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2012-12-24 11:52:50 PM  

Fat-D: Welcome to the cloud


Remember business executives: If all of your IT is in The Cloud, then you don't have to worry about anything going down, ever! Or performance issues cropping up, ever! Or security concerns, ever! Or integration with other systems, ever! Or data portability problems if you decide to move to another service, ever! But why would you want to move your service from The Cloud? The Cloud makes sure everything is always good, without having to pay those pesky in-house IT geeks, ever! What do they know, anyways?
 
2012-12-24 11:54:37 PM  

largedon: That explains why our Roku kept saying there was a connection problem. I thought it wasn't connecting to the house wifi. Was getting pissed as it worked fine just a few hours ago.

/On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.


I've done it and with the exception of tonight we love it.  We use Roku or purchase current TV shows via Amazon.
 
2012-12-24 11:54:58 PM  

valkore: Remember


As a managed services provider, I approve of your statement.
 
2012-12-24 11:57:13 PM  

largedon: That explains why our Roku kept saying there was a connection problem. I thought it wasn't connecting to the house wifi. Was getting pissed as it worked fine just a few hours ago.

/On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.


Got rid of cable 4 years ago...never going back! Started on Roku...now have Sony blu-ray with Netflix and other channels.
 
2012-12-24 11:58:38 PM  
When it comes back up I HIGHLY recommend watching Goon. Its one of the best Hockey flicks ive seen since Slap Shot. Very violent though.

//Wanted to watch it again today but netflix is down..sad face
 
2012-12-24 11:58:47 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: If only there were another source of streaming video available on the instanets...

*sigh*


I've heard one can obtain various sorts of entertainments from a ..... swedish website.

/bow before socialism biatches.   you capitalist dogs have no movies.
 
2012-12-24 11:59:53 PM  

largedon: That explains why our Roku kept saying there was a connection problem. I thought it wasn't connecting to the house wifi. Was getting pissed as it worked fine just a few hours ago.

/On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.


We have HD antenna only and a Roku. We don't miss cable at all. Works great.
 
2012-12-24 11:59:56 PM  
Down for "some" devices... According to comments, those "some" devices include: Android phones, iPhones, iPads, Roku boxes, Xboxes, and PS3s... Makes you wonder where it does work...
 
2012-12-25 12:01:20 AM  

pxlboy: ultraholland: youporn is still up

That got a laugh out of a house full of people

/Farking on my phone


What a coincidence! I have a video of your mom farking on MY phone!

/sorry. Low hanging fruit
//feliz navidad.
 
2012-12-25 12:05:46 AM  
Any decent world news on the Roku?
 
2012-12-25 12:06:49 AM  

NFA: Thanks for posting this.  I was about the chew out my nephew for screwing up the Netflix settings on the TV.  He was the last one using it and tinkers with everything.


i will echo the thanks but not the nephew part since i lack one. kept getting disconnects and having to re log in to the router. which did squat. glad to see it wasn't just me.
 
2012-12-25 12:08:31 AM  
I have to say I am surprised that A Christmas Story was not pulled from Television this holiday season.
 
2012-12-25 12:09:31 AM  

ItchyMcDoogle: When it comes back up I HIGHLY recommend watching Goon. Its one of the best Hockey flicks ive seen since Slap Shot. Very violent though.

//Wanted to watch it again today but netflix is down..sad face


Saw that two nights ago, and I am still in fullest erection!

/Seriously awesome flick.
 
2012-12-25 12:10:07 AM  
I know! My five year old was mad...we were gonna watch all the Doctor Who Christmas episodes :(
 
2012-12-25 12:11:40 AM  

largedon: /On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.


Got rid of cable 6 months ago. Now we just have 2 Roku boxes for the TV's. Cable bill kept going up until it was about $85 a month. Of course when we called Charter and told them to cancel it, there were all sorts of deals to bring that price down. Thanks but no thanks, $15 a month for Netflix works much better for me.
 
2012-12-25 12:11:58 AM  
I have been watching "BSG" for the first time over the last month. The damn thing went down after I had just watched the first part of the 2-part third-season finale, "Crossroads." Fortunately, there were alternate routes to watch it on my computer, but it was still sort of a bummer.

/"All Along the Watchtower"? Really?
 
2012-12-25 12:12:43 AM  

pecosdave: I must be the only above average technically savvy person left who doesn't have Netflix.


I don't have it either. I like physical possession of my media.
 
2012-12-25 12:17:44 AM  

ultraholland: NFA:I was about the chew out my nephew for screwing up the Netflix settings on the TV.  He was the last one using it and tinkers with everything.

still doesn't mean he's off the hook. Give him a berating for good measure.


This. He has to learn to take the blame for other people's mistakes. Otherwise, he will make a terrible husband and will fail in the business world.

/actually, you should emphasize to him the importance of passing the buck before it gets passed to him
 
2012-12-25 12:18:52 AM  

largedon: That explains why our Roku kept saying there was a connection problem. I thought it wasn't connecting to the house wifi. Was getting pissed as it worked fine just a few hours ago.

/On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.


Literally just did this with my dad. He got a new TV and I said he should get a blu-ray player at the same time cause they were cheap. Then the sales guy started talking about roku and I said go with the blu-ray cause it has all that add-on stuff built in: Netflix Hulu other content etc. He's got netflix, hooked up an HD antenna to get a buncha local stuff (I think he's getting 20-30 channels.) and internet service for under 60 beyond the one off costs.

Myself I've got internet service and netflix at 54-ish and haven't looked back. If you really want to watch the sitcom nbc abc etc that some people actually like, get hulu or watch the episodes on the company websites whenever you want.

Obviously you get your news on Fark.

/Obviously
 
2012-12-25 12:18:56 AM  
Netflix is working on my Sony Blu-Ray

/csb
//holiday slashies
 
2012-12-25 12:19:37 AM  

ZeroPly: largedon: /On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.

Got rid of cable 6 months ago. Now we just have 2 Roku boxes for the TV's. Cable bill kept going up until it was about $85 a month. Of course when we called Charter and told them to cancel it, there were all sorts of deals to bring that price down. Thanks but no thanks, $15 a month for Netflix works much better for me.


Thanks all for the answers everyone. Between AT&T Uverse and our AT&T cell phone (with 5 phones) I'm sending AT&T almost $450 a month for all this crap and frankly that's a ridiculous amount of money. Just have to keep working on the wife, she's worried she lose some of her favorite shows.
 
2012-12-25 12:20:41 AM  
Christmas is cancelled for whoever had to go into work to fix this. Sucks for them!
 
2012-12-25 12:22:14 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: ItchyMcDoogle: When it comes back up I HIGHLY recommend watching Goon. Its one of the best Hockey flicks ive seen since Slap Shot. Very violent though.

//Wanted to watch it again today but netflix is down..sad face

Saw that two nights ago, and I am still in fullest erection!

/Seriously awesome flick.


Going into a flick with low or zero expectations and having it be an awesome movie is a few and far between joy of life for me and Goon was one of those times. Was even surprised that it made me slightly misty at the end.

CSB: Back in the late 80's after work chilling with some friends, HBO on horror movie comes on thinking its going to be some late night stinkfest that they would always show at night. It was Evil Dead II. None of us have ever heard of it before. What proceeded was the greatest time a bunch of stoners can possibly have.

Seriously guys watch Goon
 
2012-12-25 12:22:18 AM  

ZeroPly: largedon: /On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.

Got rid of cable 6 months ago. Now we just have 2 Roku boxes for the TV's. Cable bill kept going up until it was about $85 a month. Of course when we called Charter and told them to cancel it, there were all sorts of deals to bring that price down. Thanks but no thanks, $15 a month for Netflix works much better for me.


If you order a lot from Amazon.com, consider buying Prime (there are some special deals for getting Prime).

The only thing I miss is sports. But, now imagine this, for someone to watch a Phoenix Suns "game", it would cost $76 a month on Cox cable. Of course that excludes any game that goes premium due to opponents or whatever.

I can't imagine paying that kind of money every month to watch garbage teams.
 
2012-12-25 12:23:51 AM  
funny, my DVDs work fine.
 
2012-12-25 12:26:39 AM  

LemSkroob: funny, my DVDs work fine.


What is this "DVD" you speak of?

/Getting off your lawn now.
 
2012-12-25 12:28:25 AM  
Wait, why does Netflix rely on the services of a company who's basically a competitor of theirs??
 
2012-12-25 12:28:27 AM  
Meh. The important thing is I still have my liquor.
 
2012-12-25 12:29:11 AM  

largedon: That explains why our Roku kept saying there was a connection problem. I thought it wasn't connecting to the house wifi. Was getting pissed as it worked fine just a few hours ago.

/On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.


Kinda. 4 years ago we cheaped out and went OTA HD. last year we added netflix for the kids. (and my documentary habit). Havent looked back. Since I use (the now defunct: fark YOU WITH AN ACID+HERPES COATED DILDO GOOGLE FOR BUYING THEM FOR THEIR TECH AND SHUTTING THEM DOWN) SageTV DVR the cost of watching TV is $8/mo with DVR abilities. Works well enough for us. Yeah, we dont get the newest of the new, but THANK GOD IN HEAVEN we dont have to worry about accidentally stumbling across Honey Boo Boo, etc.

And in my business travels over the past year I have discovered that since "cutting the cable" all of my faves like History, Discovery, TLC, etc have switched almost exclusively to crap reality TV, I dont really miss it one bit.
 
2012-12-25 12:31:47 AM  

CameraMonkey: And in my business travels over the past year I have discovered that since "cutting the cable" all of my faves like History, Discovery, TLC, etc have switched almost exclusively to crap reality TV, I dont really miss it one bit.


Those channels are now what is to History, Discovery and Learning are what Music is to MTV. Honey boo boo..really!?!?!
 
2012-12-25 12:32:06 AM  

CameraMonkey: largedon: That explains why our Roku kept saying there was a connection problem. I thought it wasn't connecting to the house wifi. Was getting pissed as it worked fine just a few hours ago.

/On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.

Kinda. 4 years ago we cheaped out and went OTA HD. last year we added netflix for the kids. (and my documentary habit). Havent looked back. Since I use (the now defunct: fark YOU WITH AN ACID+HERPES COATED DILDO GOOGLE FOR BUYING THEM FOR THEIR TECH AND SHUTTING THEM DOWN) SageTV DVR the cost of watching TV is $8/mo with DVR abilities. Works well enough for us. Yeah, we dont get the newest of the new, but THANK GOD IN HEAVEN we dont have to worry about accidentally stumbling across Honey Boo Boo, etc.

And in my business travels over the past year I have discovered that since "cutting the cable" all of my faves like History, Discovery, TLC, etc have switched almost exclusively to crap reality TV, I dont really miss it one bit.


I miss the Hitler Channel. It was fascinating to watch hour after hour of History Channel coverage of WWII. I once saw 60 minutes of documentary time dedicated comparing and contrasting the machine guns of WWII.

Now they show Pawn Stars.
 
2012-12-25 12:36:05 AM  

pecosdave: I must be the only above average technically savvy person left who doesn't have Netflix.


I am a system administrator who does not subscribe to Netflix.

/Only because I am a cheapskate.
//Pondering what to watch for my birthday today.
 
2012-12-25 12:40:08 AM  

Dimensio: pecosdave: I must be the only above average technically savvy person left who doesn't have Netflix.

I am a system administrator who does not subscribe to Netflix.

/Only because I am a cheapskate.
//Pondering what to watch for my birthday today.


Have you seen Cabin In The Woods?

/Goddam brilliant horror movie.
//And I generally don't like horror movies.
 
2012-12-25 12:42:03 AM  

Boudica's War Tampon: I miss the Hitler Channel. It was fascinating to watch hour after hour of History Channel coverage of WWII. I once saw 60 minutes of documentary time dedicated comparing and contrasting the machine guns of WWII.

Now they show Pawn Stars.


I think a lot of us made the switch after that happened. Aside from PBS, I enjoyed TLC, History, Discovery, and the Science Channel. Now that How It's Made and all the other stuff is on Netflix for $8/mo without commercials, why the hell would I pay the cable company?

I've got PBS over air and I've finally stopped watching cable news, which had its claws into my like a heroin addiction. I swear, I am much more positive and upbeat after I stopped watching that sh*t. I still follow the news closely, but it doesn't have that same vitriolic edge those channels bring to the game. 2 years of freedom and sanity and about $1,500 in my pocket thanks to the switch.

I'll never look back.
 
2012-12-25 12:46:18 AM  

largedon: /On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.


Yeah, quite a few people.

I'm over 30 and I've never intentionally paid for cable (it's been bundled with rent a few times.)

Netflix and other services, combined with word of mouth from friends manages to keep me entertained and informed of entertainment.

...Aside from tonight when Netflix is sucking.
 
2012-12-25 12:47:12 AM  
I miss the Hitler Channel. It was fascinating to watch hour after hour of History Channel coverage of WWII. I once saw 60 minutes of documentary time dedicated comparing and contrasting the machine guns of WWII.

Now they show Pawn Stars.

You need to get out more.
 
2012-12-25 12:48:23 AM  

CheddarPants: I heard they cancelled it yesterday in Pittsburgh.


SHUT UP!!!  SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT!!!  UPPPPPPPPPPP!!!
 
2012-12-25 12:52:40 AM  

kendelrio: pxlboy: ultraholland: youporn is still up

That got a laugh out of a house full of people

/Farking on my phone

What a coincidence! I have a video of your mom farking on MY phone!

/sorry. Low hanging fruit
//feliz navidad.


Which is pretty gross given that she's been dead over a decade.
 
2012-12-25 12:55:55 AM  
Well, I guess it's back to porn.
 
2012-12-25 12:58:08 AM  
Meh.. my usenet account is working great.
 
2012-12-25 01:01:16 AM  

Strongbeerrules: I miss the Hitler Channel. It was fascinating to watch hour after hour of History Channel coverage of WWII. I once saw 60 minutes of documentary time dedicated comparing and contrasting the machine guns of WWII.

Now they show Pawn Stars.

You need to get out more.


Damn ankle monitor...
 
2012-12-25 01:06:13 AM  
Hah, you youngins and your fancy smancy interweb crap. That's what you get for baseing your foolish lives on technology.
I am enjoying my trusty ole VCR
 
2012-12-25 01:09:18 AM  

ZeroPly: largedon: /On a side note, has anybody gotten rid of cable and gone completely with a Roku or similar device. Trying to convince the wife to do it and hopefully save some money. She's not sold on it though.

Got rid of cable 6 months ago. Now we just have 2 Roku boxes for the TV's. Cable bill kept going up until it was about $85 a month. Of course when we called Charter and told them to cancel it, there were all sorts of deals to bring that price down. Thanks but no thanks, $15 a month for Netflix works much better for me.


$85 WHOLE Dollars?
 
2012-12-25 01:17:04 AM  

Linkster:

$85 WHOLE Dollars?


Considering what you get from the cable company for $1020 a year, that money is much better spent on beer.
 
2012-12-25 01:17:56 AM  
Ill probably ditch cable finally once football is over. I watch most shows on Netflix through the XBOX or tablet now anyways. I was looking at Roku and trying to determine how much of that is free.
 
2012-12-25 01:18:26 AM  

Boudica's War Tampon: Damn ankle monitor...


You're lucky. The judge banned me from using the internet for trying to pick up a 14 year old cop on Facebook.
 
2012-12-25 01:18:31 AM  
Good thing I still pirate everything
 
2012-12-25 01:18:58 AM  

cmunic8r99: Klippoklondike: But how else am I supposed to watch A Christmas Story?

TBS, for the next 20.5 hrs.


Came here to say this.

/watching, wrapping..santa works late
 
2012-12-25 01:19:47 AM  

buzzcut73: Linkster:

$85 WHOLE Dollars?

Considering what you get from the cable company for $1020 a year, that money is much better spent on beer.


True, I live in the sticks, cable has Always been over $120 month, excluding Premium channels.
 
2012-12-25 01:19:53 AM  

Linkster: $85 WHOLE Dollars?


Assuming you homebrew, $85 is 10 gallons of high quality beer.

10 gallons of beer is worth a helluva lot more to me than Pawn Stars and localish sports.

/If you don't homebrew, you should it means cheap beer and something fun and "constructive" to do on Saturdays.
 
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