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(Giant Freakin Robot)   The future of capitalism involves making sure no one owns anything they paid for   (giantfreakinrobot.com) divider line
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2618 clicks; posted to Business » and Entertainment » on 04 Oct 2022 at 5:50 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-04 4:35:23 PM  
*shrug* oh well, pirate it.  We tried their way. They don't want it to work.
 
2022-10-04 5:05:48 PM  
BMW seat warmers second the headline.
 
2022-10-04 5:26:12 PM  
Have you seen the DVD collection in the room marked BlockBuster in my basement?
 
2022-10-04 5:53:21 PM  
Wall Street is addicted to the subscription model.
But there are a few that are worth it.
 
2022-10-04 5:54:21 PM  
So long as the price is significantly cheaper than purchasing to own. In my reality, the only thing I want to own would be highly liquid investable assets (stocks, bonds).

If it's cheaper to own, then I'll own it. If it's cheaper to rent, I'll rent it.
 
2022-10-04 5:57:27 PM  
The easy solution is to not make any DRM purchases. No other option to see it? Okay just pirate it then lol.

Already own WB digital content? Might as well do a screen recording of all your stuff while you still can.
 
2022-10-04 5:57:31 PM  
This is why I like having DVDs. They work in internet outages, they don't need subscriptions, and there's no worrying about shiat being pulled thanks to legal wonkery.

Also goes to show that the 1996 Telecommunications Act has done so much harm.

https://www.avclub.com/the-telecommunications-act-of-1996-gave-us-shiatty-cell-1798250823
 
2022-10-04 6:07:52 PM  
wow what a bs lie of a headline that is in the original article has.


Warner Bros. Is Deleting Purchases Of Their Digital Content Off Your Library.


Your is the lie here. "Yours" would indicate OWNERSHIP of the referenced "library."
But that was never true at all along the time line. It was always THEIR library and all you had was ACCESS to it.

Tell the truth, you agreed to not owning it and paying them for access to whatever they arbitrarily felt like letting you access from one moment to the next.
And that makes this yahoo Jennifer Asencio a lying jack rag drip that spreads lies.


Ain't nothing legit any more. :|
 
2022-10-04 6:15:05 PM  
Any article that links to Sh*tonShoe's Twitter is a no-go for me.
 
2022-10-04 6:20:50 PM  
Well... Duh?  By moving to an 'everything is rented' model they reduce the odds of someone else gathering enough capital for their wealth to be self-sustaining.

It's about insane levels of greed - capitalism was supposed to harness it but instead greed harnessed capitalism.

Wealth concentration will continue until a revolution, then the cycle will start over.  Nobody seems to agree on what a reasonable amount of wealth is, nor that we should have a wealth tax to prevent people exceeding it by vast amounts.
 
2022-10-04 6:25:43 PM  
'Murica.
 
2022-10-04 6:35:04 PM  
Done in one.
Buy a NAS
 
2022-10-04 6:49:30 PM  
Rentier society is what they want. Passive income milked from the plebs.
 
2022-10-04 6:57:27 PM  
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2022-10-04 7:06:18 PM  
The problem with DVDs is the low image quality. Have your tried watching a 480p movie on a big ass-TV?
 
2022-10-04 7:09:12 PM  
Yup, still a twit.
 
2022-10-04 7:26:09 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Well... Duh?  By moving to an 'everything is rented' model they reduce the odds of someone else gathering enough capital for their wealth to be self-sustaining.

It's about insane levels of greed - capitalism was supposed to harness it but instead greed harnessed capitalism.

Wealth concentration will continue until a revolution, then the cycle will start over.  Nobody seems to agree on what a reasonable amount of wealth is, nor that we should have a wealth tax to prevent people exceeding it by vast amounts.


Greed IS capitalism. They are inseparable.
 
2022-10-04 7:26:13 PM  
Yarrrr go ahead matey, I'll be just fine, swapping the Plex deck.

/or Jellyfin or whatever
 
2022-10-04 7:27:09 PM  

jacksonic: The problem with DVDs is the low image quality. Have your tried watching a 480p movie on a big ass-TV?


Yeah but 4K uhd looks better than streaming. Though it is a bummer watching dvds that aren't even hi def.
 
2022-10-04 7:29:50 PM  
You will own nothing and be happy.  You will live in the pods and eat the bugs.  You will grind resources for the elites.
 
2022-10-04 7:35:33 PM  

jacksonic: The problem with DVDs is the low image quality. Have your tried watching a 480p movie on a big ass-TV?


Soon the AI upscaling algorithms will be good enough for DVD upscaled to 4k.  Hell, the upscale on an Nvidia shield from DVD to 1080p is pretty good.  And that doesn't use the best algorithms.

I stream at 720p and have my Nvidia shield upscale to 4k.  Looks just fine for most casual content.  1080 to 4k is very good.

Check out the porn sites.  Some of the uploaders have been showing off DVDs upscaled to 4k.  I am sure it takes lots of compute, but they look pretty good.

Make sure to data board for when they shut down the internet though.
 
2022-10-04 7:44:44 PM  

jacksonic: The problem with DVDs is the low image quality. Have your tried watching a 480p movie on a big ass-TV?


Did you miss the memo regarding Blu-ray discs?  They're mostly 1080p.  And last I checked, you can still rip BDs if want to bypass all of the DRM and unskippable content.
 
2022-10-04 7:49:09 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Wealth concentration will continue until a revolution, then the cycle will start over.  Nobody seems to agree on what a reasonable amount of wealth is, nor that we should have a wealth tax to prevent people exceeding it by vast amounts.


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2022-10-04 7:51:56 PM  

frestcrallen: Unsung_Hero: Wealth concentration will continue until a revolution, then the cycle will start over.  Nobody seems to agree on what a reasonable amount of wealth is, nor that we should have a wealth tax to prevent people exceeding it by vast amounts.

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I like how Boomer gets the upswing and the peak.  And is leaving the downturn and bad times for the rest of us.

All part of their plan.
 
2022-10-04 8:00:06 PM  
This is why I download my music and kept a couple spare DVD burners
 
2022-10-04 8:01:45 PM  
It's called renting, subby, and it's far older than capitalism. Sheesh.
 
2022-10-04 8:12:00 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: I like how Boomer gets the upswing and the peak.  And is leaving the downturn and bad times for the rest of us.
All part of their plan.


Greed has no plan. Greed never changes.
 
2022-10-04 8:16:24 PM  

dericwater: So long as the price is significantly cheaper than purchasing to own. In my reality, the only thing I want to own would be highly liquid investable assets (stocks, bonds).

If it's cheaper to own, then I'll own it. If it's cheaper to rent, I'll rent it.


You mean the three Fs? If it flies, floats, or... it's cheaper to rent than to own.
 
2022-10-04 8:18:56 PM  
Was George W. Bush who promoted the idea of an "Ownership Society"? Well, kiss that good bye.
 
2022-10-04 8:19:56 PM  
So the future of capitalism is socialism?
 
2022-10-04 8:20:35 PM  

cryinoutloud: AmbassadorBooze: I like how Boomer gets the upswing and the peak.  And is leaving the downturn and bad times for the rest of us.
All part of their plan.

Greed has no plan. Greed never changes.


They had a plan.  Their plan was take and use all the resources.
 
2022-10-04 8:21:00 PM  

JRoo: So the future of capitalism is socialism?


Fuedalism
 
2022-10-04 8:22:23 PM  

guinsu: Unsung_Hero: Well... Duh?  By moving to an 'everything is rented' model they reduce the odds of someone else gathering enough capital for their wealth to be self-sustaining.

It's about insane levels of greed - capitalism was supposed to harness it but instead greed harnessed capitalism.

Wealth concentration will continue until a revolution, then the cycle will start over.  Nobody seems to agree on what a reasonable amount of wealth is, nor that we should have a wealth tax to prevent people exceeding it by vast amounts.

Greed IS capitalism. They are inseparable.


Hmmm, if I make a capital investment in the form of a shovel and use it to dig things for money, that's commerce. If I use connections to establish a monopoly on the sale and use of shovels, that's greed.
 
2022-10-04 8:28:29 PM  

guinsu: Unsung_Hero: Well... Duh?  By moving to an 'everything is rented' model they reduce the odds of someone else gathering enough capital for their wealth to be self-sustaining.

It's about insane levels of greed - capitalism was supposed to harness it but instead greed harnessed capitalism.

Wealth concentration will continue until a revolution, then the cycle will start over.  Nobody seems to agree on what a reasonable amount of wealth is, nor that we should have a wealth tax to prevent people exceeding it by vast amounts.

Greed IS capitalism. They are inseparable.


Greed occurs everywhere, not just capitalism. Capitalism is just the utilization of capital to make money. Socialism/Communism/other-isms utilize other means to make money. The making money is the greed part.
 
2022-10-04 8:30:50 PM  
Wasn't there some court cade where someone sued because they thought this might happen and the case was dr I predicted due to no actual damages yet?
 
2022-10-04 8:33:30 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: Wasn't there some court cade where someone sued because they thought this might happen and the case was dr I predicted due to no actual damages yet?


Found it, here's the link. https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/amazon-class-action-lawsuit-and-settlement-news/judge-dismisses-amazon-class-action-lawsuit-over-video-ownership/
 
2022-10-04 8:34:36 PM  

wildcardjack: dericwater: So long as the price is significantly cheaper than purchasing to own. In my reality, the only thing I want to own would be highly liquid investable assets (stocks, bonds).

If it's cheaper to own, then I'll own it. If it's cheaper to rent, I'll rent it.

You mean the three Fs? If it flies, floats, or... it's cheaper to rent than to own.


Beyond that. In my MBA accounting class, the professor says that businesses should always rent their equipment rather than purchase. All too often, a new restaurant opens up and the owners buy all these fancy kitchen stuff: range, refrigerator, ovens, dishwashers. Now, they're out of capital and can't run their business well. Best to just rent those stuff (or buy second/third-hand). That got me thinking about applying it to individuals as well.

What I do know is that owning things only means owning the liability. Even if the asset appreciates over time (like a home), the liability and maintenance may very well eat into that appreciation. And if there's a downturn in the valuation of that asset, well, the liability and maintenance doesn't turn down with the valuation. So you're doubly farked.
 
2022-10-04 8:44:18 PM  
They've been doing this with music. I have songs "bought" from Apple that won't download to my new computers

Fortunately my music library is a mix of ripped CDs and itunes, so I've always kept a separate back up.

I hadn't bothered with TV and movies because they are such large files, and I just don't buy that much of those.

The instances where I care enough to own it are exceedingly rare. Usually I can find it streaming, if I can't I can rent it. For a movie you may only ever watch once or twice ever renting if you can't stream it is the sensible choice.

The last modern movie I bought was Godzilla King of the Monsters because I knew I would watch it so often to make it cost effective to buy. HBO Max wasn't a thing when I bought it. And I've thoroughly gotten my money's worth even if they were to pull it tomorrow, even if they shouldn't.
 
2022-10-04 8:46:02 PM  

jacksonic: The problem with DVDs is the low image quality. Have your tried watching a 480p movie on a big ass-TV?


Have you seen my bluray closet?
 
2022-10-04 8:51:40 PM  
"Do we really own the digital purchases we make from websites"

If it's not in your home, on your server or on your shelf, but instead on their server, no, you don't own it.
 
2022-10-04 8:59:43 PM  

jacksonic: The problem with DVDs is the low image quality. Have your tried watching a 480p movie on a big ass-TV?


Have you tried watching an old tv series that's not streaming anywhere?

The DVD has better quality.
 
2022-10-04 9:06:36 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: cryinoutloud: AmbassadorBooze: I like how Boomer gets the upswing and the peak.  And is leaving the downturn and bad times for the rest of us.All part of their plan.
Greed has no plan. Greed never changes.
They had a plan.  Their plan was take and use all the resources.


Not mine.  It's working real well on  people younger than me, though.

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2022-10-04 9:20:18 PM  
This is why i buy bluray and dvd. Trying to upgrade dvds to blurays when i can. I never buy digital. They can take it back if they want.

I have over 1300 titles. Some are box sets like Nightmare on Elm St, James Bond, etc. Each counts as one entry. Plus I have a ton of those as TV box sets or season sets.

I will watch streaming if i don't want to own or available. I will buy cheap if barely interested, and buy big if it is new or an obscure title like a old horror film (Silent Night Deadly Night 1 + 2 blurays)
 
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2022-10-04 9:23:24 PM  
My friends Plex server it is, then.
 
2022-10-04 9:28:43 PM  

darkman2000: Done in one.
Buy a NAS


NSFW, duh.

Money Over Bullshit
Youtube xZr_7DJSP5M
 
2022-10-04 9:40:42 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: This is why I like having DVDs. They work in internet outages, they don't need subscriptions, and there's no worrying about shiat being pulled thanks to legal wonkery.

Also goes to show that the 1996 Telecommunications Act has done so much harm.

https://www.avclub.com/the-telecommunications-act-of-1996-gave-us-shiatty-cell-1798250823


Not to mention post facto content editing or as inclusion.

On the Telecommunications Act this isn't even the worst of it. You could go so far as to blame Trump on it. Allowed us to go from 50+ notable media companies to 4. It made polarization hyper profitable.
 
2022-10-04 9:45:42 PM  

jacksonic: The problem with DVDs is the low image quality. Have your tried watching a 480p movie on a big ass-TV?


You may need to buy better equipment. You can get stunning image quality with the right quality of content.
 
2022-10-04 10:02:54 PM  
People spent fortunes on NFTs.
 
2022-10-04 10:13:27 PM  

jacksonic: The problem with DVDs is the low image quality. Have your tried watching a 480p movie on a big ass-TV?


I hear the output on one of those is pretty shiatty.
 
2022-10-04 10:16:15 PM  

Zik-Zak: jacksonic: The problem with DVDs is the low image quality. Have your tried watching a 480p movie on a big ass-TV?

I hear the output on one of those is pretty shiatty.


But the bass is magnificent.
 
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