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20202 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Dec 2012 at 11:16 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-24 11:07:03 PM  
3 votes:
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.
2012-12-25 12:23:51 AM  
2 votes:
funny, my DVDs work fine.
2012-12-24 11:52:50 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:25:57 PM  
2 votes:
Are they going to remove the crappy B-movie copycats from streaming and put something other than standup and documentaries on there?
2012-12-24 10:52:32 PM  
2 votes:
youporn is still up
2012-12-25 11:48:55 AM  
1 vote:

jwmc1971: christ , farkers dont know about project free tv ?! just google it . its 10 times better than the crappy pile of crap netflix is


Some of us don't mind supporting the production of content by paying reasonable monthly fees towards it. I'm all for paying for content, provided: 1) Said content is actually worth paying for, 2) Content is priced reasonably, 3) Isn't DRM'd to hell to the point that it's unwatchable. Blu-Ray/DVDs with ads you can't stop fall into this.
2012-12-25 08:57:47 AM  
1 vote:

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 did. I use Roku and Simple.TV. Simple.TV gives me local channels and DVR capability. I get 28 local channels, Detroit, Cleveland and Windsor after I added a 'Leaf' antenna. I have Amazon Prime and they have a lot of content, too. My monthly bill for entertainment went from $78 to $7.99 for Hulu.
2012-12-25 08:32:14 AM  
1 vote:
Goon - great movie!
Dumped cable in favor of Netflix years ago, convinced current BF to dump his cable, then we moved into an apartment that requires we purchase it. He still hates cable now, and commercials.
Those that need their HBO fix - Find someone who has HBO and steal their HBOGo password. We also love GoT, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire and get those shows this way.
Netflix is still down?!?! Was gonna watch BSG all night. Have GoogleTV and AppleTV as well as a PS3. Haven't tried the PS3 yet but the first two devices are still not working.
Netflix gets their service from Amazon? And they are surprised when this happens? I smell a lawsuit.
2012-12-25 07:20:38 AM  
1 vote:

jwmc1971: christ , farkers dont know about project free tv ?! just google it . its 10 times better than the crappy pile of crap netflix is .

best of all its FREE ! like a tv show thats old or current ? its on there along with 100's of popular movies and more are added daily .

i used to download all my shows but now why bother . just aired shows are posted within an hour of airing . plenty of links to choose from . best streaming site out there . cut off cable , netflix and my news hosting service once i found this . i use my 50" tv as a monitor . stuff looks great .
btw , use a pop up/adblocker with this site and no need to join either . they also have forums .


Thanks, guy doing an infomercial for Project FreeTV!
2012-12-25 06:07:17 AM  
1 vote:

jst3p: pecosdave: I must be the only above average technically savvy person left who doesn't have Netflix.

The latter part of your post pretty much negates the former.


I rip my DVDs and Blurays to a DLNA server so that I may view them on any device in my house connected to the network.  I also have a script setup so that I can put any movies I want on my daughters netbook in a directory, run the script and it will convert all of those TV size files to iPod size (which look fine on the 10" screen) and stereo so more will fit on the drive and the under powered Atom will process them.  Her netbook runs XBMCBuntu, so as the tech dad I know what I'm doing and put some expertise into making it so that her pink PS3 control can pair with it for playing games loaded up from within the XBMC interface as well as watch her movies and anyone with half a brain can pick up that machine and use it with no prior training in any operating system.

I'm so glad you're proud of you and the fact you can punch a user name and password into your Wii.
2012-12-25 02:50:19 AM  
1 vote:

Norad: First world problems. Waaaah! Waaah! Boo da farking hoo.


STFU. Where's Santa?
2012-12-25 02:32:15 AM  
1 vote:

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 haven't had cable since 2007 when we moved to a farm (no rent, or else that wouldn't have lasted two years like it did). The inlaws don't care much about current tv, we couldn't get any over the air stuff because of geography, and we already had a big dvd collection along with the Netflix discs so it worked out ok. When we moved into town because of the other lacking amenities there, we still didn't get it again. Once Lordfortuna figured out how to get the basic channels hooked up that apparently came with our internet, he could watch football, and we've been fine.

In the last five months I've watched the entirety of the X-Files, Jericho, Eureka, The Glades, Lie To Me, finished Angel, started Monk, and that's not counting what Lordfortuna has watched also. Anyone who says there's no variety isn't looking hard enough. In case it seems like that's all I do, I watch these things while I'm working on ebay and coding stuff; it's more to keep me from going crazy home alone all the time.
2012-12-25 02:01:59 AM  
1 vote:

largedon: 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.


Every month, pull the $450 out in cash before sending it in to AT&T, pile it up in front of her, and ask her if she thinks "Real Housewives of Orange County" is really worth it.
2012-12-25 01:30:11 AM  
1 vote:

thegod082: 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?


It's all downhill from here, bud.

/srsly
2012-12-25 01:29:53 AM  
1 vote:

valkore: 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?


You forgot one: when everything streams from the Cloud, watching a movie requires a transient copy to be made---as well as a server-side copy---and therefore requires permission from the copyright holder in order to send a stream.

That means that you can no longer rent E.T. or Raiders of the Lost Ark, unless the studio decides to agree to make it rentable. They may allow stores to rent a movie only for a limited time, or they may hoard their IP for whatever reason. Contrast with DVDs, where anyone can just buy a DVD and rent it out, regardless of who does or doesn't approve.

Of course, the DVD standard had its own multiple layers of derp.
2012-12-25 12:48:23 AM  
1 vote:

CheddarPants: I heard they cancelled it yesterday in Pittsburgh.


SHUT UP!!!  SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT!!!  UPPPPPPPPPPP!!!
2012-12-25 12:29:11 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:28:27 AM  
1 vote:
Meh. The important thing is I still have my liquor.
2012-12-25 12:20:41 AM  
1 vote:
Christmas is cancelled for whoever had to go into work to fix this. Sucks for them!
2012-12-24 11:59:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:58:38 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:57:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:45:56 PM  
1 vote:

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.


Yes. I'm not missing much.
2012-12-24 11:43:20 PM  
1 vote:

sgnilward: But now we've discovered some incredibly non-PC holiday classics on Amazon video prime on Roku.

/end csb


I was going to say how absurd it is that my Amazon Prime is working, but my Netflix is down, all due to Amazon's cloud service.
2012-12-24 11:40:44 PM  
1 vote:
memedepot.com

Srsly? Took this long? You're all too nogged out.
2012-12-24 11:37:44 PM  
1 vote:

sgnilward: With... Duh...

Somewhere in Dreamland
Santa's Surprise
Hectors Hectic Life
Snow Foolin
Christmas Comes but Once a Year
The Night Before Christmas
The Shanty Where Santy Lives


Dude - "He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special" - OMG!!!
2012-12-24 11:35:33 PM  
1 vote:
Welcome to the cloud
2012-12-24 11:32:54 PM  
1 vote:
It's a series of tubes!
2012-12-24 11:32:49 PM  
1 vote:

mayIFark: Works fine for me!


i46.tinypic.com

2012-12-24 11:29:25 PM  
1 vote:

sgnilward: With... Duh...

Somewhere in Dreamland
Santa's Surprise
Hectors Hectic Life
Snow Foolin
Christmas Comes but Once a Year
The Night Before Christmas
The Shanty Where Santy Lives


Which one is the big ethnic slur with black faced shoeshine and Asian laundry? I was jaw droppingly shocked but kept trying to figure out the beef with the Dutch.
2012-12-24 11:27:05 PM  
1 vote:

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


TBS, for the next 20.5 hrs.
2012-12-24 11:23:13 PM  
1 vote:

sgnilward: With... Duh...

Somewhere in Dreamland
Santa's Surprise
Hectors Hectic Life
Snow Foolin
Christmas Comes but Once a Year
The Night Before Christmas
The Shanty Where Santy Lives


Thanks,  gotta see Santy's Shanty :)
2012-12-24 10:30:03 PM  
1 vote:
Christmas Classics Vol 1. Pops right up on Roku. Stuff from 1930's. Cool
 
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