Furthermore, I very often use Google to directly search for torrents .
I am forced now to do that too. Because Isohunt and the best one torrentz2.eu that searches through many other torrent sites by itself has been compromised. Now I see that it works
... again, I've been trying for a few weeks but every time I hit the enter button, another window appeared and did the same over and over again, I thought someone had compromised that site, maybe they did but somehow the owners restored it... nice.
Change comes in sprouts. Not slowly. It stalls and at some point instantly pops. Like height growth. So start backing up your stuff.
Storage devices demagnitize in time, that's the prob. I had a Rurouni Kenshin CD collection, all series on like 9 CD's.
Then I wanted to watch it like 10 years later....ye right... was all fragments of my fav series now here and there.
That's when I realized the only good storage is a lot of places/sources storage and download/upload in perpetuity so the demagnetized parts of the soft that has been lost in one source can be covered with the soft that has been demagnetized differently from another but the missing parts of each are different so they can be a whole 100% of soft while downloading/uploading from each other.
With other words I stopped stuffing my stuff on storage units, they are not efficient, the net itself is the most efficient way, the constant upload/download assures the 100% quality of any soft. And that is the only way. Except if you make a network in your house of computers, at least 2 and forever just download and upload stuff from one to the other forever keeping 2 copies of it. And even so, sooner or later soft will be lost in common on just 2 computers and the information will be 99.97% or so, you need many computers to keep 100% clean information for long spans of time.
That is sad... if what you say is true and in the future, old information will be nearly unobtainable. That translates in nearly lost forever.
Or maybe I just don't know how to back stuff up! I just copied the darn episodes on CD's, evidently that was not efficient in time.