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Old 2008-07-24, 09:31   Link #161
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PD was created to accommodate the gigabit connections and terabyte hard drives that are now pretty commonplace in Japan.
Uh, well let's not exaggerate.

The highest speed internet you can get normally is 100 Mbit, not 1Gbit, since even if you have a direct connection to a Gbit fiber line it's shared and you connect with cat 5e or VDSL lines with maximum speeds of 100 Mbit. To get a full 1Gbit line would require a business-level ISP contract and be extremely expensive, plus would also require your own dedicated fiber line which would cost $1000s of dollars to install.

And hard drives are no bigger or cheaper in Japan than they are in the US. Heck I still buy Seagate and/or maxwell HD's here in Tokyo since they are the cheapest and most reliable OEMs I can get.

So to set the record straight most people in Tokyo have 10 Mbit-100 Mbit connections over DSL or shared fiber connections, with computers that are no more powerful than US computers.
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Old 2008-07-24, 11:43   Link #162
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Obviously, Japanese aren't getting "more powerful computers" than USA's... because they use computers whose processors (CPU and GPU)--the main building block of computers--are designed in Americas. The fabrication plants are in Asia though.
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Old 2008-07-27, 07:41   Link #163
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PD was created to accommodate the gigabit connections and terabyte hard drives that are now pretty commonplace in Japan.
PD was created to force share things and also as an alternative to Share which just got bot'd. It's as if a fatal security flaw was uncovered in BitTorrent which showed all the peers of a torrent... oh, wait...
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Old 2008-10-09, 15:57   Link #164
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I wonder where he got that idea in the first place >_>;. (+1 for responding to a post that's a few months old)
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Old 2008-10-11, 15:58   Link #165
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Stupid question but...

Have auto-download triggers made it into PD yet?
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Old 2008-10-11, 19:42   Link #166
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Nope. Not that you really need it; things don't show up and then disappear from your search results the way they do in Share. I suppose it would be convenient to auto-download, but when you can actually trust the search results, it's pretty simple to just check if something new has showed up every few hours or so.
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Old 2008-10-12, 22:09   Link #167
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Nope. Not that you really need it; things don't show up and then disappear from your search results the way they do in Share. I suppose it would be convenient to auto-download, but when you can actually trust the search results, it's pretty simple to just check if something new has showed up every few hours or so.
Yeah, PD's search function works like what happens if you set up a trigger in Share and click "save to DB only". It keeps track of anything you see for the entire session.
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Old 2008-10-25, 05:31   Link #168
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A noob question here: Do I have to upload something in order to be able to download something? If so then, I'm doomed because of low disk space T.T
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Old 2008-10-25, 06:09   Link #169
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Perfect Dark will automatically download (you can also add things to cache manually) 2GB of cache (Unity) before it will let you download anything you specify. Eventually Perfect Dark will fill the 40GB minimum cache it sets (and it gets upset if you delete it) with your downloads and other random things, so if you don't have at least 40GB of free space to dedicate to its cache, Perfect Dark is not for you.
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Old 2008-10-25, 06:15   Link #170
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Ah, that's too bad, I was amazed of how many RAWs I found with it in contrast with Share, unfortunately my HDD has a capacity of 40GB only T.T

Thank-you for your reply tho ^_^
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Old 2008-10-25, 06:25   Link #171
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Well I guess you could probably use it until your disk starts becoming full and then just delete everything and start over, but I'm not sure how efficient that would be.
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Old 2008-10-25, 06:30   Link #172
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Yes, but anything that I add on the download list does not start, as in Share, only some times when I get lucky downloading with 100-150kB/sec. Is it supposed to do that (because of offline users) or there is something wrong going on?
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Old 2008-10-25, 06:40   Link #173
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Perfect Dark sometimes takes a lot longer then Share for downloads to start and complete. As with all Japanese P2P (Winny, Share, Perfect Dark) if you're not lucky enough to connect to a person that has the file you want (a problem in particular for older and less popular files) it may stay incomplete indefinitely, and that should be viewed as normal. Other times the person you connect to won't have the full file and just send you parts, which is also normal. If say a brand new raw of a popular show appears shortly after airing in Japan and you're not able to at least begin downloading it from anybody within a day or so, then you may have some other issue.
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Old 2008-10-25, 07:02   Link #174
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I have added some files to the cache folder, and it still says that it has to download 2GB of cache. In this case should I "refresh"(to clean the folder besides the files I placed there) the cache? I assume that I have to place those files to the root of the cache folder, right?
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Old 2008-10-25, 07:14   Link #175
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First click information tab, then click the upload file button. From there click add and select your file(s). If possible you should also tag them correctly in Japanese. Afterwards click Upload and Perfect Dark will encrypt and add them to the cache (Unity). Moving files directly to the unity folder will not work.
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Old 2008-10-25, 07:25   Link #176
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Oh, my bad, by saying to add cache manually I was thinking of moving some files, silly me

This would mean for those files to occupy 2 times the space on the disk *sigh*

And let's say that the download finishes, will I have to do something after that?

And also I wanted to ask if .iso files are safe to be downloading ?(they have the size of a DVD, so I suppose that they have good content)
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Old 2008-10-25, 09:58   Link #177
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When a download finishes, the download will also take up double space on the disk, since it'll remain in the unity too. The reason the cache needs to duplicate files is because they're pre-encrypted before being transferred.

iso files are usually safe to download, but there's always chance they can be fake or contain malware. Sometimes you might see in your search results people will upload junk text files named with a copy of the file name followed by 偽物 to indicate the file in question is a fake. An iso can't execute anthing on your machine, so you're safe to just download them, but after the iso image is burnt to a disc, there's chance that it could contain malware etc. If the image is a DVD video, it's safe, but if it contains binaries there's a chance they could be malware. If you're paranoid run a virus scanner (and disable autorun of course)
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Old 2008-10-25, 10:09   Link #178
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Yes, in the meantime I have documented myself and found out that PD encript files and uploads/downloads them by this way, and now I can understand why it does this duplication, tho it is quite wastefull, but probably encurages japanese people to share without the fear to be caught and thrown in prison ^_^

Also found out that it can generate a preview of what it downloaded, and for me, that's an SMASHING feauture

Thank-you both for the information, and I will come back if I have other queries
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Old 2008-10-25, 10:25   Link #179
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Is there a way to send a message to the person who originally added a file, so I can thank him, for example?

I guess not, since people send messages through files (e.g. the txts with "fake" at the end)
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Old 2008-10-25, 13:14   Link #180
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You visit their board, Thank You Board, or simply write it on the "flow"
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