Mininova Torrent Jam

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torrent jam
Look at how many people are torrenting (click for current list)

Wow, I figured that with the season 3 premiere of Battlestar Galactica, there would be a lot of BitTorrent activity, especially since here in Toronto
isn’t showing it until tonight, but over 25,000 people?


entertainment, software, the Net.

About rae

I'm a long-time Mac and iOS developer. I'm also a big fan of Ruby on Rails and relational databases. I tend to work remotely, in my basement with occasional trips to the office. I'm also a big videophile, both TV and film, and can't wait for a good, inexpensive home 4k solution.

4 comments on “Mininova Torrent Jam

  1. Jeff K

    Hm, 25,000 (currently 6k) out of 6 billion people isn’t that much. Also, certain (local?) cable providers are widely suspected of throttling bittorrent traffic. I hadn’t used bittorrent for a while, but I reconfigured my firewall and such and it does appear I am being throttled somewhere along the way. I suppose if I actually watched TV I might look into it. Btw, I drove by your place last Thursday and didn’t see the glow of the TV nor a car in the driveway quite late in the evening, a few hours prior to your 9:08am post. Where do you watch these shows you advocate? Basement? As I recall you have an uncommon ISP. Count yourself lucky.

  2. rae Post author

    Hey, you should have knocked on the door! Although, I was pretty sick on Thu night. I didn’t even go to my regular Fri night gaming because of it, and missed a few days of work.

    Indeed, my ISP setup is very unusual. I am using a company that seems to have several names, and is partly co-owned by both Bell and Rogers, and offers both DSL and cable hookup. I have a static IP address, which I don’t think they offer, and I only retain because I am a grandfathered former iStop user.

    Given the price and (now mediocre) speed, I am on the lookout for another ISP that allows static IPs, does not throttle/block servers of any kind, has high bandwidth, has low latency, and a good price. I’m not asking for much, am I?

    I tend to watch shows either on my Mac in the basement, or (via PowerBook) on the HDTV in the living room. Most shows are better-than-NTSC resolution (HR or HD), so watching them on a normal TV, like the one in our bedroom, is sub-optimal.

    I’m in a bit of a quandry now, because so much stuff is available in HR and HD, but I still download the SD versions (standard definition, i.e. plain old TV) so that I can play them on the LG DVD players. Maybe I should look more into HD-resolution-playing DivX players.

  3. Jeff K

    Well now fancy that, I turned on packet encryption and the “throttling” mysteriously went away on certain files, I hope they didn’t spend too much money on the traffic shaping system. Anyway, I think I’ll download an HD file or 2 just to say I did it and then pack up bittorrent again.

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