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R A Jon Hamelin jon_hamelin at
Mon Nov 12 19:08:12 UTC 2007

Frank Cox wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 11:34:57 -0800
> R A Jon Hamelin <jon_hamelin at> wrote:
>> I have had bad experiences with torrents and 
>> will not use them again.
> What's wrong with the torrents?  I downloaded F8 that way the other day at a
> very healthy pace.
  Hi Frank:

A little over a year ago I downloaded a file - 4.3 GB - from what I 
thought was a safe site. After installing the program, my computer 
rebooted by itself and all hell broke loose. I no longer had a 
functioning BIOS. In addition it wiped my hard drives. Checking with the 
site in question, I discovered that the file should have been 3.8 GB.

In my opinion bit torrents are a security issue. Having lost 3 days 
worth of irreplaceable photos from a commercial shoot and the contract, 
it was an expensive lesson for me.


R A Jon Hamelin
Hamelin Graphics
324-1985 Wallace St
Vancouver, BC V6R 4H4

778 327 9302

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