Sunday, July 21, 2013

Torrent searching within the torrent downloader itself now possible(!)

Hello Everyone,

Ever wish you could search ALL torrent websites from the torrent program itself, and just get a clean list of torrents from ALL torrent sites, and then when you download them have them download sequentially, taking into consideration videos downloading them so they can be previewed properly (first/last parts first) and have this all in one program, without having to even own a web browser?? Well now you can! I stumbled upon this amazing freeware torrent program that beats the snot out of utorrent, ktorrent, transmission and the like. It's like this: Since the early days of mainstream filesharing, just after DCC GET started to lose popularity, file sharing programs such as Napster (not the new one, the original) started popping up everywhere. For a while people who loved to download had it easy: search for the content and download it right from the program. This continued on even after Napster was brought to it's knees and IRC became too cumbersome and riddled with gross old men searching for illegal pictures, with programs like Kazaa, Bearshare, Gnutella, e-Mule, etc just to name a few. Just after that (around 2006-7) is where torrents really started gaining popularity. Very slow at first because it was inconvenient to search in a separate program and then download and then re-load the torrent into the main program, or if you're lucky enough to have associations this was easier as well. A few years/months later than that, came the use of magnet links, the preferred way to search since the browser need not download anything, just give the torrent program the link and bam. But still, this is now TWO downloads. 1) the magnet to get the .torrent, 2) the files themselves.  All proved in vain when the government caught up to torrents and forced I.S.P.s to start monitoring protocols. So, if you are going to search/download torrents now days, you might as well do it from the same program. Oh wait, i forgot---mostly you cant do this, and FYI: search boxes do NOT count... nor do single web page frames in the program that show a web search. But today that changed for me: qbittorrent. I dont know much about it, but I do know this: you CAN SEARCH from within it, and the searches NEVER open ANY webpage or browser, not even in the main app! Instead, you get a nice neat list control with all the matches. Oh yeah, and it's a meta-search. This means, not just one search engine, but dozens (kinda like torrentz.eu does it).  This is everything I wanted in a torrent program EVER. But there was one more amazing feature. The little checkbox that says "download files sequentially": AWESOME. Now when you download a series that is 60GB and about 300 episodes long, you dont have to wait or manually set priorities as the downloads finish, you just click that and you are good to go. It even downloads the first/last parts of each file first so you can preview the next one if it isn't quite done!!   So not only is it everything I wanted, but everything I could have asked for in the future!

Where/How?

I'm not sure if windows users can use this without a port, but the source is available to do so. I DO know that you can readily install it for Linux platforms
and it works just great in 32/64 bit operating systems. I'm currently using version 3.0.9 on Ubuntu 13.04 (raring ringtail) and have not been happier---so happy I wrote this huge article about it --- takes a lot to make me do something like this I'll tell you most of my experiences are bad and go to the "hate the internet" blog I have sistering this blog (http://cowsthatgomoo.blogspot.com).

Get The Latest Version:
      http://www.qbittorrent.org

I suggest supporting this guy he really has filled the void for file searching, maybe now my browser can get a little rest now and then :)

Questions?

If you need help on how to add ALL the torrentz.eu torrent sites to your qbittorrent client, drop me a comment in here and i'll be glad to help - its a little more than just adding a link with the "TEST" string in it.... :) But the default sites in my opinion are the ones I used anyways, so I didnt bother adding the sites that tend to just have repeat torrents (they are out to make money off of other 'true' torrent sites, just downloading/mirroring other torrent sites for the sake of money and ad diversion is not cool)....

oh by the way, I say alot against making money the wrong way on the internet, and I have a big problem with that... which is probably why I am broke... seems like only the buttholes get (a)head in this world!  I just hope at least this helped even one person over the next ten years. If not, then at least my fingers got some exercise and wont cramp up as much today.

- osirisgothra@hotmXXXXXXm
  (spamm|lam)ers (do|)n(t|eed) n(ot|ever) (app|rep)ly



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Possibly The Best of the Best: Two Items More Than Worth Your Attention (and Mine)


Abstract
Written on a first person basis, the topic begins by outlining how these two great new items were encountered. First, the experience with Midori Web Browser and then with the relatively-new (at the time of this post) DuckDuckGo search engine. The links to these resources are provided at the end of the article followed by the citation of additional references and resources used to construct the topic. It is in total broken up into five sections including a short introduction proceeding.
Introduction

Hello All,
    This is a rare occasion!  After months of trudging around the net, I've seem to have stumbled on a great find.  We've all used web browsers that were supposedly 'faster' than the mainstream brands in linux.  For example, konqueror or it's new replacement browser that comes with KDE, rekonq (I assume that is a sort of pun that is supposed to mean that konqueror couldn't cut the cheese, so to speak).  If you are a windows user looking for a 'faster' browser, you might have tried k-meleon and the like.  They mostly fall VERY short in one very important (to me) area that may seem like small potatoes but it's enough to drive me nuts and not use their browser.  I'm talking of course about that VERY annoying nag screen that Hotmail puts up when it detects an inferior browser. Even if your browser (like k-meleon) can fake-out by reporting itself as another browser, usually (and surprisingly) Microsoft is usually right, it is too inferior to handle the scripting/apping required to use the now-known-as Microsoft Outlook website.  This brings me to the main topic.

Enter: Midori

  It was only because it was already installed and somehow got checked off as the default browser when I reinstalled (upgraded) to Ubuntu Studio 13.04 last week that I found Midori.  Of course my first response was to disable it, which I did, but today I accidently fired it up and out of curiosity I went and checked my email. No nags, and the darn thing actually works right!  Also, I got an unexpected bonus when I went to use the search textbox (that one that now is at the right side of the address bar in most every browser people use these days). That brings me to the next topic...


Duck... Duck.. ....Go?

  Ok, so i thought that the textbox just said that to be funny but it turns out DuckDuckGo is an actual service that strives to be like google used to be. It does not seem to be overly flooded with sponsored items and astoundly accurate at giving me results I actually want. Case in point, for this article I'm writing right now, I couldn't for the life of me remember what browsers I was talking about (k-meleon, rekonq, etc)  I fired up the search engine and typed 'windows web browsers' and it gave me a complete list from A-Z of all the different web browsers with nice little headings for each letter or the alphabet! Of course, following that was the web results from searching for 'windows web browsers' but it was smart enough to detect realize that I just wanted a list of web browsers, not a bunch of results about them... it knew! 


I'm feeling ducky...
So... now happy with these two finds... if you had read my hate the internet blog you would know about my frustrations with Google and their taking away (for the most part) the I'm feeling lucky feature from third party requests -- lowering it to a limit of 3 or 4 words (more than that caused it to not work, read the article for more on that). Well... assuming that duckduckgo was trying to 'be what google was'... I crossed my fingers and went to the main page. Sure enough, an 'i'm feeling ducky' selection is right there in the dropdown window. Furthermore you can do this quite easily by appending a +! at the end of your search URL if you want to launch it manually like I do from my scripts.


Conclusion

I am SO happy today finding these two things... like I said, it's a rare find for me to find something I actually love. I just hope that their growing popularity will not change them like Firefox and Google were changed over the years. Midori as far as I'm concerned is fine the way it is, and so is duckduckgo.  Of course I know writing this article will attract more people but we need that to keep it going of course they have to make money somehow for non-profit costs, so if you are feeling rich, i suggest donating to the cause... I know I would if I had something other than dust and moths in my wallet!   I hope you all can share as much happiness having found this as I did, but perhaps its only me that finds this so amazing, but if it isn't consider this your lucky day.. I've included the links to each item below, don't be afraid to try new things. I wish everyone a great day, and happy surfing.



Reference Links

Midori Browser - My Version is: 0.4.3 [distributed with Ubuntu Studio 13.04]
Click Here To Go To The Midori Homepage or Copy+Paste Link Below
http://www.twotoasts.de

DuckDuckGo - Main Page
Click Here To Go To DuckDuckGo's Main Search Page or Copy+Paste Link Below
http://www.duckduckgo.com

More References

Konqueror Hompage (KDE Homepage)
Rekonq Homepage
K-Meleon Homepage
Google Microsoft (Windows*)

* You can find the Evil Twin of this article entitled "The Worst of the Worst" in the hate the internet blog -- recommend you visit the Windows homepage right before reading that post. It is hilarious all the self-praise Microsoft constantly gives itself isn't it??



Monday, May 20, 2013

I do not usually like the internet, but when I do, or I find something fascinating or just plain hilarious; I will post it here.  That is why you will commonly find more of my posts on the HATE THE INTERNET blog because of that fact. There are however two things you should know:

  1. LOVE THE INTERNET is all-ages appropriate... HATE THE INTERNET is not (it is rated PG (semi-adult) for language. When I say language I don't mean filth, I just mean not stuff you would say in church.  Most people will have no problem with the language I use on HTI, but I do not make any attempt to be eloquent at all, so don't be surprised by my relaxed expression of myself and the interpretation of the world around me that always tends to get on my bad side.
  2. If I misspell a word, or my writing is in bad form, it is more often than not on purpose. Please don't consider me neglectful but I just don't see the point in getting overzealous on the perfection if people aren't going to be reading this very much AND because 90% of the people online could not write properly if their life depended on it. Not only that but we also tend to blog like we talk, not like we write, so I find it better for getting a point across by doing that (us uncivilized folk, we are all 1st graders when it comes to how we talk it seems).  I'm not rich so why should I pretend to be, I certainly don't want to attract that crowd by making things nice and neat.
  3. I said TWO things... why are you reading #3???

I hate bullets, but with that out of the way, I'll say happy trails. Read on if you're bored, if not go some where else, I suggest hell, it's lovely this time of year and I hear there are lots of your kind there *smiles*.


- osirisgothra