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Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:13:48 PM »
I have never really done the torrent thing. I like to support artists and buy stuff, and I assume most of it is illegal. If, I were to use a client and do 10 TV episodes that are not available for legal download, how does it work and how safe is it? Will I become a drug mule and get cavity searched?

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Re: Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 05:25:06 PM »
I know a guy  ;) who uses torrent finder once in a while. I've He's not had any problems with viruses or spyware. I have good antivirus software and it hasn't detected anything. As far as the legal ramifications I don't think " once in a while " is going to put you on anybody's radar.

You need a client to download the torrent. I use Tixati. From torrent finder click on the torrent and download the file. Open it with Tixati to start the torrent. Done.

I run torrent finder right from Firefox as an add on.
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Re: Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 06:48:34 PM »
utorrent has worked well from the early days of torrents.

Just look up what you want on a tracker and download.

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Re: Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 07:56:01 PM »
utorrent has worked well from the early days of torrents.

Just look up what you want on a tracker and download.

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Re: Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 08:41:53 PM »
Being in the computer support business, torrents (read: downloads, where the "provider" has no reputation at stake), are good for the virus cleanup business... just say'n.
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Re: Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 08:52:44 PM »
I've been Torrenting all the MotoGP races, as we don't get the EuroSport feed here in Canada.

Love Moody, Ryder, and Spaulders in the commentary box.

Unf, they won't be doing it next year, as some other broadcast entity has bought the GP rights.  :-(

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Re: Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 09:01:30 PM »
Um...Pontiac made a Torrent for a while, but they aren't around any more.

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Re: Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 10:03:00 PM »
utorrent has worked well from the early days of torrents.

Just look up what you want on a tracker and download.
Same here.

I've used it a few times to get something that I had no other way of getting.  No problems, but I'm careful and don't do it often. 
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Re: Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 06:53:14 AM »
Being in the computer support business, torrents (read: downloads, where the "provider" has no reputation at stake), are good for the virus cleanup business... just say'n.

No viruses here.  Like anything else online you just need to use your head.  You're probably much more likely to get a virus from a  church or entertainment gossip website.

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Re: Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 09:05:10 AM »
Um...Pontiac made a Torrent for a while, but they aren't around any more.

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Re: Torrents - Good Bad and or ugly?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 12:12:40 PM »
I've been getting BSB races from a certain unmentionable site for years using BT.  No virus issues here.
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