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Offline psychophysio

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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2008, 06:45:17 »
I find utorrent is easy to use and doesn't take up much memory.

Put utorrent into google and off you go. Just keep your ratio over .25 and you can DL away! You can limit your sharing or DL speed with utorrent if you need to keep your ratio up as well.

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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2008, 18:00:31 »
I find utorrent is easy to use and doesn't take up much memory.

Put utorrent into google and off you go. Just keep your ratio over .25 and you can DL away! You can limit your sharing or DL speed with utorrent if you need to keep your ratio up as well.

Good luck!

THANKYOU FOR YOUR HELP, BUT I HAD ALREADY GOT BITTORRENT t-0-317 ( bITtORNADO), BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THEY RECOMMENDED?

there are so many things I don't know,,
i downloaded the Zurich 2008, and don't know how now to open up to seed anything back for this ratio.
At one time the speed was up to 188kb/s., then i got 27 seeders ( me the only leecher).. it slowed to 38kb/s.. 11 hours!!

does this dime put viruses in the computer, or remove files that are not supposedto?
Is it safe to use?
any help would be appreciated.  :roll:

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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2008, 18:10:52 »
I started out with BitTornado because I didn't know any better, but it's pretty crappy compared to some other clients. These are my favorites — I alternate between both due to a throttling issue with my ISP:

http://azureus.sourceforge.net


Actually, Azureus has gotten really bloated lately, and I prefer to use an older version, available here:

http://download.oldversion.com/Azureus_2.5.0.0.exe


uTorrent is pretty awesome too, and uses a lot less memory than Azureus:

http://www.utorrent.com


These programs are pretty self-explanatory and you'll probably figure stuff out a lot faster with them compared to what you're using now.

As for viruses or other dangers, you definitely won't find these on music-only torrent sites like Dime, Trader's Den, or PPTC. It's impossible, because executive programs or archives that could contain them are not allowed.

For other torrent sites that host virtually everything (including warez), you gotta be more careful.


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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2008, 18:17:43 »
thanks again lostflower4.. i might change over , i will try them out.

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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2008, 17:43:21 »
I have BitTornado too, I just picked randomly...
I don't know if it's because of that, or something in my PC settings or what, but sometimes it says I'm connected to a lot of peers and yet my upload speed is zilch! I tried changing my firewall settings, but it didn't make a difference... So even if I leave my computer on a long time after my download is complete, my ratio goes downhill, because I don't upload much. Or sometimes the upload speed is 2-3 kb per sec, even though I set it to "unlimited". Bah.


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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2008, 22:45:49 »
I have BitTornado too, I just picked randomly...
I don't know if it's because of that, or something in my PC settings or what, but sometimes it says I'm connected to a lot of peers and yet my upload speed is zilch! I tried changing my firewall settings, but it didn't make a difference... So even if I leave my computer on a long time after my download is complete, my ratio goes downhill, because I don't upload much. Or sometimes the upload speed is 2-3 kb per sec, even though I set it to "unlimited". Bah.

you have to take into consideration that your upload/download speeds always depend on other people's speeds too: for instance, if you're downloading something and even if you'd have a super-fast connection yourself, if the guys seeding have slow connections then you'll be downloading slow. the same with firewalls: the problem might be that the other guys are not connectable, even if your firewall wasn't causing problems. sometimes you have peers but you just can't connect to anyone/the speeds are crawling. it just happens.
or, it could also be your internet provider throttling down detected torrent traffic... (they do that quite a lot all around these days i suppose). you could try running encrypted and see if there's any difference.
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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2008, 09:14:21 »
or, it could also be your internet provider throttling down detected torrent traffic... (they do that quite a lot all around these days i suppose).
Thanks, I hadn't thought of that. Always so much to learn...

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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2008, 14:31:58 »
 :smth100

hope someone can enlighten me.
Tried to go to dimeadozen tonight and I got this wretched message like this


Access forbidden!
You don't have permission to access the requested page.

Reason: IP address ( I've removed my ip addy here) is not allowed to access DIME; banned IP address or subnet

Error 403
www.dimeadozen.org
Thu Jul 17 13:59:22 2008
Apache/2.2.0 (Linux/SUSE)

I haven't been around to use it for almost 3 weeks and remember my ratio wasn't spectacular, around .57 , I think but have never had problems before. Would they kick me off for being AWOL for just a short time or is there another reason?
I have been to the Yahoo group site for dimeadozen with no explanation found and have sent an email ,hopefully I'll get a reply/explanation soon. Just wondering if any of you have struck this problem. I'm panic stricken. HELP........
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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2008, 10:47:19 »
Might be your ISP has decided to restrict torrents. Try asking them too.

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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2008, 07:07:25 »
It's fixed :smth041

Contacted the site and got the reply that my isp range could've been banned due to abuse !!!

And then they fixed it so all is well..................much to my relief :smth023
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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2008, 19:12:49 »
 :smth023  phew!   billee!

was just gonna try a contact who has dimadozen account..  gratefully it has all worked out!

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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2008, 19:55:18 »
Great news.
 :smth023
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Re: dimeadozen experts, help!
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2008, 12:03:16 »
Thanks scatcat & steve :D
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