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I'm too lazy to figure out how to use BitTorrents...

Shurikane

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I thought a mix between a P2P software and a downloader would give even halfway decent results, but sad to say, I'd rather stick my entire forearm into the anus of the Goatse man than to ever have to download Torrent files again.

It seems that BitTorrent absolutely needs to have the entire file into memory when it downloads it. Gradually, as the download goes on, my computer becomes slower and slower, until it's all done, and I get my speed up once again.

I have 128 MBs of Rambus RAM. My page file is set at a minimum of 300 MBs.

I am downloading a Torrent of 2 gigs in size.

With the bare bones BitTorrent program, my mouse cursor does jumps. With Shareaza, little worthless piece of shit, Internet Explorer downright refuses to even think about downloading a website. It'll just say it can't find the server without any delay.

And of course, because Torrents are in these days, everyone puts 'em up on their websites instead of putting up normal downloads or logging onto regular P2P networks.

And thus I declare: Fuck you BitTorrent. You've officially ruined the entire fucking Internet. :mfinger:
 

Bullshyt

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Well, all you ever think about is computers, at least you are flaming them. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

twofivekidd9

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All I know is, I have a 28K modem, and it sucks. Damn I wish i had wireless
 

morelos

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your entire arm would probably fit in the anus of the goatse man. he could make a killing selling parking spaces or safety deposit boxes.

~ dan ~
 

twofivekidd9

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You are the goatse man! b)o(d
hahahahaha PWN
 

BRiT

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Mine works fine. I'm using Azureus client. It works flawlessly without affecting system performance. Also, with bittorrent, you need to limit your UPSTREAM bandwidth so as to not choke off other programs like web browsers, IM clients, irc, or even dns lookups.

Once again, this problem is solely a User Error issue.
 

morelos

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ok brit, that was a little mean.

i mean, come on. you didn't invent the thing; he isn't directly attacking you. let him rant :p
 

BRiT

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No, I didn't invent it, but I at least learned how to use it. It's an exceptionally great tool, in the hands of those qualified to use it.

So you're saying I should give him some milk and cookies with a nice big hug and flowers?
 

BRiT

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Oh yeah, I nearly forgot to post on this point. The Internet was ruined somewhere around 1991 when it started becoming mainstream, and was officially ruined with the advent of AOL!

"You, Off my net!"
 

Shurikane

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BRiT said:
Also, with bittorrent, you need to limit your UPSTREAM bandwidth so as to not choke off other programs like web browsers, IM clients, irc, or even dns lookups.
Been there, done that. I'm down to 3 Kilobytes a second upstream and 8 Kilobytes a second downstram now and even though I have somewhat less problems than before... My internet still manages to crap out on me. That's not normal for a DSL connection.

Other interesting thing I found out: even after closing my Torrent client and thus stopping my downloads in their tracks, the compy doesn't recover. If I want my browser to comply, rebooting is mandatory.

To Bullshyt: It's computer month for my rants. :) Been trying to fix this damn box but it's a lost cause I'm afraid. Thank God my father's dead - never will there be Dells in my family anymore!
 

BRiT

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Odd. I'm on cable that's limited to 3mbit/sec down and 32KB/sec up. I pull a lot down from usenet (constant 1.5mbit/sec) while using bittorrents (hits upto 1.5mbit/sec as well), and have no issues with web-browsing. I cap Azureus at 24KB/sec upload speed, to reserve 8KB/sec upstream for other traffic. I haven't had an issue since doing so. I had terrible luck with other torrent clients or without capping it.

What you describe is not typical or specific to torrents, but seems to be more of an issue with your computer setup and/or your DSL provider. Have you tried a completely fresh install?
 

Bullshyt

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AOL just fucking sucks, it needs to die. :mfinger:
 

Shurikane

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BRiT said:
Odd. I'm on cable that's limited to 3mbit/sec down and 32KB/sec up. I pull a lot down from usenet (constant 1.5mbit/sec) while using bittorrents (hits upto 1.5mbit/sec as well), and have no issues with web-browsing. I cap Azureus at 24KB/sec upload speed, to reserve 8KB/sec upstream for other traffic. I haven't had an issue since doing so. I had terrible luck with other torrent clients or without capping it.

What you describe is not typical or specific to torrents, but seems to be more of an issue with your computer setup and/or your DSL provider. Have you tried a completely fresh install?
Did a complete reformat a month ago... But then, it's a Dell. I think I don't need to say any more.

I'll give Azureus a go. It's the only thing I haven't tried yet. I'll first go kill the guy who suggested Shareaza, and then I'll install Azureus and see if there's any improvement.

That, or I simply say yes to the guy on the other thread who had offered to send me his 1.5 GHz box for free. :rolleyes:
 

Bullshyt

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Hey, you know if you kill him, you'll be in a bit of ttrouble. Just thought I'd give you the heads up.
 

Shurikane

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I'll just cover my tracks and leave behind the IP address of my next door neighbor.

That, or I fabricate a Buster Sword and leave the police wondering how the hell the idiot got killed by a video game character. Knowing the cops, they'll buy it.
 

Invalid

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Are you using a router by chance? I know with azereus I had to do some router configurations. I also had to mess around with the WindowsXP firewall before I could get it to work right. I dunno about all that slowdown bullshit but it might help download speed.

I'd prefer using Azereus and the bittorent network over regular shitty p2p programs like kazaa, there is too much bullshit that is mislabeled. Don't tell me that after your done downloading something like a movie that it turns out to be PORN! Or maybe the fact that people are completely fucking retarded and can't name the songs correctly jesus fucking christ. Fuck those people, fuck them in their stupid asses.

edit: wireless is also not a internet connection per say you usually have to have a cable going into a wireless router or something of the like. My friend has wireless and it blows shit. The router is in the basement and his computer along with the other 2 are upstairs and their connection sucks my balls. I told'em to get hardwire but Noooooo wireless is easier.
 

Shurikane

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If the wireless signal need to go through the kitchen and all those appliances, you're in for a world of pain. :o

Yes, I'm unfortunately on a router. Someone recently gave me instructions on DMZing and port forwarding and all to up my chances of making a successful connection to another peer but right now, I'm okay with what I have. WinMX connects okay, so logically my Torrent client (I've just downloaded Azureus and the damn thing freezes on startup!!) should have no problems either. It's as if my computer gets exhausted from Torrenting. I've looked at my router this morning. The lights for my computer were lit and frozen. The lights for my mother's computer were flickering. Meh...

I guess I'll just go and try some stuff with the router settings and see if anything works...
 

Bullshyt

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Hit that motherfucker in the head with a pickle!
 

morelos

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LOL i've heard that if you stick a wire in each end of a pickle and then stick each wire into one of the slots on a plug outlet that the pickle will glow and stink.

never tried it though.

~ dan ~

"what? that is a 10W pickle-bulb"