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2013-07-03 05:49:02 PM  
i41.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-03 05:58:53 PM  
theoks.net
 
2013-07-03 06:05:27 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-03 06:18:49 PM  
i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-03 06:34:12 PM  
So it will end up costing them $210 million in the end?
 
2013-07-03 06:42:01 PM  

Nogrhi: So it will end up costing them $210 million in the end?


cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-07-03 08:19:49 PM  
Been waiting for that girl to turn 18 and put that annoying talent into the world of porn.
 
2013-07-03 08:33:30 PM  

basemetal: Been waiting for that girl to turn 18 and put that annoying talent into the world of porn.


I believe she's now old enough to legally drink, and still no one has been in Boxxy's behind 7 times.
 
2013-07-03 09:08:52 PM  

RodneyToady: [i41.photobucket.com image 260x203]


Came for this.  Thanks
 
2013-07-03 09:19:41 PM  
Shouldn't there be a Battlestar Galactica joke in here?
 
2013-07-03 09:44:52 PM  

labman: Shouldn't there be a Battlestar Galactica joke in here?


BY YOUR COMMAND.

*cherf cherf*
byyourcommand.net
 
2013-07-03 10:02:00 PM  
Someone want to educate the less fortunate on the girl and and the 4chan reference?
 
2013-07-03 10:06:42 PM  

Piizzadude: Someone want to educate the less fortunate on the girl and and the 4chan reference?


Nope.
 
2013-07-03 10:08:02 PM  
so helpful

yeah I know

memedepot.com
 
2013-07-03 10:15:25 PM  
She's so cute.
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-03 10:16:05 PM  

basemetal: Been waiting for that girl to turn 18 and put that annoying talent into the world of porn.


p sure boxxy got fat
 
2013-07-03 10:18:56 PM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-03 10:24:01 PM  

Piizzadude: so helpful

yeah I know

[memedepot.com image 413x413]


Google away man.
 
2013-07-03 10:26:25 PM  
When I first read this headline I thought it was the dude who sold for $850 million and then bought it back for $1 million and was all like
'How does this guy keep doin that?' curiosdog.jpg
 
2013-07-03 10:29:21 PM  

SearchN: Piizzadude: so helpful

yeah I know

[memedepot.com image 413x413]

Google away man.


meh, was too lazy but did it anyway. sorta interesting story but she's definitely a "want"
 
2013-07-03 10:29:49 PM  
So now Samsung wishes everyone good luck.
 
2013-07-03 10:32:12 PM  

Piizzadude: Someone want to educate the less fortunate on the girl and and the 4chan reference?


Hyperactive teen whose Youtube video that was featured on either a "You rage you lose" thread or a "You love you lose" thread, I can't remember the details, but half of 4Chan raged and lost.  The other half fell in love, and also lost.
 
2013-07-03 10:36:19 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: basemetal: Been waiting for that girl to turn 18 and put that annoying talent into the world of porn.

p sure boxxy got fat


She didn't get fat.  I just watched a video from 4 months ago and she looks damn near the same as she always did.
 
2013-07-03 10:58:41 PM  
Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.
 
2013-07-03 11:04:30 PM  
Boxxy is love. That is all.
 
2013-07-03 11:11:55 PM  

skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.


What, an iPhone doesn't work for you?
 
2013-07-03 11:17:03 PM  

skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.


My Samsung Smart TV does all three, but that probably doesn't help. You can do Roku + Plex, which, if you have a Roku you should be using a Plex media server anyway.
 
2013-07-03 11:17:29 PM  

basemetal: [media.tumblr.com image 500x280]


Who the fark is that chick and why is everyone posting her gifs?
 
2013-07-03 11:28:03 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: basemetal: [media.tumblr.com image 500x280]

Who the fark is that chick and why is everyone posting her gifs?


That chick is Boxxy, which you can read more about here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxxy


Also: files.gamebanana.com
 
2013-07-03 11:32:00 PM  

skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.


Roku does it You just  have to download youtube's channel made by 3rd parties
 
2013-07-03 11:47:38 PM  

skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.


We have a 7 year old laptop that's serving that purpose right now.  The video isn't perfect, but it definitely gets the job done.  Our PS3 is our primary device for Netflix Streaming (and the disks, since it's our DVD player as well) and Amazon.  The laptop is mainly for Youtube and Hulu.

I should add that our TV is a 720 plasma, not a 1080, but we're not that discerning.
 
2013-07-03 11:51:54 PM  

Piizzadude: Someone want to educate the less fortunate on the girl and and the 4chan reference?


Detailed analysis from the b-tard perspective (NSFW for pretty much every conceivable reason).
 
2013-07-04 12:07:28 AM  

Lsherm: skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.

What, an iPhone doesn't work for you?


iPad also.
 
2013-07-04 12:12:27 AM  

skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.


Samsung has a blu ray player that does all 3.
 
2013-07-04 12:14:08 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Piizzadude: Someone want to educate the less fortunate on the girl and and the 4chan reference?

Detailed analysis from the b-tard perspective (NSFW for pretty much every conceivable reason).


I thought encyclopediadamatica shut down? Who resurrected that sink hole of depravity?
 
2013-07-04 12:18:38 AM  
She grew into a hottie...probably just as annoying, but she's legal now.

img004.lazygirls.info
 
2013-07-04 12:41:53 AM  

skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.


I have a Sony Blu-ray player that does this, and also plays from a DLNA server. Plus Hulu and Vudu, if you're in to that. Oh, I guess it plays Blu-ray discs too.

'Twasn't a bad deal for $120.
 
2013-07-04 12:42:30 AM  

HempHead: TuteTibiImperes: Piizzadude: Someone want to educate the less fortunate on the girl and and the 4chan reference?

Detailed analysis from the b-tard perspective (NSFW for pretty much every conceivable reason).

I thought encyclopediadamatica shut down? Who resurrected that sink hole of depravity?


Last I heard the girl who used to run it shut it down to run a sanitized site called Oh Internet, or it was some offshoot run by people somehow associated with ED and /b/, or maybe nothing like either of those things, who knows, it's hard to chronicle or keep track of what goes on over there.  In any even somebody tried to replace ED with Oh Internet, and a faction of /b/ didn't agree with that plan and resurrected ED in an even more foul manner.
 
2013-07-04 01:04:12 AM  

Banacek: skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.

My Samsung Smart TV does all three, but that probably doesn't help. You can do Roku + Plex, which, if you have a Roku you should be using a Plex media server anyway.


Yeah Plex just kicks ass. Also a new solution called PlexConnect which allows you to run the Plex client on an unjailbroken AppleTV player (http://elan.plexapp.com/2013/06/04/introducing-plexconnect-an-applet v- client-which-thinks-different/ )
 
2013-07-04 01:17:44 AM  

Elzar: Banacek: skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.

My Samsung Smart TV does all three, but that probably doesn't help. You can do Roku + Plex, which, if you have a Roku you should be using a Plex media server anyway.

Yeah Plex just kicks ass. Also a new solution called PlexConnect which allows you to run the Plex client on an unjailbroken AppleTV player (http://elan.plexapp.com/2013/06/04/introducing-plexconnect-an-applet v- client-which-thinks-different/ )


Agreed. The best thing about Boxee going closed source was that I found Plex. What an improvement.
 
2013-07-04 01:18:30 AM  

flaminio: skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.

I have a Sony Blu-ray player that does this, and also plays from a DLNA server. Plus Hulu and Vudu, if you're in to that. Oh, I guess it plays Blu-ray discs too.

'Twasn't a bad deal for $120.


Roku 3 and Twonky works for me...
 
2013-07-04 01:23:48 AM  

slayer199: She grew into a hottie...probably just as annoying, but she's legal now.

[img004.lazygirls.info image 308x401]


Wow.

...

WOW.
 
2013-07-04 01:41:04 AM  
Boxxy was gorgeous.

That's all I have to add.
 
2013-07-04 01:41:24 AM  
My love of Boxxy is one of the things I will never understand about my brain.
 
2013-07-04 02:27:02 AM  

Piizzadude: Someone want to educate the less fortunate on the girl and and the 4chan reference?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxxy
 
2013-07-04 03:16:07 AM  
 
2013-07-04 03:27:06 AM  
I've heard of this chick.

She has several personalities.
 
2013-07-04 04:26:12 AM  
I don't get it. Beautiful girls are a dime a dozen. What's so special about this one?
 
2013-07-04 04:31:02 AM  

jaytkay: She's so cute.
[24.media.tumblr.com image 320x249]


agreed x1000
 
2013-07-04 04:38:02 AM  
james, because unlike those girls, boxxy was somewhat of a nerd and actually responded to its 4chan fan base.
 
2013-07-04 05:19:32 AM  

James F. Campbell: I don't get it. Beautiful girls are a dime a dozen. What's so special about this one?


Her character was enthusiastically happy, and there was something about her that made you happy that she was happy.  It wasn't about her looks, it was about her energy.
 
2013-07-04 06:01:43 AM  

James F. Campbell: I don't get it. Beautiful girls are a dime a dozen. What's so special about this one?


Her name was Boxxy.  You see?!

Cute enough to melt the hearts of basement dwelling misogynists.

She was a real life My Little Pony.  You ether loved her personality, or loved to hate her because you loved her personality.
 
2013-07-04 07:15:43 AM  

skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.


Tivo called. They've been doing this for years.
 
2013-07-04 07:28:01 AM  

RodneyToady: James F. Campbell: I don't get it. Beautiful girls are a dime a dozen. What's so special about this one?

Her character was enthusiastically happy, and there was something about her that made you happy that she was happy.  It wasn't about her looks, it was about her energy.


This sums it up in a suitably internet level fashion


i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-04 08:18:09 AM  

sendtodave: James F. Campbell: I don't get it. Beautiful girls are a dime a dozen. What's so special about this one?

Her name was Boxxy.  You see?!

Cute enough to melt the hearts of basement dwelling misogynists.

She was a real life My Little Pony.  You ether loved her personality, or loved to hate her because you loved her personality.


She made a video about MLP.

She may be a real life Pinkie Pie.
 
2013-07-04 08:32:29 AM  

CheatCommando: skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.

Tivo called. They've been doing this for years.


Still no prime.
 
2013-07-04 08:51:17 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Piizzadude: Someone want to educate the less fortunate on the girl and and the 4chan reference?

Detailed analysis from the b-tard perspective (NSFW for pretty much every conceivable reason).


Wow, I wonder how many bags of cheetos and gallons of amp energy were consumed during the writing of that.

See America, this is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-07-04 09:05:21 AM  

RodneyToady: We have a 7 year old laptop that's serving that purpose right now.


The PC: when you absolutely, positively have to watch every form of media available, accept no substitutes.
 
2013-07-04 09:25:30 AM  
The presence of the videos created a dispute on 4chan, leading to various flame wars and hacking incidents among factions that claimed to either support or oppose Boxxy

You have to hand it to Boxxy. She beat 4chan at their own game. An impressive feat.
 
2013-07-04 09:32:03 AM  

RodneyToady: James F. Campbell: I don't get it. Beautiful girls are a dime a dozen. What's so special about this one?

Her character was enthusiastically happy, and there was something about her that made you happy that she was happy.  It wasn't about her looks, it was about her energy.


She acted so weird. You wanted to be annoyed but just couldn't.
 
2013-07-04 09:47:51 AM  
The LG Smart TV Upgrader is discontinued but still available in the world. It does Netflix, Amazon, Youtube and has native support for Plex. It can connect to UPnP/DLNA AV sources, has a USB port for local media support and speaks SMB and NFS for direct connections to network shares. It'll play .MKV and .FLAC and it can deliver audio in AC3 or DTS. The interface is slow and ugly but just about the only hole I'm aware of in its capabilities is support for .ISO files and Video_TS folders.

The Boxee Box was also a pretty good device for viewing local content, but it always annoyed me that it didn't support UPnP. I liked the remote and the speed of the interface, but as someone else said, Plex is ultimately an all-around better setup.

I'm using a Pivos Xios DS in my back bedroom now. That has support for both Plex and XBMC (and PlexBMC, which is how I use it), which gives a kind of best of breed UI, albeit not as fast as the HTPC setup in my living room.
 
2013-07-04 11:00:44 AM  

likefunbutnot: The LG Smart TV Upgrader is discontinued but still available in the world.




Well that narrows it down.
 
2013-07-04 11:57:03 AM  

enry: CheatCommando: skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.

Tivo called. They've been doing this for years.

Still no prime.


I have a Sony Blu Ray player that does all of those. It cost $100 three years ago.
 
2013-07-04 01:16:32 PM  

RodneyToady: skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.

We have a 7 year old laptop that's serving that purpose right now.  The video isn't perfect, but it definitely gets the job done.  Our PS3 is our primary device for Netflix Streaming (and the disks, since it's our DVD player as well) and Amazon.  The laptop is mainly for Youtube and Hulu.

I should add that our TV is a 720 plasma, not a 1080, but we're not that discerning.


There's nothing wrong with a 720P HDTV, especially if it's smaller - 50" or so.  It's just as good as 1080i.
 
2013-07-04 02:16:59 PM  
I wonder what that girl thought when she realized she had turned into a 4-chan meme..
 
2013-07-04 03:08:04 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Piizzadude: Someone want to educate the less fortunate on the girl and and the 4chan reference?

Detailed analysis from the b-tard perspective (NSFW for pretty much every conceivable reason).


lol...i like that link better than the others...
 
2013-07-04 03:16:47 PM  

Lsherm: Bonanza Jellybean: basemetal: Been waiting for that girl to turn 18 and put that annoying talent into the world of porn.

p sure boxxy got fat

She didn't get fat.  I just watched a video from 4 months ago and she looks damn near the same as she always did.




You sound old.
 
2013-07-04 03:23:10 PM  

skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.




My little LG does.
 
2013-07-04 03:29:48 PM  

farkeruk: RodneyToady: We have a 7 year old laptop that's serving that purpose right now.

The PC: when you absolutely, positively have to watch every form of media available, accept no substitutes.


Tricky to do NFL.
 
2013-07-04 04:33:17 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: farkeruk: RodneyToady: We have a 7 year old laptop that's serving that purpose right now.

The PC: when you absolutely, positively have to watch every form of media available, accept no substitutes.

Tricky to do NFL.


Not too tricky.  Certain providers allow you to watch Sunday Ticket on your computer/tablet/mobile device.  If you're talking straight OTA digital antenna feed, my guess is you can get a card for your laptop, or maybe even a USB-to-coax connector.
 
2013-07-04 05:16:09 PM  

RodneyToady: StoPPeRmobile: farkeruk: RodneyToady: We have a 7 year old laptop that's serving that purpose right now.

The PC: when you absolutely, positively have to watch every form of media available, accept no substitutes.

Tricky to do NFL.

Not too tricky.  Certain providers allow you to watch Sunday Ticket on your computer/tablet/mobile device.  If you're talking straight OTA digital antenna feed, my guess is you can get a card for your laptop, or maybe even a USB-to-coax connector.


Nah, just get an HDHome run for OTA or a HDHR prime for cable (I actually have both) The HDHomerun Prime is an incredible deal at $140 bucks. It uses a cablecard (like a TIVO) and has three tuners. Much cheaper (at $2/month to rent the cable card) than the 20 bucks a month the cable company wants for a DVR. Set up correctly you should have access to pretty much all the content (even premium channels like HBO) provided you use windows media center. If you want to use something like Myth TV or media center programs, locked content (like HBO) won't work. WMC is actually a pretty decent DVR, the only pain in the butt is that it only works well with official media extenders like the XBOX 360, though I'm hoping that once the new XBOX comes out the I'll be able to pick up a couple of older ones for <$100 just for that purpose.
 
2013-07-04 06:36:12 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Lsherm: Bonanza Jellybean: basemetal: Been waiting for that girl to turn 18 and put that annoying talent into the world of porn.

p sure boxxy got fat

She didn't get fat.  I just watched a video from 4 months ago and she looks damn near the same as she always did.

You sound old.


I AM old.  Doesn't change her not being fat, though.
 
2013-07-04 06:51:06 PM  
Yah there's less of a use for DVR when you have HuluPlus, Netflix, etc built right into yr Smart TV to pull it down from the Intarwebs.

Oh yeah, and Boxxy / Catie Wayne is still around making new stuff. I like Catie more than Boxxy actually.
 
2013-07-05 08:03:51 AM  

enry: CheatCommando: skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.

Tivo called. They've been doing this for years.

Still no prime.


My understanding is that the only reason it doesn't is that Amazon's contract with the studios will not allow them to make prime video available to anything other than a PC/Mac. The hangup is entirely at Amazon's end - not Tivo's.
 
2013-07-05 08:33:45 AM  

CheatCommando: enry: CheatCommando: skinink: Still waiting for a media streamer that offers these three on the same device (none do at this time): Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Youtube.

Tivo called. They've been doing this for years.

Still no prime.

My understanding is that the only reason it doesn't is that Amazon's contract with the studios will not allow them to make prime video available to anything other than a PC/Mac. The hangup is entirely at Amazon's end - not Tivo's.


Given Amazon offers it on at least the Xbox and their own tablets, I'm not sure that is the reason.
 
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