Could we please get everyone to implement RFC3514?
Also, could we please get everyone to implement hyperlinks
Torrents are not supported by my VPN provider, streaming sites are.
That is more an indictment of the shortcomings of the VPN provider you chose.
Streaming is a 1:Many relationship which is prohibitively costly. For media: This may be subsidized by advertising, tracking, or malware. A 'capture' of a stream will not yield a unique hash so services such as cover art scrapers and subtitle-downloaders will yield non-optimal results. The file is also unlikely to be compressed in a way that maximizes quality while efficiently using disc space and processing power. For applications/OSes: This can become unsustainable for a small company or result in overloaded and slow servers for a large company (ie: ASUS).
Torrents allow for leeching (Many:1) and seeding (Many:Many) which takes the burden off the host, allows redundancy, and achieves far greater speeds than having a single point from which to obtain the files.
Don't waste your time voting in a system that was never meant to be for actual people.
While the system is obviously designed to be easily gamed, doing nothing will achieve nothing.
The status quo is maintained by pitting two identical opponents against each other with a massive 'us v them' campaign. Voting for minor parties and independents won't have any bearing on the results of THIS election, but will serve as a catalyst for change in the following ways:
With your bare hands?!?