General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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walnuts
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2460 posts since 17/6/06

24 Jan 2012 13:46
Who downloads porn these days? xhamster, youporn, spankwire FTW. Anyway, it's no more difficult than torrents once you know what you're doing.
Sayword
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5081 posts since 1/4/07

24 Jan 2012 17:47
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DuffMan
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14249 posts since 21/2/07

24 Jan 2012 17:49
phelen wrote:
DuffMan wrote: Fuck usenet. Private torrent sites ftw.

Name any decent ones then please, besides from Demonoid/Kickasstorrent

I use what.cd for music, tvtorrents for tv. Mainly watch films in the cinema/lovefilm but I'll ask my friend who has a good movie one I think.
Sayword
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5081 posts since 1/4/07

24 Jan 2012 17:51
walnuts wrote:
FrIEND wrote: you can always run an antivirus before unzipping the file? I was going to ask what the advantages are of using these other sharing systems cause ive only really experienced torrents.

Or use http://www.sandboxie.com/

Usenet is something you have to pay for, you can either pay a monthly sub which is unlimited downloads, or PAYG. I'm with astraweb and pay $25 for 180gb a time, which suits me fine.

I then use nzbdrop on my Mac to download/search for .nzbs. Sometimes I use Newzbin, but since it got closed down/reopened it's not as good as it used to be.

Usenet has the benefit of offering SSL connections, which essentially encrypts the data you're sending and receiving from Usenet. A bit like when you use a Https:// website when checking out or banking. Your ISP can only see that you're downloading large chunks of data, but cannot identify what sort of data it is. For all they know you could be downloading games you've purchased over Steam or movies from iTunes or other legal online content.

Benefit with Usenet is that it's all hosted on various "farms" around the world and it isn't a torrent based setup, whereby you're downloading off other people. So for this reason Usenet will always maximise your internet connection. For example I'm on a 21mb connection and I download at around 2.2Mbps at all times, anytime of the day, any day of the week. This translates to being able to get a 720p (seldom bother with 1080p) 5gb movie in less than 30 minutes. Also 99.9% of the stuff on Usenet are virus free. The only exceptions are big game releases where some guy thinks it's clever to put a trojan amongst the files. But these soon get "nuked" anyway.

While torrents are free, you essentially get what you pay for.
is sandbox a usenet? I don't mind paying, where do I go and how do I go about searching for the latest shit? I use a pc
MoB
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36609 posts since 31/8/04

24 Jan 2012 17:52
DuffMan wrote:
phelen wrote:
DuffMan wrote: Fuck usenet. Private torrent sites ftw.

Name any decent ones then please, besides from Demonoid/Kickasstorrent

I use what.cd for music, tvtorrents for tv. Mainly watch films in the cinema/lovefilm but I'll ask my friend who has a good movie one I think.
I use what.cd for music/programs, torrentleech for films/programs and kakagara for foreign films
walnuts
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2460 posts since 17/6/06

24 Jan 2012 18:15
Sayword wrote: is sandbox a usenet? I don't mind paying, where do I go and how do I go about searching for the latest shit? I use a pc

It's not no, it was just a reply to Friend's post. Sandbox basically isolates a part of your harddrive to allow you to run certain programmes which you believe may or may not have a virus. If it does, it only infects that sector of your harddrive, you can then use the software to wipe clean that area. It's basically a "controlled" environment. Handy, and saves you having to run a complete virus scan or worse, reformat your PC.

If you want to dabble in Usenet I'd recommend signing up to Astraweb's PAYG service, $25 for 180gb and use http://www.shemes.com/ Grabit, as it's free. Though preferably the one you want to use is www.newsleecher.com, and go for their Newsleecher + Supersearch package, you can sign up to their monthly service and cancel if you don't get on with it. If you're just going for Newsleecher (sans supersearch function) then you'll need to use a reference site like www.newzbin.com or nzbmatrix.com etc to search and download relevant .nzb for whatever you're looking for. If you have supersearch you can just use Newsleecher like google and type what you want and it'll do the searching for you. Benefits of a reference site like Newzbin etc is that it immediately tells you what language a film is in, whether it has subtitles, any audio/visual issues if it's a screener etc.

So essentially you need:

1) Usenet subscription - http://www.news.astraweb.com/
2) NZB reader software - http://www.shemes.com/ or http://www.newsleecher.com/
3) Reference site - http://www.newzbin.com or http://nzbmatrix.com or http://www.nzbsrus.com/ there are many more…

Oh and further benefits of Usenet is the following… if you can be bothered to read…

Removal of copyrighted content from the entire Usenet network is a nearly impossible task, due to the rapid propagation between servers and the retention done by each server. Petitioning a Usenet provider for removal only removes it from that one server's retention cache, but not any others. It is possible for a special post cancellation message to be distributed to remove it from all servers, but many providers ignore cancel messages by standard policy, because they can be easily falsified and submitted by anyone.[21][22] For a takedown petition to be most effective across the whole network, it would have to be issued to the origin server to which the content has been posted, but has not yet been propagated to other servers. Removal of the content at this early stage would prevent further propagation, but with modern high speed links, content can be propagated as fast as it arrives, allowing no time for content review and takedown issuance by copyright holders.[23]

Establishing the identity of the person posting illegal content is equally difficult due to the trust-based design of the network. Like SMTP email, servers generally assume the header and origin information in a post is true and accurate. However, as in SMTP email, Usenet post headers are easily falsified so as to obscure the true identity and location of the message source.[24] In this manner, Usenet is significantly different from modern P2P services; most P2P users distributing content are typically immediately identifiable to all other users by their network address, but the origin information for a Usenet posting can be completely obscured and unobtainable once it has propagated past the original server.[25]

Also unlike modern P2P services, the identity of the downloaders is hidden from view. On P2P services a downloader is identifiable to all others by their network address. On Usenet, the downloader connects directly to a server, and only the server knows the address of who is connecting to it. Some Usenet providers do keep usage logs, but not all make this logged information casually available to outside parties such as the RIAA.[26][27]
Sayword
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5081 posts since 1/4/07

24 Jan 2012 18:32
danke danke walnuts, think imma fucks wit dis. Arent news groups @ the top of the food chain so to speak?
Sayword
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5081 posts since 1/4/07

24 Jan 2012 18:40
what do you use shemes or newsleech? I'm not a compnerd, but I'm fairly computer savy, used to crack passes n shit in my younger hornier days so I think I can handle something more complicated if it provides better services


sorry to clutter the movie thread up, but I can't be left in the wind again as DDL has made us complacent.
walnuts
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2460 posts since 17/6/06

24 Jan 2012 18:54
Yeah Newsgroups/Usenet are excellent. Of course you're paying a premium, but I feel it's worth it, and works out far cheaper than a Netflix or Lovefilm subscription, which in some instances still charge a Pay Per View fee on top of their monthly sub.

I use Newsleecher + Supersearch for my PC desktop, NZBdrop for my Macbook, I'm signed up to Astraweb and also have a Newzbin.com account.

The only "difficult" part is putting in the Astraweb settings into Newsleecher/Grabit (Shemes), but if you can setup Outlook email accounts or FTP settings for a website, it should be a breeze.

There's other advance things you can do with Usenet (you can probably do it with torrents too but I don't use it so wouldn't know), for example you can use a program to track all the latest episodes for TV shows you watch and it'll automatically download them and organise them to whatever folder you want. Handy if you leave your computer on 24/7 as it just runs silently in the background.

Oh and sorry for derailing this thread…
barrence
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407 posts since 21/10/09

26 Jan 2012 21:28
which film is this from???

Kingmob07
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8942 posts since 11/5/07

26 Jan 2012 21:33
Lost in Translation?
MoB
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36609 posts since 31/8/04

26 Jan 2012 21:33
^that
barrence
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407 posts since 21/10/09

28 Jan 2012 12:47
thanks
Hello World
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12096 posts since 7/3/05

28 Jan 2012 22:42
watching crank 2 on netflicks.

Glad I have 100GB per month, burnt through nearly 60Gb in a few weekends when I have been home.
DuffMan
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14249 posts since 21/2/07

28 Jan 2012 23:58
Re: Usenet I find the idea of paying to illegally download stuff really weird. Would rather take my chances on torrents and spend the money on some independent artists who I want to support.
rural
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17512 posts since 26/9/06

29 Jan 2012 00:07
^What do you mean "take your chances on torrents" Duff? Anyone you've known ever been done for using them by their isp/the authorities? Serious question
Byte
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2903 posts since 16/6/10

29 Jan 2012 01:33
If you are considering paying then why not pay to use a proxy service that hides all your torrent client activity ? https://torrentprivacy.com/?id=start Is an example but there are many out there.
carl lewis
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23611 posts since 14/10/04

29 Jan 2012 10:06
Girl with the dragon tattoo, was excellent, Swedish version slightly better, defo recommend. 
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

29 Jan 2012 10:39
Can anyone recommend some films along the lines of Blue Valentine?
Prospekt
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975 posts since 7/9/10

29 Jan 2012 11:25
carl lewis wrote: Girl with the dragon tattoo, was excellent, Swedish version slightly better, defo recommend.

Thought it was proper shite. Usually love Fincher movies but this was dull and poorly executed. Swedish version much better for me.