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|1.1 Petabytes of files on BitTorrent, network issues|
|Posted by IH on Oct. 19|
This kind of went unnoticed, but files contained in torrents indexed globally on isoHunt has past the 1 petabyte mark is is currently at about 1.1 PB. I think that says something about how BitTorrent has become a staple of content distribution, and a congratulations to all the seeders. Share on!
As for number of torrents indexed, here's an update to
stats of our torrents index count,
currently at 1.45 million:
Keep in mind again that our search index is not the same as most tracker sites, and a common misconception is that isoHunt.com is a tracker. As a search engine, we continually update our index from
more than 400 other torrent sites we index,
and at the same time, spam/fakes and old, inactive torrents are automatically pruned. That's why in the above graph you see some dips, where new torrents weren't indexed as fast as old torrents were pruned.
Speaking of spam and fakes, it is sad but a fact that with popularity, BitTorrent attracts a new flood of spammers in trying to advertise their websites or get their malware installed by unsuspecting users. It's a problem we take seriously, and since we
added comments, tags and ratings
to our search results (which you have used with great success), we worked on new ways to prune spam out of our index. You can of course help by more commenting, tagging and rating down torrents you find to be not what their filenames suggest or is blatant spam/malware. On your
if you have turned on the Download History Manager, you would see a list of .torrent files you've downloaded. If you completed downloads on them, I'm sure other users would appreciate your feedback on the authenticity of those torrents, just as you would find feedback by others useful before you download.
And I'm curious as to how bad you think is the torrents spam problem, and how bad is it on isoHunt.com. We can use your feedback on how we may improve quality of our search results.
you may have already noticed also a new feature:
In the spirit of peer to peer, invite your friends to join a new world of sharing and discovery with isoHunt and BitTorrent!
Another (temporary) issue we need your feedback on is connectivity issues for the past week. Either there's issue with our upstream router, or internet issues with routes from networks in reaching isoHunt.com. We saw particularly issues with Eastern Europe in reaching us, and our outgoing emails to certain domains were also affected. This may have been fixed now, but if you still can't reach isoHunt.com or after a few hours you still have not received your activation email on site registration, please comment here (if you have a way to obviously) or email admin at isohunt.com. Running traceroute from your command prompt to isohunt.com would be useful, as well as what what country and what ISP you are at.
|Canadian Election: lets talk politics|
|Posted by IH on Oct. 10|
Political debates are almost as hopeless as religious ones, so I've avoided them here in the past. But reading about the
Conservatives' platform on copyright legislations,
I'm compelled to speak up. To get my bias clear first: I'm Christian and I've been voting Conservatives for the last 2 elections. But unless they substantially change their platform, I will not vote for them this election and I urge Canadians reading this not to. Here's why.
|Dion (Liberals) wants to impose a massive carbon tax that will drive up the cost of everything and hurt families.
That is a lame and empty attack on a good idea. Living in BC,
we've already implemented the carbon tax
and our economy is doing just fine. Harper either doesn't understand what "revenue neutral" means or is just being conservative for the sake of being Conservative. I drive, and I'd gladly pay more on gas so we have greater incentives for the marketability of viable, mainstream
sooner than later. Same goes for more non-carbon power plants. Strike 1 for the Conservatives.
And for the most important and relevant issue, copyright,
the Conservatives show no intent to revise or drop bill C-61, and supports ACTA
which is an
no support for Geist's copyright pledge,
and have continued to show no interest in soliciting feedback from the Canadian public on C-61, a most important legislation since the internet regarding copyright and how we share and consume information. This is about the freedom of speech in the digital age. Strike 2 and out for the Conservatives.
Right now, it seems
the Conservatives are leading the polls.
But I know about 3.7 million Canadians visited isoHunt last month, which is more than 10% of Canada's population. So I ask all who read this to tell your Canadian friends to
not be a slacker
and vote on Oct. 14. I don't care which party you vote, just
vote any party but the Conservatives.
Here are some more links to more information on election issues:
Vote strategically and not just your favorite party.
If there's a way to keep
the Conservatives from having a majority govt,
this is how. This site is an environmentalists' site but they have the exact same goal as we do with a fair copyright agenda. They have great polls data per riding, and recommendation so as to not have the oppositions split their votes. Must visit site.
Latest election poll stats
(updated Oct. 13)
- MPs growing support for
Geist's copyright pledge
- Book author
Atwood blasts Harper for his treatment of the arts
For the US election, discuss
this thread is for Canadian election only. But then there isn't much to talk about is there, the debates are an one sided comedy.
video message from Jack Layton
of the NDP to
Quote: "Social networking sites, torrent sites, youtube... the truly interactive websites are... fundamental to making a democracy work." What a nice quote we can use to
argue our case!
He also touched on support for
has a write-up.
Also on issue of
this site's neutrality
and me "campaigning": raising awareness on copyright and cultural issues, which are facing more important changes than most other elections, that's what I'm really after. We are not endorsing any party. You don't have to agree with any of my politics and your freedom of speech is very much the issue I'm raising. This site, its treatment of links it indexes and comments posted on it has and will always remain neutral.
|"To promote the Progress of useful Arts"|
|Posted by IH on Oct. 7|
Today I read about some exciting news, on
more independent artists in the USA standing up against traditional labels.
I believe the music industry is at a point of no return in an age where producing music on computers is now independently affordable, and distributing music has far great reach than was ever possible before the internet. As I
the record labels can either find some common ground in marketing and selling to the internet generation, or be left behind. Artists will continue to make music, it's what they do, and we will always have a demand for new and great music.
To any interested artists, join the
Tell them we sent you
For more independent content, check out a
by guys in Austria which features various indie artists. Here's what they have to say:
|Hello world. This is the first BitTorrent release of 'They Shoot Music - Don't They?'. We shoot music videos featuring artists we like at places we like. On the one hand having a strong cosmopolitic agenda, on the other hand being in love with the city we live in, we combine both: we glance across the borders and observe the microcosmos of a breathing city in the center of Europe. We don't care about the glamorous illusions and technical perfection that coat the typical music video productions these days. 'They Shoot Music - Don't They' is all about sharing those pure and intensive moments that make you feel what the essence of culture really is about.
Asking the folks at isohunt.com (thanks!) who made this spotlight possible had a specific reason. As one can imagine we produce and promote our videos with the approval of the artists. If you want to see it that way then we are a promotion tool of the music industry (we don't get paid though ^^). Every artist involved gave us a clearance for this Isohunt.com release. We strongly believe that there is a peaceful way of sharing and that technology such as search engines shouldn't be doomed for enabling people to share digital content. But ... as we in Austria like to say: There will be a lot of water running down the danube before a proper way is discovered.
Even if you can get free media quite easily these days please remember that the majority of artists are having a hard time paying their bills. We work together with quite a few of them and see most of them struggling. So if you like their work take an effort and spend a few bucks on their media, drop by at their shows and give them constructive feedback somewhere in the social network jungle. They deserve it.
Their debut video is
posted here on isoHunt.
Check it out, and expect more from
in the future.
Another interesting development for video distribution is the
legal dilemma with Moore's Slacker Uprising.
Interesting and real problems many producers are facing. Since Moore's production company don't allow him from distributing his film outside N. America, I won't link to torrents which were originally posted on
Moore's site itself,
and I forbid you from searching for them here if you are not in N. America. The lawyers said so.
PS. title of this post is a paraphrase of part of the
summing up the essential purpose of IP in one sentence. The timelessness and elegance of language used in this document is admirable, and we forget the reason for copyright in the first place and how far it's been twisted.
noted that their videos can be directly previewed on http://theyshootmusic.com/ and his
is an archive of 54 of his videos rather than just one debut video.
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