#1
why does bittorrent wildly exaggerate everything?

i was downloading fedora the other day (opensource OS) and it said like 16 hours left, and it was done in like 30 mins?

im downloading redhat now, and its like 3GB, its half done and its taken like an hour, and apparently its got 22 hours left. i mean why throw it out of preportion?

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#3
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#4
maybe beacuse its an estimate plus if you do it around 7am-3pm hardly is on it so you get stuff super fast
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#7
Its because its calculating the time remaining based on the current speed you have it downloading at. If you are getting one seed from a good server or a good person in general you will be able to download faster and stuff. If you aren't getting from that person or people like that, sometimes you wont be getting it at a really fast and the counter will be higher. If your downloading closer to your peak download speed it will say a smaller time remaining. In the end, you had better be a good seeder afterwards or your a douche that should go die in a digital fire of nobody ever seeding to your IP again.
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#8
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Its because its calculating the time remaining based on the current speed you have it downloading at.


Basically this.
#9
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redhat is opensource and free. i can download it and give it to whoever i want legally.

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#11
i honestly didnt think there was must difference.

i used to download this kinda stuff with limewire, it was shiit.

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#14
4GB DDR2 RAM, AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM72 2.10GHz.

not too slow, my friend.

oh and XP pro.

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4GB DDR2 RAM, AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM72 2.10GHz.

not too slow, my friend.

oh and XP pro.

Dude, is that driven by steam or something?
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#16
strangely enough, its driven by good ole' lithium ion cells. or mains power.


steam is so last week.

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#17
Because it can't predict the amount of seeders that are going to be on, it also doesn't take into account the time of day or how many other torrents you're likely to be downloading at other times.
There are other factors too, but you get the jist.
#18
Well, TS, would you rather it exaggerated, or told you it would take 5 minutes, and still be downloading 2 hours later?
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Dude, is that driven by steam or something?

I think he runs on a bicycle to power it.
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