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Old 2012-01-29, 07:23   Link #5321
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There is but you will be penalized in score and your speeds will slowly grind to a crawl. BitTorrent clients give points to other clients that upload, that's how the system works. If everyone would stop uploading then the system wouldn't be able to function since there aren't any servers involved.
I'm using Utorrent, so that means if I'm still uploading even if I delete the torrent file?
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Old 2012-01-29, 07:32   Link #5322
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There is but you will be penalized in score and your speeds will slowly grind to a crawl. BitTorrent clients give points to other clients that upload, that's how the system works. If everyone would stop uploading then the system wouldn't be able to function since there aren't any servers involved.
Most public torrents(anime fansubs are generally on public trackers) don't really have such a feature to my knowledge, as I know people with quite bad ratios on their torrents and they still get decent download speeds...

Though as you said it does mess with the system some, so I personally upload back generally anyways, though general files are seeded to certain level by person releasing the file, which means some gets sent out regardless of new users uploading, otherwise the file wouldn't be able to seed in the first place .

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And there is no way to stop this?
There are ways to do so(or at least minimize the amount uploaded), if you want to for some reason.

1. Set upload limit to lowest speed possible (should be around 1kb/s)

2. Remove torrents and .torrent files from the client when it finishes downloading.

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I'm using Utorrent, so that means if I'm still uploading even if I delete the torrent file?
No once the .torrent is gone and removed the file from the client it can't download or upload it anymore.
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Old 2012-01-29, 07:44   Link #5323
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Most public torrents(anime fansubs are generally on public trackers) don't really have such a feature to my knowledge, as I know people with quite bad ratios on their torrents and they still get decent download speeds...

Though as you said it does mess with the system some, so I personally upload back generally anyways, though general files are seeded to certain level by person releasing the file, which means some gets sent out regardless of new users uploading, otherwise the file wouldn't be able to seed in the first place .
This has nothing to do with what goes on in private trackers, I'm talking about how the system allocates bandwidth internally regardless of whether there's a tracker involved or not.

Also in more popular torrents there's so many people downloading (and uploading) that it's only natural that everyone gets good download speeds since there aren't enough highly rated clients to take up all the download slots.
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Old 2012-01-29, 11:28   Link #5324
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When you download something through torrent, does that mean you upload it too?
As Xenio said, the answer to this question is yes, by default. You can set your upload cap to be some extremely low number, and perhaps some clients even allow you to set it to 0, but the swarm will penalize you for it.

If you're asking for legal reasons (because the law generally penalizes up loaders but not downloaders), this would not help you. Aside from the fact that they don't really have a way to verify the claim, even if your client isn't uploading file data, it is passing around client information to other clients. If websites that simply host links to copyright material can successfully be prosecuted, then I would imagine that a lawsuit could still successfully target that activity, too.

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No once the .torrent is gone and removed the file from the client it can't download or upload it anymore.
I can't speak for µTorrent because I don't use it, but this isn't true for Transmission. Additionally, if you download a torrent using a magnet link, there is no torrent file to start with - or does µTorrent create one? In Transmission, as long as the torrent is not removed from the program itself or paused, it's actively seeding (assuming files are fully downloaded and have not been moved).
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Old 2012-01-29, 15:16   Link #5325
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I can't speak for µTorrent because I don't use it, but this isn't true for Transmission. Additionally, if you download a torrent using a magnet link, there is no torrent file to start with - or does µTorrent create one? In Transmission, as long as the torrent is not removed from the program itself or paused, it's actively seeding (assuming files are fully downloaded and have not been moved).
I can confirm µTorrent does indeed create .torrent file when you use a magnet link, and to remove it from seeding you just right "Remove And" then select "Delete .torrent".
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Old 2012-01-30, 05:09   Link #5326
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Thanks for the answers, now I really don't want to use torrents.
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Old 2012-02-02, 20:25   Link #5327
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Learning to draw... The right way?

I've been feeling down lately pretty much because I see many of my friends drawing some pretty incredible things (silly, right?). Granted, most of them have gone through some art school, or started at an early age and drew a lot along the way.

I try to draw, and pretty frequently, but I never seem to improve. I've looked at "How to draw anime" books, but let's be honest; are they really anime, or some US guy's attempt to draw anime? Seriously.

I could be missing some really good titles though. Anyways... My question is, what is the best way to go about learning to draw anime/manga/what-have-you to a "professional" (think, pixiv) degree? Are there good lessons out there? Good tutorials? Will I just have to accept the fact that it will take years of simple repetition on my own or going through art school?
I'd like to say I'm not a terrible artist. I can draw things... decently. Where do I start? What do I start with?

Whatever it is, I want to get there. I won't go about living in self-pity because I can't draw whatever the $%&# I want to, whenever I want.
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Old 2012-02-03, 04:03   Link #5328
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Never use books like that, in fact anime is the worse way to start drawing because overall it is anatomically wrong to begin with.
Drawing when you're learning needs a certain mindset and most certainly you shouldn't start at anything comics. There are a lot of old techniques to use; from drawing poses from photo's not with pencil but crayons first, learning about shading and drawing on time (from max 10 min to 30 seconds).

People on Pixiv draw even a step higher because after learning how to draw you can use a tablet on your computer to make what you need, colouring on a pc is different technical wise than on paper obviously. Just because people know how to draw professionally with tablet does not mean they know the exact same thing on paper, but they all use the same basic.

Try with actual technique first, nothing anime wise or other comics. Draw objects, mimic shadow, in order to be good you need to do this a lot. If you know how to make depth in a drawing then already you achieved some form of professionalism (and depth is what most anime simply refuses). The best way is to ditch the pencil first and use crayons or other material so you will not be busy doing small details all the time.
I always look at actual women who pose, in porn or anything else and try to figure out and draw their poses. Draw actual people and learn the basics first before even attempting to draw anime because otherwise you will end up drawing worse than you already have in those horrible books (anorexia people, too long limbs, eyes too far apart that kind of thing).
Anime basically has a standard in which both halves need to be about equal but the most beautiful drawings are more rough and roughness creates a non standard form that we still recognize as a part of the face and is just marvelous to look at because of its form.
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Old 2012-02-03, 13:57   Link #5329
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I'm not an artist (nor can I draw), but it seems to me that one of the things to focus on while practicing is your visualization and planning. What do you start drawing first? In what order are details added in? That sort of thing. When I was trying to practice drawing, I tended to zero in on one particular detail at a time, which often lead to my having to go back and make modifications to everything I had done previously, or I would have to draw over things I had just drawn, or it just wouldn't look good all together. I don't know that there's any straight-forward way to develop it, but it's basically an artist's "mind's eye." Skill with the hand and pencil is important too, of course, but don't neglect the mental aspect!
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Old 2012-02-04, 16:54   Link #5330
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Drawing isn't something you learn on the spot, I'm afraid. It'll at least take months for you to learn varying proportions and angles. Which is what I think you should start on. Field of depth and angle is important. If you can't do them correctly body parts will seem disproportionate or outright ugly. If this seems vague you can just chalk it up as me echoing KaruMa. Though more emphasis on the outline. Shadowing is definitely important, too.

Artists like Huke have drawn for years, and even some of the least well known pixiv artists have at least months under their belts. If you really want to draw don't get discouraged.
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Old 2012-02-05, 00:27   Link #5331
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So I fancied a glance at the back of my foot after taking my shoe off and saw a shallow wound on both feet.

Is there any way to stop this from happening?


I was wearing this.
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Old 2012-02-05, 01:06   Link #5332
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So I fancied a glance at the back of my foot after taking my shoe off and saw a shallow wound on both feet.

Is there any way to stop this from happening?


I was wearing this.
Are these new shoes? It's likely that there's friction between your foot and the shoe, which resulted your skin damage. Over time, your skin will toughen up and form a callus if you don't do anything.

Otherwise, you can try to put some padding at that part of the shoe (something like a few tissues) in order to reduce the friction and rubbing.
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Old 2012-02-05, 01:41   Link #5333
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Yes they are new, I was actually thinking of putting some cardboard.

Thanks for the answer.
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Old 2012-02-05, 07:10   Link #5334
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Anyone know where I can get this album?



Though I am not a huge fan of Uehara Rena, I am a huge fan of White Album (2) and its storyline. However, the songs and even the games are rarely picked up by online retailers.

P.S The picture is clickable - leads to the main page at fixrecords. And the super-lesbian VA Hitomi Nabatame is voicing as one of the main girls (or at least in introductory chapter).
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Old 2012-02-05, 11:45   Link #5335
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Anyone know where I can get this album?



Though I am not a huge fan of Uehara Rena, I am a huge fan of White Album (2) and its storyline. However, the songs and even the games are rarely picked up by online retailers.

P.S The picture is clickable - leads to the main page at fixrecords. And the super-lesbian VA Hitomi Nabatame is voicing as one of the main girls (or at least in introductory chapter).
I found it at both Amazon.co.jp and CDJapan, so take your pick.
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Old 2012-02-05, 12:26   Link #5336
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I found it at both Amazon.co.jp and CDJapan, so take your pick.
Why is it so expensive. US$37 is daylight robbery.
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Old 2012-02-05, 13:20   Link #5337
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That's the usual price for albums in Japan. It is actually "reasonable" in contrast with games, goods etc. Be glad they don't overprice them just like DVD/BD.
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What is the difference between creek bike and mountain bike? Is there even such thing as creek bike?
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Old 2012-02-06, 08:38   Link #5339
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That's the usual price for albums in Japan. It is actually "reasonable" in contrast with games, goods etc. Be glad they don't overprice them just like DVD/BD.
Must have been a long time since I bought an album.....I remember them going for around USD$20 the last time I bought one.
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Old 2012-02-06, 12:59   Link #5340
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What is the difference between creek bike and mountain bike? Is there even such thing as creek bike?
No, I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a creek bike. I'm a cycling enthusiast but never heard of such a thing. But it could be a local thing to some areas or someone wanted to feel special and tried to give a bike their own unofficial name.

If it did exist, there would be no reason anyone would want to use one as all the thinkable environments are already covered.

Paved - Road bike
Unpaved - Mountain bike
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Stunt/Arena - BMX bike
Water - Hydro bike
Snow - Ski bike
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