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anyone good with bit torrents?


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#1 salshroom

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 01:04 PM

im having some trouble with torrent programs. if anyone has any insight or one whom i can pitch some questions to. please pm me or simply respond to this thread. thanks much

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#2 yano

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 08:07 AM

What kind of help do you need?

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 08:27 AM

It would simplify the whole process, and not waste member's time, if you would simply state your questions or problems here on the board, and let those who have some knowledge or expertise about the problems you are having reply.
That way, moreover, other members who may have similar problems may derive help from the thread.
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Posted 29 September 2005 - 06:49 AM

I have often wondered if it's safe. After all WinMX was thought to be safe from the RIAA, and then poof they are gone. The thought of paying those guys a huge settlement isn't appealing to say the least. So, I stay away from them all together. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:59 PM

Thats the problem with BT. It started out for a good cause, then no sooner you could say "Bittorent" its used for illegal sharing... :thumbsup: Why does this world got to be so cruel?

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 06:07 PM

If it's safe depends on what you do with it.

I haven't heard of any serious security flaws in any BitTorrent Client, but then there are a lot out there, clients that is. If your just downloading linuxs distros or patches for WoW (using BitTorrent to distribute patches in WoW was pure brilliance on Blizzards side) you should be safe.

Just because it's BitTorrent doesn't make the content safe. Just because the name is "Homevideo of whales" doesn't mean it isn't loaded with spyware and viruses, in fact, as Paperghost pointed out you can't get buried in spyware from harmless looking torrents.

And if you're wondering if MPAA won't find out what your downloading your out of luck. Not only can anyone who bothers to look find out exactly what your uploading and downloading, but your practically shouting it out over the net.
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