This was kind of funny.
People normally use Bit Torrent as a popular sharing tool to get music, films and games when they don’t want to pay for them.
Its a dark alleyway for people to trade stuff online that’s normally illegal.
The third link down has the bible offered from The Pirate Bay.
Getting content like this is often risky, not just because of high proportion of content that flouts copyright law, but sometimes commercial software applications with the license code system defeated can have viruses and malware in them.
So when we saw this, as the scriptures are deemed contraband in certain closed off nations, we thought with the growing number of Christians in Iran, people are determined to get Farsi (also known as Persian) bibles from the darker depths of the internet?
Soon with the release of the xBible project, getting the word into these nations will easier including for those without their own internet connection.
We have a rough prototype of our xBible project. The finished one will be freely available on the web for Christians to download themselves and using personally sourced USB sticks made up and given to their friends in different countries.
The trouble is, our working prototype is a bit under 8 Gigabytes in size.
Strangely when we compressed the image with 7Zip (free alternative to Winzip) and it ended up being bigger than the original file!! As you can see it took maybe 45 minutes to try and compress.
The other issue was knowing where to host it.
Dropbox gives you 2Gb of online disk space, more if you
spam recommend your friends. Google Docs gives you 5Gb for free account. A friend told us about Mega.co.nz.
50Gbs of cloud storage for nothing? wow!! trouble is, when uploading this one file, which it said 2 hours rough time (we left it overnight) it caused our browser (Chrome) to crash. It seems cloud apps with browser controller front ends have a habit of doing this. The file is too large to hold in the whole memory (4Gb in that PC) of the computer. Sometime ago when using Microsoft’s Skydrive, some similar things happened when with different browsers.
Oh well, looks like we will need to pay a fee for hosting.
For techies interested in our project feel free to comment with any ideas. At the moment we just want to share the prototypes with our developer friends from other continents.