Common Bittorrent Mistakes, Part 1

There’s a number of common mistakes made by people, when they decide to torrent things Some of these are long-standing mistakes, and others are more common. The one thing they have in common, is that they’re all easily avoidable. We’ve covered some typical mistakes and some handy tips in the past, but it’s always good […]
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A SOPA Supporter is Just A WIMP

If there’s one thing that makes US Politics amusing, it’s the sheer effort that is put into legislation, or at least the legislation’s name. Wrap a bill in a catchy backronym, even if it is the opposite of the bill, and it is almost certain to pass! If there’s one thing that makes US Politics […]
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Bittorrent Panel at Dragon*Con

I’ve been a little quiet in the past few weeks, as I recoup from Dragon*Con and deal with some other things that have come up.The audio recording of my Bittorrent panel is now up!!!!! I’ve been a little quiet in the past few weeks, as I recoup from Dragon*Con and deal with some other things […]
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BitTorrent Turns 10

Bram Internet protocols and ‘systems’ are either hit or miss. They last for ages, or only a few months. The web, email, IRC, all things that have lasted, eXeem, Google Wave, hardly any time at all. In the fast paced world of the web, it’s often the frantic turnover that kills a new product, especially when it’s […]
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TPB Raid – 5 Years On, Still Going Strong

It’s now been 5 years since the Pirate Bay was raided by Swedish police, after extensive ‘urging’ by US trade groups and politicians. 5 years of wrangling to take down that bastion of piracy, that cocker-of-snoots to the influential and rich, and that distributor of torrent files and magnet links (and NOTHING ELSE!) When it […]
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µTorrent 3 Beta Released – Goes Backwards

I’ve been a long-time user of µtorrent. I’ve been helping out with basic support int heir IRC channel for ooh… years. However, with recent developments, I may be moving away, and I’m not the only one. Recent builds have added more ‘features’, but have broken core ones in doing so, and the UI has been […]
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