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Ole Miss Newspaper Cartoon = Fail?

Today there has been a lot of uproar over the following picture:

in the Daily Mississippian. Because of the history of the University of Mississippi, there have been so many mixed reviews to this that it is insane.

“the dm was wrong for what they allow in their publication. it really shows the progress of ole miss…”

“This is a not a reminder of why we are no longer racist, this is a reminder that Matthew King is a moron and should be removed from our university.”

“If people would stop trying to be politically correct about every tough issue and actually step back and think about it intellectually, they wouldn’t find this cartoon racist either. Unfortunately, unfounded outrage is easier for some people.”

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The Concept of µTorrent

The main question with µTorrent is how does….

The Answer
µTorrent is lightweight and designed to use the BitTorrent protocol which is used for distributing large amounts of data. Instead of one user sharing the information, multiple users share it. These people are called seeders. That makes the others downloading the file to be leechers (yes, Spell Checker, I am using it as a word today).

Users browse the web to find a torrent of interest, download it, and open it with a BitTorrent client. The client connects to the tracker(s) specified in the torrent file, from which it receives a list of peers currently transferring pieces of the file(s) specified in the torrent. The client connects to those peers to obtain the various pieces. If the swarm contains only the initial seeder, the client connects directly to it and begins to request pieces. – Wikipedia

Using a .torrent search in Google will being you results of sites such as PirateBay, Mininova, and isoHunt. These sites host the torrent files, but what is distributed with these files is up to the users. This way, a lot of legal issues are avoided, especially if copyrighted content is being distributed.

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Large files + multiple distributers = µTorrent
That is the lesson of today, class.
“Hope you took great notes.” – Dr. Bart Garner