Author Topic: 1 TB of Quality Content  (Read 4073 times)

Black Jack Shellac

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Give me ze money!
    • View Profile
1 TB of Quality Content
« on: October 28, 2010, 09:59:44 PM »
"WE ARE RELEASING GEOCITIES ON A TORRENT.

This is going to be one hell of a torrent Ė the compression is happening as we speak, and itís making a machine or two very unhappy for weeks on end. The hope had been to upload it today, but the reality is this is a lot of stuff Ė probably 900 gigabytes will be in the torrent itself. Itís not perfect, itís not all Ė but itís something.

Who will want this? Anyone who feels like browsing among the artifacts of yesterday, who wants some data to play with, who is doing research into history, who wants to get some mileage out of a few weblog postings of crazy glittery animated GIFs and MIDI music. Itís not for everyone. Some people will probably grab a few files out of the thousands of archives in the torrent, unhook and call it a day. Others will want all of it, every last bit, to put onto their $80 1TB hard drive they bought down at the local computer mart.

It is not clear when the torrent will go up, but if youíre interested in it, please mail into geotorrent@textfiles.com Ė you will get a one-time mailing when itís up and waiting for you."

http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/2720

bill

  • Devil's Avocado
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1284
  • Avast!
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: 1 TB of Quality Content
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 04:29:40 AM »
Even I don't want copies of my old spam. ;)

TallTroll

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: 1 TB of Quality Content
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 12:01:54 PM »
Data is data. Even if 99% of it is utter cack, the last 1% may be gold. And I can think of a few people who can make the 99% cack work too, if you know what I'm saying.

Drastic

  • Need a bigger hammer...
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2546
  • Resident Redneck
    • View Profile
Re: 1 TB of Quality Content
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 12:39:38 PM »
Hell it's probably mostly unique content generated by humans.

GOLD!

I don't do torrents, that the only way? Who is getting this?

Drastic

  • Need a bigger hammer...
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2546
  • Resident Redneck
    • View Profile
Re: 1 TB of Quality Content
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 12:56:32 PM »
Let us know, might have to get it myself. Of course unless you want to host it. ;-)

JamesR

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 206
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: 1 TB of Quality Content
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 05:25:00 PM »
Fire up the spinners!

grnidone

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1383
  • Laugh often. It's the best medicine.
    • MSN Messenger - grnidone@yahoo.com
    • AOL Instant Messenger - Ggrnidone
    • Yahoo Instant Messenger - grnidone
    • View Profile
    • GreenEyeWire
    • Email
Re: 1 TB of Quality Content
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 04:08:24 PM »
Is there a way to break it up into smaller pieces?