Comcast and Torrents

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  1. Dreamking

    Dreamking The dogs of doom are howlin' low...

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    I got a letter from Comcast busting me on DL' a smut movie that was at least 30 years old.

    The last time I had to deal w their customer service it took me 3 weeks and about 15 phone calls (no exaggeration) to get a problem corrected.

    Yet they can find time to bust me on a single torrent DL. I seem to have no problem w cloud sites and compressed files.

    Have you had problems w Comcast (or any ISP) and torrents?
     
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  2. ARM

    ARM Well-Known Member

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    Just threaten to switch to Verizon FIOS or DIRECTV and Comcast will start sending you torrent links. Delete your torrent cyber paper trail after your done next time - and there WILL be a next time!

    Also don't let that torrent engine run all day.
     
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  3. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...i got emails that i didnt know about because i dont use comcast email. i went to the site to check my phone log one day and decided to click the email link. i had like 5 warnings for dl-ing stuff. i didnt answer them or call them up i just quit using torrents and sometimes i get lucky with a streaming connection. way better for the end user if you can find what you want streaming.
     
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    What was the movie....Private Resort or Private School?



     
  5. Dreamking

    Dreamking The dogs of doom are howlin' low...

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    I think torrents are easy to spot because you've got multiple IP addresses going, not to mention running UP and DOWN on the engine. I think these are probably automated warnings that Comcast issues to cover it's ass from content owners.

    I've been warned not to go the VPN route because you're likely to draw attention from law enforcement.

    But I think ARM might be right. If, at the end of the day, Comcast might lose a customer rather than seriously bust you on torrents, they're gonna keep taking your money.

    They know that shit is traded endlessly and that they'll never stop it. They just don't want to end up in court as co-defendant.
     
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  6. Dreamking

    Dreamking The dogs of doom are howlin' low...

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    A:

    No. This was old porn from the 80's. Diamond Collection.
     
  7. Rakdar

    Rakdar “Only the shallow know themselves.” ~Oscar Wilde

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    Use peerblock. It's a free DL and it has lists of ip address' to block that are known watchers of torrents.
     
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    ARM Well-Known Member

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    That's actually a GREAT tip! I don't care what your motive is, NO ONE needs to be spied on. Everyone should have this!
     
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  9. Rakdar

    Rakdar “Only the shallow know themselves.” ~Oscar Wilde

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    I've used it for years now on both Comcast and u verse. Just remember to update the lists once a week.
     
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    Thanks! I didn't know that product was out there. I got a warning letter from FIOS a few years back for a movie, never for any music, I don't think they give a shit about music anymore.
     
  11. Rakdar

    Rakdar “Only the shallow know themselves.” ~Oscar Wilde

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    I'm glad to assist my fellow shedders. I traverse the interwebs just like if I were banging beefus. Lots of protection and plausible deny ability.
     
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    There's an old 80s porn wherein a dude breaks out of prison and bones a chink with his friend, then a blaek girl with a giant ass. A friend gave it to me on VHS and I probably jerked it 50 times to those 2 scenes alone. Can't remember the name now, but the blaek girl was in a another porno where a Vietnam Vet brings some gook home to be his concubine but she ends up banging all of her school chums. Honey or something...ah, memories.
     
  13. Dreamking

    Dreamking The dogs of doom are howlin' low...

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    I was just amazed that they would flag for a porn flick 30 years old. Maybe they're just automating for all torrents. Fuckers.
     
  14. Rakdar

    Rakdar “Only the shallow know themselves.” ~Oscar Wilde

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    I don't think they care what it is if it is copyrighted material. It's better for them to issue a cease and desist than get a law suit from the copyright holder for not doing anything. Since torrent s are more often than not pirated material it's just easy to break everyone's balls.
     
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    ive gotten about 30000000 emails saying I downloaded copyright info...i just delete em ...for the last 7 years
     
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    Never had a problem with my Comcast. I don't DL a ton of stuff, but once in a while I do.

    Peerblock isn't the best protection because anti piracy goons can easily and dynamically use non-blacklisted, anonymous IP's which aren't yet 'peer blocked'. It does what it says it does well, but it's far from a comprehensive solution for anonymous torrenting.

    Lots of info on peerblock with a Google search.

    To truly hide your IP while torrenting, especially from a very motivated snoop, would be difficult and neither free nor bandwidth efficient.
     
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    Seriously? That's great.
    If I ever get one, I'm taking your approach.
     
  18. Rakdar

    Rakdar “Only the shallow know themselves.” ~Oscar Wilde

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    Very true. It's not the be all of protection but it's better than just hanging your balls in the breeze. Abstinence is the only 100% form of safety. Though very boring.
     
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    Yep. Cablevision. Years ago. When they first passed the law. It basically said; they didn't really give a shit and were protecting my identity. They just asked me to stop. Which I did.
     
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    My main gripe is that most of the content which is available for viewing is only on a streaming basis. Even for the services I pay for, if I'm in a plane, I can't watch it. What I'm saying is that, if I pay for a service, I should be able to download it -- in HD -- for viewing offline. I should be able access it according to my viewing needs.

    So if one of my paid providers is offering it for streaming, I feel I have the right to DL it and view it offline, on my schedule, after which I delete it (I rarely watch stuff twice). Seems fair since I'm paying.

    Same with Redbox. I paid for the disc but my laptop will no longer play it since they keep changing the copy protection. I paid to view the disc so I rip the MF'er. They are forcing me to rip it due to their constant lame attempt at copy protection.

    I used Amazon Instant Video in the past, which lets you DL for later viewing. But since they're afraid to let me DL a HD version, I just skip it altogether.