Torrents

“HE WHO DIES WITH HIS ART ON THE MOST HARD DRIVES, WINS…..IF THAT ART PROMOTES LIBERTY.” –Michael W. Dean

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So you want to earn your nerd merit badge, keep the Feens drone proof and get on the Golden Blockchain of Redemption?

So, this is so cool….Sean our Torrent guy and I have set up a torrent feed for all Freedom Feens and Michael Dean After Dark episodes, Anarchy Gumbo episodes and our music and movies. AND, you’ll get new things before everyone else who isn’t using the torrent link!

It works automatically, it’s completely legal (for now), and seeding will get you on the Golden Floppy Disc of Redemption by helping make the Feens’ media drone proof when it BECOMES illegal, which could be any day now, the way the Central Scrutinizer is stepping up its tyranny. Seed if you want, but at least have them. So if we get droned, or the site gets CISPAed, you can turn the torrents back on and start sharing.

HERE is THE FEENS TORRENT RSS LINK.

It’s

http://freedomfeens.com/blog/FeenTorrentsRSS/FeenTorrents.xml

If you want to just copy and paste it.

WHAT DO I DO WITH IT?

You insert it into uTorrent and it will AUTOMATICALLY download all the episodes you don’t have, and new ones, as they arrive. And we’re going to start putting our Tuesday Feens casts out a day early on Monday, via torrent. And we also often record Anarchy Gumbo episodes a week or more before they’ll go out as web episodes, so by torrenting and seeding, you’ll get stuff earlier than everyone else! (Like the Mojo Nixon interview I’m doing Nov. 30, 2012 that won’t come out on the Gumbo until eight days later on the podcast!) That’s one of the benefits of being in our torrent club and getting on the Golden Floppy Disc of Redemption!

HOW DO I DO IT?

You copy the Feens torrent link to your clipboard. Then open uTorrent, and over on the left, single left click on “Feeds.” Then Right Click on Feeds, and choose “Add RSS Feed.”

The feed URL should already be in there if it’s on your clipboard. If not, paste it in to the Feed URL space (after deleting the http:// that shows up automatically). Then in the same dialogue box, under “Subscriptions”, change it to “Automatically download all items published in feed”, and click the OK button.

If you’ve never downloaded Feens with uTorrent before, it will start downloading all of them. It may queue some for after the first bunch are done. If you’ve downloaded before, and have some of them, it will only download the ones you don’t have. And when we add new episodes to our Feens Torrent RSS feed, uTorrent will automatically download the new episodes. Easy, fun and breezy!

2/16/2013: If you plan to seed, DO NOT remove the completed torrent listings from your downloads list, or people cannot download these files from you anymore, unless you re-download all of them and then leave the torrent listings intact. I didn’t include this fact in the original post, because I thought it was obvious. But we had one fan write us who deleted them and wondered why no one was connecting to him, so I added this part.

WHAT IF I WANT TO HELP, BUT DON’T KNOW WHAT A TORRENT IS, OR HOW TO USE ONE?

Want to contribute to liberty but short on cash? You can help the Freedom Feens without even spending a post-1964 dime.

Download uTorrent (free) and start seeding Freedom Feens episodes and Anarchy Gumbo episodes. We also recommend running PeerBlock (free) while you’re running uTorrent. And when you install uTorrent, chose the option NOT accept the add-ons and toolbar when it asks you. Leave your computer on seeding the torrents, while you’re at work or asleep. Make sure if you leave your computer on 24/7 that you reboot it every few days.

GETTING RID OF THE ADS ON utorrent

uTorrent adds cheesy ads. Some look confusing, like this one (if you see this one or anything like it, do NOT click on it, it won’t likely do what it says it does):

1-ignore lies

There’s an article on removing ALL the ads from uTorrent, HERE.

I do torrent seeding and sharing of all Feens, Michael Dean After Dark and all the Feens movies and music using an old XP laptop on a table in the corner of the living room. I have it outside of my bedroom so the fan won’t keep me up at night. I have the screen timeout set up to shut off after two minutes of not using the mouse, to save power. I also have it set up to NOT shut off or hibernate when the lid is shut. (Settings for all this: right click desktop, go to properties/power. Or go to Power from the Control Panel.)

Then access the options in uTorrent from Options/Preferences:

Click Install IPv6 / Teredo:

Install

Change the rest of the settings as shown in these images:

2pref

Change the settings to what you see here:

3bandwidth

4bittorren-enable

5queing

I set up the scheduler to NOT upload during times I need my full pipe, like when I’m doing my shows:

6bandwitdh-sched

Here’s a YouTube video on using the scheduler.

As of 4/5/14, the entirety of the media on the Feens torrent RSS is 50 gigs (it was more, but I pruned it and deleted all the single episode entries that are also included in archives, and left the archive entries.) It took me 11 hours to do the initial download. With the torrent RSS feed inserted in uTorrent, new episodes upload seamlessly in the background. Except when doing my shows, where full bandwidth is mission-critical, using my full pipe to seed torrents is not noticeable, even when watching HD videos for hours on YouTube.

If you have torrent throtteling on your ISP, you can get around it by using Boleh VPN, and setting it to one of the Fully Routed servers. Using Boleh on one computer will not affect the IP and settings of other computers on the same router.

WHAT IF I HAVE A TORRENT PROGRAM OTHER THAN uTORRENT?

Here is a list of torrent programs and their features. Find yours on there and check the column called “Broadcatching (RSS).” It will say if that feature is supported for your program. If it is and you can’t figure out where to insert the RSS feed, a quick Google search of “RSS” plus “(the name of your torrent program)” will usually lead you to a page that will show you how. (Note: Transmission, the default torrent client in most GNU/Linux installations, does NOT have the RSS feature at this time. If you have Transmission and don’t want to install a different torrent program, you should be able to add the feed into the Live Bookmarks of your browser, and click on new items to manually download…When you click on an item, it will open up Transmission automatically and begin downloading.) NOTE: this is a machine-readable-only RSS feed, and will not work in iGoogle. If you want a feed that will work in iGoogle, this one of our Twitter feed will work, but you’ll have to manually click on each link to download.)

Thank you folks, and you’re doing a very good thing by spreading liberty and Feens media to the world. Remember, the more you seed the Feens, the more the State gnashes its teeth and fails.

MWD

p.s. If you have torrent questions about Feens torrents that aren’t answered here, please send an e-mail. (Don’t ask us about any non-legal torrents, we dunno about that.)

Turn your cash into liberty!

25 Responses to Torrents

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  2. I’m looking for more info on how to create/maintain the rss/torrent feed for my own podcast. Havn’t found anything yet detailing this, do you have any handy link ?

    Thanks
    I’m seeding and of course listening

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  5. Josiah

    The feed only provides me with the most recent 60 episodes. How do I get them all from episode 1 using torrents?

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  12. Semi-Anonymous Feen

    Right, I had a question about this:

    I already have a steady archive of Feens going way back. I did a test and copied some files into the folder where I’m torrenting from, then added the magnet links to my client (Transmission) to see if they would start seeding automatically. Instead, it’s re-downloading the files. Does anyone know of a way around this without having to re-download everything?

    • MichaelWDean

      Yeah, I’ve had the same experience with torenting. Can’t get it to not do that. I do know that if it WERE to work, it would have to be EXACTLY the same files, like not even a single character different in the file name, etc. Because the Torrent’s hash file is based on EXACTLY what it’s looking for. I know from making torrents you add even a tiny text file to a folder, the torrent won’t work and you have to make a new torrent. But yeah, if you figure out a workaround for this, let me know and I’ll make it public. I’m convinced there isn’t one.

      Thanks!
      MWD

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  15. Doucette2550

    I’m going to do this. But first, Should I leave the “Yes. Install μTorrent Control for Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, Chrome™” box checked? The one that comes up when I hover over download. I want nothing else other than what I need to seed your podcasts.

  16. Jason Haynes

    If you’re really in to blocking IPs while running a torrent clinet you can one up Peer Guardian by using Block List Manager. My current set up blocks 2.1billion IPs. Google for “blue tack internet security solutions”. I’ve moved from Peer Guardian to this. I like it!

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  19. Name

    Please seed man!

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