It’s been years since I’ve pirated anything more than a game or some music, and I’ve honestly forgotten where to go for good .tors, what VPN / IP changers to use, etc. So could someone give me some suggestions?

@Shaggy0291
36M

For books I use lib gen. It’s full of interesting and informative textbooks. I got my hands on a lot of stuff relevant to off-gridding there, such as an in depth guide to low cost pole construction as well as illustrated guides on subjects ranging from botany to machining and so forth.

Muad'Dibber
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admin
61Y

My fav VPN is mullvad, because they have support for this new, lightweight VPN protocol called wireguard. Its nice cause its really lightweight and saves battery on mobile.

But if your new to VPNs, nordvpn is a good start ( although someone else could tell me if they have privacy issues). They have apps for all platforms, and are pretty cheap, like usually $5 / month, a small price to pay for getting rid of Netflix / Amazon / paid music services.

Then ya for good search engines, thepiratebay, 1337x, torrents2.eu. One of my main open source projects besides this one is https://torrents-CSV.ml, which is an open source search engine that has nearly all torrents in a single file that people can make additions to.

Qbittorrent is my fav client for desktop, libretorrent for android.

I made a super introductory video for my friends about how to torrent here, but thats only if you’re starting from scratch.

I use openpirate for torrents (hope its okay to post links here). Regarding VPN it depends on your country, afaik you can use torrents without VPN in most countries without any problems. But if you dont want to do that, I would recommend getting a seedbox (basically a server that downloads and seeds the torrent for you, its usually way faster than VPN, and not more expensive).

Muad'Dibber
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admin
71Y

Ya it’ll always be okay to post piracy related links here. I’m hoping at some point we’ll have communities like musictorrents, tagged by genre, which you can then search for ppls favorite posted torrent links.

Heck
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creator
31Y

thank you, comrade! I might check that out soon.

@Miles
51Y

I used to torrent stuff a lot, but then I learned about r/MegaLinks (which doesn’t exist anymore). They have a forum now though which has most stuff: https://forum.snahp.it/

I think the best choice of VPNs is always whatever you think is best and works best for you. Most offer free trials and a a result you should try them out until you find a good fit. You can do a google search for Top 10 VPNs, but you have to remember review sites are often paid by the most popular VPN companies. Remember to read the privacy policy and the information etc, so that you’re certain your data isn’t getting mined and sold off to third parties and also that your payment information is secured.

@stray
11Y

I am not very knowledgeable about this but could one just use TOR instead of a VPN?

@Miles
31Y

Torrenting clients don’t work very with tor. Even if setup to connect through tor they can still leak your ip address to peers. If you don’t want to pay for a VPN you can use whonix which is a vm linux distro which forces all traffic through tor. It’s somewhat advanced though. https://www.whonix.org/

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