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Newsgroups vs. Torrents

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by Biscuitmonkey, Dec 3, 2009.


Best for downloading stuff?

  1. Newsgroups you clown

    16 vote(s)
  2. Torrents you buffoon

    12 vote(s)
  1. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    I get secure maxed out speeds without paying anyone, that's the point
  2. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    yeah, for stuff 840 days old also yeah?
  3. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    So? How many made it to court? :)
  4. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    none, but you carry on uploading and sharing your IP if you like, and i will carry on my way all like super secret and stuff yeah :) safe
  5. Addy

    Addy cooking...

    Maxed out speeds, encrypted files, over 2 years file retention, ssl connection - certainly worth paying $25 for 180GB of 'stuff' :D

    Each to their own I guess.
  6. Will2403

    Will2403 Well-Known Member

    newsgroups all the way. tried torrents a while back, it was like going back to 14.4kpbs and napster.
  7. Will2403

    Will2403 Well-Known Member

    i quite like mediafire for music downloads though, uploaded a couple of documentary films (the corporation and the end of poverty) and chomsky audio http://www.mediafire.com/Will2403
  8. stupid dogbot

    stupid dogbot Haughty and Superior

    Just a general comment.

    What's your fucking point, fishface?

  9. Montgolfier

    Montgolfier __̴ı̴̴̡̡̡ ̡͌l̡̡̡ ̡͌l̡*̡̡

    Tried Newsgroups for a while (using free trials etc)

    Just couldn't find the rare stuff

    Private torrents sites all the way

    I'll be convinced otherwise if someone offers a Newsgroup alternative to sites like What.cd (music) or thebox.bz (TV) ??
  10. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Oh, I see. You had no point to make.
  11. stupid dogbot

    stupid dogbot Haughty and Superior

    Indeed. That's why I said it was a comment, you see?

    Glad you're able to keep up...
  12. FaradayCaged

    FaradayCaged I like pancakes, do you like pancakes?

    Newsgroups > XDCC > Torrents > limewire et al
  13. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    you missed FTP ;)
  14. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    And rapid share....

    Im still trying to work out whether I can download a BLU ray image, convert it to a hi def video file and then stream it across my network..... any ideas bob?
  15. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    you can download a bluray.iso and extract the .m2ts file that will be the movie. most decent media players will play them.

    but to be honest you would be far better just getting 1080p .mkv files as the bluray ones will be 20-40GB and you can get a 1080p rip at around 8-14GB
  16. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Ace thanks..... I didnt even know if HD video codecs existed, and the internetz is a bit elusive when you google it.....

    Will that stream alright over a router you reckon? its all 100mbp/s etherhnet.
  17. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    should be fine, i tend to hard wire cos it's better, have WD Live linked up in the bedroom and living room, then just share the folders on the PC and can access everything i want on the PC in the other rooms...
  18. alan2001

    alan2001 only a noob on here

    i am also a Rapidshare user. i paid £50 for a year's worth of access, and it paid for itself within about 3 days. i've very rarely failed to find what i want on Rapidshare using the forum www.warez.bb.org.

    i've tried newsgroups (many years ago) as well as torrents, but for some reason i couldn't get my head around them.
  19. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    well mine will just be streaming from my mac to my xbox.......

    thinking about getting a NAS, so I dont have to leave my comp on...... howver my comp is on sleep all the time, and then wakes up when it receives an access request from my xbox/powerbook/phone.
  20. Will2403

    Will2403 Well-Known Member

    and mediafire

    whats xdcc? hang on, let me google that for myself.
  21. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    broken link.
  22. dlx1

    dlx1 Sitting by phone waiting for a call

    wasn't it warez-bb.org
    projectw.org was just as good as above.
  23. alan2001

    alan2001 only a noob on here

  24. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

    Are there any old KDX users on here? if so do you don't happen to have an old copy of the Mac/PC clients?


    ta. :)
  25. Will2403

    Will2403 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone downloaded the rars entitled


    with 1528 files from Wikileaks that is on usenet at the moment?

    Over 3/4 of them are pdf's, a few pictures, excel files, docs, mp3s and 10% are more rars.

    Just wondering if there is any good stuff in there, is it worth looking through? I think it may just be the uploads excluding cablegate & afghan/iraq logs.
  26. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I imagine anything of any use has already been in the press?

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