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MIKRO137 PRESENTS BitTorrent (or kazza without the unpredictability...)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mikro137, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. mikro137

    mikro137 Guest

  2. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 17, 2003 Messages: 3,966 Likes Received: 0
    i havent clicked a link since that whole "rage blocking zee-zee" thing..danm that was funny..
     
  3. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

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  4. beardo

    beardo Guest

    BT is the wave of the future. hippies have been using it to DL music for a while now.
     
  5. fr8lover

    fr8lover Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
    you hippies have always been one step ahead of the rest of us, thats for sure.
     
  6. mikro137

    mikro137 Guest

    i found a divx copy of style wars , w00t!
     
  7. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 21, 2002 Messages: 3,975 Likes Received: 0
    and with that said i am downloading bittorrent
     
  8. cantbefaded

    cantbefaded Member

    Joined: May 29, 2003 Messages: 359 Likes Received: 0
    I have had this program on my redhat for a while now.
     
  9. cjd333

    cjd333 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 20, 2003 Messages: 54 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah, let me use a system that is always sucking up bandwidth when my computer is turned on, that has no sort of moderation whatsoever, and that people can easily use to hack into my system. Then I'll stick my ass out the window with an open invitation written on it for everyone to come inside. Sure! BitTorrent! Yeah it's alright that their webpage (at least the one that I have seen) is entirely in text, and there is no sembelence of any proffesionalness on it. For all you know it's run by a bunch of hax0rs waiting to rip your shit apart. I'm all set with bittorrent, I'd rather find my mp3s using a ftp server.
     
  10. cantbefaded

    cantbefaded Member

    Joined: May 29, 2003 Messages: 359 Likes Received: 0
    That's what will keep it from getting shut down.

    Did you read somewhere credible about a security flaw in BitTorrent that you could link and share with us?

    Many very good webpages are mostly if not entirely composed of text. Have a look at www.gnu.org. What do you know about proffesionalness anyway?

    hackers don't wait to exploit systems because they can do it at anytime. You'd be surprised at what the majority of the population would consider to be a hacker.

    That's not a bad way to get Juarez either.
     
  11. diggity

    diggity Guest

    Hotline. Theres no replacing it.
     
  12. cjd333

    cjd333 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 20, 2003 Messages: 54 Likes Received: 0
    fixooB.reg

    Alright I'll explain my personal view a little bit more for you.

    From what I read a couple of times on their page, this program is constantly running on my computer. I don't care if they can't shut it down, they won't be able to shut down WinMX or Kazaa either but I'll be able to shut the program off. It doesn't make sense to me that anyone would market a program that you couldn't turn off, but then again I never thought Microsoft would actually give spammers direct access to your computer with their messanger system task.

    There's just something about 7000 people d/l'ing the latest south park episode from lord knows how many computers at once that seems like one big freeloading leechfest happening on my machine and slowing down my porn sites.

    Look, I'm not going to call you ignorant. Did you read something credible about security flaws in ICQ, IRC, KAZAA, or even AIM when they first came out? How about AOL, or even the internet? No, you don't read about those things until they happen. I don't know how this program runs, but apparently it accesses your harddrive on request and it doesn't APPEAR to have a team of techies working around the clock to solve problems. What it looks like to me is a couple of college kids who wrote a script to share files. I am not going to be one of those people who learns the hard way about how easy it is for someone to hack into your computer with an IP address, some OS knowledge, and an open port.

    You're preaching to the choir on the first sentance and to answer your question, only what I've seen in the movies. :scramble:

    I wouldn't be surprised to hear what the majority of the population thinks about anything because I already know they are idiots, particularly when it comes to computers and the people that know how to use them. As for hackers exploiting a system at any time, that was my point in my original post. I don't need another open door on my computer.

    If you know, tell me who is making this bit-torrent service. As far as I know it could be a room full of monkeys typing in C++.
     
  13. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    ummm

    so i left like around 6 this evening, before i left i downloaded this bitTorrent shit. i clicked on some Mandrake link and some Style Wars link, but im 86 percent sure i X'ed out of both of them. i come back around 12 and i have 3 less gigs than when i left. WTF. someway, somehow, they downloaded while i was gone.

    what im confused about is, how could my weak computer download about 2.5-3 GIGZ within 6 hours, when it took me about 8 hours to download Xmen2(about 1 gig) off mIRC?
    i deleted that mandrake shit (2 gigz) but i think ill watch style wars.

    <----not sure if this bitTorrent thing is good or evil...
    haha and good luck arguing with dhabz on this, he knows his computer shit pretty well. [​IMG]
     
  14. cantbefaded

    cantbefaded Member

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    Re: fixooB.reg

    From what I read a couple of times on their page, this program is constantly running on my computer.

    Please show me which part of the site says that, I've read the protocol specs, and it SEEMS to say nothing about running as a service / daemon.


    It doesn't make sense to me that anyone would market a program that you couldn't turn off...

    It's called windows, you know how many times I've seen someone else's computer, and the taskbar is loaded up with all the bullshit the pc shipped with? The average computer user hasn't the slightest about what RAM is.


    I never thought Microsoft would actually give spammers direct access to your computer with their messanger system task.

    That's not difficult to disable. Aside from that, many netizens use routers that do not allow incoming connections.... which means no Netbios messages from the outside network...


    There's just something about 7000 people d/l'ing the latest south park episode from lord knows <span style='color:"black"'>how many computers at once that seems like one big freeloading leechfest happening on my machine</span> and slowing down my porn sites.

    Where do you think free files come from? Anytime you download anything, you're leeching off of someone else's bandwidth that _they_ pay for. Next time you're out leeching on your P2P program think about that one before you disconnect the "leechers". You just contradicted yourself.


    You don't read about those things until they happen.

    Not true, there's many "white hats" that hack for good and for awesome, and not evil... which means, they find holes in programs and submit bug reports, virtually fixing the flaw before it was ever noticed.


    I don't know how this program runs, but apparently it accesses your harddrive on request and it doesn't APPEAR to have a team of techies working around the clock to solve problems.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/bittorrent/
    bam



    I am not going to be one of those people who learns the hard way about how easy it is for someone to hack into your computer with an IP address, some OS knowledge, and an open port.

    Paranoia is not a complete security solution. Open sourced software is most always very secure. :cough: Windows....


    I don't need another open door on my computer.

    If you already have one that you know about, why is it open? You're paranoid of something that you're not sure exists.


    As far as I know it could be a room full of monkeys typing in C++.

    That's none of my business.
     
  15. PrimalFear

    PrimalFear New Jack

    Joined: Jun 12, 2003 Messages: 6 Likes Received: 0
    cjd333, you're so ignorant it's painful. BT is the P2P out there right now. I don't care about flashy icons, stylish design, useless "plug-ins" - I want a professional and minimalistic program that does what it says on the tin. BT delivers. Chances are, it'll stay up longer than Sharman Networks. BT is what the professionals use, apart from IRC etc.

    Why don't you turn off Swordfish or whatever "hacking" films you've been watching and realise that less is always more. Flashy content is for kids. Your concerns over security are absolutely ridiculous. Firstly, I'm sure you'll be running ZoneAlarm Free, or whatever snake-oil you saw featured in PC World. Then, you have to realise that no-one actually gives a damn about the content of your HDD. Most people who talk the most about security, and think it's cool to be paranoid, frankly don't need to be.

    By the way, hackers aren't what you are thinking of. You are thinking of cracker script kiddies.

    I love people like you. Gullible file leeches should stay with Kazaa. Proper file-sharers are to be found on IRC and newsgroups. Oh, no, not enough useless graphics and RAM-intensive bullshit. Oh well. Keeps it free of losers I guess.
     
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