27 February, 2008

A pirates guide to piracy terminologies

Bit torrent has become the weapon of choice for us pirates. Pirates of Cyberspace, that is. Heres a low-down on the tools, tips and tricks of the trade and everything you need to get started with torrents :

> Torrents are basically files that contain information on the "trackers" that they are connected to.

> Trackers are special services running on a website which will enable "tracking" of users' files/ bits of files that need to be sent to others.

> You need a bit torrent client such as utorrent , bit comet to use bit torrent.

> open the torrent files in one of these softwares to start downloading.

> Seeders are people who are sharing that particular file. The more seeders there are, the better the chance you have of getting the file fully.

> Leechers are people who are downloading the file...same as you.

> After completion of the download, you can become a seeder by letting it upload some more, so that others are able to get the file, and the file continues being circulated. This is considered ethical in the pirate world.

> Torrent files can be found on sites such as

http://www.thepiratebay.org or


> You almost always need to sign up in order to post torrents.


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