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Welcome to Lemmy, I'm one of the devs and admins for this instance. Being pro-piracy, and allowing torrent magnet links 🏴‍☠️ , is one of the original reasons I started working on lemmy ( even a lot of the better reddit alts refuse to allow magnet links, or be pirate-friendly). One of the best ways to keep the stream alive, is by decentralizing the ways we find and access content. Torrents do this directly for data, but I hope that lemmy, as a federated reddit alternative, can eventually serve as a platform to aggregate, post, and comment on pirated data in a decentralized way. [More info about Lemmy including docs, how federation works, and a good onboarding site.](https://join-lemmy.org/) Welcome aboard!

Rescue Mission for Sci-Hub and Open Science: We are the library.
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***This is a [Reddit post](https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/nc27fv/rescue_mission_for_scihub_and_open_science_we_are/), not my own work.*** ---- **Rescue Mission Links** * Quick start to rescuing Sci-Hub: Download 1 random torrent (100GB) from the [scimag collection](http://libgen.rs/scimag/repository_torrent/) and download it. Seed forever. * [Mission Success Tracker](https://phillm.net/libgen-stats-table.php), thanks to phillm * Contribute to open source Sci-Hub projects: [freereadorg/awesome-libgen](https://github.com/freereadorg/awesome-libgen) * Join /r/scihub to stay up to date # A Rescue Mission for Sci-Hub and Open Science Elsevier and the USDOJ have declared war against Sci-Hub and open science. The era of Sci-Hub and Alexandra standing alone in this fight must end. We have to take a stand with her. On May 7th, Sci-Hub's Alexandra Elbakyan [revealed](https://twitter.com/ringo_ring/status/1390782451140767749) that the FBI has been wiretapping her accounts for over 2 years. This news comes after Twitter [silenced the official Sci\_Hub](https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/8/22220738/twitter-sci-hub-suspended-indian-court-case) twitter account because Indian academics were organizing on it against Elsevier. Sci-Hub itself is currently frozen and has not downloaded any new articles since December 2020. This rescue mission is focused on seeding the article collection in order to prepare for a potential Sci-Hub shutdown. [Alexandra Elbakyan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Elbakyan) of Sci-Hub, bookwarrior of [Library Genesis](https://libgen.fun/), [Aaron Swartz](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz), and countless unnamed others have fought to free science from the grips of for-profit publishers. Today, they do it working in hiding, alone, without acknowledgment, in fear of imprisonment, and even now wiretapped by the FBI. They sacrifice everything for one vision: Open Science. Why do they do it? They do it so that humble scholars on the other side of the planet can practice medicine, create science, fight for democracy, teach, and learn. People like Alexandra Elbakyan would give up their personal freedom for that one goal: to free knowledge. For that, Elsevier Corp (RELX, market cap: 50 billion) wants to silence her, wants to see her in prison, and wants to shut Sci-Hub down. It's time we sent Elsevier and the USDOJ a clearer message about the fate of Sci-Hub and open science: we are the library, we do not get silenced, we do not shut down our computers, and we are many. # Rescue Mission for Sci-Hub If you have been following the story, then you know that this is not our first rescue mission. * [We protected the Library Genesis book collection](https://www.vice.com/en/article/pa7jxb/archivists-are-trying-to-make-sure-a-pirate-bay-of-science-never-goes-down) * [We unlocked over 5,000 COVID-19 research articles](https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3b3v5/archivists-are-bypassing-paywalls-to-share-studies-about-coronaviruses) * [We successfully petitioned publishers to unlock their COVID-19 paywalls](https://www.reddit.com/r/Coronavirus/comments/feo68j/humanity_wins_our_fight_to_unlock_32544_covid19/) * bookwarrior, the *founder* of Library Genesis, took his library [onto the de-centralized and un-censorable IPFS web](http://libgen.fun/) * Next? Make Sci-Hub un-censorable too. # Rescue Target A handful of Library Genesis seeders are currently seeding the Sci-Hub torrents. There are [850 scihub torrents](http://libgen.rs/scimag/repository_torrent/), each containing 100,000 scientific articles, to a total of 85 million scientific articles: 77TB. This is the complete Sci-Hub database. We need to protect this. # Rescue Team **Wave 1:** We need **85 datahoarders** to store and seed 1TB of articles each, 10 torrents in total. Download 10 [random](https://www.random.org/integers/?num=10&min=100&max=850&col=1&base=10&format=html&rnd=new) torrents from the [scimag collection](http://libgen.rs/scimag/repository_torrent/), then load the torrents onto your client and seed for as long as you can. The articles are coded by DOI and in zip files. **Wave 2:** Reach out to **10 good friends** to ask them to grab just 1 random torrent (100GB). That's 8,500 seeders. We are now the library. **Final Wave:** Development for an open source Sci-Hub. [freereadorg/awesome-libgen](https://github.com/freereadorg/awesome-libgen) is a collection of open source achievements based on the Sci-Hub and Library Genesis databases. Open source de-centralization of Sci-Hub is the ultimate goal here, and this begins with the data, but it is going to take years of developer sweat to carry these libraries into the future. Heartfelt thanks to the /r/datahoarder and /r/seedboxes communities, [seedbox.io](https://seedbox.io/) and [NFOrce](https://www.nforce.com/) for your support for previous missions and your love for science.

Describing my perfect p2p file-sharing program
I want to have a clearer idea of what features this program could have. Contribute your own ideas. - It would allow searching for files and directories. - It would allow browsing users shared directories for content discovery. - Users could mark other users as 'favorites'. - You add files and they are scanned without hashing so people can download directly from you. After they are scanned they are hashed so that the network has swarming. The more people with a file the faster it downloads. I think this should be optional per folder and activated by default, because hashing too many files takes too long. Someone could want to enable swarming only for certain folders with bigger files. - A central server with a collaborative database to track collections, file names, file hashes, file tags, user searches. - Content suggestion based on past searches, ratings, interests, etc. - User suggestion based on interests. - Collections. Users would be able to wishlist a collection instead of searching for individual files. The collection would be downloaded automatically, as the files become available, based on the user preferences, for resolution, bitrate or whatever. Collections would be collaboratively curated like the rest of the database. Users could also wishlist individual files. - Monetization. A credit system to reward users who share the best or the rarest files. Users would be able to download a few files per day for free but if they want to download more they need to keep a share ratio of 1 or higher or get a subscription. - Users would see the agreed upon name of each file from the database instead of the name other users has given it. - Typical search where instead of searching the server you are searching for currently available files and folders. Fuzzy search with advanced options like: exact match, exclude, or, `*` parameter to match anything. Greater than, less than, or a combination of both for: size, date (age), number of files (in folders), number of seeders. - Keep track of when files where shared. Useful to search for new files from a user.


Google and Amazon Helped the FBI Identify Z-Library’s Operators
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/607133 > "It was fairly straightforward [for the FBI] to connect the dots, largely thanks to data provided by Google and Amazon, which led directly to the suspects."


Torrent advanced search?
The best I know is [SolidTorrents](https://solidtorrents.to/) and [BitSearch](https://bitsearch.to/), which I think are the same website. The syntax is in [this reddit post](https://reddit.com/r/torrents/comments/a4ehwc/introducing_solidtorrents_new_torrent_search/). [Hydra](https://github.com/theotherp/nzbhydra2) has advanced search but is for Usenet. Are there any other? Hopefully something that has the ability to filter by date, size and number of seeders. Even better if it has tags describing the content.


The Z-Library Collection Torrent Downloads by Pirate Library! SEED ARRR
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/602233 > http://2urmf2mk2dhmz4km522u4yfy2ynbzkbejf2cvmpcbzhpffvcuksrz6ad.onion/zlib-downloads.html

What's the best DVD ripping software for Linux and how the hell do you even get it installed?
I'm looking to make a complete backup of my family's DVD and CD libraries by turning them into plain unencrypted media files that can just be played by whatever software. And I *just might* create torrents for some of the ones that don't already have established highly seeded torrents. Except, I've been trying all day on and off get a DVD ripper *with automatic decryption* set up on my machine and can't figure it out. I use Fedora, and none of the ones I read about are on the standard package manager, probably because Fedora doesn't want to get sued. I have tried the source code for the major ones but again, they have next to no official or even unofficial documentation, need dependencies which I can't figure out where to get, or the compile or run crashes with cryptic errors, or errors out when . Web searching has been less than helpful with any of these problems. Has anyone here gotten a decrypting DVD ripper working on Linux? Can you share what steps you took, or what documentation/tutorial you followed? I really don't want to have to use Windows or proprietary software for this, because for the former, it's... Windows, and for the latter, I don't trust it because piracy software can be shady AF.



Zlibrary .onion link for anyone looking for it
http://zlibrary24tuxziyiyfr7zd46ytefdqbqd2axkmxm4o5374ptpc52fad.onion/



The best website I know of for content suggestion for torrent
Sometimes I copy the peer IP from the torrent and paste it into that website to find related content.

Here’s the definitive list of sites for ebooks and audiobooks. See one that isn’t on the list? Speak up and I’ll add it.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/592839 > http://www.mobilism.me for books and audiobooks (my #1 favorite, requires free account to download, it has around 90% of what I look for, including novels, a great collection of cookbooks, magazines, etc). > > ebooks channel on IRCHighway for ebooks (my 2nd favorite, has pretty much anything mobilism doesn’t, but requires a free IRC client… here is a guide on how you can access it) > > http://www.libgen.fun for technical manuals, textbooks, and magazines (my 3rd favorite, also has mirrors with different suffixes like libgen.rs, .is, .lc, .gs, .nl, etc) > > http://libgen.rs/fiction/ is the ePub fiction section of libgen (thanks to u/deadnamingmissdaisy for pointing out that libgen has various sections depending on what you’re looking for) > > http://www.Ebookee.com > > http://www.Ebook3000.com > > https://www.ebookbb.com/ > > https://ikindlebooks.com/ > > http://www.myanonamouse.net (relatively complicated to gain access to in comparison to the other sites, but generally higher quality materials - it’s a private tracker and requires an application and a 1-on-1 live chat interview with study questions) > > http://www.yudhacookbook.my.id > > What are yours??? > > https://www.pdfdrive.com > > https://3lib.net (thanks u/h4llobr3; no account needed. Possible a mirror of z-lib.org?) > > http://sci-hub.tw/ (for technical papers, thanks to u/julianvgs) > > https://tokybook.com (thanks to u/callmeultimate, it appears to have popular audiobooks set up for mobile listening via the app) > > https://oceanofpdf.com (thanks to u/thenebulawolf) > > http://www.freefullpdf.com (thanks to u/classicdannie, mostly legal, for scientific articles and journals) > > https://www.freetechbooks.com/ (thanks to u/psuedopoder, legal technical publications) > > open directories of Calibre lists (thanks to u/PM_ME_TO_PLAY_A_GAME, various novels and ebooks) > > https://www.ebookelo.com (thanks to u/gexgekko, mainly ebooks in spanish/other Iberian Peninsula-located languages, with some English books) > > https://ebook-hunter.org/Books/ (thanks to u/pelumo_64, ebooks) > > http://www.pdfget.com (thanks to u/pelumo_64, various books and periodicals) > > https://sanet.st/full/ (thanks to u/pelumo_64, various books, textbooks, periodicals) > > http://www.getcomics.info (thanks to u/antlereye, comic books with an option to either read online or download) > > https://flibusta.site (thanks to u/decumos, Russian ebooks) > > https://the-eye.eu/public/Books/ (thanks to u/WhiteMilk_, eclectic compilation of various stuff, including some Calibre lists) > > https://trantor.is (thanks to u/fierze16, Imperial Library of Trantor, darkweb ebook resource - slow because the clearweb address interfaces with the darkweb site) > > https://galaxyaudiobook.com (thanks to u/MyriadThings, audiobooks) > > https://goldenaudiobooks.com (thanks to u/DeliciousFeet, audiobooks) > > https://mywarez.org/ (thanks to u/gcar1966, has an ebook section with 40k+ titles of very random stuff, and an audiobook section with 1500+ titles. Requires registration.) > > Also, here are two honorable mentions. Legal, but worth a look. > > https://archive.org/details/southerncookbook00lustrich/page/34/mode/2up (this one is legal. It’s a collection of around 11,500+ scanned cookbooks from the 1700s to today. Most you can view without an account, but the newer/more popular ones require a free account to “check out” the book for an hour… it’s put together by UCLA and some other universities. Just be warned that some of the older southern cookbooks have references to “n words”, like at the bottom left of this page.. try to remember the time in society in which the books were written when browsing). > > http://www.gutenberg.org (thanks to u/katzenpippi, mainly books that are out of copyright. Totally legal website). > > On a side note, I use “Calibre” to manage all of my ebooks. It’s free, and can convert from one file type to another, plus it allows sideloading and emailing books to your device.

Need to learn how to unzip a Photoshop app from FileCR
I installed this file three days ago but can't get it to properly unzip to a location on my Windows 10 desktop. Can someone help me? It would be much appreciated.


Vault2.0
``` 1179.42 GB, 104431 files - Vault2.0.-.TTRPG-Gamebooks - 3597f16e239aeb8f8524a1a1c4e4725a0a96b470 182.47 GB, 8305 files - Vault2.0.-.Card-board-and-miniature-games - af4594514b906f9c278d587145bca80db08ffc4f 372.85 GB, 18759 files - tabletop-gaming-magazines - fd74e2c6e27eb49276be309eec80cb9c2268075b 773.25 GB, 31362 files - Vault2.0.-.Fiction-and-audiobooks - 9ebdd9aefeed217ac06b1d56aaf1db4751aa5b75 336.72 GB, 15682 files - Vault2.0.-.Fiction-and-audiobooks - 3670d38c31d660d690384731483e145695586797 1179.42 GB, 104431 files - Vault2.0.-.TTRPG-Gamebooks - 3597f16e239aeb8f8524a1a1c4e4725a0a96b470 ``` Sometimes I download things like this and I don't even know what they are. I wish there was a website similar to bitsearch.to with comments.
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