Help seed 2600's massive BitTorrent archive of hacker radio shows


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#2

Great idea … Except after they listen to the content of those shows I don’t think they’re likely to feel more comfortable with BitTorrent

We need netflix or steam to use the tech.


#3

fuck yeah, will do


#4

Just started :wink:


#5

torrenting away.


#7

I might be a bit slow on the uptake here, but there’s only the one .torrent of a single 55MB mp3 file, right? I dug around the radio archive pages and couldn’t find more torrents.

Is there a page listing all the torrents (or magnet uris)?
Happy to help distribute, but need to know where to go to load 'em.


#8

Darn. I was hoping it was a big torrent of all of the back catalog. I have to go hunt down individual torrents for each program? Heavy sigh.


#9

Since posting this, though, I see they have things broken down nicely on their FTP site. I suspect in time once they have more than the single torrent they will put the rest out there and it will be a snap to grab them all.


#10

I’m rather surprised that more people don’t use BitTorrent exclusively to distribute large files.You’d get some objections from people who don’t already have a torrent client installed, but in the long run I think it’d encourage greater adoption.


#11

Except after they listen to the content of those shows I don’t think they’re likely to feel more comfortable with BitTorrent

How do you mean?


#12

I mean the topics that 2600 covers are probably not topics that are likely to get people to have warm and fuzzy feelings about BitTorrent. Hacking, Phreaking, etc… While you and I might think those are great topics I suspect those that believe the mainstream media about BitTorrent are also likely to associate BitTorrent with worse fears after listening.


#13

We should upload the whole thing to the internet archive. They love this sort of stuff. I’ll see if we can get this going.


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