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Thrifty, Anonymous Benefactor Backs Up BBC Websites Before They Go Dark

February 11th, 2011 02:13 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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revealingheart writes “The BBC is set to close down 200 of its websites in the near future as part of cost-cutting measures. Hearing that 172 of these sites would be deleted from the Web entirely, an anonymous individual has taken matters into his or her own hands. The result is a BitTorrent file that anyone can download to store a backup of these ‘lost’ websites forever. The cost of the project? Apparently no more that $3.99 for a VPS server to crawl and retrieve all the sites.”

Source: Thrifty, Anonymous Benefactor Backs Up BBC Websites Before They Go Dark

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