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I have spent perhaps hundreds of hours gathering an extensive collection of how-to ebooks and videos.  It is a wealth of great info and I have finally got around to uploading it to a webhost which was a difficult job in and of itself as there aren't many webhosts that will allow someone to upload a file that is well over 7 GB.  Yeah that's huge I know.  Anyway, not sure what the etiquette is here yet as I just joined but anyone who wants to download it - it's free (donations are always appreciated though).  If you are interested message me and I can send you the link and if anyone can give me a heads up on the etiquette of posting links such as this in the forum please let me know.

Thanks,

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Scott, if any of those items you collected are copyrighted works, you should not be offering copies of them to anyone. It is dishonest. It is illegal. They are the property of the authors.

On the other hand if the items of interest are freely available for download to anyone from legitimate web sites, and authorized by the authors, it would be useful for you to post links under the appropriate forum board.

Legitimate = NON pirated.
 
                          
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Well, the only site I can honestly say that might be questionable would be scribd.com which seems fairly reputable.  Other than that every source was freely available of course -)
 
                    
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Items on scribd.com are, as far as I know, put there for others to read. I don't know if there are guarantees of any kind as to legality. I suppose that may be up to the viewer to decide.  I don't know. 

I saw the word "ebook" and have seen offers of copyrighted works made by others before and that raised my concern. We do not want to promote illegal distribution.

 
                          
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Understood
 
                                                
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This is an amazing list of resources!! I recommend downloading this file for anyone with ANY project on the horizon. As far as I can tell, none of this stuff is pirated. Thanks EdiblePlanet, for a truly useful library of resources! You clearly spent a lot of time and energy compiling this stuff! I'm new here and don't know all the "rules" for posting links, but this seems to be perfectly legit. The DL was a bit slow, but I just let it go overnight and it was like Christmas morning when I checked it upon waking. My 11-year old son is loving it too! Thanks again. Highly recommended!!
 
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I would like to peruse your colection.
 
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yes please, do share!
 
                            
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Yes, I'd love to read it, too!
 
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Anybody have this info to share? I'd still like to see it...
 
                              
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Is there a link?  If you want to share it and possibly get donations for your effort, you could make a blog out of it so anyone could see/use it piecemeal and not have to download some huge file just to see what it is.  Just a thought--K
 
                                                
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Since Edible Planet has not responded, and I got the link from him/her directly a few weeks ago, I guess I'll post it!

Enjoy!!

http://www.edibleplanet.org/OffTheGrid/OTG.html

Mike
 
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Looks like the link is down (probably exceeded bandwidth), which is too bad because I was looking forward to checking out the files. It would have been nice to seed this as a torrent file so that we wouldn't have to rely upon sketchy download services.
 
                                                
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Bummer! If they would post just the pdf files, it wouldn't be so big, and that is where the wealth of information is at. If I knew how to create torrents, I would. I download them, but have never made one.
 
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Yeah, it would have been nice to just pick and choose pdf files. It seems like there are a lot of large videos that may or may not be relevant to one's interests.
 
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if anyone has these and wants to repost the pdf's google docs makes a pretty good download service too just upload the file and change the share setting to public on the web, I don't if it'll handle the full 7G but I've shared some files over 500 mg that way
 
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I am so untechy that I don't even know what you guys are saying. Couldn't someone just contact them about whatever the problem is? http://www.edibleplanet.org/
 
                                                
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Edible Planet told me they could no longer pay for the bandwidth for such a large file. If anyone can point me to a simple tutorial for uploading torrents, I'll do it.

Meantime, I uploaded a few files to Google Docs so everyone can see what type of info it contains.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0BxZ3zjf3SaClYjAwZGI4ZWEtYjE4NS00Njc3LWJmOTctYTEyNTc3OGNlYzVm&hl=en&authkey=CO6g6vEP

I've never used Googledocs, so I hope it works!

-Mike
 
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Download free program called bittorrent. One of the buttons at the top is "create torrent".

Very interested in such file. Would seed for ages.
 
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AQ wrote:
Download free program called bittorrent. One of the buttons at the top is "create torrent".

Very interested in such file. Would seed for ages.



Just post the link to the torrent file here....
 
                                                
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OK I think I did it right. Someone try it and let me know.


http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6224603/Off_the_Grid_Texts
 
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vibrantenergies wrote:
OK I think I did it right. Someone try it and let me know.


http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6224603/Off_the_Grid_Texts



looking good so far. will you make one with the videos too?
 
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vibrantenergies wrote:
OK I think I did it right. Someone try it and let me know.


http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6224603/Off_the_Grid_Texts



The link already shows not found
 
                                                
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I don't know what happened. Pirate Bay just decided to delete my torrent, along with my account and everything. I'll try again if someone will let me know what site is better for uploading a torrent. I will make one for the videos too, if I can figure this out.
 
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Hi vibrant,

If you are still willing to upload your torrent, try following the instructions below:

1. Download utorrent (http://www.utorrent.com/). This is the best bittorrent program IMO, it is small, full-featured, and easy to use

2. In the utorrent program, select File: Create New Torrent

3. Select "Add Directory" and point to the directory containing all the pdf files and videos. Important: it would be nice to add the directory with all of the individual files, rather than the one large zip file. That way we'll be able to choose what to download

4. In the "Trackers" area, copy/paste this url: udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

5. Select the "Start seeding" box, and then save the torrent file (this may take a while)

6. The files should start seeding, and you can upload the torrent file so that others can start downloading from you

Note: you will need to leave your computer/internet on for a while until enough people have downloaded this to have the file be "self-sustaining" - everyone who is downloading from you will also be uploading to other people. If you go offline, no one will be able to download until you come back online (which is totally fine, as long as eventually we get the whole thing). Also, your internet browsing experience might slow down as people suck up your bandwidth.

Give it a shot and see if it works! Thanks for doing this!



 
                                                
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Thanks for thew simple yet thorough torrent "tutorial"! All I needed was the host, but I wasn't sure how to make the files "selectable"! I'll get this up today, then I'll do one for the vids. Coming soon!
 
                                                
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Hmmm... Looks like that URL for the tracker is no good. Is it http instead of udp? Also, where do I find the link to the torrent so I can post it here?
 
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The tracker is most definitely udp, and if you load it in your web browser it should not go anywhere.

I'm not at my computer right now (on cell phone) but I believe the torrent file should get created when you are finished adding the files, tracker, etc, and should be located in the folder containing all the files.

Then it's just a matter of posting the torrent file as an attachment here.

Thanks again
 
                                                
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I tried to attach the torrent file to this response and it said torrent files are not an allowed file type.
 
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tagging this so I know when the info is available.
 
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Hmm, you could try renaming the file extension as ".txt", and then everyone who downloads it from here can change the the extension back to ".torrent".

Alternatively, you could try a file sharing site like http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the file there.
 
                                                
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OK Im dumb lol, what do I do with that link? I guess I need vues or something? I tried dling through Bitlet, but it wont work. Thanks.
 
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I've got it loaded up in my bittorrent queue but it's not downloading yet (perhaps vibrant is offline).

I've never used bitlet, but yeah you might try using a traditional bittorrent program (once again I recommend utorrent) to download.
 
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jollywollup wrote:
I've got it loaded up in my bittorrent queue but it's not downloading yet (perhaps vibrant is offline).



Likewise.

Might be worth investigating docs.google.com. I've never used it before but I think it's possible to create a group of documents/.pdf files that can be shared publicly or restricted to a group of people.

Fake Edit: I just poked around a little it seems that you can make something called a collection through which you can collate a bunch of documents etc. This collection can be publicly shared by editing the privacy settings (right click the collection under 'my collections', click 'share', click 'sharing settings', click 'change', change the visibility settings, click 'save'. A link to the collection is then displayed and you can copy and paste this to these forums ( ) or where ever.

Could be a fair bit of work uploading all the documents I imagine.

Oh, first post!
 
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We might all be behind firewalls, and so can't talk to each other (I don't see you Sam). Google docs might be worth looking into for sure.
 
                                                
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My utorrent says I'm seeding. Maybe I'll try to start over?
 
                                                
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And Google docs only lets you store 1 gig without paying. I'll try to attach the file here with a different extension if no one can get the rapidshare file to work.
 
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vibrantenergies wrote:
And Google docs only lets you store 1 gig without paying.



Ah, I didn't see that
 
                                                
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Let me know if this works someone (jollywollup?)
Off-the-Grid-Texts.txt
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