|Current mood:|| grumpy|
|Current music:||who needs mucis when youve got ANIME!!!|
...Update? Whats That?
*GASP!!!* OMGOMGOMG, DID HE UPDATE? Yes, he did. Its about time for a good old flame. Now, this isnt a flame meant for a specific person, more like a flame for the entire BitTorrent Community... Surely, if you happen to have a fast connection to the internet and use something like BitTorrent, you know what I will be talking about. Out of all my BitTorrent Activity, 99.9% of it is Anime Fansubs (the other .1% being the 2 times i've downloaded (tried to) Linux Fedora Core 3). Anywys, I have noticed something that is very prevalent among sub groups with older files... leeching. For those not familiar with he term, leechers are people who count on a high swarm of seeds to feed them the file fast, so they wont have to upload / share. Now, when youre trying to leech something like... say... the new episode of Naruto or Ah My Goddess... the swarm can usually be nearly 3k seeds and 2k leechers on the debut day... this is a time when leaching is OK by me. There are plenty of seeds fo everyone, so no one gets left out of the game. However, then there are only 5 seds in the torrent and 15 leechers above 50%, you wont get a fast speed unless you TOO are sharing. Thats the way it works. Now, if every leech in the swarm (applying to people who don havethe entire file yet) decide to not upload and effectively "leech" (meaning download and not share) the speed of the torrent can come to a near complete stop for some... like me! There are only s many seeds, and they can only seed t so many people at a time. I'm looking at a torrent now, and m upload to other people is actually 1/2 of the TOTAL speed of the torrent... meaning i'm uploading at 50 kbps, and the total speed is only 100 kbps... including my 1.5 kbps download speed. Stupid leechers will not help the BitTorrent community. When will people learn that the Law of Equivalence applies not only to alchemy (Reference to Full Metal Alchemist) but also to file sharing, especially as a whole. I mean hell, its not like the fansub has been licensed yet, so you will NOT get in trouble with anyno for sharing... except maybe your girlfriend if youre sharing Hentai... Anyways, thats my rant for the nest week... now here are my plans for this weekend...
Eric made plans with Laura (theyre now broken up BTW... no post was made for that) to go downtown and do something Saturday... and he'll probably either work or be with her all day Sunday. So, I have taken up an invitation to a party. Not a lan party, not a role-play party... a REAL party. This will be my first party - ever. I must say, I'm a little anxious, whilst also a litle scared. Anxious because I get to go do something a normal person would do, instead of staying home all weekend and doing geek things (not that theres aything wrong with them, but you gotta understand the need to do something different every once in a while...) and scared because, well, I have social anxiety disorder. It's not been officially medically diagnosed, but I can tell. When I get into a conversation, my heart rat speeds up, I sweat, and I can't talk... its most of the reason that im so quiet everywhere I go. Unless I know someone (as in well enough to know a topic to talk about) I will not talk to them, at least not any farther than saying hi. Further, if the topic shifts to something I dont understand, I just sit there and dont say anything. I am shut up in my room, away from the world... I'm like a Jedi - removed from the events of a world. I dont know anything about pop-culture unless youre talking about Rock... I know a little about cars, but not enough to get in depth with most of my firend's firends. I know a shitload about computers and programming and games, but those things wont get you laid or popular, the get you beat up and thrown out... not to mention most people dont want to talk about those things. They'd rather talk about something from the news or the media o something like that. At least there will be one way I can feel at home. I can't say there won't be something to drink at the place... I pitched in to help provide entertainment, and I plan on making the party something memorable - my first time drunk. I know what type of drunks my friends are... Eric is a funny drunk, Ray is a quiet Drunk (completely opposite his normal...). My brother Charles I think would be a stoner drunk... feeling hungry, and haveing uncontrollable laughter at th stupidest things - I've seen him drunk before, thats what he was like. I only have to wonder what i'll b like. Will I be funny? Will I be quiet? Will I be Loud and Sociable? Will I be horny? I have no idea... but we all plan on finding out tomorrow night. Until sometime Sunday, Peace Out.