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Does anyone use BitTorrent with a dial-up Internet connection?
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(May 26, 2018, 22:13 pm)rogary Wrote:
(May 25, 2018, 21:51 pm)dueda Wrote: At 52-56 K bit per second, that is 5KB/s or 300KB per minute, 1800KB per hour.
U need a new calculator, dude . . . I mean dueda.  300 KB per minute is 18,000 KB per hour.  It would only take around 2 1/2 days to download a Gig.  Fortunately, files were small back in them days so you wouldn't be downloading no gig.

You're right, somehow I cut off one zero here. Two days to download a Gig seems very reasonable, if one could keep it up for that long.

Here Internet services were cheap from midnight to six AM, so one would take 56 hours : 6 = about 9-10 days (unless you wanna pay the telco).
Yep, guys did a much better job making things small those days. But the girls (cough, gifs) look much better on full 32-bit FHD today...
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#12
I still use a dial-up Internet Connection and my torrent-client is Bittorrent.

If enough seeds are available, the download goes upto 1.1Mb/sec which is my max speed with a 10Mbps connection.
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(Jun 01, 2018, 04:32 am)pontynick Wrote: I still use a dial-up Internet Connection and my torrent-client is Bittorrent.

If enough seeds are available, the download goes upto 1.1Mb/sec which is my max speed with a 10Mbps connection.

First, no dial-up connection I know of can go over 128Kbps, for they're audio-based and analog lines time slice (modulate) subchannels at 300Hz.
Second, at 10Mpbs one must be using digital, ADSL, which is not a dialed entry system.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Emule and the like (any client relying on GNUtella / KADermlia) resume downloads as well. And the download speeds are usually sloew771 as fuck even with loads of peers cause everybody is a fucken leech. So you wont notice the difference. But it's unmoderated so you might just end up with one gig of bait after waiting for two days.
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I miss Shareaza, Kazaa, etc. Not that direct file sharing is better than swarming, but it was fun old times, when things became popular. Like old Napster.
Anyway, even curated and moderated sites get their share of "need to download decoder to watch this video, go to..." baits, and so.
Just got one on PopCorn. Really vexing.
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