KeithSloan
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Mag-Pi Available as Torrent?

Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:55 am

Are Mag-Pi PDF editions available as Torrents?

Downloads are very slow.

KeithSloan
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Re: Mag-Pi Available as Torrent?

Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:35 am

What I would like to see is the MagPi Magazine PDF's made available as torrents.

As Raspberry Pi uses very little power it can be set up as a bit torrent system to run at non peak Internet hours and hopefully avoid ISP throttling.
New editions of the magazine would be advertised in an RSS feed with bit torrent information. Bit torrent system is set to pick up RSS information and automatically download Magazine. Which can the be browsed on Raspberry Pi or Shared via Samba so can be read from Desktop Machine.

For some it might be a bit complicated to setup, but the result would be that
Monthly issues would be available automatically on ones machines.

Do others think it would be a good idea?

JoeDaStudd
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Re: Mag-Pi Available as Torrent?

Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:47 pm

Couldn't you just make a little script which runs wget http://www.themagpi.com/issue/issue-X/pdf/ if it exists then increases the number to check for and place the download where ever. With X being the issue number.
Set it to run every night outside of peak time.

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