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February 9, 2010
1:06 PM
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IMHO = In My Honest Opinion. There is no “best” torrent, but there are best torrent sites, and Demonoid is one of them.

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February 9, 2010
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IMHO – in my humble opinion

February 9, 2010
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karen said:

IMHO – in my humble opinion


I thought it was “in my humble opinion” as well.

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February 9, 2010
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IMHO… IMHO means “in my honest opinion” – I got your back Pwnana don't let the ladies muscle you around!

(I kid, of course.)

February 10, 2010
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IMHO, it’s whatever you want it to be ;P

anyway, to let you all know, be really careful with illegal downloads. this was just on Australian news

http://www.mywii.com.au/NewsDetail.aspx?id=4501

http://kotaku.com/5467320/pirate-ordered-to-pay-nintendo-15-million

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/pirate-told-to-pay-nintendo-USD1-5-million

Basically, he got, fully legally from a games store, a pre-release copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii game. That was fine. People asked for proof, so he up-loaded it, and 50 thousand people downloaded it. it’s a $99 game so 50,000 times 99 = $4,950,000 worth of lost profit.

So nintendo sued him for 1.5 (1.6 really, he has to pay their legal fees) million dollars. this is a 24 year old guy.

Now, I’m pro-long-drop-sharp-stop towards pirates, but….. wow.

February 10, 2010
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sean said:

IMHO, it's whatever you want it to be ;P

anyway, to let you all know, be really careful with illegal downloads. this was just on Australian news

http://www.mywii.com.au/NewsDe…..px?id=4501

http://kotaku.com/5467320/pira…..15-million

http://www.eurogamer.net/artic…..-5-million

Basically, he got, fully legally from a games store, a pre-release copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii game. That was fine. People asked for proof, so he up-loaded it, and 50 thousand people downloaded it. it's a $99 game so 50,000 times 99 = $4,950,000 worth of lost profit.

So nintendo sued him for 1.5 (1.6 really, he has to pay their legal fees) million dollars. this is a 24 year old guy.

Now, I'm pro-long-drop-sharp-stop towards pirates, but….. wow.


Having read these three articles, the only thing I can conclude is the guy was a complete and utter moron. Where does it say that he was uploading to prove his ownership of the game? Nowhere. Neither does any of those articles say some undefined group of people were asking him for proof.

I think you missed the point, Sean. It's not about being “really careful with illegal downloads” – don't download illegal content, period. And that guy was an uploader, not a downloader. Is there a difference? Yes. It's like stealing and receiving stolen goods. Two separate things, two separate charges and two separate types of sentences. This guy knowingly uploaded a game on to a file-sharing site – and if he didn't know that was wrong, he should be incarcerated in a home for the incurably stupid.

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February 10, 2010
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I meant, in referance to demonoid, with it’s blen of legal and not files, To be careful what you download. which you should be anyway.

And they were the reasons he gave in his interview,those sites aren’t the official story,because I can’t find the official one……:oops:

February 10, 2010
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sean said:

I meant, in referance to demonoid, with it's blen of legal and not files, To be careful what you download. which you should be anyway.

And they were the reasons he gave in his interview,those sites aren't the official story,because I can't find the official one……:oops:


My moron meter is still on high. I repeat, no one can tell me that he didn't think there was anything wrong with uploading a game, whatever his excuses, uh reasons. He needs a commonsense transplant.

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February 10, 2010
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O_o So why the heck didn’t he just upload a picture of him holding the game!? I don’t believe his story.

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February 10, 2010
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ok, ok, I’ve made a fool of myself. The reason I posted this was to let you know action is being taken agains it. Not to have you lot make a fool of me ;P

Yea, I agree it’s wrong. Totally, and yes, he is a moron.

February 11, 2010
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Hi! Great threads; great posts very very very few unanswered questions.So I’ll try to be of service on just those bits:smile:

Sean’s query – which one is the best client in torrents?

From among uTorrent, Bit Torrent & Vuze uTorrent is the best because:-
1)it’s exe has the smallest file size. Several several several times smaller than BitTorrent.
2)uTorrent is the most feature rich of them all
3)many BitTorrent downloads are payware. After the BitTorrent company started making huge losses they made payware-rather-than-freeware a company policy.Perhaps due to inept management this company made losses despite being the company which founded the BitTorrent P2P protocol & despite having first mover advantage!
4)uTorrent was made by a private developer & outperformed BitTorrent even though BitTorrent was the company which discovered the BitTorrent protocol.
5)Therefore BitTorrent bought over uTorrent (yea it is that good).Obviously it needed to increase sales in order to turnaround losses into profit
6)uTorrent is likelier to offer you a slightly larger proportion of freeware downloads compared to BitTorrent.Among other things in the P2P hullabaloo the profile of the user community using a particular client is important.The uTorrent network has gotten used to freeware whereas the BitTorrent user community has reconciled to payware to a greater extent

So uTorrent is best

Ramesh:lol:

February 11, 2010
7:09 AM
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You can upload (seed) before download (leech) & still avoid getting hurt:wink:

Seeding need not be done by leaving your machine open after you have leeched.Leaving your machine open (i.e. open to internet+P2P) is deadly risky & not even required.Therefore why even take a risk?:smile:

Solution – define the folder on your hard disk from where you would seed. CONFIGURE SO THAT ALL LEECHES WOULD ONLY HAPPEN FROM THIS FOLDER & NOWHERE ELSE for that particular client e.g. uTorrent. If on your hard disk you already have some songs & or movies which under copyright you are allowed to use, then use them to seed. Seed them even while you start leeching.

In this way – you may even achieve a “share ratio” of 1.3 which is the magic figure torrenters look for. Share Ratio is the jargon used & the formula is Seed divided by Leech

uTorrent is so smart that it will even tell you the optimal seed speed & optimal leech speed so that you get the best share ratio.Trust me if you overspeed or underspeed your leech & or your seed it will screw up your share ratio

Just let uTorrent do the thinking regarding this aspect.Just sit back & enjoy the ride:lol:

Ramesh

Ramesh:smile:

February 11, 2010
7:29 AM
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Which sites are legal? Which downloads are legal?

Ozzie in her trademark helpful cum knowledgeable manner has already guided you to Google search before torrenting.I am supplementing her comment by providing you 2 links which will tell you that on a “all-in-one-shot basis” just so you need not search every time you need to download(leech) or upload (seed). Of course you need to click that link everytime so you have the latest updated list of legitimate titles etc:-

1) http://www.legittorrents.info/
2) http://www.beta.legaltorrents.com/

These 2 list all torrents which are in the public domain & are therefore 100% legal.With these 2 by your side you won’t have inspectors sniffing behind your back.

BTW some hackers may try to entice you into being able to hide your IP.You can also by being an encrypted member of your P2P community do that.

My advice – Don’t fall for it.You are honest, you are a dotTechie & besides encrypted membership also provides you fewer choices to leech.Besides my concern is – if you do that then perhaps the inspector will come after you after all. As on date I understand that IP addresses are unhideable.That’s a good thing.

Ramesh

February 11, 2010
8:07 AM
Ramesh Kumar
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Is Demonoid Legal?:smile:

Yes it is. Despite it, it may have illegal torrents because:-:wink:
1)copyright is a complex & interpretive subject wherein each country interprets differently. Therefore one never knows from where the dart will come to hit you – the user (not Demonoid):eek:

2)Obviously even Demonoid has not coded its server database software to throw out what is illegal. Common sense tells me that such a coding is possible. So now you tell me if that is a pretense at being naive or is actaually just being a teenie weenie bit opportunistic?:cool:

Look P2P intrinsically is a shady business because a good portion of it is getting in good & cosy with the inspectors.Webmastering means liaison work as well. It requires that the inspectors have to certify the site as being clean or dirty.They’ve certified Demonoid as being clean.No point moralizing one way or the other.

Along that particular parameter Demonoid keeps its user safe.This is not the case with Rapidshare (a non-torrent P2P protocol) which when arrested by the inspectors in Apr 2009 sang the entire opera – including the names of all Rapidshare users.:eek:

BTW Rapidshare is the only P2P file sharing protocol which does not even have a “client” – I mean like uTorrent, Vuze etc etc

Solution – even when you use Demonoid google search copyright & use the 2 links I gave you before seeding or leeching:lol:

Ramesh:smile:

February 11, 2010
8:25 AM
Ramesh Kumar
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Is Your Antivirus Offering You P2P protection as well?:wink:

Of course all antiviruses would claim that & no one is stupid enough to deny it.Right?:wink:

Do not fall for it. YOU’LL BE SURPRISED IF YOU GO THROUGH THE FINE PRINT! SADLY EVERY ANTIVIRUS DOES NOT OFFER P2P PROTECTION. I chose Avast. If because of this you think I’ve gone in for Avast 5 i.e, the latest version of Avast – no I’ve chosen to be with Avast 4.8. I switched to Avast specifically because it offers P2P protection among a host of other things.

The last bit regarding the latest Avast version is however not worth talking about because it is not relevant to this post or to this thread.

THE POINT IS BE SURE YOUR ANTIVIRUS OFFERS P2P PROTECTION.:smile:

Ramesh:smile:

February 11, 2010
10:12 AM
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@Ramesh's second post:

I dont think you really understand torrents… Its different from Limewire's brand of P2P, where any file in a selected area is up for grabs. uTorrent (or any torrent client) cant just take a file and start seeding it. If you want to share a file, you have to create a torrent (which is basically just a specially formatted txt file), specifically choosing the file(s) you want to include, and upload it somewhere for people to download. Nothing can be downloaded to you or altered and nothing besides the torrented files can be taken. So leaving your computer to seed is safe, so long as you know that what your seeding is legal.

@Ramesh's fourth post

Rapidshare isn't P2P. P2P entails that you could track down everyone who is currently downloading your file, which you can't do with Rapidshare. RS is a filesharing site where the entire file is uploaded instead of just a torrent pointing to a file, and despite its name its one of the slowest filesharers out there (at least for free users)… Obviously Rapidshare keeps records of their downloaders, but the customer cannot view these records. And of course they would tell the inspectors all the users; they haven't done anything wrong. They just cant keep up with all the illegal stuff uploaded to their servers.

And as a useless note: The real name is actually MicroTorrent, but not many people have a greek alphabet keyboard. =P

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February 11, 2010
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Refpeuk said:

Can anyone who got to the registrations in time invite me?


Hey there, Refpeuk. PM me and I will give you an account. Laugh

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February 13, 2010
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Yes I am aware that P2P has several different types of protocols & each protocol has its own client.Rapidshare is a form of client sharing which unlike many other protocols does not require a client software.Some P2P sites have compromised their network & also exposed their users to risk while others have not.Cautioning someone ain't bad.

You seem to have some deeprooted conviction that you've answered queries satisfactorily.You also seem to obsess that someone is trying to steal your thunder.For the record the weather in most places is either cold or hot.Rain is scarce so is thunder.

Anyway I leave you to the onerous challenge of being with your self always.That's quite a challenge. On the bright side (if there is one) who else but you is better qualified

Ramesh

February 14, 2010
1:47 AM
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Glad that flame war is over.

Oh, the site that was :(
February 14, 2010
7:00 AM
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Glad the war is over, indeed.But the topic was that Demonoid registration IS up? But you still need invitations to register. I homepaged Demonoid for several months now, just to check if registrations would be up.
Can anyone provide me with an invitation?

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