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Balls to myspazz, Oink is down. Hope it's not permanent.
worried they'd been shut down. That's not so bad.
is this the wrong oink?
it's back up now though.
i don't want to get a bad ratio on indietorrents, but i WANT that new prefuse 73 record.
but yeah, i've got about 200mb buffer.
i just don't want to use it for something people are saying isn't a very good album.
invitation to oink.
tell andsoitis to get his act together though and he might give you one?
explain torrents to me.
its like soulseek/kazaa/other p2p, but better for really big files, and something to do with everyone that is downloadingh is also sharing. or something. like, if 3 people are already getting a file, other people joining will be downloading it in part from them.
i mean, a wikipedia article would explain whats actually going on
but i dont know which torrents to "do"/sign up for (?) or how to use them...
it's like..you have a torrent file. and as long as you have a programme which can use that torrent file, you'll connect up with everyone else who has that torrent file and you'll download whatever's contained in the file.
so it's very useful for movies, where you wont be downloading off one user, but a whole range of users.
and then on websites like oink, people will post up torrents of albums. it's also a pretty good way of telling what's been leaked recently.
could you give me a step by step guide to using a torrent ?
say i wanted to download new episodes of Family Guy (which, incidentally, i do), what are th chain of actions i should follow.
also, am i right in thinking that torrents will get you in less trouble with The Man than slsk et al? or moreee?
using a torrent:
google 'azureus' and download their client.
once you've installed it, google '"family guy" torrent' or just go to the top 5 sites listed on http://www.slyck.com/index.php and search for family guy on those sites like you would on google or whatever.
then download the torrent site and azureus should open it automatically. then, sit and wait for it to download.
whether it'll get you into more trouble with The Man or not, i'm not sure. film fakes are as common as album fakes on slsk. i.e. not very. but as long as you have some kind of router, that shouldn't be a problem. i'd imagine your university has one..
i dont go through uni computers any more - got it at home. but i think that counts anyway or something. and i use slsk anyway, so if theyre gonna hunt me down, theyll do it anyway.
thanks very much indeed
all attempts to get azureus lead to people trying to take money from me or firefox crashing
And if anyone has a spare invite to indietorrents i'd be happy to swap them an Oink invite
yay torrents. now someone invite me to some cool shit cliquey site pls
oink is in 'the shit'.