When I download the data dump from May 2010 my torrent client tells me it's the same file as the Jun 2010 (md5s match too).

So one of them is missing. Is this just a file upload gone wrong or is one of the dumps actually missing?

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The second comment on that page by Stu Thompson:

This torrent shows up in my Transmission client as ‘ Stack Overflow Data Dump – Jun 10′. Oops.

was left on May 2nd, 2010 at 1:49 am so it was already named "June" before it even was "June".

Therefore, it seems the "May" torrent was simply misnamed.

Conveniently, Stu also has a page for every download, correctly named:

complete with stunning mascot.

  • I thought that was possible, but I checked the sizes and MD5 hashes are they are the same for both torrents. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:35
  • Is it possible that they became the same files when the hosting moved to ClearBits? If so, Stu's copies preceded that (they are different sizes). Sep 6, 2011 at 5:37

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