others.
    utorrent>burst>bit torrent in my experience, have stuck w/ utorrent for a few years now. bit torrent was brutal resource hog on the 850mhz machine I ran it on.

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    Utorrent here too.

    Torrents is how I get the Doctor Who episodes the day after their air in Britian instead of waiting weeks (or MONTHS) before they show up on Sci-Fi, chopped up for commercials.
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    I use Peer Guardian 2 in conjunction with Vuze.

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    I am going to give utorrent a go. KT, I like spools/mi-5 and it takes freakin forever for these things to show up on netflix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    I am going to give utorrent a go. KT, I like spools/mi-5 and it takes freakin forever for these things to show up on netflix.
    I'm not even sure what those are. TV shows?

    I use www.isohunt.com and one other (forget the website right now). I don't torrent often and don't often go searching. Most of them seem to cater toward warez and such and I don't trust those sites at all, so I stick with the few I know.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I like utorrent. I can carry it around on a USB memory-stick and run it from any computer without installing. And I can store all my downloads on the memory-stick and walk away.

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    I use Torrentflux on my HTPC. Works well, if you happen to be running Linux.

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    Yet another utorrent user here.

    I search on mininova. TV shows show up pretty quickly there. And if anyone wants fansubbed anime, animesuki is the way to go.

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    i use transmission. search on torrentscan.com or torrentz.com

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    I don't use it very often, but I think I have Transmission set up here (Linux). I've had good luck just typing stuff into Google. Sometimes I find the torrents of things without even specifying it in the search string.

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    Utorrent client. I used to use azures but not anymore. Ill search with BT junkie, pirate bay, mininova. I always run Peer Guardian and if I get really paranoid I use a program called TOR which reroutes my traffic all over the world before it gets to me.
    Sometimes, I have to wonder.

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    bittorrent over tor is horrible misuse of two technologies at the same time. congratulations!

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    Please, do not run Bittorrent over tor. This is something people do, and it really damages the TOR network and forces exit nodes to either limit what traffic they allow out, or just shut down altogether.

    There are other ways to do things to hide your IP (an exercise that I will leave to the reader) without straining a mesh that is not even remotely designed to handle the huge bit throughput of BitTorrent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    Please, do not run Bittorrent over tor.
    I haven't done it since I switched to Verizon Fios like 8 months ago. They don't throttle.

    Edit: And yes, I do realize tor won't help with throttling.
    Last edited by leakysieve; 03-04-09 at 04:38 AM.
    Sometimes, I have to wonder.

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