need to send a 200 meg file

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  1. elkay

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    hi guys

    i got a mate who wants me too send him some pics. i made a zip file and it is about 200 megs, a bit less. now i don't think he is very computer savvy and lives in the country so not sure about broadband.

    what would be the best way too get this file too him? i was thinking a filehosting site like rapidshare, but i want one that neither i nor he has too sign up for. just a little halfway house for the file, then it can be deleted when i don't need it.

    emailing is a bit hard when there is about 100 pics and a 5 meg limit on attachments for my hotmail account.

    cheers.
     
  2. sssscotttt

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    you don't need to be a member of rapidshare to upload, and the maximum file limit is 200mb :thumbup:
     
  3. Daft_Munt

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    You are trying to send 200MB and your not sure if your mate has broadband? Sorry that was a little rude, but I think you should either break the files up eg 20 x 5MB emails (in case of dailup) or burn it to disk and send via snail mail. If he has broadband, even if slow (check for quota as well) upload to rapidshare or simular.
     
  4. gaspah

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    host an ftp and give him the link.

    upload it to your isp's webspace and give him the link.

    upload it to rapidshare and give him the link.

    create a torrent and email him the torrent (would be ideal if he has dialup, just add his ip : port as a peer). just dont post the torrent... ;)
     
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  5. terrastrife

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    $7 thumbdrive and express post.
     
  6. Assasinator_2

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    Agreed. Sneakernet is extremely effective in a great many cases and if he does not have broadband this is one of those cases.
     
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    elkay

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    cheers for suggestions.

    will either fo with the ISP route, or snailmail.

    snailmail might be the easiest methinks.
     
  8. power

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    snailmail for sure.
     
  9. noob2006

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    just find like a file sharing site like rapidshare or something.
     
  10. Reanimated35

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    200mb on dialup to upload to rapidshare. LOL :rolleyes:
     
  11. DEMONDOCTOR

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    lol @ sneakernet :tongue:
    If the guy doesn't have broadband i'd go with just mailing a dvd or cd... easy...
    don't forget truecrypt or some kind of pw in case his girlfriend or mum gets hold of these photos ;) j/k
     
  12. power

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    epic reading fail.
     
  13. Mr.Sinister

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    100 pics and 200MB? If he's just viewing them on his computer why not optimize them? Resize to 800 x 600 should get them down to 20MB. If they're being printed out at his end, ignore my post :p.
     
  14. g@z

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    Any reason you can't phone him and ask if he has broadband?

    Regards,
    g@z.
     
  15. Pugs

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    cause that would be logical....


    besides sending a cd via snail mail would be a better option...
     
  16. Doofus

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    Yep, sometimes the old methods are the best. Why send a $7 thumb drive when you can send a 50c CD.

    I did the same thing when I send mum a heap of pics from our Canada trip. DVD and post.
     
  17. Damn_Good

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    Because the guys phoneline is always busy and he cant work out why...

    50c cd and case, $1.20 cardboard cd sending box, $3 to post it = a lot less fucking around than using 56k.
     
  18. Wilf

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    and the cd would already have arrived if it was posted when the op made his first post....
     
  19. s3kemo

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    Snailmail would probably take less time than trying to upload anywhere on dialup :Pirate:
     
  20. g@z

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    Do you know him too?

    Regards,
    g@z.
     

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