Bit Torrent 102 for Newbies

Second article for torrents.  

Tim Potter Sugar land Peek again

This is my second article about Bit torrents for Newbies. Read the first one here.  I can say that Bit torrents as good as they can be there are people who try and take advantage of this.  They do this through placing advertisement in the Bit Torrents or they have you follow links on the web that are useless to get an unlock code.  What I will attempt to do is show how to figure out if the torrent is fake or if that torrent is worth your time to down load.  The Biggest thing is if you get a fake torrent delete it asap. Do not seed it and propagate that torrent through the system.


BitRocket torrent

When you get to your favorite torrent site. The first thing to do is look at the comments.  Read what others are saying about the torrent.  If it is a fairly new torrent look at the seeder vs leecher.  Spammers have this incredible seeder side and very few leechers.  No always an indicator but it is a place to start.


Now lets look at what files are actually in the torrent you want to download.  When torrent program opens it up it shows you the files that ready for you to download.  Most torrents  have an information file a *.nfo you can be opened this file with a simple text editor.  This will give you details about the file and if you need to do anything prior to using the file.  You should always read this file. Other files that may be contained are a readme.txt or readmefirst.txt file again these are simple text files. Things you should be on the watch for are HTML or website pages, password info or zip files.  This are key indicators that the file is fake. There are normally more then one source so move on.  


English: A download symbol.

Things that indicate that a torrent may be good. Are details about the items and screen shots of item. These are all real good indicators the torrent is good. do not worry not always do these things exists and does not mean it is fake. You just may want to move on to another source for download. Just remember the more detail about the file will help you not waste your time with a download.


I really love this site. What it does is verify that what you are getting ready to download does in fact work.  So click here and search your favorite.  When and if it comes up there will be a NFO file.  Click it. that should open in the browser and right there is the seeder that is providing the working torrent.


Tablets changing the world

Tablets changing everything

Samsung Series 7
Samsung Series 7 (Photo credit:

Recently I bought a Samsung 7″ tablet and this has changed the way I view things on the internet and just in life in general.  So also I am a Newbie to this experience  I no longer have a need for books.  I can down load them on the internet and review them right here on my tablet.  I no longer have this need for newspapers I again get my total news feed right here off the internet.  I check my mail and check my social status right here on the the tablet.

You say well I have been doing that for years on my computer. 

 It is not the same as I have also.  I lay in bed at night and read a book holding the tablet.  I wake up to my morning coffee with the tablet open to my favorite page.   I can pull it out of pocket or just open up on the go and check my email.  I have my favorite TV Schedule on the tablet and it is a companion for my TV viewing pleasure.

Tim Potter Sugar Land texas Blue tooth phone

This size of tablet is what they call a Phablet.  

Not really big enough to be a true tablet but also not small enough to be a smart phone.  However the size and weight seem just perfect for everything.  It is light weight and easy to carry.  This device has become my everything go to computer device.  See where this is different is I can carry it every and it is simple easy to use.  My tablet is a little different is that it also has a Sim card and full phone and text capabilities.  So I have a blue tooth phone and it acts as my home phone also as my to go phone.

The apps that make this work are just the best.  Flipboard is my favorite by far it is like turning the pages of your favorite magazine.  Steve Jobs once said it was his favorite application and I must agree it is mine also.

So tablets are changing the way we view the internet.  They are changing the way we view the world.  The size, functionality  and weight make this my perfect travel, at home, and everywhere gadget.