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Another record

May 5, 2011 by

Mises.org’s torrent of 238 GB might be the largest ever.

{ 9 comments }

X May 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm

So much for my idea of having my own personal mises.org backup site o-o

…..

Alternatively, this gives me an excuse to buy more computing hardware…..

Caleb May 5, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I’ve seen larger…. largest non-pornography torrent, perhaps.

Iain May 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

lol no one can beat porno man.

Tyrone Dell May 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

The porn industry is what made the Internet what it is today. No joke. Who was pushing for advances in file compression (for images and video) back in the 90s? Why did people embrace VHS video cassettes over Betamax? Or Blu-Ray over HD DVD? Who was pushing for innovations regarding online payment systems? Who was behind innovations in advertising and streaming videos and traffic optimization?

Porn.

P.S. – Some sources:
1. http://www.pcworld.com/article/155745/thank_you_porn_12_ways_the_sex_trade_has_changed_the_web.html
2. http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/04/23/porn.technology/index.html?hpt=Sbin

terrymac May 6, 2011 at 1:47 am

Got to love the internet. In about 19 hours, I will have the entire mises.org torrent downloaded. Now, how does on keep up-to-date with subsequent additions?

Tyrone Dell May 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm

If the Mises Institute set up an rsync server, we could all use rsync (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rsync ; http://rsync.samba.org).

That would be my dream come true.

J. Murray May 6, 2011 at 5:42 am

Back in 1999, the FBI offered a file to download the entire content of the Internet at the time. It was something like 4 terrabytes of information. Needless to say, no one bothered to download it because that would have cost a fortune in server storage space. Which is funny, because you could store the entire Internet in 1999 for $200 today.

BlackAeronaut May 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

It’s a bit of a problem this day and age – information overload.

nate-m May 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm

http://www.archive.org/web/web.php :)

At one point they were trying to archive the entire Internet. They had Petabyte levels of storage. I don’t know if they are still trying… the amount of data seems to be rising exponentially.

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