Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




429 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37


Topic # 185222 14-Nov-2015 16:40
Send private message

so i see the torrent sites have all bit the dust in the last few weeks...
are there any actually left?

is torrenting dead or are there others most dont know about?

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 433

Trusted

  Reply # 1428048 14-Nov-2015 16:45
6 people support this post
Send private message
409 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 99


  Reply # 1428052 14-Nov-2015 16:58
Send private message

Hang on just let me check my torrent server.........



ummm no..




 The views expressed by me are not necessarily those of my employer


 
 
 
 


2451 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 438


  Reply # 1428063 14-Nov-2015 17:25
Send private message

floydie: so i see the torrent sites have all bit the dust in the last few weeks...
are there any actually left?

is torrenting dead or are there others most dont know about?


Are they? Which ones?




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

7032 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2230

Subscriber

  Reply # 1428067 14-Nov-2015 17:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

your post is extremely vague



429 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37


  Reply # 1428088 14-Nov-2015 18:20
Send private message

well kickas went down and yify has gone off line...

BDFL - Memuneh
59172 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10411

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 1428089 14-Nov-2015 18:22
3 people support this post
Send private message

I know that here at home we haven't done any torrenting in the last couple of years since adopting Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Instant Video.





Doesn't know what he doin
2850 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 335

Subscriber

  Reply # 1428097 14-Nov-2015 18:38
Send private message

floydie: well kickas went down and yify has gone off line...


Since when did Kick A$$ go down? Used it last night and again today.

5921 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 870

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1428116 14-Nov-2015 19:06
Send private message

Some of the big trackers are definitely still up and running. I don't torrent as much as I used to since Netflix etc, but I still download the odd thing (mainly "abandoned" content that you can't buy).

Onward
11393 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5117

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1428120 14-Nov-2015 19:08
Send private message

What is this torrenting you speak of?




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


2765 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1168


  Reply # 1428122 14-Nov-2015 19:14
Send private message

Both sites you mention are alive and well. GIYF.  

Not that I use them anymore since content became more accessible via legitimate paid means.  




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



2836 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1478

Subscriber

  Reply # 1428123 14-Nov-2015 19:16
One person supports this post
Send private message

TPB and KAT open for business, by far the biggest sites.

Let alone all the private and scene trackers.

So yeah.. torrenting isn't dead, doubt it will be until it gets replaced by a better technology.






Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


85 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 1428124 14-Nov-2015 19:18
5 people support this post
Send private message

I hope it's not dead yet.
I rely upon torrents quite heavily and this is the reason:

We have spent good money on a high spec TV - HD and all bells and whistles
We enjoy a number of tv series which are broadcast in SD on Sky and on free to air however I am simply not prepared to watch them in SD format. Sky secure the rights to a number of these programs and then downscale them in order to present them to me, a loyal subscriber who also subscribes to their HD ticket.
The only option they leave me is to then find and download copies in HD format for our enjoyment. As I type this we are watching one of the latest episodes of Downton Abby in high definition instead of suffering the fuzzy sD picture that my service privider presents to me.

That is why torrents are still a valuable resource to New Zealand consumers - in my opinion!

301 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 64


  Reply # 1428132 14-Nov-2015 20:00
2 people support this post
Send private message

The 10gigE seedbox seems to have uploade ~10tb today so dont think torrenting is that dead yet

You're typing with Josh!
1397 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 139

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1428152 14-Nov-2015 20:25
One person supports this post
Send private message

I;ve reduced my torrenting by alot, since getting Netflix and UnoTelly plus other video content paid It's much better, faster and reliable than torrenting, however I still use it for bits and piecies, even for new run movies I still go out and buy a ticket at the cinema as it's fairly cheap for me for some reason.




 

 

Josh Hill 


3094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 510

Trusted

  Reply # 1428172 14-Nov-2015 21:15
Send private message

Torrenting is down to about 6% of our traffic though with our customer demographics it only ever peaked around 12%

Personally I am a big torrenter - and netflix / streaming are still not available everywhere.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08


Revera partners with Nyriad to deliver blockchain pilot to NZ Government
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:01



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.