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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 26 Sep 2007.

  1. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

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    I was wondering why a torrent I'm downloading is stuck at 99.9% and just doesn't budge... talk about tough luck!
     
  2. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    Be prepared to go deeper underground is what I say!
     
  3. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12 What's a Dremel?

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    so, demonoid will probably still be safe?

    what about mininova.org?

    i have shitloads of torrents, mostly linux distros and pr0n
     
  4. Stormtrooper

    Stormtrooper Shh...

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    when oink goes down, I'll cry.
     
  5. evox

    evox What's a Dremel?

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    TorrentFreak has ZERO Credibility, I don't trust a word from them. I suggest others follow the same route and wait for an official announcement from Demonoid's Owner (Who resides in Moscow for any one wondering) also:

    http://thecircuitbox.com/demonoid

    an IRC Transcript of one of TF's staff members. it's clear that TF only posts BS to get more hits without any actual sources whatsoever.

    also, even though the site is down, The torrents are still running fine (with Connection Refused and Timed Out errors ofcourse)

    mininova.org is safe :) atleast for now....
     
  6. Morphine-Kitty

    Morphine-Kitty Dead account.

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    Good thing I'm in Canada! :D

    Not that I illegally download anything.
     
  7. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Grr. When I get an oink invite, I'll cry with happiness.

    But TPB keeps me pretty well covered for my open source distribution needs.
     
  8. flabber

    flabber What's a Dremel?

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    I've never been able to find the private torrentsites other then Demonoid, but I doubt they will ever be able to get rid of the torrentsites at all. After all, after Suprnova went down, there were a bunch of other sites that took up the job of becoming the biggest and/or best (Isohunt, Thepiratebay, Demonoid and such).

    For every site they take down (wether it's MPAA, RIAA, BREIN, whoever), I think we'll just make 3 other torrentsites instead :p
     
  9. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    I'm yet to get an invite for it tho... not got any spare have you?
     
  10. wolff000

    wolff000 I am here to steal your secrets.

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    I can not stand the MAFIAAS taking down these sites. I am equally irritated by private torrent sites. I have tons of data, music, and a few movies i would love to share. The good sites however have blocked themselves off to the point you can't get into them at all. I like the idea of a selective community but one that keeps everyone out but a handful is the polar opposite of what torrent technology was created for. It helps only a select few which is the very problem we are complaining about with the RIAA and MPAA tactics.
     
  11. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    divided we fall....

    anyway..... it is basically impossible to shut down internet piracy without it having a serious impact on some part of the economy.....
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well one of my personal favs was TorrentSpy but there like a dime a dozen so many out there I just use a general search that just look at all those types of sites and send me back the results so ehh, as far as being slower well things seemed to have speed up for me lol.
     
  13. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Good news everyone!
    Although (at the time of writing) Demonoid's website is still down, their tracker (inferno.demonoid.com:3413/announce) is back online.
     
  14. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    Demonoid is back online, but blocking Canadian users.


    For a site that you say has no credibility, TorrentFreak were entirely (95%) correct. The staffers lied. :p
     
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  15. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    At least they're back...
     
  16. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    Yeah, IIRC there were a lot of sites saying Demonoid was hosted out of Canada. This seems to stem from a Torrentfreak article, but with Demonoid's founder in the Soviet Union * Russian Federation, I doubt the CRIA has jurisdiction.

    http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/26/132204

    *You better believe Bush has this kind of viewpoint...
     
  17. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    Of course the CRIA has (or at least thinks it does) jurisdiction, if the servers are in Canada they fall under Canadian law. It doesn't matter where the admin is.
     
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