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Re: Virtual box

Post by -Ninjex- on Wed May 29, 2013 10:06 pm
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fashizzlepop wrote:Lol,. It's illegal to download ANYTHING.


There is a difference in pirating material and downloading material.

I am assuming that remark was sarcasm...
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Re: Virtual box

Post by thehackertoyou on Thu May 30, 2013 3:25 pm
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Okay, well, I kind of have to have windows, but I'll try linux sometime. Also, I've heard you guys mention a torrent, or bit torrent several times. what is that?
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Re: Virtual box

Post by centip3de on Thu May 30, 2013 3:53 pm
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thehackertoyou wrote:Okay, well, I kind of have to have windows, but I'll try linux sometime. Also, I've heard you guys mention a torrent, or bit torrent several times. what is that?


It's a different form of downloading something, really. Basically, instead of downloading something from a single source, you download files from multiple different sources, which might speed things up in comparison (depending on several other factors). However, in recent years, torrents have been sources for all kinds of illegal activity; virii, child pornography, pirated movies/games/music, etc. So when we were talking about torrenting, we were talking about illegally downloading (or pirating) software, such as the Microsoft Windows OS. If you want to learn more about torrenting, I'd suggest you either Google it or look it up on Wikipedia.

(Side note: We here at HTS do not condone or support illegal activity such as pirating.)
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Re: Virtual box

Post by fashizzlepop on Thu May 30, 2013 7:04 pm
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Torrenting is the best way to download large files, be it legally or illegally. I prefer to always download Linux isos with a torrent as it is way faster and is guaranteed not to be corrupt if you get the torrent from the right source.

cent is making torrenting sound way worse than it actually is.
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Re: Virtual box

Post by thehackertoyou on Fri May 31, 2013 2:20 pm
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fashizzlepop wrote:Torrenting is the best way to download large files, be it legally or illegally. I prefer to always download Linux isos with a torrent as it is way faster and is guaranteed not to be corrupt if you get the torrent from the right source.

cent is making torrenting sound way worse than it actually is.

Okay, I guess I don't see the advantage of downloading from multiple sources. Why would it be faster the normal downloading?
And how would that guarantee a file isn't corrupt?
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Re: Virtual box

Post by fashizzlepop on Fri May 31, 2013 2:31 pm
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Torrenting uses p2p. Meaning, if 20 people already downloaded the file, you can download directly from all 20 at the same time (or however many you end up connecting based on config/availability/etc.). This means you get to access the data way faster than a single connection. Also, since you are downloading from random people, your torrent program will always checksum the data guaranteeing it is valid and not corrupt. HTTP/FTP file transfers don't always transfer perfectly.
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Re: Virtual box

Post by brutal_hacker on Fri May 31, 2013 5:06 pm
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In simple terms:

Imagine your wanting a glass pane off your friend but its too big for him to carry on his own. It would take him a very long time for him to get to your house. This is direct download no one likes him.

Now imagine 5 of your friends have the same glass pane. Now it would still take far too long for you to wait for them to bring the item on there own. So what do we do lets go wild and SMASH that glass to BITS (key word). Bearing in mind all your friends have the same type of glass so bits of it will all fit together. (in a simple world of course)

Now each friend brings there "bits" to you a lot faster as its easier for them to carry. You (the protocol) put it back together again. Turning down bits you don't need and accepting bits you need.

The process is faster as your downloading multiple bits from multiple people (sources) Just imagine a dinner line and each person adds a bit of something to your plate before you get to the end. Same method.
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Re: Virtual box

Post by hackuin60s on Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:12 pm
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If you are downloading a 4GB file, and you have already completed 98% and you lost power to your laptop or your downloading window accidently closed or your system hanged or something happend, you most probably pissed of need to download or start over the download from start again. Imagine if you have avarage internet speed, you are more pissed off, if you download it from torrent, you can just start it again from 98% itself.

Hope you got a clear advantage of torrent then a direct download :]
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