bit torrent is a great idea...for people who don't know, it's a way to transfer either very large files or entire DVD's & CD's.
the time to transfer is a function of how slow your connection is vs. how slow the host computer sending the file is. It's also a function of how many people are downloading from the same host at the same time.
the way it works is by setting up a designated area on your hard-drive as a host computer. people then basically logon to your available file section and download what they want.
there is a 'pause' feature that allows you to continue downloading at a later time if the traffic gets congested. and it remembers where you left off.
I believe copyright laws apply, so be careful with giving out protected material.
if you have a slow connection, don't even bother....it would take literally days to download a 2-hour DVD. (same amount of time to mail it!)
maybe they've made improvements since I last installed and tried this technology a year ago....but it's probably basically the same.
a glimpse of the future as it relates to this site...as technology progresses, people won't be satisfied with 'clips' on youtube. there will be people putting out downloadable instruction DVD's, movies, documentaries...etc.
...and we'll STILL be saying (and rightly so) the best way to learn is in-person with sweat and bruises.