FUCK Azureus.

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  1. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I thought KTorrent was supposed to be good?
     
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    No uTorrent for linux?... that sucks.
     
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    as of 1.7, utorrent is a piece of shit that will see it's demise in short-order.
     
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    What's wrong with it?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I tried kTorrent at some point, because I've heard good things about it, too. I believe when I tried it, it didn't have encryption yet, but I don't completely remember what it was that turned me away from it.

    In any case, I'm very, very happy with deluge. The only feature it lacks is a web UI, but the only reason I used the web UI in azureus was because it made it use less memory, so I'm OK with that. They say there'll be one in the next major release.
     
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    it's now owned by MPAA and it's got a backdoor writen in it.... Logs are kept of everything you download, and from what IPs and it's sent to them for processing. Now they don't need to run honey pots.... They just need stupid people to use uTorrent. And even if you don't use it, if ANYONE is using it on that torrent your info will still be sent because they'll report what they downloading from you.
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Is 1.6 still good?
     
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    :head smack smilie:

    did you even read what he wrote?
     
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    wtf

    i have never heard of this...urban legend hopefully...:noes:
     
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    As usual, you are so full of shit you qualify for your own municipal sewer district. That was a rumor that NO ONE has been able to prove. Quite the contrary, every attempt to prove a back door or phone-home has shown that there is not one. I've even tried finding the phone-home myself, piping the bittorrent traffic from an isolated VM (with wireshark running) out through a packetshaper (Packeteer Packetshapper 1400). Nothing. Same results everyone else has seen.
     
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    :hsd:

    he had me fuckin scared there for a second...

    but still, I think im gunna try bit tornado. jolly has this bad habit of being right most of the time..:coolugh:
     
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    What's wrong with Azureus? I've never had any problems, but to be fair I almost never use it.
     
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    If I remember correctly it's a resource hog because it runs on Java.
     
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    I have done the same.... got nothing. As usual Jolly is just incorrect.
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    holy shit more Jolly hate in the computer forum :shock:
     
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    He brings it on himself. He's right a lot of the time, but he's very abrasive about it.
     
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    Oh wow jolly being a sarcastic douche? Never happened before :hsugh:
     
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    It uses at least 15% of my memory at all times. Even with the GUI and all the plugins turned off.
     
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    I just fired up the latest version, running on Sun Java 6, and it grabbed 65MB of RAM. Not insignificant, but since I have 2048MB of RAM, it wasn't really missed either.
     
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    Christ, do you just spew any sort of random shit you hear from some comment off some random blog of some random tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist?

    Everyone went all apeshit about the new version of uTorrent having a multicasting function to find local peers. People saw it sending out info on a multicast address, and flipped out.

    But wait, logs - Not only have you repeated stupid shit that has been disproven, but you've taken it a step further and said it's sending out logs of what you've downloaded - a far cry from even the paranoiac rantings about how it just made connections with some outside server.


    Also, Azureus and uTorrent are both owned by media companies who are trying to bring a pay model to bit torrent as a media distribution vector. It is not the MPAA that owns them. These companies have licensing agreements with the MPAA for the distribution of the material. That's it. They're like companies who press CDs and DVDs.
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    Ahh. So THAT's why Azureus is so polished. I knew there must have been some kind of for-profit operation behind it.

    For the record, I downloaded an album using Azureus yesterday. I did not pay for it. I make no apology, because the album was canceled by the record company after someone bootlegged it -- in a part of the world where nobody could afford to buy the damned thing anyway -- and in its place they released a shitty, slapped-together album that I wish I hadn't paid for. I hereby transfer my ownership rights to the good album that I downloaded -- Time-Warner is more than welcome to come to my house and demand that I return their shitty CD to them on the spot.

    Just wanted to get that off my chest.
     

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