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    • #139338
      Anonymous
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      Anyone here been pirating and torrenting since they were kids?
      I feel like a veteran of a part of the internet thats slowly being purged. Its also funny when normies try to torrent then get a virus instantly.

    • #139339
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Prove it.

      • #139357
        Anonymous
        Guest

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm4Wjg3uDw8

        I only torrent GNFO and other gay black-on-black action.

        • #139361
          Anonymous
          Guest

          he wouldn’t know what the GNAA is, anon.

      • #139367
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Not them but I remember finding a mega.nz link for code monkies this year and it had the same libertarian revolution txt file from when I torrented it 15~ years ago

    • #139340
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yeah

    • #139341
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Is it really dying though? Ive been torrenting for years aswell (normie shit like videogames,movies,books,scat porn) and even today i rarely have a problem finding what i need. qBittorrent has an in-built search function with 5 or more pre-installed torrent search engines so i don’t even have to look for the proxies online. I just type the name of the torrent i want and it automatically shows me the results.

      • #139353
        Anonymous
        Guest

        had no idea this existed, wow that’s neat.

      • #139356
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >scat porn
        Let me guess, you are German?

        • #139359
          Anonymous
          Guest

          you cannot use torrents comfortably without vpns in germany

      • #139377
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Is it really dying though?
        Its definitely past its peak.
        Also looking at top releasers they are mostly old school veterans who grew up during internet birth. There are no new blood. When veterans start dying from age i don’t see replacement.

        • #139383
          Anonymous
          Guest

          ive grown up with torrenting and pirating and the older i get i see more people just give up and are willing to give money to big shitty corps

        • #139418
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Empress is new and they’re really good at cracking denuvo shit, which almost nobody touches.

          • #139444
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >Empress is new and they’re really good at cracking denuvo shit
            If the situation was any good, it wouldn’t take months.

        • #139500
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >There are no new blood. When veterans start dying from age i don’t see replacement.
          Not really. I started torrenting 3 years ago, a friend of mine 2 years ago. We both run homeservers. I’m using only public torrents, he’s gone for the private torrent and usenet route (necessary since he also wants german content). He also contributed some changes to the *arr software family. Although we’re both computer scientist, so it’s definitely not an accurate representation of mainstream society, but the 10+ friends& family members who use my server are at least brought into contact to the piracy scene – even if it’s just a bit.

      • #139381
        Anonymous
        Guest

        had no idea this existed, wow that’s neat.

        Dafuk. Switching from deluge to this right now.

      • #139391
        Anonymous
        Guest

        had no idea this existed, wow that’s neat.

        >BRO! USE OUR HONEYPOT TRACKERS!
        No thanks, sticking to "official" sources. Don’t need a who know what wrapper.

        • #139392
          Anonymous
          Guest

          take your meds

          • #139417
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >haha sis we aren’t honeypot, take ur meds and use our honeypot

            • #139434
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Fuckin Vobile, used to be safe to download anything under a hundred seeds.

      • #139400
        Anonymous
        Guest

        god damn germans

      • #139406
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I think it’s the opposite. Overall piracy has grown, but the market and consumption has grown disproportionally more, so a lower percentage of people are pirating, but a higher number overall is doing it. It’s like people saying desktop PCs are dying because they’ve lost massive market share to tablets and smartphones, but the overall market size has grown so much, that desktop PC ownership has only ever increased.

      • #139445
        Anonymous
        Guest

        > normie shit like videogames,movies,books,scat porn
        Haha yeah me t-too

      • #139457
        Anonymous
        Guest

        what trackers have scat porn? asking for a friend

        • #139476
          Anonymous
          Guest

          My friend asked about this as well

      • #139481
        Anonymous
        Guest

        thank you anon for making my life easier
        God bless you

    • #139342
      Anonymous
      Guest

      still torrenting
      still seeding
      not going to stop anytime soon

      • #139399
        Anonymous
        Guest

        still torrenting
        never seeding
        not going to seed anytime soon

        now kiss

      • #139409
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Thank you for your service

        still torrenting
        never seeding
        not going to seed anytime soon

        Same

      • #139464
        Anonymous
        Guest

        i stop at 0-0.1 and theres nothing you can do about it

    • #139343
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >slowly being purged
      What do you mean? It’s easier to torrent than ever before.

    • #139344
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes. The first thing my father taught me when he showed me the computer was how get free shit from torrents and to always use an adblocker. Never paid for content or saw an ad since then. Thanks dad

      • #139385
        Anonymous
        Guest

        your dad kept you away from computers until the day you were able to understand what an adblocker is!?

    • #139345
      Anonymous
      Guest

      still torrenting
      never seeding
      not going to seed anytime soon

      • #139346
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Same.

      • #139347
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Imagine using public trackers

        • #139355
          Anonymous
          Guest

          gib repository for private trackers

          • #139427
            Anonymous
            Guest

            […]

            • #139511
              Anonymous
              Guest

              right, silly me…
              thanks!

            • #139512
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Probably the most useless general on LULZ
              It’s a circle jerking and no one there gets any invites

        • #139401
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I ghostleech from private trackers and seed on public ones.

          • #139423
            Anonymous
            Guest

            very woke af

          • #139480
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I dout you do it irl but still : fuck you

        • #139463
          Anonymous
          Guest
          • #139477
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Wow. That’s literally me

      • #139438
        Anonymous
        Guest

        same. seeding increases you chance of getting served a lawsuit. not taking the risk

        • #139461
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Just get a VPN and stop being a scumbag

      • #139499
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Sneeding (formerly chucking)

    • #139348
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ve been torrenting all my life too but besides rarbg and rutracker I wouldn’t know where to look for shit these days.

    • #139349
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >slowly being purged
      do you not use private trackers? Imo private trackers are bigger then I’ve seen in 10+ years.

    • #139350
      Anonymous
      Guest

      It’s endorsed by the government where I’m from.

    • #139351
      Anonymous
      Guest

      yngmi if you think it’s being purged.

      • #139363
        Anonymous
        Guest

        it is just seeing less popularity/adoption among normies because they have 6 TV and 2 music subscription services and "don’t need" torrenting. I’ve been torrenting for 15+ years and I don’t intend to stop any time soon.

        • #139365
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >2 music subscription services
          I know you’re memeing, but are there really people with 2 music subscription services?

          • #139368
            Anonymous
            Guest

            you underestimate the stupidity of normies

    • #139352
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I think it’s dying out in the first world a bit because if you’re young nobody actually teaches you how to torrent, and nowadays if you fuck up they’ll throw the book at you since governments are slaves to corporations so people are too scared to try in the first place

      • #139362
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Does protonvpn flag game and movie torrents? protonvpn file using openvpn works well for me, I get like 1.8mb/s download so pretty good speeds. I don’t want to spend money on mullvad.

        • #139371
          Anonymous
          Guest

          No idea lol, I don’t use proton because it glows

          • #139478
            Anonymous
            Guest

            How so? Because they don’t operate above the law and protect someone who’s guilty and suspicious and also happens to user their services?

            • #139479
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Non-glowing providers don’t make it their business to know what guilty and suspicious behaviour their paying customers are up to. If they don’t keep logs, they physically can’t help law enforcement.

              Proving that providers don’t secretly glow is another matter.

              • #139523
                Anonymous
                Guest

                >Non-glowing providers don’t make it their business to know what guilty and suspicious behaviour their paying customers are up to.
                And neither does Protonmail. Having both guilty and suspicious people along with people who just want to improve their online privacy comes with the territory of running any privacy oriented service. They act and cooperate with authorities if there’s a court order issued by Swiss courts and if Swiss courts have determined that international cases can also fall after their jurisdiction.
                https://protonmail.com/blog/transparency-report/
                >If they don’t keep logs, they physically can’t help law enforcement.
                They don’t, unless it’s determined by the police that you’re breaking laws and there’s a court order involved. If you expect email providers to then act like Tom Hagens or Saul Goodmans and do what those two characters did and help their clients then you’re not living in reality.

      • #139413
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Nobody taught me personally. I just looked at youtube videos back when I was a kid. I felt like such a 1337 hacker when I discovered how to enter private servers for wow.

      • #139515
        Anonymous
        Guest

        nobody is getting caught from torrents nowadays
        That shit stopped after Napster because it wasn’t worth the corps litigation cash and they’d often get nothing out of it, proof is very low and more often than not, they’d catch some clueless grandma
        Nowadays, the only way to get caught is if you’re a distributor

    • #139364
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I think I only ever bought 2 games legitimately, UT2k4 and WoW, both for the multiplayer
      Never paid for music, TV, or movies

    • #139366
      Anonymous
      Guest

      torrenting is kinda pleb tier these days when there’s DDL sites everywhere that allow you to max out your bandwidth with no transfer limit.

      • #139369
        Anonymous
        Guest

        do they have good selection? got an example? I used to love using rapidshare for downloading stuff back when I only had a 150-200 kbps connection.

        • #139372
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >good selection
          well, that is kinda the drawback currently. sometimes torrents are the only option even still.
          >example
          a certain french website with 1 in its name. Should be obvious, I’d say more but this site has too many nolife corpo bootlickers that will put their whole day on pause just to fuck with these sites. You can find some good links on there if you search hard enough though

          • #139447
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >I’d say more but this site has too many nolife corpo bootlickers that will put their whole day on pause just to fuck with these sites.

            HAH, Said this like a true Libertarian!

            Hail Piracy!

            We need to thank anakata in the early days too.

          • #139453
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >french website
            >should be obvious
            The only day of my life I wished I was a Euro.

            • #139456
              Anonymous
              Guest

              not him but the only ddl site i know of with a 1 in the name is 1fichier

        • #139415
          Anonymous
          Guest

          > rapidshare
          It was freaking trash and you know it. Once torrenting kicked into high gear I never looked back.

          • #139426
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Rapidshare used to be nice, it was a little later that they started limiting the fuck out of the downloads

            • #139429
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Nah, it was always shit. Waiting an hour just to start downloading part 1 of 15 was no fun at all. And then you’ll have to pray your download won’t get interrupted, and even when it doesn’t there still was a limit on how fast you can download (and, worse, how much you can download within a given period of time). And by the time they finally fixed their shit no one cared because there were far better alternatives.

        • #139424
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >I used to love using rapidshare for downloading stuff back when I only had a 150-200 kbps connection

          • #139505
            Anonymous
            Guest

            When i was a kid Italy was the only european nation with african network speed
            3 hours to download a lady Gaga song

            One time I download a italian movie i want to Watch with my boomer family on emule, It ended up being a porn instead and my father told me "you Watch porn at this age the teacher Always told me your mind Is older than most Kids your Age"

            • #139506
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >when i was a kid
              >lady gaga

              • #139507
                Anonymous
                Guest

                He’s a goat, he’s old enough to post here in goat years.

            • #139508
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Woke af latin fathers wanting us to watch Porn

      • #139517
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >paying to pirate

    • #139370
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I still pronounce pirated shit as ‘war-ez’ because kids used to say that not knowing any better and still makes me smile.

      • #139451
        Anonymous
        Guest

        i pronounced it war-ezz as a kid and still do

        shoutout to warez-bb.org, rapidshare.de and megaupload

        • #139455
          Anonymous
          Guest

          i always just pronounced it "wares"
          well, the same way as wares, which in my accent is more like "wehs"

    • #139373
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes. Made fat bucks by selling PS2 games for even less than R$ 5,00

    • #139374
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I have.
      >I feel like a veteran of a part of the internet thats slowly being purged
      >purged
      Maybe it’s less popular, but pic related is why that it.

      • #139375
        Anonymous
        Guest

        yep. i just buy everything on sale on steam.
        pressing install rather than freaking about with cracked .exes like back in the day.

        older games i’ll torrent though (or if the torrented game provides a better experience e.g. far cry 3)

      • #139382
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Where did Gaben learn to be so woke af? What literature do I need to read

      • #139437
        Anonymous
        Guest

        This quote should hang in all the corporate offices and meeting rooms, because clearly the corporate eggheads forgot it. I predict the resurgence of mass piracy soon as we’re going back to the fragmented mess of inconvenient and expensive services that led to piracy in the first place: when Netflix and Steam were the only providers of content, and were cheap too, there wasn’t even the need to pirate, but now everyone else wanted a slice of the pie, so platforms multiplied and prices skyrocketed. I wonder if there will be a protocol that will make bittorrent obsolete as it was to the eD2k protocol back in the day. Also, I miss megaupload.

        • #139443
          Anonymous
          Guest

          don’t forget that annoying anti-piracy is returning, another big contributor

      • #139441
        Anonymous
        Guest

        This is exactly the case. I pirate all movies and tv shows I watch, but I only buy games on Steam. It’s just so convenient.

      • #139493
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Woke af. I use Steam for almost all games and Spotify for 99% of the songs I listen to. Only shit like jpop songs from 80-90’s I pirate since no service has them.

    • #139379
      Anonymous
      Guest

      fuck off monkey

    • #139380
      Anonymous
      Guest

      As a ‘veteran’, I snort at this, but I get what you mean.

      It’s just less visible and less obvious, everyone’s on steam or console scum streaming their shit, so the majority of zoomers don’t understand why you’d want to download it, or understand why anyone would.

      • #139384
        Anonymous
        Guest

        zoomers will never understand that there was once a time when people used to own their media instead of renting for an unknown amount of time

        • #139390
          Anonymous
          Guest

          With how shit Netflix and other streaming services are, I won’t be surprised if they turn around one day and go "hey…. this freaking sucks", and start investing in storage. Who knows.

          • #139393
            Anonymous
            Guest

            i doubt it, most people nowadays are too stubborn to get into something as simple as torrenting

          • #139420
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I did. I wanted to watch fairly mainstream movies like American Psycho when I was a teenager but the only way to get it was blu ray or torrent. And I was broke when I was 15 so torrents it was.

            >2001 zoomer btw

    • #139386
      Anonymous
      Guest

      started with dc++ around 20 years ago i think, big boys warned me of the dangers of the filetypes and all sorts of other dogshit software there was
      i just wanted free games, music and porn

    • #139388
      Anonymous
      Guest

      ShareReactor. I was mod with desert_storm (hope you’re still around!) in the software releases forum. This legend seeded 0day on 56k modem on ed2k LOL mad respect.

      Svesken who I didn’t like was also mod there in danish forum. She was a bitch and probably still is.

    • #139389
      Anonymous
      Guest

      looking for random shit on old p2p clients is fun

    • #139394
      Anonymous
      Guest

      As a veteran myself I’m flustered about how people had’nt cracked Diablo II’s new remake yet. I’m also not paying too much attention to it, so it might be out already and I don’t know.

      • #139396
        Anonymous
        Guest

        d2r was already "cracked" with zloemu on day 1. The console release is also cracked completely but it looks like dog shit on console

        • #139405
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I can’t find links. I’m rusty, then.

    • #139395
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Started torrenting when I got my first computer. Video games were expensive, my parents were poor. I think I was 9-11.

    • #139402
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://i.imgur.com/c2Tr60E.gif

      yes for years since the late 90s
      so i need someone to confirm one of my memories.
      say youre on kazaa/bearshare/limewire and you look for "literally doesnt matter what" and youd get pizza in the search results
      did this only happen to me or am i remembering it wrong?

      • #139404
        Anonymous
        Guest

        glowscrotes post cp on internet to bait pedos and people dumb enough to download cp and get fined for it

        • #139439
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >fined
          that shit gets you thrown in prison

      • #139484
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >13yo
        >get Kazaa
        >what should I watch?
        >maybe Shakespeare’s Hamlet?
        >download
        >it’s actually porn Hamlet with Sarah Young and Christophe Clark
        >get booba fetish for the rest of your life

      • #139494
        Anonymous
        Guest

        yep, anon i remember it. there was heaps of pizza. i’ve only watched as a 13 year old, so i don’t feel like a criminal, but i remember seeing some bonked up shit. i mean, it was only a few years later when my poopyhole friend sent me the degestan beheadings.. ahh the internet

      • #139503
        Anonymous
        Guest

        yep, anon i remember it. there was heaps of pizza. i’ve only watched as a 13 year old, so i don’t feel like a criminal, but i remember seeing some bonked up shit. i mean, it was only a few years later when my poopyhole friend sent me the degestan beheadings.. ahh the internet

        The internet became a lot more vanilla since then.
        It’s weird but I feel like the internet peaked round 2007-2009.

    • #139403
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Most woke af p2p platform? Most woke af p2p platform.

      • #139407
        Anonymous
        Guest

        oh yea, I remember the time I got a whole pack of CP instead of the promised sony ericsson theme pack. emule was the shit

      • #139419
        Anonymous
        Guest

        it still is that way, just harder to find without looking for it

        Still the easiest way to order cheese pizza.

      • #139501
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I just setup an unused raspberry pi with amule and part of my data on an old 2tb drive and it seems to run nicely, ordered a more powerful orange pi so it can hash faster and leave it on 24/7

      • #139502
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Sadly no IPv6 support. Gnutella2 is worth mentioning.

      • #139516
        Anonymous
        Guest

        military salute

    • #139412
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i was using usenet to pirate back in the late 2000’s when ISP’s still provided access

    • #139414
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Didn’t even occur to me it was a crime when copying those Commodore 64 cassettes with family’s double deck cassette player. In the late 90s I understood the idea of copyright and somewhere around 2000 I heard normies talking about the matter. Before that everyone was all like "wow, you so smart" if I offered them pirated software as if they didn’t understand what data was.

      • #139432
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Aw yeah Mail Order Monsters

      • #139483
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Borrow game CDs from friends
        >Father immediately starts copying them
        Remembering this always makes me laugh.

    • #139421
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I have been pirating since I remember. My uncle told me about Ares which I used extensively back in the day. Then I learned about torrents and the rest is history. Take the piratepill consoomer.

    • #139422
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >torrenting since they were kids?
      christ LULZ is young

      • #139454
        Anonymous
        Guest

        i’m 31 and started torrenting when i was 13

        • #139485
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Same

        • #139488
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I was going to call you out, then I did the math. Fuck, where does the time go.

    • #139425
      Anonymous
      Guest

      My parents taught me how to wire two VCRs together to copy video tapes from blockbuster when I was in kindergarten. Our movie shelf at home was 95% generic tapes with hand written labels. I remember being surprised to see some movies for sale and asking why they had artwork on the jacket. I also remember being mystified to find out what my parents were doing was illegal, despite not hurting anyone. Something that still mystifies me to this day. I have 3 kids and they’re all learning to torrent. I will discourage them from wasting money on music and media that can be obtained for free. Fuck the garden gnomes.

    • #139431
      Anonymous
      Guest

      its easier than ever dumbass

    • #139433
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Brazilian chad here. Have been torrenting for ~15 years with no intention of stopping.
      Current global seed ratio is 16 on public trackers only. Sometimes I reset it accidentally.
      FUCK THE GLOBOHOMO I’M NEVER PAYING FOR SOFTWARE

      • #139435
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Insanely woke af piratebro. I also seed on public trackers because I want people to have access to all the content and to keep it available instead of locking it behind sekrit clubs.

      • #139436
        Anonymous
        Guest

        basado. can you suggest me some good sites to get torrents? I’ve started torrenting just a couple of months ago

        • #139460
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Glow harder

      • #139459
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Thank you for your service

      • #139467
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >pirates everything. Even free games
        Honestly not even mad. I can’t even begin to imagine where I’d get shit like AM2R after getting purged off the internet. Meanwhile there’s multiple copies still up on TPB. God bless their souls.

      • #139487
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Woke af and seedpilled

      • #139518
        Anonymous
        Guest

        BOPE military salute

    • #139440
      Anonymous
      Guest

      my granddad had an enormous VHS collection, and later a DVD collection. his living room had these giant glass-front cases full of leather-bound zipper cases of DVDs.
      he created a system of organization and you’d come by and look through the paper catalog and find the movie you wanted.
      he’d been doing it for so long, there must have been i don’t know, 10,000 movies or something. it was unbelieveable.
      he didn’t buy them, he would go to blockbuster once a week or so, rent movies he hadn’t gotten yet, and burn copies of them to add to the collection.
      my dad did a similar thing with music, and had these racks of hard drives full of albums.
      he showed me limewire as a kid, and i’ve never stopped since.

    • #139442
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m unironcally still torrenting movies and TV shows even though I’m worth 8 figures.

    • #139446
      Anonymous
      Guest

      still out there

    • #139448
      Anonymous
      Guest

      how old are u LULZ ? Holy F
      I started downloading stuff with emule, kazaa, limewire (best place for music) , then came the multiple parts files (dont remember the name), direct links of host services and at this period of time i started using torrents and then using magnets.

      • #139449
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >I started downloading stuff with emule, kazaa, limewire
        winmx was my jam

    • #139450
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #139452
      Anonymous
      Guest

      got a question that doesn’t really fit anywhere else
      am I just getting unlucky with the sites I’m using when trying to find torrents?
      been mostly using rarbg and piratebay but it seems like the rate at which the content I’m looking for has slowed down. used to find stuff the next day or two, and now it’s sometimes almost a month or more.
      have uploaders given up or have garden gnomes caught on and found a way to stop it?

      mainly torrented backroomcastingcouch videos

      • #139486
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Pornolab.net

        • #139504
          Anonymous
          Guest

          This.
          Russia is the last bastion of torrenting.
          If it’s not on pornolab or rutracker, you will probably only find in some private tracker impossible to get into

          • #139520
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >If it’s not on pornolab or rutracker, you will probably only find in some private tracker impossible to get into

            This. Your other last resort is Bitdig and if you can’t find it, on one of these three sites tough luck.

      • #139519
        Anonymous
        Guest

        leetx
        eztv
        limex
        emule/amule

    • #139458
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Ever since I was 14. Free anime is the best

    • #139462
      Anonymous
      Guest

      > have 10TB of HDD space, still have to delete and purge 90% of the sovelware being pumped out.

    • #139465
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >using the internet to pirate
      Back in my day we copied that freaking floppy. That freaking floppy of course was a hugeass 5 1/4" floppy and had the latest C64 warez scene releases on them.
      You kids have it easy.

      • #139466
        Anonymous
        Guest

        how’d you share them? meetups? snail mail?

        • #139475
          Anonymous
          Guest

          got them via BBS over phone lines and then exchanged with friends

    • #139468
      Anonymous
      Guest

      How do you lads get music? I’ve been using soulseek but it seems kinda iffy

      • #139469
        Anonymous
        Guest

        rutracker (public)
        orpheus, red (private, with interview signup)

    • #139470
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I had horrible internet growing up relative to what was available. Talking sub 1mbps in 2014. I basically could not stream so I downloaded overnight. Back then it was manual to look up shows, download, organize manually, etc.
      Today ibhave decent internet but still want that level of control over my media.
      Growing up I dreamed of being able to expose media externally and access it over the internet. I also dreamed of automation to this.
      Given scenes normalized naming conventions, it’s way more doable for modern shows
      I still torrent, or more accurately, maintain polling infrastructures. Today I run a Sonarr, Radarr, Prowlarr, qbittorrent and Plex all networked together. Radarr polls for movie releases. Sonarr polls for new episodes (can be specific to language too), and Prowlarr automatically manages torrent trackers for both. Radarr and Sonarr send requests to qBittorrent that fires back to Radarr/Sonarr, which then tells Plex new content is up.
      I get new push notifications within minutes of new episodes airing on my phone. I can’t remember the last time I sought out new TV shows. Its as comfy as just sitting down and watching TV

      • #139522
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Guide me, oh wise anon

    • #139471
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ve been torrenting for years. Never got a single virus.

    • #139472
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Pirated since I was 12. Remember getting a few viruses on my old crappy computer back then too. Only scrotebrained possible thing I’ve done in a long time is torrent from a fit-girl fake site. Game worked and my computer performance remains unchanged so I guess I got lucky. To be honest I don’t really care either because I’ll just do a clean install of winblows again if I by some mistake run into a virus.

    • #139473
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Been pirating since I got my first PC at 15. Now on /ptg/.

    • #139474
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Anyone here been pirating and torrenting since they were kids?
      You are a kid though, I’ve been pirating way before torrents were popular.
      We used to have (self hosted) FTP servers with pirated content, regular file upload servers who didn’t give a shit about copyright, and of course P2P sharing software like Napster Netwire, Kazaa, BearShear, eMule etc.

      >I feel like a veteran of a part of the internet thats slowly being purged. Its also funny when normies try to torrent then get a virus instantly.
      It’s not really purged, but normies prefer the convenience of streaming services so the demand isn’t as big as it used to be.

    • #139482
      Anonymous
      Guest

      yeah,pre 2010 used limewire+its search feature after that discovered bittorrent and thepiratebay/kickasstorrents through LULZ around 2010/2011,never got into any private trackers never seeded.RIP torrentz.eu

    • #139489
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >I feel like a veteran of a part of the internet thats slowly being purged
      you mean "paid"
      vets of the net are boomers with desirable tech skills, and companies pay them well to get shit done
      the neo-web is one giant fuck-you subscription service
      at some point it became easier to buy a subscription to get shit done than it does to keep trusting Russians to crack the code without stuffing it full of their own spyware crap

    • #139490
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I started on limewire

    • #139491
      Anonymous
      Guest

      how do you torrent without getting a virus?

      • #139495
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You don’t (unless it’s movies and music)
        Any program that is an EXE will likely have virus in it

      • #139496
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Mostly on a trust basis, I’d recommend you read the /r/piracy wiki; they actually have really good info for new siss even though it’s Reddit.

      • #139510
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I dont really pirate software since I just use free open source stuff.
        And I pay for non-AAA games I think are good because I want to support the industry. I don’t play the typical AAA trash though.
        Media usually is virus free.

      • #139521
        Anonymous
        Guest

        just use linux (es Debian) on your pc or use a kodibox with Linux connected to your TV (es a Vero from OSMC).
        So you never use windows or nazintosh, those are the unvaxxed of the computing world

    • #139492
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Same

    • #139497
      Anonymous
      Guest

      If you live in a non first world country piracy is still a big thing

    • #139509
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Still pirating. Though mostly music, movies and anime. I don’t play many video games anymore and all the programs I need are FOSS.

    • #139513
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No one knows about the Free Warez Alliance or ESP

    • #139514
      Anonymous
      Guest

      it’s crazy how kids don’t know how to pirate nowadays
      Even most of the anime fandom outside this site is lazy as hell and instead goes to these random streaming site instead of guaranteed quality and having the choice of subs, encoding, etc. from the a torrent site

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