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An experiment

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I decided to try this just once, so don’t freak out.

I put in a par2 into the latest batch of Ghost Sweeper Mikami. A par2 file contains parity data for every one of the episodes in the torrent. In this case, it contains around 30 megabytes of it. Par2 basically patches a damaged file to fix it. You can patch up to how much of the par2 you have.

I’m not aware if anyone else has tried this, and I have no idea if it’s a good idea or not. So, if it turns out sucking, we’ll rebuild the torrent without the .par2 file. I really see no harm in trying. Feel free to let us know your opinion on this blog or on our IRC channel.

New bittorrent tracker

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Well, scarywater is still up at http://a.scarywater.net/ishin, however, we have no idea when it’ll go down. Since it hasn’t gone down and the new tracker is working, we’re transitioning to http://bt.freelancefansubs.org/ishin-digital/. This way, we get the seeds and peers from both trackers at once for the torrents that are simply transferred over. Nice, eh?

The split torrents will be combined, as you might have seen with Run=Dim. This will make seeding on our side easier. They were broken before because people, when the torrents were created, were still using 40 gig hard drives. Since 2 TB drives are around $150 now, no point.

Anyways, enjoy and let us know if you need anything seeded. We’re human, after all and sometimes life distracts us from maintaining torrents. Please note that we’ll mostly seed the freelancefansubs.org tracker first, unless the torrent sets are exactly the same. With some creative programming, we were able to transfer the torrents with only modifying the tracker info.

New Bittorrent website switch happening

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The dude that runs a.scarywater.net is having problems keeping the site up both time-wise and financially. Man did I take it for granted. However, it’s amazing that he lasted so long, so thanks from all of us, mxs.