What's Hawt: Rapidshare has disabled resumable downloads and has set a speed cap for its free users.
First AT&T capping speeds now these guys?!
They have such an odd way of throttling as well. Just last night I thought a download from RS had stopped, and I immediately jumped to another site. Lost client.
That's what competition does. The cut throat competition in the market force them to take such action.
Rapidshare was the one service that I believe actually benefitted from all the millions of crappy file hosts. Now that most of the competition is calling it quits, its gonna go back to being crap like it was before.
Right now, a lot of file sharing services are laying low and no one can blame them. New services are trying to start up but either no one has heard of them or they suck real bad. Also, I'm sure many dedicated uploaders are also waiting for the storm to blow over before picking a service. Why waste all that time to upload when the service could fold any day? There are actually still quite a lot of services out there such as: Mediafire Fileswap Filesend Filevelocity I'm kinda of surprised by most uploaders aren't taking advantage of platforms such as Box.net and Dropbox.
Freedom is an illusion. There is no freedom. The laws of the land will always be there to control the consumer and to profit through corporations. Its always about the money. Wish there was a country I could move to that really was free. At least for now were not at chinas level. Were just pretty close with all the propoganda that we listen to here in the US. The corruption is still here in the US just like Chinas corruption.
All goverment currupt in every country my freind money power nasty combination.
even though megaupload and serveral file host have shutdown many more have popped up to replace those. I'm guessing rapidshare will be getting less visitors because of their strategy
wonder when the feds will knock down rapidshare.. maybe they have already done it and are now using the service to monitor all the frequent visitors. That could be the reason for these ultra low speeds - they are trying to control the amount of pirated copies being downloada while they do their work.
They are also going to send robots your way and use alien technology to make you disappear from the face of the earth
Will they also make me drink fanta?
I still prefer Dropbox, uploaders should start taking it seriously and stop wasting their time on sites that are going down.
Dead men walking...
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