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Animal Mother
11-15-2010, 2:48 PM
I opened up Limewire and saw that they arent going to be up again till they get some things squared away. Any other P2P site to recommend?

GP3
11-15-2010, 2:52 PM
P2P? Really? You're playing with fire (and ancient technology).

JDay
11-15-2010, 3:29 PM
Limewire is full of viruses, learn how to use torrents. Not to mention Limewire got shutdown by the federal government.

P2P? Really? You're playing with fire (and ancient technology).

Hardly ancient and it is not "playing with fire", there are plenty of legitimate things to download over P2P.

sfwdiy
11-15-2010, 3:30 PM
Limewire was, is and always will be total garbage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_(protocol)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet

--B

buuddha
11-15-2010, 4:10 PM
Utorrent is a great program for downloading torrents. I use btjunkie.org to find the torrents.

eta34
11-15-2010, 5:13 PM
How are torrents safer? I honestly don't know anything about them.

buuddha
11-15-2010, 5:24 PM
I'm not sure if they are safer but the way that torrents work, files that aren't safe won't be seeded or "hosted" by thousands of people.
So if you find two torrents with the same content but one is being seeded by 10k people and the other has 150 people seeding, then the first file is probably safe.

AK4me
11-15-2010, 5:41 PM
Utorrent is a great program for downloading torrents. I use btjunkie.org to find the torrents.

Thats exactly what I use. But sometimes I use thepiratebay as they seem to get stuff earlier then btjunkie

TNP'R
11-15-2010, 8:32 PM
limewire lol damn i didnt know people still used that.

1. talking about p2p in a forum is usually a bad idea.
2. p2p carry TONS of virus's
3. the feds usually go after people that use p2p
4. stay away from it.

Brianguy
11-15-2010, 10:57 PM
client: http://www.utorrent.com/
places to DL: http://btjunkie.org/ and http://thepiratebay.org/
false sense of security: http://www.peerblock.com/

This is just for informational purposes. I do not suggest any illegal activity.

EdinKali
11-15-2010, 11:08 PM
One word: USENET

JDay
11-16-2010, 12:12 AM
limewire lol damn i didnt know people still used that.

1. talking about p2p in a forum is usually a bad idea.
2. p2p carry TONS of virus's
3. the feds usually go after people that use p2p
4. stay away from it.

No, the MPAA and RIAA go after people they catch pirating music/movies. It is a civil matter. This only becomes a criminal matter once you start selling pirated copies.

TNP'R
11-16-2010, 12:46 AM
No, the MPAA and RIAA go after people they catch pirating music/movies. It is a civil matter. This only becomes a criminal matter once you start selling pirated copies.

well whatever you can get in a heap of trouble with them.

thevic
11-16-2010, 1:40 AM
Internet relay chat :)

armygunsmith
11-16-2010, 1:50 AM
One word: USENET

This is the way to go.
Start here (http://lifehacker.com/5601586/how-to-get-started-with-usenet-in-three-simple-steps) if you want to find out about Usenet.

GP3
11-16-2010, 7:22 AM
Limewire is full of viruses, learn how to use torrents. Not to mention Limewire got shutdown by the federal government.



Hardly ancient and it is not "playing with fire", there are plenty of legitimate things to download over P2P.

Your first two sentences sums up my 'playing with fire' comment.

Nick1236
11-16-2010, 8:55 AM
I use bitlord and torrentz.com, Best combo IMO.

mossy
11-16-2010, 10:28 AM
Utorrent or bittorrent, on a side note, if you have a older version of limewire you can still use it, they were only able to shut down the new version.

d4v0s
11-16-2010, 11:51 AM
Not accusing anyone of anything, but the days of the RIAA, feds, and other orgs not being able to figure out torrents is over. Its actually easier with torrents to find out a ton of info about who is hosting a file. I tell all of my clients that its not worth the free music, movies, and programs to risk getting caught. you are not as untouchable as you think you are with torrents. trust me

With that said i use utorrent to download lots of legit trial software and even share ISO's with other people in my industry. Also stay away from any p2p programs, these orgs are actually hosting files, and building their own free p2p programs just to catch you. trust me on this, i stayed at a holiday inn express last night.

JDay
11-16-2010, 1:17 PM
Also stay away from any p2p programs, these orgs are actually hosting files, and building their own free p2p programs just to catch you.

They would lose any case where they offered the content for download, that would be the same as giving you permission.

winnre
11-16-2010, 1:19 PM
Frostwire.

Cbr1000Rider
11-22-2010, 1:47 PM
Not accusing anyone of anything, but the days of the RIAA, feds, and other orgs not being able to figure out torrents is over. Its actually easier with torrents to find out a ton of info about who is hosting a file. I tell all of my clients that its not worth the free music, movies, and programs to risk getting caught. you are not as untouchable as you think you are with torrents. trust me

With that said i use utorrent to download lots of legit trial software and even share ISO's with other people in my industry. Also stay away from any p2p programs, these orgs are actually hosting files, and building their own free p2p programs just to catch you. trust me on this, i stayed at a holiday inn express last night.

http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-lawyers-knew-they-targeted-innocent-victims-101118/

socalblue
11-22-2010, 2:48 PM
They would lose any case where they offered the content for download, that would be the same as giving you permission.

Tell that to the folks spending hundreds of thousands of $ defending themselves. Like the housewife in MN that just lost $750k because he teenage daughter downloaded a few songs.

AOL has over 10,000 subpoenas asking for customer information. While the RIAA & others have backed down some they are actively going after the low hanging fruit. Be aware that there are many 'honey pots' out there with P2P/Torrent files that will report back to RIAA & others EXACTLY who you are.

IOW: Buy your music & movies legally or risk spending lots of $$.