Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Cyberchat > Non-Actuarial Topics
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


View Poll Results: How do you seed?
I leave a computer on seeding all the time, I like to give back 1 9.09%
I'm a bit like asdfasdf, I'll seed for a little while, but not that long 7 63.64%
The second anything finishes I'm finished seeding 3 27.27%
It's not 2002 anymore I've moved on to usenet 0 0%
I spread my seed 42 times a day. 0 0%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:32 PM
asdfasdf's Avatar
asdfasdf asdfasdf is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: My perception of reality
Studying for nication
Posts: 20,076
Default Do you seed?

My usual strategy is to grab 4 or 5 things all at the same time, then keep them all seeded until the last is done. Maybe for the rest of the evening I'll leave it seeding, but, I don't like leaving my computer on just to seed, and once I stop I won't start again.

I know the whole system breaks down if no-one seeds, and yet, the system still seems to work for now, and I alone can't turn the tide one way or the other, still I do feel a bit guilty of seeding no where near as much as I pull in.

What about my fellow AOers?
__________________
Your own conciousness blinds you to the true existence of all things external to it.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:37 PM
Colonel Smoothie's Avatar
Colonel Smoothie Colonel Smoothie is online now
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
College: Jamba Juice University
Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale
Posts: 48,026
Default

I seed math books mostly, everything else I delete right away.
__________________
Recommended Readings for the EL Actuary || Recommended Readings for the EB Actuary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wigmeister General View Post
Don't you even think about sending me your resume. I'll turn it into an origami boulder and return it to you.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:39 PM
Colonel Smoothie's Avatar
Colonel Smoothie Colonel Smoothie is online now
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
College: Jamba Juice University
Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale
Posts: 48,026
Default

Almost all the stuff I download are books...is it unethical to download books? I see it as more environmentally friendly than going to the library thousands of times.
__________________
Recommended Readings for the EL Actuary || Recommended Readings for the EB Actuary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wigmeister General View Post
Don't you even think about sending me your resume. I'll turn it into an origami boulder and return it to you.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:40 PM
Atropellador's Avatar
Atropellador Atropellador is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7,032
Default

I seed until I have a reason to quit, basically. I leave my PC on continuously, so it can be a while. I don't run that many bittorrents, though. More often I use eMule, because I like to peruse old, rare odds and ends more than recent releases. I used to use Usenet a lot, but the server I used was discontinued, and I never again found an inexpensive one with good completion, high download speeds, and decent retention. Plus I used Free Agent, so to me, Usenet = lots of manual work.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:42 PM
The Drunken Actuary's Avatar
The Drunken Actuary The Drunken Actuary is offline
Member
CAS SOA Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Favorite beer: Early and Often
Posts: 84,689
Default

So...this seriously has nothing to do with yardwork?
__________________
I think the dollar will crash irreparably by 2012.... bottom drops out of the dollar. ....Dollars are worthless, 401ks are bust, the markets are valueless...government assumes control over all industry and everything is nationalized by the end of 2012. - gomer_tree
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:42 PM
asdfasdf's Avatar
asdfasdf asdfasdf is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: My perception of reality
Studying for nication
Posts: 20,076
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colonel Smoothie View Post
Almost all the stuff I download are books...is it unethical to download books? I see it as more environmentally friendly than going to the library thousands of times.
I kind of like accumulating books, even more wasteful, but I just like physical things sometimes. If I'm going to commit usually like 5 + hours (I go for long non-fiction usually) to something, I like to see it around for a while afterwards.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atropellador View Post
I seed until I have a reason to quit, basically. I leave my PC on continuously, so it can be a while. I don't run that many bittorrents, though. More often I use eMule, because I like to peruse old, rare odds and ends more than recent releases. I used to use Usenet a lot, but the server I used was discontinued, and I never again found an inexpensive one with good completion, high download speeds, and decent retention. Plus I used Free Agent, so to me, Usenet = lots of manual work.
Interesting, I've always heard that usenet was were it was at and that torrents were dead, but whenever I want something newish (usually TV), torrents seem to work just fine.
__________________
Your own conciousness blinds you to the true existence of all things external to it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:47 PM
IMP's Avatar
IMP IMP is offline
= I Must Pass
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: in my pants, and yours
Studying for drinking
Favorite beer: blue moon....cuz i'm a female
Posts: 31,793
Blog Entries: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Drunken Actuary View Post
So...this seriously has nothing to do with yardwork?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patience View Post
that's why they invented doggy style
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:49 PM
Atropellador's Avatar
Atropellador Atropellador is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7,032
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by asdfasdf View Post
Interesting, I've always heard that usenet was were it was at and that torrents were dead, but whenever I want something newish (usually TV), torrents seem to work just fine.
I'd have said the same thing (except for torrents being dead). I'm sure Usenet is more convenient if you can get a client and a server that are designed for P2P. Slyck should know. I originally used Usenet for posting text, like a message board. The binaries were an afterthought.

Last edited by Atropellador; 04-15-2012 at 10:52 PM.. Reason: fix broken link
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:49 PM
Vorian Atreides's Avatar
Vorian Atreides Vorian Atreides is offline
Wiki/Note Contributor
CAS
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: As far as 3 cups of sugar will take you
Studying for ACAS
College: Hard Knocks
Favorite beer: Most German dark lagers
Posts: 62,779
Default

I've had two successful seedings. Both kids are turning out just fine, TYVM.
__________________
I find your lack of faith disturbing

Why should I worry about dying? Itís not going to happen in my lifetime!


Freedom of speech is not a license to discourtesy

#BLACKMATTERLIVES
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:51 PM
Atropellador's Avatar
Atropellador Atropellador is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7,032
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Drunken Actuary View Post
So...this seriously has nothing to do with yardwork?
This thread is about promiscuous peer-to-peer filesharing.

I believe in being up-front about the context.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 1.18336 seconds with 12 queries