Science and Technology : anybody know how bit torrents work?

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    i wanted to download some stuff but i couldn't get it to work.
    is there a bit torrents for idiots guide?
     
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    does not work for me. i cannot figure it out.
     
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    maybe one of these will help?

    Bittorent Guides

    also, Google search: is there a bit torrents for idiots guide?

    (i'm using utorrent - from the screenshot on the bittorrent page, they kinda look alike?)
     
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    utorrent (http://www.utorrent.com/) and deluge(http://deluge-torrent.org/) are good options.

    µTorrent - a (very) tiny BitTorrent client

    The official µTorrent® (uTorrent) torrent client for Windows, Mac, Android and Linux-- uTorrent is the #1 BitTorrent download client on desktops worldwide.
    utorrent.com


    Transmission is my preferred client, but there's no windows build for it.

    The guides are too long, to hell with reading them version:

    Download and install a client of your choice.
    Download the torrent file or have the browser open it with the client.
    Point the bit torrent client to where you want to download the content, and it will do the rest.

    It may be worth taking some time to learn about the blocklist of either utorrent or deluge.

    If you're interested in how the protocol works, the wikipedia article is pretty nice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_(protocol)
    BitTorrent - Wikipedia
    en.wikipedia.org
     
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    you need to download the bittorent program first. I recommend utorrent.

    Then you go on websites like:

    -btjunkie.org
    -thepiratebay.com
    -isohunt.com

    search for whatever movie or tv show you want and download it.
     
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    i'm on an IMAC. i had downloaded clients and could not get a torrent to start. i'll read the links and try again.
     
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    basically its a file sharing system that allows users to download files from each others computers. if u find a song for example. you would use the bittorent to search for the file and you would actually wind up downloading it from different users who are online with that song file on their computer.

    its crazy and sometimes takes forever to download a file
     
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