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Collection of HHC programming contests and other useful documents
10-05-2020, 10:08 AM
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RE: Collection of HHC programming contests and other useful documents
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Allow me to stand in for anyone who doesn't use or understand torrents. How much stuff would I be downloading, in GBytes? Would I need to get several torrents, or is there a single latest one with everything? If there's a subsequent update, would I end up re-downloading all the stuff I'd already got?

Any chance of also uploading to the Internet Archive? They take anything and they keep it forever. It remains publicly accessible so long as there's no copyright claim on it. It seems to me like a good backup for any particular technique.
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10-05-2020, 08:19 PM (This post was last modified: 10-05-2020 08:21 PM by pier4r.)
Post: #162
RE: Collection of HHC programming contests and other useful documents
(10-05-2020 10:08 AM)EdS2 Wrote:  .
Allow me to stand in for anyone who doesn't use or understand torrents. How much stuff would I be downloading, in GBytes? Would I need to get several torrents, or is there a single latest one with everything? If there's a subsequent update, would I end up re-downloading all the stuff I'd already got?
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Torrents at the start where updated quite frequently, now they are quite static (as I do not have much time). Thus updated every 1-2 years, and even then you can run a diff getting only what is missing.

Quote:Any chance of also uploading to the Internet Archive? They take anything and they keep it forever. It remains publicly accessible so long as there's no copyright claim on it. It seems to me like a good backup for any particular technique.
People can get the data and do it, I do not plan it for the moment (everyone can do a bit ). P2p is enough (and more community based) for me.

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10-06-2020, 05:28 PM
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RE: Collection of HHC programming contests and other useful documents
Thanks. I do favour decentralisation, but I think torrents in particular do well with a critical mass, and one never knows the lifetime of an interest, so other approaches are useful in parallel.

As it happens, my network setup only allows me to download, not to share, so I can't help with the community aspect. I am now downloading three torrents, I think - ETA 4 days - and one torrent is stuck with no peers (hp_calc_torrent_u201805_as_a_zip_due_to_the_size.zip)
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10-06-2020, 05:46 PM
Post: #164
RE: Collection of HHC programming contests and other useful documents
(10-06-2020 05:28 PM)EdS2 Wrote:  Thanks. I do favour decentralisation, but I think torrents in particular do well with a critical mass, and one never knows the lifetime of an interest, so other approaches are useful in parallel.

As it happens, my network setup only allows me to download, not to share, so I can't help with the community aspect. I am now downloading three torrents, I think - ETA 4 days - and one torrent is stuck with no peers (hp_calc_torrent_u201805_as_a_zip_due_to_the_size.zip)

Yes the mass is important too, but I have quite some experience and although torrent is not ed2k, some things can last long as well. It is the same with websites like this one, there should be someone paying the bill at the end. Casiocalc.org was almost closed a couple of years ago but found a way to be moved. This to say, if there is no interest everything that is private or based on few individuals will go down as long as it is digital (digital things are very fragile).

I also understand that there are networks were sharing is not easy (natted for example) thus if someone can upload it on other systems that aren't community based, it is great.

The other torrent you mention has at least me as a source and the DHT is working, so no idea. Maybe you need to wait. I see that someone is getting data from 3 torrents.

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10-06-2020, 08:57 PM (This post was last modified: 10-06-2020 08:58 PM by EdS2.)
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Ah, yes, it seems my setup only wanted to pull from three torrents at a time, so the fourth one is now pulling actively now that the first one is done. My mistake!
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