This is gonna be a long wait....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by corywoolf, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. corywoolf macrumors 65816

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    I took this screenshot earlier today after waking my computer from sleep. I got a nice estimate of the download time left.
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's some seriously heavy duty porn. Nice work. :cool:
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    That's nothing - I once had a 63 GB torrent going. You don't want to know how long that took me to get. Mind you, it was at a much faster txfer rate than you've got going there. ;)
     
  4. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I think we all have to know, what torrent requires 63GBs.:p
     
  5. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's porn...look at the screenshot.
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    The entire collection of episodes of the 4th Doctor from Doctor Who. Tom Baker played the 4th Doctor from 1974-1981, so 7 years' worth of episodes.

    I actually downloaded every single episode of Doctor Who from 1963-1989 (it's the longest running sci-fi show ever). So, in total, I grabbed about 180 GB from torrents to complete my collection. :eek: :cool:
     
  7. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    Nice spotting! I hadn't noticed that. *wonders if it's in HD*
    -Chasen
     
  8. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    That's like...downloading my hard drive! And then some!

    What was the format? And have you managed to watch all of them?
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  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    They are all AVIs, most of them excellent quality since they were taken from the remastered DVDs, although the early episodes are hurting, missing, or reconstructed.

    I used to watch the show religiously, so I have in effect seen every episode over the years, give or take. But as for this new collection of mine, I watch them here and there, and have barely scratched the surface. But I'll eventually get through them all again. And then of course the new season starts up in a month as well... :cool:
     
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    Is this even something that should be discussed at MR?
     
  12. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Surprised no one's given the good 'ol morality smackdown yet.
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, imagine if you were lost and some punk pirated your state of being from right under your nose! Oh the pain!
     
  14. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Well since these are broadcast shows. And you are allowed to record shows. Is it really wrong to share them:rolleyes: ?
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Unfortunately, it's still illegal. Simplistically, when shows are broadcast, the network pays for them and then covers the cost through advertising. :eek:
     
  16. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    There are no issues with discussing this whatsoever when it comes to Forum rules. As long as no direct links/sites are provided, this discussion is perfectly fine. There are many, many threads on topics like this (just do a search for "torrents") and until someone with bad judgment crosses that line, threads like this are fine in the Mods' books. :cool:
     
  17. corywoolf thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, and I took the time to block out the torrent names, but gave you enough letter to imagine what it could be. :D
    It sounds like I didn't even have to censor it after all.
     
  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Not really - not in my books at least, it's all good. :cool:
     
  19. fowler. macrumors 6502a

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    sorry to resurrect this, but what are the best torrent apps out there?

    I've been using Bits on Wheels, but its a total memory hog now that it has 3-Dish features. Transmission is good, but I never really match the speed that I can get with BOW.
     
  20. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Personally I use Transmission, but another good client which is non-resource hogging is the official Bittorrent client.

    If you want some more choices, go to MacUpdate.com and search Bittorrent.
     
  21. fowler. macrumors 6502a

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    I did, but didn't really feel like testing each one out.

    I always hear people talking about Azerus, or however you spell it.. not so much good though.
     
  22. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I recommend Azureus - I have never had any issues with it, and it is extremely powerful. Some call it a resource hog, but my G4 iMac with 1 GB RAM has never experienced any type of slow down when Azureus has been running (which is 24/7 a lot of the time ;)).
     
  23. shidoshi macrumors regular

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    I have no problem at all torrenting shows for a season that is still being broadcast. If I miss an episode of Earl, Lost, The Office, etc., then I don't feel too bad grabbing it off of a torrent site the next day. The iTunes Store does exist for some of those, yes, but the video quality is ridiculously low. (Still, I usually just buy episodes of Office if I miss them anyhow.)

    Downloading the entire season of a show, especially when it is out on DVD, however, is a scummy thing to do. If you're going to spend that much time downloading and watching the episodes, then it is worth paying for.
     
  24. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    I once downloaded a torrent on my desktop and forgot about it, 6 days later i uploaded 50GB worth of the file which was around 150mb :)
     

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