> anon don't send us .rar files
> I know we are working in a tech company
> some people can not open .rar files though
> it's fine to use hacker stuff if you like but
> you have to think of the non technological people
Learn to usenet, faggot. You consume third tier content.
Why are autists so obsessive?
Warez by any means necessary, faggot.
>they dislike something
>they must not know how to use it
the worst kind of person who doesn't want to run nonfree software to unpack your shitty proprietary archive that is no much better or worse than 7zip or tar.xz?
you're the worst kind of person, fuck yourself.
How is it a lie? If you know where to look you can get a paclist and send out a request in a few seconds. And you can immediately start watching a video file unlike with torrents.
>splitting stuff banned on my main torrent tracker
A community of groups that release stuff like movies.
They got a bunch of outdated rules for example each release must be in ~50MB rar archives.
Ever downloaded something and it's a ton of archives you have to unrar? Probably a scene release.
Their anime guidelines are absolutely atrocious.
thanks for the serious reply
i was wondering why i keep coming across those. no wonder no-rars got so popular. only upside is for downloading from shit-tier connections over webui rather than ftp from seedbox.
>50 mb, no more than 99 rars
>degrade quality to fit into 4950 MB, aka <5 GB and no compressed rars
I'm using same version of windows 7 for almost 4 years. Why do people think they need updates at all? I'd understand for publicly available services, to fix remote vulnerabilities. But for home computers... As long as it works the way you want to, don't update.
The final file size must also be a multiple of 1120 for some reason. Not on their anime releases but on their movie releases.
Pretty sure they were really slow with allowing H.264 as well. They were worried about support for old DVD players and such.
Because of other improvements? New features, security fixes (you can get attacked even if you're not running a server), better use of new hardware (taking advantage of newer instruction sets and such).
There are plenty of reasons to update your software.
no it can't
7zip packages unrar to unpack rars
jesus fucking christ.
On top of that, subtitles takes up next to no space.
My subtitles for Guardians of the Galaxy takes up 98KB.
So performance improvements are useless in practice?
You think lower risk of exploits on your computer being used is useless in practice?
Are you for real?
Browser exploits are found all the time. A malicious website (even just using XSS) can put you at risk of being infected.
How about your HTTP stream being easily decryptable?
There are plenty of instances where you can be put at risk if you run software with known vulnerabilities.
Are you retarded?
>let's put highly compressed audio / video files into compressed archives
>this makes the files <1% smaller
>let's also use a shitty proprietary format not natively supported by anything
>let's split that archive into 24823 files, in case someone wants to dl them with an acoustic coupler
god damn it scene, get your shit together, it's not the 90s anymore
You don't know how it works.
That's why you think it matters if Windows is updated or not for malware to work.
It does not.
Please, if you're going to respond, specify something in particular that would fuck my system up, not "EVERYTHING, DUDE".
Updating windows 7 would fix those browser exploits..?
If you're going to be smug, at least be right.
These CVEs get fixed in security patches. You don't have these patches, therefore you can be exploited. If you think you can't because you don't use IE, well there isn't much helping you.
Are there any compression algorithms more efficient then what ever the fuck .rar is using? We live in 2014, you'd think there were something new and improved by now. Even an improvement of 10-20% would be nice.
I don't think I am. I think Windows updates don't make me less vulnerable. Hope this helps.
Do you think Windows updates make you less vulnerable? Why? Please give technical reasons.
>must be split rar archive
is there any reason for this shit at all?
I mean, yes, back in the day it was helpful, when download speeds were at 30kbps, you paid 10cent/min and most servers didn't support resuming downloads
and even then, there was always one single fucking file that was corrupted / deleted, making the entire, several day download useless
why still insist on that nonsense nowadays? WHY?
>post one thing and ill try and justify how im perfect and how all the exploits out there somehow dont affect me. im not stupid, im more intelligent than u cuz i dont use malicious software!!11!!!!
that's how retarded you sound right now.
There have been updates to rar. The file extention is the same but the actual compression algorithm is different. That's why 7zip can't open some archives. Because they use the new rar5 compression algorithm.
There are a bunch of other algorithms as well which probably outperforms rar in some situations, but they are not as widely used.
Also, asking for 10-20% improvement on compression is a lot. I mean, try to compress:
more efficiently than a for example. Pretty hard to do.
Because it looks cool.
oh no anon thinks i'm retarded
Because Windows updates fix stuff related to Windows internals. In practice functionality exported to third party programs is already good enough that it doesn't need fixes.
>Because Windows updates fix stuff related to Windows internals
Right. Which have security problems. Why wouldn't you fix them? Are you that much of a domain expert that you can guarantee none of them (now or in the future) will affect you?
its just LZMA. 7z uses a bunch of algos and picks whichever compresses best (taking into account speed). So a single .7z may require any of the set of 7z algos, which is handled transparently. In the retarded spirit of doing one thing well, xz does only LZMA, so it takes way too much time and memory on many types of files that arent all that well compressed by LZMA.
and word pad? http://www.cvedetails.com/cve/CVE-2013-3940/ easy to be totally unaffected if you had just downloaded and installed Windows6.1-KB2876331-x86.msu or Windows6.1-KB2876331-x64.msu. I sure hope your modem/router are impervious to attack, since windows likes to run files that happen to be in the right place at startup.....
how about SMB?
my point being, connecting unpatched OS's to the interbits is about as retarded as.... well, I cant think of many things more retarded than that..... tattooing your SS/CC information on your forehead and visiting nigeria?
because it adds a second line of defense for parity/PAR2 data when downloading from somewhere like usenet. The process for repairing broken downloads goes like this:
First thing you do when the download completes is run a consistency check using parity data. Let's say one of the archives is corrupt.
You probably don't want to just redownload the file, because your usenet provider's server likely doesn't have the complete set of articles that composed the file, which caused the file to be corrupt when joining the articles.
So the PAR/consistency check you ran previously should tell you how many additional recovery blocks of parity data you need to download to fix your issue. Sometimes these parity blocks are also corrupt, so you just keep downloading them in increasing size until you have enough recovery blocks present to perform the repair.
If that fails, you identify the offending RARs and replace them from another source.
All of this is unnecessary with something like bittorrent that can request specific blocks of data and performs consistency checks at that level, and has the ability to re-request corrupt blocks.
Some, but not all. 1337 skien grps are using WinRar5 because they are a bunch of faggots.
Pic related, it's from every TE release ever
And no, it cannot. Tested on "Ashampoo.Photo.Card.2.v2.0.2-TE".
Trying to extract the archives? Yes.
Selected all .zip's -> Extract To... -> "OK"
Go to created folder -> Select all .001, .002 ... .021 files -> Extract to.. -> "OK" -> Get one, 199MB big file called "taspc22" and I'm unable to open it or something just like yesterday.
im sorry anon, you need to be wearing the approprate eyegear for scene releases to open on 7z.... everybody knows this, right? At least you have your hacking-skimask on when you hack, right? RIGHT???
If you had any idea how the scene works you'd understand why they do it. How are 10 people going to race a 8GB mkv? Without the files being split 1 person is going to send the mkv and racing will grind to a halt while you wait for one person to send 8GB rather than 5 people sending 96MB rars. If the 8GB file is incomplete on the persons source site they are going to send 7.99GB over and over again wasting bandwidth. The list goes on. Before you moan try and figure out why something is done the way it is retard.
that's the price you pay for using retarded stuff like usenet.
Think of it this way. You're downloading an 8gb+ file, and the power goes out, or you crash, or your router fucks up, whatever. Your download is now corrupt. Would you rather use a checksum and figure out exactly which .r** file got corrupted, and redownload just that, or would you rather start an 8gb iso file from the start? It's a clear choice for me.