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Old 2011-12-09, 00:11   Link #5241
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Google'd. Read up. Installed.

Is now testing with the check torrent IP site.

I'm wondering though, since the check torrent IP site warned that VPNs occasionally drop connection and expose me anyway, would an extra layer of defense with PeerBlock + configuring VPNetMon necessary, not quite necessary but might as well do it, or just a waste of time?
When it comes to torrents, I think it's all a waste of time. A VPN is useless because it just means that the target that will get hit with a subpoena will be the VPN host instead of you. What do you think the VPN host will do with that? They likely have a record of whose "true" IP was receiving the traffic that brought the subpoena about, and I'd be very surprised if the company would not immediately redirect the lawyers to you. The true strength of VPN is in allowing you to secure your connection even when you're using sketchy access points: the router will only see you connecting with one server the entire time (the VPN server), and all traffic will be encrypted. That's both privacy and security from the router's owner and local traffic sniffers. Beyond that, it offers no protection.

How about peer block lists? Your IP is already being passed around once you enter a torrent. The only thing that a block list does is it prevents you from uploading to or downloading from any IP that's on that list. It doesn't prevent them from receiving your IP, which already gives you away as being on the torrent. I don't know exactly how the companies choose who to send legal notices to - there are theories that the companies need to catch you uploading data (to them) in order to send a notice. However, given that they've sent these notices to people who were deceased or didn't even own a computer, I'm a bit doubtful that they're so precise.

If you're after material that is so high-risk that you really need countermeasures, I'll tell you the best countermeasure of all: don't get it through a torrent. There are other things that you can do to protect yourself while still using torrents, but in all of those cases you're simply creating a headache for the owner of the resources you'd be using in the event of a lawsuit.
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Old 2011-12-09, 00:17   Link #5242
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^I'm hardly playing around with CP or lulzsec or something that would make the FBI go after me. All I want is to keep the DMCA automated "you've got mail!" off my back. I imagine many VPNs deal with that shit by the thousands everyday, and many have the advantage of not being in the USA, where the MAFIAA is the rule of law. They can handle my load.

That, and it's pre-emptive defense in case the Let's Fuck The Internet Bill passes Congress after all.

And of course log and monitoring policy, as well as P2P policy, is important. However I'm not willing to pay for it, which means searching around gets harder as many "good" solutions require payment.

So what would be your solution? Usenet?
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Old 2011-12-09, 00:25   Link #5243
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^I'm hardly playing around with CP or something that would make the FBI go after me. All I want is to keep the DMCA automated "you've got mail!" off my back. I imagine many VPNs deal with that shit by the thousands everyday, and many have the advantage of not being in the USA, where the MAFIAA is the rule of law. They can handle my load.
Personally, I do not trust any VPN provider to stick up for me if my activity brings lawsuits to them. It's not a risk that I'd be willing to take. Of course, it's your risk to take and your judgment to make.

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So what would be your solution? Usenet?
Bearing in mind that I have no idea what you're after, don't care to know what you're after, and have been out of the file-sharing circuit for quite some time, my top choice was always IRC. Usenet is a possibility, but it isn't so hot (but certainly worth a go if your ISP gives you free access). Then there are always foreign P2P networks...

But when in doubt, figure if the risk is worth the rewards. If you have to think twice about doing it, then you probably shouldn't be doing it, and all that.
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Old 2011-12-14, 06:44   Link #5244
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Sometimes when I scroll down, it stutters and scrolls up, what is this?
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Old 2011-12-14, 06:56   Link #5245
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Sometimes when I scroll down, it stutters and scrolls up, what is this?
Your browser sucking. That or there's an anchor on the page and your browser is slow to load/process the document.
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Old 2011-12-14, 06:58   Link #5246
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Damn, should've known.
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Old 2011-12-14, 08:13   Link #5247
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That or there's an anchor on the page and your browser is slow to load/process the document.
For forum browsing an anchor is quite likely the cause especially if you're using to "first new post" button since it will anchor somewhere on the page when used.
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Old 2011-12-18, 03:28   Link #5248
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Watching youtube and playing facebook game causes flash crashs, anyway to solve this?

Best user answer: do not watch youtube while playing facebook game
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Old 2011-12-18, 04:01   Link #5249
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Update your flash? Or, as a stopgrap measure, use Chrome and another browser, until a flash update comes.
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Old 2011-12-18, 07:36   Link #5250
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Update your flash? Or, as a stopgrap measure, use Chrome and another browser, until a flash update comes.
I do use different browsers for different uses. Unfortunately youtube and facebook are within the same categories =(

Can't be helped i guess
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Old 2011-12-18, 14:40   Link #5251
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Use as few things that require flash as possible? though it seems like every page nowadays has flash somewhere on it.
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Old 2011-12-21, 12:52   Link #5252
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More question... Want to start a thread on this, but feels it's a waste

Mate(guy) is going to Japan to teach English. Any recommends on what should i gift as farewell gift? Somewhere around $50 or less should be good. Best ideas at this moment are all computer stuffs (mouse, good keypad or some nice headset)

Thought of getting him some card games so he can play with his students, but it's probably hard to decide which one
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Old 2011-12-25, 17:46   Link #5253
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If I am allergic to almonds eating-wise, do you think I'd be allergic to a body wash with almond oil in it? :l
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Old 2011-12-25, 19:01   Link #5254
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If I am allergic to almonds eating-wise, do you think I'd be allergic to a body wash with almond oil in it? :l
Most likely... yes.

But if you seriously want to test it, prick your skin on the arm with a sterile syringe just barely but not to make it bleed, and dab a wee bit of the cream on the spot and see what happens.
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Old 2011-12-25, 21:25   Link #5255
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The laughing emoticon at this place <---------

Is it actually flipping someone off whilst laughing or is it suppose to be a sweatdrop or something else rather?
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Old 2011-12-25, 21:36   Link #5256
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The laughing emoticon at this place <---------

Is it actually flipping someone off whilst laughing or is it suppose to be a sweatdrop or something else rather?
It is a nervous laugh.
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Old 2011-12-25, 23:16   Link #5257
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The laughing emoticon at this place <---------

Is it actually flipping someone off whilst laughing or is it suppose to be a sweatdrop or something else rather?
Its a sweatdrop, signifying a nervous or awkward laugh.
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Old 2011-12-26, 01:52   Link #5258
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Its a sweatdrop, signifying a nervous or awkward laugh.
omg i always thought it was a thumbs-up!!
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Old 2011-12-26, 01:56   Link #5259
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I always thought it was just a hand being held up with no fingers, like the Powerpuff Girls.
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Old 2011-12-26, 18:32   Link #5260
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How can you get that one wrong in an anime forum?
Shame on you guys.
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