Archive for the 'Torrents' Category

The Famous Pirate Bay

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ThePirateBay.org is well known by the torrent community. They’re based in Sweden and have a reputation of conflict with big companies like Microsoft and Apple. They even have a section you can read all the nasty emails they receive threatening them. Sweden doesn’t have the same laws as the US so they don’t seem too worried. If fact, they hold so much power that when a Swedish internet service provider started blocking access to their site tones of people switch providers forcing that provider to unblock The Pirate Bay. Their latest ploy was raising money so they could buy their own island and become their own country to they could pirate to their hearts content.

I browse The Pirate Bay on occasion to see their top 100 download section. They have big community and lots of great content but I find there to be a few too many Swedish and German comments. I only speak English.

Final Word: Another big player on the torrent scene with a clean look and strong community.

Nice torrent search engine

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Torrentz.com searches many different torrent sites to find you what you need. Its got a simple user interface and provides many options for each search. The homepage has a search cloud which tells you what the most popular searches are at the moment based on how big the text of each word is (bigger=more popular).

I use this site when I’m feeling lazy and just wanna find something without reading comments. Usually comes up with multiple trackers to choose from. Helps if you know how to add individual trackers to your torrent client to maximize your speed.

Final Word: Easy to search, not so easy to connect to all the trackers. Great for finding new torrent sites.

Safe and well structured torrent site

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Demonoid.com is a private torrent site that hosts some of the rarer pirated files floating around. Because its private the administrators are able to more or less control the content and check it for malware and/or viruses. The community is one of the best I’ve seen so you can always find out additional information about the download by reading the comment section. The catch is you need to register and keep a decent ratio to remain a member… meaning your encouraged to upload as much as you download or run the risk of losing your account. Newest torrents don’t require an account to download but newest torrents also have higher risk of not being checked for viruses by the administrators and community.

I use this site for any rare or older torrents that I cant find anywhere else. I also use it to research which downloads are safe and which I should keep away from. I don’t download from it so much because I don’t want leave my computer on for days uploading after downloading a big file.

Final Word: Either the first or last place to look for that special file you want real bad.Private torrent sites are less likely to be sniffed by the powers that try to bring file sharing to an end.

One of the biggest and best torrent sites

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Mininova.org is one of the biggest and best torrent sites around for the time being. It has a healthy community and tones of software, games, books, TV shows, music and anime. Very simple and fast.

This should be any torrent searchers first stop. Always remember to read the comments and see what others have to say about each release. Because its a public torrent site some fake posts are around so its best to be cautious on what you download.

Final Word: Well known and full of content. An often first and last stop for your piracy needs.

Newest torrent releases

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Releaselog.net reports on the latest 0day releases to appear on the torrent scene (aka: newest movies, video games and programs you can pirate).

The site updates daily and links most of its releases to a site call NewTorrent.info for a direct download.

I’ve been browsing this site for a few months now and something always catches my eye. Thanks to this site I waste a lot less bandwidth downloading crappy files that are potentially dangerous.

Final word: A must surf site for anyone that downloads torrents.