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> Maybe if we had kept using bittorrent for TV distribution we wouldn't have so much global traffic downloading

I don't think bittorrent can compare to the efficiency of traditional TV broadcast, neither cable nor over-the-air. Instead of a packet being for a single destination, it's send once, and everyone just listens in.

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