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08-02-2019, 14:19   #46
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Used bascially all the software already mentioned in the thread at some point!

Memories!

Spend hour or two downloading one song only to find out its a fecking loop of the same ten seconds over the over!

Or porn always porn!
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08-02-2019, 14:25   #47
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I remember downloading a particular song. At then end it had a radio cut in where the DJ started to speak so it was obviously recorded direct from the station.

A few months later a friend from school played the same song which had the exact radio cut in at the end which he had recorded himself.

Bizarre that I downloaded it directly from him unknowingly.

Limewire was a haven for viruses though. My PC looked like Tom Hanks in Philadelphia at the end.

Good times.
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I used edonkey, emule and kazaa. Thinking back, they were fairly shíte. Torrents were the end of those, especially the pirate bay where the comments let you know that you were downloading what you thought you were downloading.

I just had a look online and it looks like emule is still around. I might give it a try later but first I'll have to boot into my kubuntu partition and launch another kubuntu instance in a VM to launch another kubuntu VM. You can't be too careful out there.
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introduced me to a load of songs I never would have known otherwise cause it was a complete lottery when you're downloading what artist would come through
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Still waiting for a couple of mp3's to finish downloading from 16 years ago
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08-02-2019, 14:39   #51
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Still waiting for a couple of mp3's to finish downloading from 16 years ago
You should download that program that speeds up your downloads and increases your RAM first. F*cking n00b.
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08-02-2019, 14:50   #52
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Jesus I remember Limewire well!!!

It was like having unprotected sex with the Internet!!!!!
And not the classy Internet, I'm talking about the village bicycle internet!

Mcafee used to go Joe 90 when I started downloading!
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I'll go and make a cup of tea and a sandwich. Hopefully, when I get back, the song will have downloaded.
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It was like having unprotected sex with the Internet!!!!!
And not the classy Internet, I'm talking about the village bicycle internet!
That's exactly what it was. I should have been a bit more suspicious downloading Crazy_Frog_Motorcycle_Song_EMusic_Exclusive.exe.
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08-02-2019, 15:05   #55
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Esat no limits. Auto dialer at 18:01 disconnect at 07:59.....soul seek...bliss...


Back when songs you downloaded were actually listened to.
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08-02-2019, 15:30   #56
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I use to use speed.cd
If you shared it sped up your downloading.
Only problem was 02 only gave me 7.5gb of data for the month!
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Remember NO CD cracks for games.
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How the download graph would start off heroically high and then relentlessly tail off to something like 1 millibyte per hour.
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Jaysus the random titles some songs would have made you think you'd hit the jackpot.... Enter sandman- Metallica Megadeth Slash U2 Pearl Jam live rare unplugged.....

Download, open, it's the ****ing Pina colada song.......
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I’m friends with someone on Facebook from Holland and was chatting a couple of years ago about how we know each other. They said we started chatting on Napster in 2000. I don’t remember it having a chat function but they are adamant I was downloading a fairly obscure song from them and we started a chat that moved to email and then Facebook. Anyone remember Napster chat?
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