Saturday, May 13, 2006

Saturday, May 13, 2006
 
So I just got BiT Torrent. And there's one word that comes to my mind. As Will Smith would've put it "Damn"!.
Its fast as hell.
I am not THAT net savvy. So the most I would download from the net would be some pdf files, or some other document files, or some pictures, or at the most a song from a site.
Then after a while I downloaded Kazaa, a peer-2-peer software (P2P). Its a sort of a platform, where people come and crap, and others interested in the crap, come and wipe it from there and take it home. No middle men, no banners. I downloaded 3 songs I liked. Then shut down my computer. For a month my computer wouldnt work. It was as though it had got AIDS, or syphillis. It just would'nt start. It had been infected.
I hated Kazaa since then. But maybe it wasnt Kazaa's fault. Maybe it was just some dickhead from a thirdworld nation trying to spam the world. But when you get out in cricket, you dont blame you're self do you( most of the times anyways), you blame the bowler, or the umpire. So that was my brief association with Kazaa.
Recently I was told there's another P2P software called Limewire. After hesitating I downloaded it. And whoa. It opened new doors that I never knew existed before. It was much faster than a website, and had EVERY SONG i could imagine. It was unbelievable. I was overwhelmed. It was like god telling me "Hey asshole, go download." So who wants to say no to god right? (Even if there isnt one)
BSNL(The internet connection I have), has unlimited download from 2-8 AM. So now you all know I am awake in the night.
I thought this was the best thing. But there was the next best thing. LIMEWIRE PRO. Now this thing costs like 10-15$. But I got it from my pal(stihor, you know who you are) for free. So now I log on. And I agree this is the BEST thing. Its so fast! Its like really fast. A 4 MB song in little over a minute. And I am like WOW. So I started downloading videos, you know like concert videos and episodes of SOUTHPARK. I'll talk about this addiction later, but right now I am talking about Limewre PRo. It was amazing. And I thought, naw man this is the best thing EVER. These things are cosmic(shruti are you listening) I think. Coz NOW I GOT BITTORRENT. And let me tell you this, I've not seen anything faster than this, maybe there is , and I'm sure of it. But I have not seen it yet. 32 MB file in less than 5 mins. And I go like WTF man this is INSANE!. But its true. So i'm on a rampage, downloading all the southpark episodes. The total has already crossed 1GB. Its amazing. I love technology. Let me know if something's faster than BIT tORRENT. Posted by Picasa

14 comments:

3ngin33r

aw, welcome to the world of limewire.

Akhil

I downloaded limewire pro from the free version of limewire, Talk about Irony :D

btw, which BSNL Plan are you on? coz unless It's the 1mbps plan, The speed surge would be temporary and will come back to normal within 1-2 days.

Akhil

I heard manipal was out, whaddidjoo get?

rishabh_flop_ruler
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rishabh_flop_ruler

engineer: thank you, cant believe am so late for a thing like this.

akhil: i have no idea, but i hope whatever you are saying is right, cause its always fast. hey i deserve it ok, after being stuck with a 10 kbps line most of my life.

akhil:manipal results are out i know. lets say with my rank i can any branch i want in manipal. but must not get distracted. bits..bits...bits..aw shucks, its in 4 days.

whoami123

.
We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Whoami


P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

Siddharth Razdan
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Siddharth Razdan

Lime-Wire

You have a nice blog out here and I'll keep visiting. You've been linked.

Regards
(Siddharth Razdan)

Anonymous

hello!!
ive got the normal version of limewire but its alrite too i guess...and this bit torrent thing... i got something called bitlord and i cant seem to make it work!!! somethng is terribly wrong with it or i have no idea how to use it!!! will try dis torrent thing!

swathi

hey that was me :D

rishabh_flop_ruler

whoami123=wow, like the way you've used the animals. and yes i do agree there's a time for everything.

sidharth= gr8, and thanks

swati- bitlord? neva heard of it. actually i hadnt even heard of bit torrent a week ago

3ngin33r

hey rishabh, just wondering... have you heard from shouvik at all? i think he needs a life and a blog.

Siddharth Razdan

The link I provided seems to be broken. Anyway, here's the right one -
Lime-Wire

Harris The Virus

Bittorrent is the best. i have written the reason behind torrenting being fast in my blog..check it when u have time.
harristhevirus.blogspot.com

 
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