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2012-04-30 04:00:08 PM
Huh.. and I had no problem paying $10 a month to not pirate...

That would send me right back to that big old ship in the bay.

Farkin morons...
 
2012-04-30 04:08:54 PM
I guess Hulu doesn't want my business then.

Shame really. The reason I have Hulu is because I don't want cable.
 
2012-04-30 04:12:50 PM
Good job causing piracy there numbnuts.
 
2012-04-30 04:14:17 PM
I'll happily rent out my cable bill number. $2 a month, Paypal only.


/kidding
//or am I?
 
2012-04-30 04:19:23 PM

cannotsuggestaname: I'll happily rent out my cable bill number. $2 a month, Paypal only.


That's how I have HBOGO...

/or is it...
//it is.
 
2012-04-30 04:21:51 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand there we go, right back to pirating content. way to go ya ijits.
 
2012-04-30 04:49:27 PM
Goddamnitsomuch.
 
2012-04-30 04:57:34 PM
Yeah, not so much. Goodbye, Hulu.
 
2012-04-30 05:03:18 PM
WTF Hulu? Do you not understand that someone who has cable doesn't need your service?
 
2012-04-30 05:04:53 PM
It's a crap service on PS3, anyway. Constant buffering problems. They said it was my DSL connection. Funny how Netflix works flawlessly.
 
2012-04-30 05:09:18 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: It's a crap service on PS3, anyway. Constant buffering problems. They said it was my DSL connection. Funny how Netflix works flawlessly.


Isn't Netflix about to lose a lot of programming coming up? I see the same thing happening to them. It will slowly be dismantled as more TV/movie companies remove their products and set up their own subscription/paywall services.
 
2012-04-30 05:12:17 PM

scottydoesntknow: ecmoRandomNumbers: It's a crap service on PS3, anyway. Constant buffering problems. They said it was my DSL connection. Funny how Netflix works flawlessly.

Isn't Netflix about to lose a lot of programming coming up? I see the same thing happening to them. It will slowly be dismantled as more TV/movie companies remove their products and set up their own subscription/paywall services.


...and more and more people will just pirate content anyways....

smuggling and piracy are two things that made this country great. nice to see we're bringing those old traditions into the future.
 
2012-04-30 05:33:44 PM
maybe it's just time to cut out TV altogether, find some better way to spend my time

/not inherently against TV, I watch quite a bit actually
//just tired of feeling like every time I move a little to get their dicks out of my ass, they just shift behind me and stick it in further
///I wonder how long I'd miss it...
 
2012-04-30 05:34:33 PM
I finally got around to the old Usenet. Since HBO won't let me watch Game of Thrones on their site, or Netflix, or Amazon, then downloading here I come.
 
2012-04-30 05:38:55 PM
Oh well b*tches, shoot yourself in the foot again. Piracy is fun! Arghhhhhh matey!
 
2012-04-30 05:40:40 PM
Don't forget, the networks are trying to get ISPs to kick people off the internet for piracy as well, so try to rely more on direct download sites and secure connections than public torrents.
 
2012-04-30 05:45:34 PM
In that case, I'll drop the service, and I still won't subscribe for cable. Netflix will still keep me around, but this move will only drive folks to pirate sites. Brilliant strategy kids.

You can't put the genie back in the bottle kids, but you might be able to strategize better and actually take advantage of the new model instead of just whining and trying just to hate it to death...
 
2012-04-30 05:47:30 PM

Codenamechaz: Don't forget, the networks are trying to get ISPs to kick people off the internet for piracy as well, so try to rely more on direct download sites and secure connections than public torrents.


or just look for places with open wi-fi connections and/or weak encryption. in my neck of the woods, a 10 min drive around town nets you 11-20 hot spots that are either fully open and/or easy hackable by anyone using off the shelf software.

drive up, link to the hot spot, put the laptop on the floor in the back seat with cover down and go get some coffee. download should be done by the time you finish shopping and nobody is the wiser.
 
2012-04-30 05:47:53 PM

Codenamechaz: Don't forget, the networks are trying to get ISPs to kick people off the internet for piracy as well, so try to rely more on direct download sites and secure connections than public torrents.


Can they track online streaming as well, or only downloads?

I'm asking... for a friend. Yeah, that's the ticket!
 
2012-04-30 05:49:15 PM

timujin: maybe it's just time to cut out TV altogether, find some better way to spend my time

/not inherently against TV, I watch quite a bit actually
//just tired of feeling like every time I move a little to get their dicks out of my ass, they just shift behind me and stick it in further
///I wonder how long I'd miss it...


TV, that is, not the plethora of dicks in my ass...
 
2012-04-30 05:51:48 PM

coco ebert: Codenamechaz: Don't forget, the networks are trying to get ISPs to kick people off the internet for piracy as well, so try to rely more on direct download sites and secure connections than public torrents.

Can they track online streaming as well, or only downloads?

I'm asking... for a friend. Yeah, that's the ticket!


it depends on how much time/money/effort comcast is willing to put into their detection methods. deep packet inspection can be time consuming, so they're probably using some form of network useage modeling. then when they think they found something, they zero in on that user and use deep packet inspection to see what you're really doing.

yes..that's as invasive as its sounds.
 
2012-04-30 05:52:48 PM

timujin: timujin: maybe it's just time to cut out TV altogether, find some better way to spend my time

/not inherently against TV, I watch quite a bit actually
//just tired of feeling like every time I move a little to get their dicks out of my ass, they just shift behind me and stick it in further
///I wonder how long I'd miss it...

TV, that is, not the plethora of dicks in my ass...


so you don't wonder how long you'd miss the dicks? not even a little bit?
 
2012-04-30 05:53:40 PM
GET BACK IN THE BOTTLE, GENIE! *STUFF PUNCH* GET BACK IN! *KICK CRAM* WHY WON'T YOU GET BACK IN THE BOTTLE DAMMIT?! *STUFF PUNCH KICK CRAM FALL TO KNEES WEEPING IN EXASPERATION*
 
2012-04-30 05:53:48 PM
This couldn't possibly backfire on Hulu. Which reminds me, I need to update my Qwikster subscription...
 
2012-04-30 05:56:13 PM
People still watch TV, listen to radio, send telegrams, poke each other with sticks, club female mates?
 
2012-04-30 05:56:36 PM

Weaver95: coco ebert: Codenamechaz: Don't forget, the networks are trying to get ISPs to kick people off the internet for piracy as well, so try to rely more on direct download sites and secure connections than public torrents.

Can they track online streaming as well, or only downloads?

I'm asking... for a friend. Yeah, that's the ticket!

it depends on how much time/money/effort comcast is willing to put into their detection methods. deep packet inspection can be time consuming, so they're probably using some form of network useage modeling. then when they think they found something, they zero in on that user and use deep packet inspection to see what you're really doing.

yes..that's as invasive as its sounds.


I torrent on comcast all the time, never had a problem. If they're traffic shaping, I sure haven't noticed. I do force encrypted peers only, though.

Granted, what I tend to torrent is not the latest and greatest. However, my bandwidth usage is over quota every month and I've never been warned, either.
 
2012-04-30 05:57:31 PM
 
2012-04-30 06:02:41 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Weaver95: coco ebert: Codenamechaz: Don't forget, the networks are trying to get ISPs to kick people off the internet for piracy as well, so try to rely more on direct download sites and secure connections than public torrents.

Can they track online streaming as well, or only downloads?

I'm asking... for a friend. Yeah, that's the ticket!

it depends on how much time/money/effort comcast is willing to put into their detection methods. deep packet inspection can be time consuming, so they're probably using some form of network useage modeling. then when they think they found something, they zero in on that user and use deep packet inspection to see what you're really doing.

yes..that's as invasive as its sounds.

I torrent on comcast all the time, never had a problem. If they're traffic shaping, I sure haven't noticed. I do force encrypted peers only, though.

Granted, what I tend to torrent is not the latest and greatest. However, my bandwidth usage is over quota every month and I've never been warned, either.


Someone I know was downloading a big-name title from TPB and they got a letter because their IP was logged as sharing the big-name title.

I think they use TPB seeding as a way to get IPs. All the more reason for a VPN or other private connection.

This is a handy site for anyone wondering who can see what:

www.youhavedownloaded.com
 
2012-04-30 06:04:13 PM

thomps: timujin: timujin: maybe it's just time to cut out TV altogether, find some better way to spend my time

/not inherently against TV, I watch quite a bit actually
//just tired of feeling like every time I move a little to get their dicks out of my ass, they just shift behind me and stick it in further
///I wonder how long I'd miss it...

TV, that is, not the plethora of dicks in my ass...

so you don't wonder how long you'd miss the dicks? not even a little bit?


No, I'm aware that my longing would be immediate... but how long can I go without television? That is the question.
 
2012-04-30 06:05:13 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I torrent on comcast all the time, never had a problem. If they're traffic shaping, I sure haven't noticed. I do force encrypted peers only, though.

Granted, what I tend to torrent is not the latest and greatest. However, my bandwidth usage is over quota every month and I've never been warned, either.


I honeslty don't know what comcast is using (or plans on using) to track what their customers are doing. I do know that it's probably gonna be expensive, and if they're not careful comcast might be on the receiving end of an FCC complaint blitz or a couple/few class action lawsuits. i'm not even sure comcast has the legal authority to inspect their customer's internet use...but they'll do it anyway because f*ck you, that's why.
 
2012-04-30 06:28:11 PM
I dont know if these people are thinking this through all the way.

The present distribution model of entertainment is the Internet for most things. This is what the people have said they wanted. Hulu may be shooting itself in the foot by doing this. Hulu could lead the next generation of entertainment if they stay the course.
 
2012-04-30 06:31:48 PM

cman: I dont know if these people are thinking this through all the way.

The present distribution model of entertainment is the Internet for most things. This is what the people have said they wanted. Hulu may be shooting itself in the foot by doing this. Hulu could lead the next generation of entertainment if they stay the course.


Hulu is owned by ComcastNBCUniversal, Fox, and Disney, all of which are companies that have a major reason to make sure the internet does not become the distribution method for entertainment.
 
2012-04-30 06:33:52 PM

FirstNationalBastard: cman: I dont know if these people are thinking this through all the way.

The present distribution model of entertainment is the Internet for most things. This is what the people have said they wanted. Hulu may be shooting itself in the foot by doing this. Hulu could lead the next generation of entertainment if they stay the course.

Hulu is owned by ComcastNBCUniversal, Fox, and Disney, all of which are companies that have a major reason to make sure the internet does not become the distribution method for entertainment.


And if they have to destroy the entire east coast in order to maintain their monopoly...then so be it. For hate's sake they spit their last breath at thee....
 
2012-04-30 06:35:05 PM
And you can go kiss my tuchus, Hulu.

Good day.
 
2012-04-30 06:36:24 PM

cman: I dont know if these people are thinking this through all the way.

The present distribution model of entertainment is the Internet for most things. This is what the people have said they wanted. Hulu may be shooting itself in the foot by doing this. Hulu could lead the next generation of entertainment if they stay the course.


Hulu has no choice in the matter. Comcast, News Corp, & Disney are pointing and pulling the trigger.
 
2012-04-30 06:37:43 PM
Hulu is crap. Commercials, network logos, poor quality, and why are all the shows in a small window?
 
2012-04-30 06:39:53 PM

Skyfrog: ... and why are all the shows in a small window?


Not sure if trolling, or just stupid...
 
2012-04-30 06:41:23 PM
I'm glad I have my private torrent site with speeds up to 1.3 mbps down, even on old stuff. Plus you can donate for upload credit, so technically you don't have to upload anything, hence not violating copyright.

I pay for Netflix, so I'm not completely depriving the media companies of income.
 
2012-04-30 06:41:43 PM

FirstNationalBastard: cman: I dont know if these people are thinking this through all the way.

The present distribution model of entertainment is the Internet for most things. This is what the people have said they wanted. Hulu may be shooting itself in the foot by doing this. Hulu could lead the next generation of entertainment if they stay the course.

Hulu is owned by ComcastNBCUniversal, Fox, and Disney, all of which are companies that have a major reason to make sure the internet does not become the distribution method for entertainment.


It kinda makes you wonder why they started Hulu in the first place. Did they buy out the original creator or were they too stupid to see that people would pay the least possible for content?
 
2012-04-30 06:43:21 PM

revvoice: cannotsuggestaname: I'll happily rent out my cable bill number. $2 a month, Paypal only.

That's how I have HBOGO...

/or is it...
//it is.


Someday they will have to offer subscriptions directly, or in a way similar to what they did for the old big satellite dishes, where you bought a subscription through a vendor and got a code that allowed you to watch. But I think they even stopped that, as so many people moved over to directv and dish network it wasn't worth it any more.

But with the net....
 
2012-04-30 06:45:01 PM
I actually like using my DVR instead of services like Hulu. Maybe it's because it's more passive since I can set season passes and then pull them up whenever I want to on my HD television without having to remember them. So I actually wouldn't be opposed to "renting" out my cable bill -- wonder if someone will set up a way to do that if this stupid idea goes through.
 
2012-04-30 06:46:45 PM

born_yesterday: FirstNationalBastard: cman: I dont know if these people are thinking this through all the way.

The present distribution model of entertainment is the Internet for most things. This is what the people have said they wanted. Hulu may be shooting itself in the foot by doing this. Hulu could lead the next generation of entertainment if they stay the course.

Hulu is owned by ComcastNBCUniversal, Fox, and Disney, all of which are companies that have a major reason to make sure the internet does not become the distribution method for entertainment.

It kinda makes you wonder why they started Hulu in the first place. Did they buy out the original creator or were they too stupid to see that people would pay the least possible for content?


It seems like they started this for the hell of it, and were shocked when it actually succeeded. Since then, they've tried their best to kill it.

Same goes for Netflix... they licensed out their libraries, were shocked when people flocked to it, and now are either pulling content or charging so much that Netflix can't afford their demands.
 
2012-04-30 06:47:31 PM
How does this affect Hulu Plus?
 
2012-04-30 06:48:57 PM

Ed Finnerty: This is a handy site for anyone wondering who can see what:

www.youhavedownloaded.com


I'm in Quebec but it says Ontario and apparently I haven't torrented anything in over a year (huge lie) but when I did it was some lord of the rings thing I've never heard of.

Is that more accurate for people in the states?
 
2012-04-30 06:49:03 PM
Seriousy?

Did they not learn from the Netflix debacle?
 
2012-04-30 06:49:23 PM

scottydoesntknow: Hulu has no choice in the matter. Comcast, News Corp, & Disney are pointing and pulling the trigger.


Then they can enjoy me not watching their shows at all. If I don't have a convenient way to watch, I'm not watching. None of them air anything I'd jump through any hoops to watch. I only even so much as DVR one show on the air and that's because I'm Facebook friends with the host.
 
2012-04-30 06:49:48 PM
SeriousLy even yeesh.
 
2012-04-30 06:50:02 PM
I tried Hulu, I really did, but after watching the same damn commercial for the 80th time I just went back to torrenting.

Disney is pulling most of the stuff from netflix, only reason i keep it any more is for the kid to watch stuff, I have bleed that sucker dry and new content is not happening, will prolly be scrapping that soon.

There is a model that I am willing to pay money for, just not one that currently exists.
 
2012-04-30 06:50:05 PM
We need a Federal ISP, free to all. It will match nicely to the free healthcare.
 
2012-04-30 06:50:46 PM

SilentStrider: Seriousy?

Did they not learn from the Netflix debacle?


The Netflix debacle is not comparable to this situation
 
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