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Old 07-17-2017, 09:01 AM   #31
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Furthermore I don't trust Darth Vader, because apparently he's getting like 10 times the bandwidth under the same price my ISP is charging for copper line.
Consider to visit this page: http://www.rcs-rds.ro/internet-digi-...fiberlink_1000

It is in Romanian, but I guess that is not so complicated to figure out its content, because it is more about specs.

This is RDS/RCS offer for a 1Gbps (as download, and 500 Mbps upload) internet connection like one used by me, for a price tag about an equivalent of $10 (including the taxes), and to note that is about an optical fiber coming in your house, where it ends in a device called ONT (Optical Network Terminal, I guess), from where you go with 1GB Ethernet cable to your local network.

To note that "2 conturi de internet wireless Wi-Fi oferite gratuit" refer about including 2 accounts for the alternate/secondary service of Wi-Fi Everywhere, working like I described previously.

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Old 07-17-2017, 10:04 AM   #32
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He literally does, on page 1.
What you expected? To give you instead, links to some good torrent sites?

Sorry, but my religion beliefs consider stealing as one of the major sins.
 
Old 07-17-2017, 11:10 AM   #33
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Sorry, but my religion beliefs consider stealing as one of the major sins.
"Beliefs" make the major sins forgiven so thanks for that!
 
Old 07-17-2017, 11:14 AM   #34
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:35 AM   #35
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:41 PM   #36
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I find it ironic that a Romanian give anti-piracy lessons ...

When history shows us that the Romanians have succeeded in building one of the most astounding Internet infrastructures in the world, today they are on a respectable third place, after Japan and South Korea, for one reason: for them to watch "free movies" as convenient as possible.

Let's see what history says:

Twenty years ago, the Romanians discovered the Internet. Do not imagine it was technology from the planet Vulcan ...

The first Internet offers in Romania were from dial-up companies, with dial-up connections up to 56KB/s.

And the computers that Romanians could buy were second-hand from the Western Europe, something like Pentium at 100MHz.

However, these computers had the classical Ethernet input at 100Mbps.

And the Romanians quickly discovered that this Ethernet is great for connecting multiple computers to a local network, and sharing those files downloaded with so much patience from the Internet. What files? Of course, the usual "free movies".

Initially, the Romanians started creating, together with their neighbors, local networks at the level of an apartment building.

Of course, the next step was to come up with the idea of ​​connecting multiple apartment blocks into a single large local network.

But when their community networks came to contain hundreds of computers, the Romanians discovered that Windows is not so good at managing it.

And the Romanians discovered Linux. More specifically, Slackware Linux. No, it's not a joke!

Using Slackware Linux, the Romanians built routers, Ethernet switches, used multiple dial-up connections to balance network charging. And they've been able to connect more apartment blocks together in a few years to a whole neighborhood.

Such a neighborhood network, with thousands of docked, dial-up, intelligent caching, all connected under Ethernet at 100Mbps, offered amazing performances, such as 10Mbps internet relative speeds, and of course an incredible number of files available in Network (reads "free movies").

It was the time when the Romanians needed the answer to the question: how do you have easy access to thousands of files on the network, each having the size of a CD (around 700MB), when your hard drive has only 40GB?

Then, basically, they discovered how to create local sites, and built file indexers, not much different to Putlocker and well ahead of it.

In principle, the idea was simple: you download a file (read: a "free movie"), register it at this local site, and others can see it online.

16 years ago, the Romanians came to create a mega-network at the level of a major city. A year later, cities began to interconnect. And they started to use 1Gbps connections.

Approximately during this period, the Romanians discovered also the Internet by Satellite, and after a few summaries, they concluded that if everyone offers a modest amount, at the whole level of a city, they can pay for this costly type of ISP connection.

But the government did not look well at the regular collection of money from community organizations. And it forced these city networks to organize themselves as companies.

These companies, offering high-speed Internet services, have begun to unite, until today, Romania is fully covered by a single Ethernet network at 1Gbps.

I have all the respect for the Romanians, and I very much respect that they consider today piracy to be disgusting, but I would like to remind our illustrious friend that:

No other nation has made so many efforts, and has not shown such ingenuity until they have built one of the world's finest Internet (or should I say Ethernet?) networks, with a single mere goal: to see as many "free movies" as possible.

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Old 07-17-2017, 03:05 PM   #37
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Thanks for the history lesson, but it is not entirely accurate...

As an insider, I would not blame the building of our Nation Wide Ethernet Network At 1Gbps, to the Romanians passion for "free movies", but eventually on the one for multi-player games, which put a real stress on both computers and network connection. We are the real Gamer Nation, man!

Damn, I even had the real privilege to see some game called Battle for Normandie (a WWW2 simulation), with around 10000 players online. Was majestic...

Anyways, the Romanians used to connect their computers in local networks before the dial-up to become accessible. For lan-parties and not only.

For example, I remember that more than 20 years ago, I lived in a block, which almost every apartment was connected in a network, together with other 2 blocks.

And the landlord used to have a local site for tenants and announcements for.

When the dial-up come, as it was very costly, then was a logic movement several to join in a (local) network (if they wasn't already), to share the cost.

PS. In fact, to be precise, in Romania are THREE Nation Wide Ethernet Networks, all of them at 1Gbps: RDS/RCS, UPC and Telecom, and they are interconnected.

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Old 07-17-2017, 10:54 PM   #38
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I can't even watch youtube videos on Firefox now. I was stuffing around in about:config changing things like browser.search.suggest and media.peerconnection to disabled. It worked all of yesterday but thismorning was a no go.

The problem is that I didn't record down all the stuff I changed so I don't know where to start heh.
 
Old 07-17-2017, 11:19 PM   #39
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This is RDS/RCS offer for a 1Gbps (as download, and 500 Mbps upload) internet connection like one used by me, for a price tag about an equivalent of $10 (including the taxes)
I'd have a netflix or some other HDTV service if there was ISP like that in my city.
Here the copper lines are rented by ISP from another private company, and 8Mbit download on adsl cost more than your 1Gbit.
Also in certain times of the day when everyone is using it, the link to remote servers gets flooded and we only get regular bandwidth for local servers access.
Sometimes when it rains and everyone is home, the local servers slow down too. And the price is not going down, it actually goes up in couple of months.
We do pay a huge IP tax on all storage devices and blank media though, I call it backup tax. Not sure if you got something like that over there.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 03:03 AM   #40
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I find many of the posts here scary and also disappointing. They sound so obedient and compliant; do as you're told by big corporations and governments.
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I find it ironic that a Romanian give anti-piracy lessons ...
I find it ironic for different reasons. Given Romania's history, Darth Vader's posts surprise me. I would've thought that he would oppose control by external forces (be it governments and/or big corporations).

I would've expected that he would want control over his own data (be it books, music or movies) instead of being controlled by big corporations what he can or can not read/listen/watch.

But ... I don't know Darth Vader's history & past, so who am I to judge.

My answer to this new way of doing things is simple ... I simply Don't.

I remember a time when we didn't need a centralized service to chat with other people on the Internet. talk daemon/ytalk/finger is all one needs. Yes - even with a simple dsl connection at home, you can have other people login to your machine with ssh and chat etc. One just needs to learn how.

VPRO Documentary - your data or your freedom

And ... just in case you're wondering ... as a young boy I had a friend who fled Romania with his mother and sister. I've visited East Berlin in the mid 70s and I very strongly felt and knew that I was being watched all the time. And going back to West Berlin the East German police checked the bus inside 'n outside with mirrors. Scary.

And this is why I prefer to have my data at home; available whenever I want to use it. Controlled by me and me alone.

Tools that can help: youtube-dl, Handbrake, cdda2mp3:
Code:
/var/log/packages/cdrtools-3.01-i586-1:usr/bin/cdda2mp3
/var/log/packages/cdrtools-3.01-i586-1:usr/bin/cdda2ogg
/var/log/packages/cdrtools-3.01-i586-1:usr/man/man1/cdda2mp3.1.gz
/var/log/packages/cdrtools-3.01-i586-1:usr/man/man1/cdda2ogg.1.gz
But more important than tools, is to think about your mindset.
 
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:26 AM   #41
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I find many of the posts here scary and also disappointing. They sound so obedient and compliant; do as you're told by big corporations and governments.
Both Orwell and Huxley were right, yet wrong at the same time.

We have the Orwellian control system, with the Huxlian "keep the sheeple distracted with shit" working overdrive. A lot of the comments in this thread demonstrate just that.

I respect the entirety of your post. But back on thread, for OP and others who may be interested I've heard http://123moviesfreez.com/home.html is decent. We're linux users so as a rule tend to be anti-authoritarian, especially so with slackware over tracking distros like Ubuntu and all its derivatives.

Every single person reading this is well aware of torrents and has been for probably a decade so OP's question shouldn't have been so "shock horror" as people made out.
 
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:31 AM   #42
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Both Orwell and Huxley were right, yet wrong at the same time.

We have the Orwellian control system, with the Huxlian "keep the sheeple distracted with shit" working overdrive. A lot of the comments in this thread demonstrate just that.

I respect the entirety of your post. But back on thread, for OP and others who may be interested I've heard http://123moviesfreez.com/home.html is decent. We're linux users so as a rule tend to be anti-authoritarian, especially so with slackware over tracking distros like Ubuntu and all its derivatives.

Every single person reading this is well aware of torrents and has been for probably a decade so OP's question shouldn't have been so "shock horror" as people made out.
And to demonstrate your "anti-authoritatianism" you link us to a web site full of illegal content, swamping my screen with popups and adverts of an offensive nature. Well done (not)! You've entered my ignore list, rejoice.
 
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:58 AM   #43
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... swamping my screen with popups and adverts of an offensive nature. ...
You must be kidding ...

https://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/

In "~/.chromium/Default/Preferences":
Code:
            "[*.]linuxquestions.org,*": {
               "cookies": 4,
               "javascript": 1
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I allow cookies & javascript for 7650 websites. For all else javascript & cookies, etc. are disabled.

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Old 07-18-2017, 06:14 AM   #44
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You must be kidding ...

https://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/

In "~/.chromium/Default/Preferences":
Code:
            "[*.]linuxquestions.org,*": {
               "cookies": 4,
               "javascript": 1
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I allow cookies & javascript for 7650 websites. For all else javascript & cookies, etc. are disabled.
In order to defend myself from bad code and pornographic adverts served to my browser by a website that shares illegal content, I have to block all kinds of stuff?
How contradictory, don't you want the people behind these servers to earn a little money from your leeching? How else will they be able to keep this site up? I smell double standards.
 
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:47 AM   #45
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... I smell double standards.
Smell whatever you want.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malvertising
So ... No thank you. I will block advertisements by any and all means possible.

If you don't want me to look at your site, go ahead and simply show me an empty page. Then I can add your site to my list and be done with it. I've done that already with "www.forbes.com".

And if I go pee during a commercial break on tv. Whatcha gonna do about it??

Edit: Another reason to block as much as possible is ... Tracking.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_Tracking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_privacy

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