Announcing Altruistic Mode


We’re in the process of rolling out a new feature of for our BitTorrent and uTorrent clients: Altruistic Mode. This is a feature for users who want to make sure that they upload more than they download and are okay with the tradeoff that their download might never complete.

Because this feature has some subtle and confusing behaviors, in the interests of not confusing users we require it to be unlocked before it can be used. The user can enable this mode in the “Preferences”. The checkbox “Enable Altruistic Mode” will be in the “BitTorrent” section  (uTorrent 3.4.9 and above, and BitTorrent 7.9.9 and above).

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Speaking to Nick Barat is like speaking to the yourself you wish you were.

The Fool’s Gold founder and modern renaissance man better known as Nick Catchdubs is almost impossibly awake and relaxed considering he’s just hours away from the label’s DAY OFF festival show in L.A. I’m developing a stress contact high just thinking about the massive undertaking that he and his team are about to pull off, but fittingly Catchdubs talks about the show with the uncomplicated, open-eyes excitement of a high school kid detailing his plans to skip school for the beach.

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From Chaos

Before he was 8ky, the solo artist driven to change the world, before he was Sky Blu, the international party rock superstar, he was Skyler Austen Gordy, a a kid with Los Angeles’ vast horizons and melting pot of cultures streaming through his veins.

It was Skyler who bounced around L.A. with his mother and sister from home to home, school to school, sometimes simply because they had to move, sometimes because he had been kicked out. Already driven towards creative expression but never one to back down from a fight, just like his idol Tupac, it was a teenage Skyler who was drawn into the world of the streets, orbiting around hustlers and gang life.

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THE BEATLES MAY HAVE BEEN BIGGER THAN JESUS, BUT YEEZUS IS BIGGER THAN THE POPE. Last week Kanye West sold nearly $1 million in merchandise at his Madison Square Garden show, a commercial-religious accomplishment that’s particularly fitting considering Yeezy’s allusions to both Pablo Escobar and Saint Pablo, and the fact that the venue’s previous record holder was…