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Old May 29th, 2001
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Thumbs down now

You want it all and you want it now. If you sit behind the client all day then I understand what the problem is.
Bearshare is notorious for not wanting to add any automated features, people have begged and pleaded for some and it doesn't happen so get rid of it.
Use a more automated client and let your downloads come in overnight, plus you are halping the network by sharing out all night.
Yes you have to wait till the next day, but if you do it nightly you will have so much stuff you won't know what to do with it.
You should see all the stuff I get at 56k, it's overload in the morning and I share back lots too.
Resuming a download is about the same thing, if one server drops you just go to the next. At this point in the network it would be harmful because it's hard enough to get one connection, let alone two or three, and you would tie up all the available servers for that file (abeit for a shorter period) and I bet you would then go on to tie up more with another filename so the argument that you would then be done and go away is flawed.
I say it's a bad idea. It doesn't work for the web, servers are massively throttling now because of it.
Greed is never good. Tailgating on the freeway never gets you anywhere either.
On the other hand, you can do it now, just write your own client and request the first part of a file, then request from another server the same file plus 1/4 the file size, then request another and another and hope it all comes together.
So go get to coding, lots of source code out there.
If you want it right now this minute that is.
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