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Hhaha I do that or more every other day... I have a bad habit of not backing up with steam instead of downloading the game.
my download speeds range from a measly 1Mbps-1.8Mbps frown.gif
You said you had 25 megabyte connection..Now you are saying you download at 1.8 megabits?
1 byte = 8 bits (Putting it there, even though im sure you know).
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he had to be sarcastic right? I mean, it's gotta be impossible 4TB of unique linux distros, especially every month...?

what? you don't believe that my average download rate of 4 - 5 TB PER MONTH, EVERY MONTH is comprised of just legal torrents and linux? i really can't think of what else i or everyone else around OCN could be downloading so much of that could take up so much bandwidth.

im sure everyone here at OCN torrents several hundred GB to TB of linux distributions per month and that what verizon is doing is hurting them and people like me.
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what? you don't believe that my average download rate of 4 - 5 TB PER MONTH, EVERY MONTH is comprised of just legal torrents and linux? i really can't think of what else i or everyone else around OCN could be downloading so much of that could take up so much bandwidth.
im sure everyone here at OCN torrents several hundred GB to TB of linux distributions per month and that what verizon is doing is hurting them and people like me.
Not even. I dont even, and havent ever, used Linux. There are a much greater number of illegal torrents done than legal torrents im sure.
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theres other alibis other than linux distros...
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Now everyone will hop on over to SSL Encrypted USEnet. Eliminate upload, pure download, and very private.

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Not even. I dont even, and havent ever, used Linux. There are a much greater number of illegal torrents done than legal torrents im sure.
That was sarcasm...
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That was sarcasm...
now that I reread that, all I can say is doh.gif to myself.
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Bottom line is, production companies realized they look like monsters for hitting youngins with federal charges, so they got their goons to take care of the problem, with the added bonus of desensitizing people to being monitored. Kill two consumers with one stone.
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Isn't all this covered by the legal rights of accept or decline waiver at any time you open any soft-ware. Or is that only for the purpose of resale, which is the true piracy. Are they just sliding by on the fact they give it away for free. You know when most people download from those sites they never check to see if its pirated. It seems strange to target the people downloading from these sites, and not the actual site, like have them remove the software all-together, problem solved. A fine print illegal download, entrapment, is what it sounds like. Of course most of the illegal downloading is done by kids, they cant afford to buy the soft-ware etc. If they restricted the software from torrent etc, then the problem would be done with. Even request or bargin a price to sell at with rites, utilizing commercially, A small percentage can go a far way. Instead of kicking the dog with fine print and constant arguing.
Oh I was On line and found this Picture thought it had some humor.
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Isn't all this covered by the legal rights of accept or decline waiver at any time you open any soft-ware. Or is that only for the purpose of resale, which is the true piracy. Are they just sliding by on the fact they give it away for free. You know when most people download from those sites they never check to see if its pirated. It seems strange to target the people downloading from these sites, and not the actual site, like have them remove the software all-together, problem solved. A fine print illegal download, entrapment, is what it sounds like. Of course most of the illegal downloading is done by kids, they cant afford to buy the soft-ware etc. If they restricted the software from torrent etc, then the problem would be done with. Even request or bargin a price to sell at with rites, utilizing commercially, A small percentage can go a far way. Instead of kicking the dog with fine print and constant arguing.
Oh I was On line and found this Picture thought it had some humor.

You have to understand that all of these discrepancies you've pointed out aren't happening by chance or laziness, they're for a reason. What that is, well I'm not one to speculate but there are plenty of people who do.
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