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The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents on February 29

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posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 11:31 AM
reply to post by ChaoticOrder

will be trying it later, but maybe opening it in Notepad ++ [freeware by the way
which comes with a search function installed might do the job

reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL

"copy that"

i see you're already taking advantage of the capabilities of .magnet links

edit on 13-2-2012 by DerepentLEstranger because: added reply

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 11:37 AM
reply to post by DerepentLEstranger

Yeah I've already opened it in Notepad++ just to see what it looked like. I also tried doing a search but it's really laggy, even with my Phenom II X4 processor. So it seems that a more fine tuned application is in order. Something that will present me with all the titles that match any words in my search, and will allow me to simply click on any of the results and open it straight up with my torrent software. I'll share a link to the app when I get it done.

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 11:40 AM
reply to post by ChaoticOrder

you're going to do the code yourself?

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 11:45 AM
Tribler makes all this moot anyhow, and I'm sure we'll have several Tribler-like apps in the near future. No more seeding files on a server, no more centralized torrent-searching. All can be done strictly via P2P.

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 12:06 PM
reply to post by Blackmarketeer

How it works

When users search for content on Tribler, results come directly from other peers instead of a central server.
By clicking on the desired search result, the meta-data is downloaded from another peer.

“No matter what crazy laws may pass in the future, people will always be able to share,” says TorrentFreak.

Tribler file-sharing software cannot be shut down, says developer

Awesome! It was only a few weeks ago I suggested something exactly like that:

I think what we need is a P2P torrent indexing network... so the torrent files are actually stored on a seperate P2P network and can't be lost with a downed server..

This is what you get when you mess with pirates!

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posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 12:32 PM
Could all the seeders not just remove all their torrents from their manager the day before, and then re-connect them for seeding the day after?

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 12:45 PM
I'd venture to guess that 50% of seeders don't know that they are seeding. There are alot of folks out there that don't explore how torrent clients work, I know alot of people that don't know that they can access their downloads from 'my computer' they think they have to go through their torrent app to get to their downloads.

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 01:38 PM
hmm. Magnet links don't work in Firefox, apparently.

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 01:57 PM
Sigh. The terrorists have truly won.

Do magnets work with Chrome or do they not stick?

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 02:07 PM
I cannot even get link to the file. Says server not available. We just had a major outage here and its starting to look like a filter in place. Oh well. Would have liked to seen that. If there is another place to d/l it, can it be linked here? or maybe give me a post?

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 02:21 PM
Aren't they supposed to work from torrent client? Not from browsers.

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 03:15 PM
umm guys chrome and firefox are not bittorrent or magnet clients
at the bottom of the page is a list for bittorent clients that can use magnet links
for windows, mac and linux
edit on 13-2-2012 by DerepentLEstranger because: added edit and comment

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:02 PM

Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL

Oh wow, I didn't see that bitsnoop dump at the bottom of the article. That's even better!

Now all I need to do is build a simple application that lets me search through these files for what I want. Completely offline torrent searching!

Exp. off application or info thank

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:43 PM
TPB, Legends.

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 09:36 PM
Here is the direct link to 17 million torrents, I was having trouble accessing it, will see if it works through ATS:

edit on 092929p://2America/ChicagoMon, 13 Feb 2012 21:46:33 -0600 by THE_PROFESSIONAL because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 10:37 PM

Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger

no need to freak folks all torrents with less than 10 users will be converted to .magnet links

this is TPB merely being very proactive they are not giving up without a fight

and portable!!!

The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak that the transition to a magnet site is “a step forward in technology,” and one that will make the site more resistant to being shut down.

Without torrents it takes less bandwidth to host a Pirate Bay proxy site which are used to circumvent ISP blockades in countries like Italy, Ireland, The Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, the Pirate Bay will become much more portable and thus easier to move around.

How easy it is to carry a copy of a torrent-less Pirate Bay became apparent last week, when a user reduced the entire site to 90 megabytes – small enough to fit on a tiny thumb drive. The Pirate Bay team likes the idea of a “portable” backup of the site and told TorrentFreak that they are considering releasing an official version in the future.

It’s quite remarkable to see how The Pirate Bay has transformed in recent years. The site is no longer hosting a tracker, and soon .torrent files will be entirely replaced by magnet links. Despite these changes the iconic file-sharing site is picking up new users every week.
(visit the link for the full news article)

something went wrong with related thread link so 'ill repost here
Pirate Bay to Allow Real-Object Downloads. The Real Reason for ...

please read the related thread as it shows that it's not about piracy but preserving the status quo re "business as usual" and maintaining the economic-debt-slavery-planned obsolescence paradigm
edit on 13-2-2012 by DerepentLEstranger because: fixed related thread link added comment

are you two chromosomes short of down syndrome or what?

it obviously said that any torrent with MORE THAN 10 users will be deleted, not converted to magnet links. the magnet links are there anyway. torrents with less than 10 users won't be affected at all.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 12:50 AM
I thought after Megaupload would not be running, but i was wrong when people were uploading shows and movies onto 2shared and RapidShare.

Pirate Bay wont shut down over this, plus i thought they hosted their servers in an undisclosed place in a cave or something???

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 01:24 AM
Still want torrents? There's massive amount of them in the ocean...
1: Torrentz
2: AIO Search

Afraid of Torrents?
Use Usenet
Do not want to pay?

Use laptop, flash usb drive and linux live cd, connect to a wireless network [change MAC address first, bonus points for anon vpn or proxy] and search away at Pirate Access

Want to download without limits and still pay for a small amount of money.

What else? There's always the Deep Web [Tor Boundle] or Freenet project.
Filter out CP porn and you're good to go.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 01:29 AM
reply to post by DerepentLEstranger

Your headline was a little scary seeing as how btjunkie tossed in the towel. I am glad to see TPB is going the other way. I get some of the best copyright free documentaries from the 70s and 80s through torrents. I would not know where else to find them or what to do with the original VHS they were put out on.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 02:11 AM

Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Here is a copy of all torrents on bitsnoop:

It's on the bottom of this page:

That's right in 535 mb file you have 17 million torrents spread it around

i downloaded it but it seems be a collection of capital letters followed by a brief description like...

DEFGHDETSRTGA song by artist so so and so...

GHDCHHHGFGFFG software for compressing a file...and so and on.

what do you do with the capital letters stuff?

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