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Topic # 185222 14-Nov-2015 16:40
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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?

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  Reply # 1428052 14-Nov-2015 16:58
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Hang on just let me check my torrent server.........



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  Reply # 1428063 14-Nov-2015 17:25
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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?




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  Reply # 1428067 14-Nov-2015 17:51
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your post is extremely vague



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  Reply # 1428088 14-Nov-2015 18:20
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well kickas went down and yify has gone off line...

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  Reply # 1428089 14-Nov-2015 18:22
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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.





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  Reply # 1428097 14-Nov-2015 18:38
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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.

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  Reply # 1428116 14-Nov-2015 19:06
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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).

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  Reply # 1428120 14-Nov-2015 19:08
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What is this torrenting you speak of?




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  Reply # 1428122 14-Nov-2015 19:14
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Both sites you mention are alive and well. GIYF.  

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




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  Reply # 1428123 14-Nov-2015 19:16
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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.






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  Reply # 1428124 14-Nov-2015 19:18
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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!

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  Reply # 1428132 14-Nov-2015 20:00
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The 10gigE seedbox seems to have uploade ~10tb today so dont think torrenting is that dead yet

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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.




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  Reply # 1428172 14-Nov-2015 21:15
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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.




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