Member Since: 2011-02-22 00:24:48
Posts by pirateadmin:
November 7th, 2015 by pirateadmin
Hi again. Does it seem like I am laying low? I’m not, well not in terms of the usual stuff anyway. I do blog less now though, due to other things taking more time than expected. Don’t worry, nobody is on my tail! Anway, in my previous post I explained that I had not downloaded much the last few months, but this time, I have downloaded quite a few things, mostly DVDR movies of course. Let’s simplify it and say that in September and October 2015 I downloaded these movies:
A walk among the tombstones
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
American Ninja 2
Asterix: Mansion of the gods
Christmas in Flåklypa
Fast & Furious 7
From dusk till dawn (the series)
Guardians of the galaxy
In Order of Disappearance
Johan Falk 13
Johan Falk 17
Kingsman 1: Secret service
Knights of bloodsteel
Legendary (aka Tomb of the Dragon)
Mad Max 4: Fury Road
Man with the iron fists 2
Northmen: A viking saga
Poltergeist (2015 remake)
Run all night
Sin City 2: A dame to kill for
Son of god
See you soon!
August 2nd, 2015 by pirateadmin
Well, something strange has happened. Actually, something has NOT happened and it is the lack of happening that is strange. Since May, I have not downloaded anything, apart from one software and a couple of music album. It has been 3 months without any movie downloads. What happened? Did I get Netflix? No. Netflix has a shitty selection, so I won’t touch it with a pole. Nothing special happened – I simply have had too much to do in terms of work, summer travels and family engagements. Downloading kinda fell into the background, not my choice but by coincidence. “I’m gonna check the tracker tomorrow” has been my plan the last few months. But it didn’t happen.
The only thing I am worried about is that my account might have been deleted, since I have not logged in for some time. Let me log in now and see… Hmm, my account seems to be gone. Let’s see if I can register again. Yup, that went well. OK, let’s rock & roll!!
April 22nd, 2015 by pirateadmin
So, did I download the entire new season 5 of Game of Thrones and use that as an excuse to post a pic of a lovely topless girl, namely Daenerys Targaryen? No on both accounts. I’ll watch this show on TV. However, the boss of HBO likes piratism and thinks it benefits the show. Just read this:
“…in response to a question about whether the network kinda-sorta regards the extensive theft of HBO’s flagship show, Game of Thrones, as a compliment, Bewkes said, “I have to admit it, I think you’re right.” The much-discussed fantasy series is HBO’s most popular, and “if you go to people who are watching it without subs, it’s a tremendous word-of-mouth thing,” the exec told investors. “We’ve been dealing with this for 20, 30 years—people sharing subs, running wires down the backs of apartment buildings. Our experience is that it leads to more paying subs. I think you’re right that Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world,” he said. “That’s better than an Emmy.”
Read the full article here. It’s from 2013 but nothing has changed since then.
April 14th, 2015 by pirateadmin
The following DVDR movies were grabbed from the net in March. Actually, I’ve been recording more from digital TV than grabbing from the net the past month. About twice as many discs recorded from TV than downloaded. Crime and fantasy series like The Librarians, Once upon a time and Elementary, and good old detective Foyle for example.
Desperado (western trilogy)
Christmas in Flåklypa
Kraftidioten (aka In Order of Disappearance)
Son of god
Also grabbed some music albums:
Lazerhawk – Skull and Shark
Billy Ocean – Suddenly
Helene Bøksle – Det Hev Ei Rose Sprunge
Jon Hopkins – Asleep Versions
Pink Floyd – The Endless River (Deluxe Edition)
Erasure – The Violet Flame (3CD Deluxe Boxset)
Kylie Minogue – Kiss Me Once
Klaus Schulze – Big in Europe
March 19th, 2015 by pirateadmin
I just finished sorting my new DVDR downloads for the last couple of months. As usual, these are only feature movies.
3 days to kill
A viking saga: The darkest day
Big bad wolves
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Edge of tomorrow
Embrace of the vampire
Flying swords of Dragon Gate
John Carpenter’s Vampires
Monuments men, the
Police Story 2013
Purge 2: Anarchy
Ragin Cajun Redneck Gators
Scorpion King 4: Quest for power
Space Station ’76
February is the month of book sales, and I have just spent around 65 euros on various books; novels, fact books, comics. That took a big chunk of my media budget, so once again I have to emphasize that it is not that I am not willing to spend my budget on legal media. After my book purchases are done, I have very little money left for this kind of “fun buying” and that’s why the above producers and studios did not loose anything from my downloads. If my wallet is empty, it doesn’t matter if I download a movie, as that is the same as refraining from buying it because I am broke. Simple as that!
March 14th, 2015 by pirateadmin
For me as a semi-physical pirate – in the sense that I download digitally and burn discs for physcial storage – storage space is a key factor. I have custom built shelves that are more space efficient than store-bought solutions, but even my media room and the shelves there are limited. Now that I have thousands of discs (and even more items if you count books, comics, vinyl LPs, bought DVDs and posters) I am storing new burned discs in a new way. I came up with this solution last year but have not implemented it properly until now. It’s not unique, nothing special, nothing that would keep Einstein awake, but it’s just that I had to realize that my preferred way of storage (individual jewelcases for protection and artwork) took up too much space, and there’s a specific point you arrive to when you realize that enough is enough.
So, new additions are being stored differently, beginning a couple of months back. It’s very basic; discs are now put in paper sleeves, which are put in plastic baskets. This isn’t only about storage efficiency (one basket can hold around 130 discs, whereas the same space can hold 60 jewelcases) but it creates entirely new conditions as well:
- I now store movies alphabetically, which is easy with the paper envelopes but nearly impossible with jewelcases, which are difficult to move around in a flexible way
- I now keep watched movies together with unwatched ones, because now there is space for that
- I no longer have to create custom artwork for the burned discs, which has been a hobby of mine. The paper envelopes can hold paper with artwork in them but the transparent window so small that it makes it not worthwile
- The baskets can be stacked on top of eachother so I am not limited to the shelves, but can store stacks of baskets on the floor
Here is the way I used to store burned DVDRs and how I store them now:
February 1st, 2015 by pirateadmin
It’s download Sunday again! The main day of the week for browsing tracker sites and choosing torrents to grab. Today is also the day The Pirate Bay got online again, after having been raided by the Swedish police a few weeks ago. I have checked out their “new” site; a few tweaks remain, but nice to have them back.
Some numbers that shows some of my situation right now:
- Current downloads: 4 DVDRs
- Current uploads: 70 (movies, music, software) of which 13 is active right now
- Best ratio: Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky – 294.862 (shared over 294 times)
- Uploaded today: 5.62 GB
- Downloaded today (so so far): 1.32 GB
- Total ratio 3.248 (everything uploades vs downloaded since uTorrent was installed)
- Total number of torrents downloaded: 1298 (since uTorrent was installed)
- Downloaded music on harddrive: 229 GB / 31174 files
- Movies on harddrive: 470 GB (mostly DVDR, so around 105 movies)
- Downloaded DVDR movies burned on discs: 2735 (compared to around 650 store-bought DVDs and 1 BluRay)
That’s how it looks. And I’d like to say again; none of my downloads have replaced purchases. I simply could not have afforded to buy 2735 movies, so my collection would be those 650 bought ones.
January 18th, 2015 by pirateadmin
We Norwegian pirates have a lot to thank Swedish pirates for. Not only The Pirate Bay, but dozens of other torrent sites, as well as leading the way in what it really means to be a pirate. That is so much more than just grabbing free stuff on the net. However, speaking of piratism, there is a huge difference between Norwegian and Swedish pirates.
Sweden has a longer and wider tradition of piratism on the net. This has resulted in Swedish pirates being much more active in capturing and uploading content. In fact, if you want Swedish content, you can find most of it online but Norwegian content is often completely absent. Swedish movies, audiobooks, and TV can be easily found. Missed last week’s episode of a talkshow? It’s online in some pirate bay. Norwegian talkshows and documentaries can only be seen at the website of the broadcaster (for as long as they determine and in the format they choose). It seems that Norwegian pirates are either more lazy, or they have not embraced the tradition of pirating things.
I feel that the Norwegian pirate scene is less concious about piratism in general. It appears that Norwegian pirates are pirates “for fun” or because they have surplus time for it. While Swedish pirates are more serious and looking to improve society through piratism. At least, the core of Norwegian pirates who are serious is smaller than the Swedish core. Ironically, Swedish ISPs helped creating this situation by early on developing broadband access in almost all parts of the country.
Sweden, un point. Norvege, zero point. Again.
January 8th, 2015 by pirateadmin
December is always a special busy period; presents, cookies, trips, family gatherings… so less time for everything and anything computer-wise. Therefore, only these movies were downloaded last month:
American Ninja 2
American Ninja 3
Hell on wheels season 3
Joy Ride 3
Klondike season 1
No one lives
X-Men 5: Days of future past
See you soon!
December 10th, 2014 by pirateadmin
And so it appears that The Pirate Bay has been raided again, and shut down by Swedish police. This morning I wanted to find some file utility software, and it’s convenient to get it from TPB, even though there are free software out there on the developers’ sites. TPB is not just a place to get free stuff, it is also a convenient place where you don’t need to fill in a form, request an email to be sent to you and download from a third party place, like I had to to get my file admin tool. Just like YouTube is convenient for browsing songs and full albums, all in one place, easy to use interface and no hassle.
In the pirate community, it has been speculated if this raid is the final nail in the coffin for TPB. Even one of the founders, Peter Sunde who was recently released from prison for having aided piracy, thinks TPB is no good anymore, and would not mind seeing it shot down for good. Well, he may be bitter it did not do for him what he wanted to, but “everyone else” (except the people in the entertainment industry who can’t get their heads around basic things like consumer power) hopes the site will be back soon. If it doesn’t resume delivery of torrents, there will be others.