Blogged by Lainii
08/14/2007 07:51 AM EST (Tags: hawt, piracy)
Maybe Purdue can’t beat other schools’ music scenes, frat-house parties, hot girls, and what not, but at least we’ve got them beat in the piracy department. After all, we are the #2 school in music piracy as noted by the RIAA.
Welcome to DCgate. To put it simply, it is file sharing on steroids. The IRC-based network transfers at about 1MB/sec. A typical song is about 4 MB, and an avi movie is about 900 MB. You do the math.
The best part is that the bandwidth does not count into the 5 gig limit set by ResNet, and there is always a good pool of students sharing to make the network extensively diverse with files. (So yes, download away on the porn, perhaps the most popular type of file shared. Right after the pr0n.)
All that’s needed is the hub called Dtella and a client program, where upon you can pirate to your heart’s content and stalk the pretentious “regulars” on the chat window.
Bottom line is that DCgate is the shit. It is one of the top reasons I am looking forward to going back to school. The webpage has extensive information on installation and setup (we got nothing to hide), so set up freshmen and (legally, my friends, always legally) share away.
Forget your college: Purdue is offering a major in information overload. (Yes, we’re talking to you, Cornell)