Any of you torrent at your campus?

pontifex

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Originally posted by: mesthead21
why are there two threads about torrents?
because one person made the original thread and then someone else was like "wow, i should ask the same question, but switch it up a bit"
 

newb111

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Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: mesthead21
why are there two threads about torrents?
because one person made the original thread and then someone else was like "wow, i should ask the same question, but switch it up a bit"
It's the ATOT way.
 

mrSHEiK124

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They monitor traffic here at USF; I've heard from friends that they WILL send you cease/desist letters.
 

fatpat268

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I have on occasion during the middle of a class, but the speeds were often too slow (they either limited it, or there were too many on the network) to download anything bigger than a couple hundred megabytes in a reasonable time.
 

pontifex

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i (and 90% of the other students) used napster at the tech school i went to back in 98. I'm not even sure if torrents were around then. if they were, they weren't popular because I never heard of them back then.
 

legoman666

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Once I got Tor working, I fired up a torrent in my dorm room. I let it go as fast as it wanted with unlimited connections. I had so many simultaneous connections, it crashed the router serving me and the 4 floors above me. I mainly use *** (1st rule is you don't talk about it). must faster anyway.
 

mrSHEiK124

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Originally posted by: legoman666
Once I got Tor working, I fired up a torrent in my dorm room. I let it go as fast as it wanted with unlimited connections. It crashed the router serving me and the 4 floors above me. I mainly use *** (1st rule is you don't talk about it). must faster anyway.
:laugh:

MOAR USENET?
 

clamum

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Yeah, I used it in the dorms when I lived there for a year. Fast downloads. :D
 

DerwenArtos12

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Originally posted by: Braznor
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Are you an active employee of the RIAA or under contract with the RIAA attempting to subvert information from people knowing that you're not subject to entrapment laws?
 

legoman666

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Originally posted by: mrSHEiK124
Originally posted by: legoman666
Once I got Tor working, I fired up a torrent in my dorm room. I let it go as fast as it wanted with unlimited connections. It crashed the router serving me and the 4 floors above me. I mainly use *** (1st rule is you don't talk about it). must faster anyway.
:laugh:

MOAR USENET?
lol, it crashed twice before I realized it was me doing it. I fired up the torrent and once it really got going 20 minutes later, internet went kaput on the whole floor. Once it was restarted and going fast again, internet died again. Closing torrent app = no moar crash.

I signed up for giganews shortly after that. whooooosh.
 

Anubis

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couldent at my school when i was in college im sure you still cant, they blocked the ports
 

pcslookout

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Originally posted by: Anubis
couldent at my school when i was in college im sure you still cant, they blocked the ports
Thats why you use either encryption with BT if that is to slow then usenet with SSL to get around the blocked ports. They can't block all ports.
 

Anubis

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Originally posted by: pcslookout
Originally posted by: Anubis
couldent at my school when i was in college im sure you still cant, they blocked the ports
Thats why you use either encryption with BT if that is to slow then usenet with SSL to get around the blocked ports. They can't block all ports.
99% of people dont care that much, newsgroups didnt work IIRC either, i know IRC was blocked you couldent even log on

all downloads were capped at 450K/s anyway to external sites,

 

irishScott

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Nah, too dangerous. (Not many people get caught, but the penalty is effectively expulsion). I just use rapidshare/megaupload/file hosting via tor. Slow, but secure.

If it's legal, I obviously have no problem downloading via torrents.
 

meltdown75

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Originally posted by: Kelemvor
Torrents didn't exist when I was on Campus...
same here. i do remember obtaining a list of local BBSs though, and using my roommate's computer to 'nef' on them :p
 

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