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In Topic: Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (EbiChu)

03 March 2017 - 08:00 PM

And they will get a new show.




To replace Ebichu++ from 5th April, for those who were wondering

In Topic: The new idol tracker is going public

05 July 2016 - 11:48 PM

Excellent news, good job people :good:


Only "issue" I found was I couldn't use my normal usernames to sign up since it didn't accept underscores or fullstops, but not something major to worry about.

In Topic: H!O Tracker closure let's talk about alternatives.

10 June 2016 - 10:24 AM

Don't mix up theft/stealing with copyright infringement, two very different legal concepts :c18:  **AA might want to make you think otherwise with their propoganda, so you feel bad about doing the latter, even though it's easy to morally justify the latter which you generally cannot with the former, such as with aforementioned TV shows which never get officially broadcast or released outside the origin country.


Do japanese pay TV license fees as well? I thought backwards UK over here was the only place to do so something silly like that.


Agreed with the paid trackers bit though, that's just asking for trouble.

In Topic: H!O Tracker closure let's talk about alternatives.

05 June 2016 - 07:27 PM


To everybody:

Some of us here on Hello!Online have been working on a new tracker. This has been an ongoing process from day one of hearing haku's announcement of shutting down Hello!Online's tracker.

This is a joint effort between a group experienced and dedicated people.

One thing worth mentioning, is that all the torrents that were part of Hello!Online's tracker will be integrated into the new tracker. So the new tracker will feature the entire back catalog of H!O, and this means you can go back to do what you do best: Upload, seed, and share with the community.

The tracker will be an idol oriented tracker, just like H!O's tracker was. So you can view it as a continuation.

As of now we're in the initial testing phase, and the date for when tracker will go public is not yet known.

Stay tuned for more updates on this.

This sounds great. Thanks to all the people involved in this and yourself Krusha :w00t:

Just thinking, would now be a good time to do a tidy up of sorts, e.g. batching up complete shows so we don't need to seed hundreds of torrents, just a single one per show? Radio shows especially, plus various TV shows come to mind. No need to migrate across hundreds of torrents per radio show when a single large batch would do, or where a large batch already exists, no need to migrate the possibly-dead single episode torrents.


Also, I'm guessing the new tracker will have a new announce URL, given the state of affairs of this shutdown, instead of using the current domain name? As much as it would have been great and even seamless if you could just repoint the existing name to the new server so people (especially seeders) don't need to change the announce URL in every torrent, I'm not expecting this to happen.

In Topic: H!O Tracker closure let's talk about alternatives.

05 June 2016 - 10:42 AM

It can't be active on Nyaa at all because setting the private flag (required for JPS and H!O) changes the info hash, and Nyaa's torrents have it unset.

Why would it change the info key (or the hash thereof)? The info/info_hash are supposed to identify the content of the torrent, not the torrent file itself. I.e. it describes the files that are downloaded by a bittorrent client and not the file that was downloaded by a web-browser to be "opened" by a bittorrent client.

info_hash: urlencoded 20-byte SHA1 hash of the value of the info key from the Metainfo file.


The private field is part of the info dictionary, so changing this flag changes the hash. Stuff like tracker list, comments etc. are outside the info dictionary so don't affect the hash.





Sort torrents by filesize.
Download the 500 smallest torrents.
Seed them indefinitely for bonus points.
Spend bonus points on upload credit.

That way you "contribute" to the network without anyone getting an advantage. You don't get it because there's no use for 500 random small files to you (if there is, go and download a gentoo portage repository, which has smaller files, more of them and even if you download on one of their bittorent interfaces they won't care for your ratio). There is no advantage for the network (JPS) either, because those torrents already have their seeders.

Instead, seed you favorite group's radio shows, PBs, and other small torrents. They generate your bonus points just as the 500 random files do, and you contribute them to people who will more likely "use" them.

This makes sense. Also, don't forget all the freeleech stuff available as well which you also grab without affecting your ratio, then seed for bonus points when starting out, if you don't want to waste space/bandwidth on content which doesn't interest you, or, as xibo implies, is less beneficial to the network as a whole.