The Drill Down 008 – The Torrent Show

It’s a supersize show this week, as we discuss everything you always wanted to know about torrents, but were afraid the RIAA would sue you for asking. Our guest is Smaran Dayal, who writes for Torrentfreak.com. We start with the basics on torrents, get into a heated debate regarding the legality of file sharing, and cover the best torrent sites, how to make a torrent, and how to avoid getting caught (if you DO happen to download the warez). Also, Muhammad tries out an old accent, just for fun!


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Show Links:

Torrent Basics
20 BitTorrent Tips and Tricks
Howstuffworks “How BitTorrent Works”
Why BitTorrent Works
How to create a torrent?

Torrent Clients:
BitTorrent
Azureus
Transmission
µTorrent

Torrent Sites:
10 Amazing Torrent Sites
Vuze by Azureus
The Pirate Bay
OiNK
Mininova
Demonoid.com
TorrentLeech.org

Advanced Torrent Tips:
Optimize BitTorrent To Outwit Traffic Shaping ISPs
Tor: anonymity online
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The Drill Down website
The Drill Down Facebook Group

Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
maas.neotek@google.com

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

Smaran Dayal:
Smaran Dayal’s website
http://torrentfreak.com/

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690


Drill Bits 007 – Stumbling Upon a Lesson in Urdu

Andy, Mu & Reg discuss Bioshock, Piracy in Pakistan, The Drill Bits on video, Google & Microsoft defend fair use, Why Mu was gone last week, a brief lesson in Urdu, Reg writes to Steve Jobs, the future of Netscape.com, experiences on digg.com, and StumbleUpon’s community.


Show links
http://www.2kgames.com/bioshock/

Google, Microsoft-backed group ready to Defend Fair Use

http://www.languageshome.com/English-Urdu.htm

Update On Netscape.com: It’s Done, Possibly Moving To WOW.com. Big AOL Layoffs Coming

Digg’s Top 100 Users

Vote #1 Moojj – Top Diggers by # of Popular Stories, based on the last month

http://www.stumbleupon.com/

The Drill Down 007 – The Death of TV, NBC vs. iTunes

Andy Reg & Mu discuss lost iPhone revenue, the predicted death of TV, NBC snubbing iTunes, New changes at digg.com & boing boing, plus…Shaolin monks vs. Ninjas? Ninja, please!


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Show links:
why apple also doesn’t want the iphone unlocked
TV is dying, says Google expert
Apple responds: NBC wanted $4.99 per TV show episode!
NBU hopes Hulu and Amazon will mean it doesn’t need iTunes
New Digg Home Page Live Today
digg interface updated – here’s what’s new and noteworthy
Welcome to the new Boing Boing!

BitTorrent Continues to Dominate Internet Traffic

Movie biz obsesses about pirates even as it plunders box office booty

Shaolin monks deny online tale of ninja that bested them, demand apology
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The Drill Down website
The Drill Down Facebook Group

Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
maas.neotek@google.com

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690

Drill Bits 006 – Digg Dish

Andy, Reg & Tamar talk about Tamar’s new gig and dish about digg.com. If you hear yourself mentioned, please don’t get offended. Write us!


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The Drill Down 006- iPhone Unlocked, Torrents Locked Up

Tonight we fly without esteemed colleague Mu Saleem, but we gain returning guest Tamar Weinberg. We talk about the unlocking of the iPhone, torrent site suprnova.org, Paramount & Dreamworks dropping Blu-Ray, and some tantalizing links!


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Show Links

Unlocking the iPhone:
With Software and Soldering, a Non-AT&T iPhone – New York Times
Teen ‘Unlocks’ iPhone From AT&T Network – New York Times
iPhone unlocked: AT&T loses iPhone exclusivity, August 24, 2007, 12:00PM EDT – Engadget

New Apple Nano rumors:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/poll/the-ipod-nano-mock+up-updated-oh-noes-probably-is-real-292295.php

Relaunch of suprnova.org:
SuprNova: The Legend Returns Today | TorrentFreak

Paramount & Dreamworks drop Blu-Ray:
Paramount and Dreamworks drop BLURAY – go HD DVD.
http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/21/michael-bay-responds-to-paramounts-abandonment-of-blu-ray-no-t/
http://www.michaelbay.com/blog/files/Michael-Bay-HD-DVD.html
Dear High-Definition DVD Makers: Get a Clue from Sirius and XM and Merge » techipedia | tamar weinberg’s blog of stuff

Want to hear sexy women moan your IP?

Comcast Throttles BitTorrent Traffic, Seeding Impossible | TorrentFreak

Smart Image Resizing Cuts The Useless Out Of Your Pics (+VIDEO)

Digg the Blog » Blog Archive » Home Page Improvements Coming, Paving The Way For Digg Images
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The Drill Down website
The Drill Down Facebook Group
comments@thedrilldown.com

Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
maas.neotek@google.com

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

Tamar Weinberg:
http://www.techipedia.com/
http://www.seroundtable.com/
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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690