out of all my friends, I’m the only person who uses usenet to get my goods. I don’t use the p2p networks, hardlly ever, they just suck. and i GUESS for much the reason stated in this article. Funny part is, even though your stuck with whats being posted, there is no waiting, and I usually get 0-day released stuff the day it’s released. IRC is okay, but it sucks also. too many idiots, to mainy queues, and never enough sends. And something lame always happens, like your download speed drops below whatever they set it at so they cancel your download, even though it was just a small snag in the connection. plus irc takes so much time to look around and find everything you want. plus there’s so many different servers, lame. IRC was really cool back in the earlier 90’s when I had a dial up, telnet connection to the UofW (cslip for those who know). But now in days, just takes too much time. but anyways, couldn’t we make a CRC type thinys, that maybe the file sharing program makes of the file on the harddrive before sending it, and if it doesn’t match up with the known good one, then you know not to download it or abort the download. Now I’m not talking about a crc file that can easily be faked, I’m talking about how the program does a check on the fly, and sends the results to the person requesting the file, if it matches with the “good” crc, cool, if not, then the person can download the file at there own risk. does that sound do able?