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Observation #2234

I have officially given up on peer to peer downloading services. Riddled with spyware, virus', and your common garden variety fucks, I realised today I haven't used one for over three months. Peer to peer is over.

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jlassen
Mar. 14th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
Lime wire
Soul seek
WinMX

all spyware free P2P clients.

Good luck. Your better off without P2P. My quest for live/bootleg obscura by my favorite bands keeps me plugged in.
benpeek
Mar. 14th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
yeah, i knew about those. but even without the spyware, there's just so much shit all over p2p now that i've just given up for the time being. there are other ways to get what i want, or at least i'll explore some of those options before i go back.

in a way i feel bad for admitting this. it's like the music corporations have one a tiny little battle.
ashamel
Mar. 14th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
What, it's over and I haven't started yet?

Last again.
benpeek
Mar. 14th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
ashamel
Mar. 14th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
And I look so good in white, too.
benpeek
Mar. 14th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
that's what i always thought. i'm constantly saying, 'you know, there aren't that many guys who can wear white like david. it's so pure.'
dragoneletra
Mar. 15th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
winmx has a great selection, but has a few bugs running around the place. Soulseek (slsk.org or slsk.net) if probably the safest.

I don't know what I would do without the filesharing networks. I have over 30gig of music on this computer, I would mever be able to afford it all in this lifetime. Also there are the things that you either cannot buy anymore, or things that were never put out on the market.

Jc
benpeek
Mar. 15th, 2005 10:50 am (UTC)
when it comes to buying music, i've made the decision to help out indy labels and buy from there, instead of downloading. (it's an easy decision, really, since they can be hard to find in the first place on p2p.) the big corporations i'm not fussed with downloading from. since they flood the air and world with it anyhow, i think it's fair if i want a song.
dragoneletra
Mar. 15th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
A good way to be I should think. Though for me one reason is, that time and time again I have called around to all the music stores looking for this and that in the past hand having them telling me it doesn't exist. There is just so much more out there that can be found. Stuff that cannot be bought, live gigs with different artists (or for me lately DJ's). Things that once or twice the neighbours have wandered over, wanting to know the name of....

The other reason, which isn't too honest. It costs me nothing, I click something I want, come back later and it's there. It's easy, lazy, cost free. But that's a negative. If they do eventually shut down all file sharing or what have you, online. I'll miss the freedom, the choices, the new found artists.

There are two sides to every coin...

Jc
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