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[*] posted on 16-11-2008 at 23:03
rapidshare- please stop using it


Last year Polverone asked us not to use rapidshare and I just spent a frustrating two hours trying to get one book in seven parts from that shitty service. Please, please, please do not use rapidshare . There are numerous free file hosts with no limts.
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[*] posted on 17-11-2008 at 01:00


Name a few good ones, then, because rapidshare is really no fun to use !
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[*] posted on 17-11-2008 at 01:23


4shared.com; mihd.net; and many others.

The real offender is rapishare.de

Rapidshare.com is not quite as bad.




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[*] posted on 17-11-2008 at 01:45


Yes, yes, yes.
I am trying to avoid these services, both .com and .de as much as I can. I understand - nothing for free, but rapid works in a really shitty way. The more people use it, the more shitty it becomes.
Remember - each shitty file you upload in there makes rapidhare more shitty for the rest of users.
(shitty is really nice word :P)

[Edited on 17-11-2008 by kmno4]
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[*] posted on 17-11-2008 at 05:44


Er, the guys behind MiHD are now asking us to use iFile.it instead.

Just sayin'...

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[*] posted on 17-11-2008 at 10:36


Some time ago someone posted the following list.....of file sharing hosts....solo




http://www.megaupload.com/ 500 mb


http://www.pushfile.net/ 100 mb


http://www.savefile.com/ 60 mb


http://www.qfile.de/ 50 mb


http://www.50mbfilebin.info/ 50mb


http://www.turboupload.com/ 50 mb


http://www.sendmefile.com/ 30 mb - files online for 7 days only


http://www.uploadporn.com/ 30 mb


http://www.ultrashare.net/ 30 mb


http://upload.by/FastShare 30 mb


http://www.mytempdir.com/index.php 25 mb - files are online only for 14 days


http://www.scambia.com 15 mb


http://upload.by/FastShare 10 mb


http://www.putfile.com/ 10 mb


http://www.demente.net/vispo/ 10 mb


http://www.hostfiles.org/ Hostfiles 5 mb


http://zippyvideos.com/ ZippyVideos 5 mb


http://fileupyours.com Everything unlimited


http://datapickup.com Max File Size: 1.5GB File deleted after 7 days


http://freespace.filefront.com Max File Size: 1GB (Files cannot be larger than 1GB or take more than 10 hours to upload) Everything else is unlimited.


http://www.yousendit.com Max File Size: 1GB File deleted after 7 days


http://www.transferbigfiles.com Max File Size: 1GB File deleted after 5 days/20 downloads


http://www.spread-it.com Max File Size: 500MB File deleted if not downloaded for 30 days


http://ftpz.us Max File Size: 498MB Everything else is unlimited


http://tv.isg.si/site/ Max File Size: 333MB Disk Space/File Size (more upon request), FTP Access


http://www.thefilehut.com Max File Size: 250MB Free registration required


http://www.megaupload.com Max File Size: 250MB (used to be 500MB) File deleted if not downloaded for 30 days


http://www.updownloadserver.com Max File Size: 250MB (Uploads will be checked by an admin before publishing)


http://www.sharebigfile.com Max File Size: 250MB File deleted after 7 days
http://www.filecache.de Max File Size: 125MB File deleted if not downloaded for 30 days


http://www.pushfile.net Max File Size: 100MB File deleted if not downloaded for 7 days


http://www.dropload.com Max File Size: 100MB File deleted after 7 days or after the first download (yep.. it's true)


http://www.turboupload.com Max File Size: 70MB


http://www.picapic.net Max File Size: 60MB


http://www.nexmicrosystems.com Max File Size: 60MB File deleted after 30 days


http://www.savefile.com Max File Size: 60MB File deleted if not downloaded for 14 or 30 days. FAQ says 14, upload page says 30…


http://www.psychohost.com Max File Size: 50MB Everything else unlimited.


http://www.freeuploader.com Max File Size: 50MB


http://www.ushareit.com Max File Size: 50MB


http://sharefiles.ru Max File Size: 50MB File deleted after 30 days


http://www.wirefiles.com Max File Size: 50MB


http://www.xshare.us Max File Size: 50MB


http://app02.bonpoo.com/file.htm Max File Size: 50MB


http://rapidshare.de Max File size: 50MB Download Limit: 50MB/hour File deleted if not downloaded for 30 days


http://qfile.de Max File size: 50MB Download Limit: 50MB/hour File deleted if not downloaded for 30 days


http://www.uploadhut.com Max File Size: 50MB


http://www.gigashare.com Max File Size: 50MB (multiple files upload option)


http://illhostit.com Max File Size: 40MB


http://www.filebuffer.net Max File Size: 40MB Everything else seems to be unlimited




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[*] posted on 17-11-2008 at 19:06


Wow! Thanks Solo!
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[*] posted on 11-2-2009 at 19:13


I would have edited the above if it were allowed to add this: rapidshare has no shelflife. All the papers in refs and the ones that were uploaded to the 2-CH thread last fall are long gone because they were loaded up to rapidloss. Not only is the shelflife next to zero but there's file size limitation s to non-members and I refuse to support RapidLoss whether it be .de or .net .com or whatever. Solo has been kind enough to provide a comprehensive list of other choices.
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[*] posted on 11-2-2009 at 23:56


I never use 'free' services like RapidLoss or one of its 'alternatives'. For just EUR 2 or so per month you can have 3 GByte of online storage, including a domain name and unlimited data transfer from the storage site and other internet locations. With this, you can be sure that the links remain in existence for more than just a few weeks. I also think it is utterly annoying to see an interesting article while it has vaporized months ago already :(

It might even be an option for some of you to share the cost of such an area if you are very tight on budget, but to my opinion there is no need to use those crappy 'free alternatives'.




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[*] posted on 12-2-2009 at 04:04


4shared gives 5 GB for free (generally no limits).
If you do not down/up - load as many (often big) files as some of us (for example me) - the problem just does not exist for you.
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[*] posted on 13-2-2009 at 01:36


I do not really believe in those 'free' things. I simply do not trust them. How can I be sure that the files I upload to that location will be there after 5 years? This kind of companies are like the wind. They come from nowhere and as easily go anywhere. With a paid service you have much more certainty. If a company wants to discontinue a paid-for service they have to let all their users know, there is a lot of legal hassle for them and they have to provide a method for smooth migration of the data. The free services instead can decide to pull the plug right now and no one ever hears from them again.

Another really annoying thing with the free services is their method of downloading. Usually you first come into some overwhelming page loaded with commercials. Then you have to study each square cm of the page in an attempt to locate the link which you want and finally you have to wait for some time (and with some of them you need to click multiple times on well-hidden miniature links before download proceeds). The service I have simply starts the download immediately without ever needing to visit a page. E.g. download can be done directly out of a post on sciencemadness.

But having said all the above things, I understand the choice for a free service. If you are a student or just started working, then your financial situation can be such that you really need the money for other things. But for everyone, who can afford the few bucks per month for a paid service, I really suggest to do that.




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[*] posted on 13-2-2009 at 03:53


Equally good I can say: I do not belive in any online storage.
Paid or not, owner of server always can say: Sorry, server is damaged (fire, flood, tornado, rats ... whatever) and all data are lost.
I use 4shared for a long time (longer than a year) and I have no reasons to complain.
All ebooks at Gigapedia are located among such free services.

Another really annoying thing with the free services is their method of downloading. Usually you first come into some overwhelming page loaded with commercials.Then you have to study each square cm of the page in an attempt to locate the link which you want and finally you have to wait for some time (and with some of them you need to click multiple times on well-hidden miniature links before download proceeds).
Mmmmm...... Generally it takes seconds to locate direct link when you are a little more "advanced". Besides, there are tools like Norton (+ adds) and you will not see 90% of commercials. You really never use such services, or do it very rarely (because you have no reasons use them). You do not share (or collect) any "scientific materials" (books, articles, programs...) to others, so you are not involved in this problem ( as I wrote earlier ).
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[*] posted on 13-2-2009 at 06:35


Someone mentioned gigapedia above ; I assume the site would be http://gigapedia.org .
There are forums out there, where this site is mentioned as "incedibkle ebook site". But my 5min research gave only commercial amazon-links for any books ...
Was this the site ? What did I wrong ? Or is it just such a former cool-site, that now uses it's image for commercial things ?
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[*] posted on 13-2-2009 at 07:45


chief, sometimes I make download from Gigapedia.org, they have LOTS of books (very few are marked as "dead links"), just search (next to the search box, place as gigapedia, not let it google/yahoo), go to the book you want and click on "links".. People link it to several hosts, but the great one is iFile.it, you have free unlimited download and can do cross donwloads also.. To more info: http://gigapedia.com/searching (this link only work when logged)

So its very good before searching on gigapedia to register here (free and anonymous, needing only a valid email) and log in when search.


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[*] posted on 13-2-2009 at 11:51


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Equally good I can say: I do not belive in any online storage.
Paid or not, owner of server always can say: Sorry, server is damaged (fire, flood, tornado, rats ... whatever) and all data are lost.
I use 4shared for a long time (longer than a year) and I have no reasons to complain.


I don't have issues with 4shared

All ebooks at Gigapedia are located among such free services.

Another really annoying thing with the free services is their method of downloading. Usually you first come into some overwhelming page loaded with commercials.Then you have to study each square cm of the page in an attempt to locate the link which you want and finally you have to wait for some time (and with some of them you need to click multiple times on well-hidden miniature links before download proceeds).


I have not found it overly challenging to locate the d/l links on more than one that I can think of. When you are a little more advanced maybe they will be easier for you too.


Mmmmm...... Generally it takes seconds to locate direct link when you are a little more "advanced". Besides, there are tools like Norton (+ adds) and you will not see 90% of commercials. You really never use such services, or do it very rarely (because you have no reasons use them). You do not share (or collect) any "scientific materials" (books, articles, programs...) to others, so you are not involved in this problem ( as I wrote earlier ).


You haven't paid attention- I generally post the pdf and they're generally 1-3 pages. The piperidone post was an exception. I plan to upload a book to MH ftp and post the info but I have to replace this klunky scanner first. 3 chapters and pffft .. the thing freezes or blows up. Switiching to Linux next week should help too.


When I'm a little more "advanced" I won't make all these f**king frames within frames.

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