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Torrenting rare content be like:

Downloading from 0 of 0 peers
229.5MB of 1.25GB (18.2%) - remaining time unknown

Mysterious peer with some amount of the data where did you go? How much data do you have? Will I ever see you again?

@rune stay calm, I know they might come back some day

I once had a torrent sit at 60% for two months but some peer came back and got it to finish

@rune After I eventually finished a torrent like that, I have been diligently seeding it for the last year

@rune
There was a torrent that was at 0% in my client for over three years, and as far as I could find the file didn't exist anywhere else on the internet (including some invite-only FTP sites…) other than this single torrent. But somehow, earlier this year a single person appeared out of the blue and seeded the torrent until I was at 100%, then disappeared again almost immediately after.

Naturally I've been diligently seeing said torrent since. Still completely mystified as to why and how it happened…

@nytpu @rune @niconiconi Maybe we need a torrent client that downloads all torrents in the DHT, hashes all your files, and then (partially) seeds any for which you have any of the data.

@freakazoid

Once we have quantum computing,
someone's gonna start coding a torrent client that constructs the blocks out of thin air. 😏

@nytpu @rune @niconiconi

@nytpu @rune Sometimes folks reconstruct a torrent if they see it got a bunch of leechers.

@rune I waited three years for a 99.9% torrent to complete before someone came online and it completed. (Entire Seinfeld series in potato resolution.)
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