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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Torrents

From Randall:

"Torrents are files that you can download and open with a certain torrent program. The .torrent file is basically an announcement, which helps computers connect directly to each other to share files. You download this very small announcement file (which helps the server save time and bandwidth), and the announcement file helps you connect directly to other computers. It's probably the fastest way to download things off the internet at the moment.

"I use a really small program to run .torrents, called uTorrent: http://www.utorrent.com/

"There are a few places where you can get .torrent files to download:

http://www.mininova.org/
http://thepiratebay.org/

"General common computer sense applies: make sure to virus scan *everything* you download, and be aware of the whole copyright issue. It's a less transparent program than Kazaa or Limewire or whatever (I think), but I'm sure if the music industry really wanted your ass, they could figure it out.

"So, if you want to try it out, download uTorrent, then download a .torrent file from one of the two sites I mentioned. Then just open the .torrent file with uTorrent, and away it goes."


That makes it clear enough! Thanks buddy!

1 Comments:

  • i use bittorrent. you can download the program at bittorrent.com ... though torrent is less secure from the paranoids than kazaa or imesh, it doesn't slow down the computer while downloading unlike the otehr two. also, the files are cleaner than those from kazaa and imesh. i was able to download an entire 10 cd mcat reviewer using bittorrent!! the chinese pirated dvds industry (?) should be scared of this as it lessens the need and want for buying those unreliable 8 kuai dvds...but then again, i am sure the paranoids would find a way to regulate it in china sooner or later!

    By Blogger Rivafilia Estoque, at 5:22 PM, December 10, 2006  

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