Maximizing Broadband
February 11, 2005 5:52 AM   Subscribe

I just recently signed up for a 3 months broadband trial and was wondering what online resources I could access to get the best value out of it. I am looking forward to the great choice of Radio Stations and archived programmes, but what other value could I get from it to make it worthwhile. I dont have a television and would like to get max entertainment value from it as well as anything else you think worthwhile.
posted by kenaman to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
 
Check out filesharing applications. Download stuff you need while you have a fast connection. I use emule to download rare files. Bittorrent is good for popular files.
posted by sic at 7:09 AM on February 11, 2005


Porn downloads in seconds.
posted by pracowity at 7:09 AM on February 11, 2005


Online multiplayer games are a hoot. My favorite (and has been for a couple of years now) is Battlefield 1942.
posted by NoMich at 8:18 AM on February 11, 2005


Maybe check out GreenCine's Video on Demand Service.
posted by Otis at 8:42 AM on February 11, 2005


http://www.bbc.co.uk/broadband/

My license fee put to good use.
posted by blag at 8:42 AM on February 11, 2005


Thanks so far guys. I appreciate that the question is a bit too general, but there you go.
posted by kenaman at 8:54 AM on February 11, 2005


The Daily Show, where far too many people get there news.

Also, New York Public Radio is fantastic, particularly in the morning and early afternoon (EST).
posted by leapingsheep at 1:29 PM on February 11, 2005


For me the biggest advantage to broadband was being able to use the internet with such a small cost of time and effort -- just walk over to the computer and look up every single thing I'm curious about. Google, IMDB, whatever. If you're curious about what something looks like, you can do a google images search and look at tons of matches in a short amount of time. You get the idea.

Of course, this is why it can be such a time-waster. :)
posted by olecranon at 7:17 PM on February 11, 2005


I think you're looking for this - how to watch popular tv shows via Bit Torrent and RSS. Works for me, whenever my ReplayTV misses an episode of 24 or Lost for some reason, I just download it.
posted by pwb503 at 12:40 PM on February 24, 2005


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