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2015-08-19 2:56:55 PM  

Mr.Tangent: thornhill: BMFPitt: That's what tethering and Chromecasts are for.

Can you get a Chromecast on the hotels network if you have to go through a splash screen to get the WiFi to work?

It's not pretty but you can do it with a $20 travel router, easiest if you have a wired connection in the room, if wired is not an option you can bridge the wifi from your laptop to the wired port on your laptop and get it to the router that way.  All could be for naught though if the hotel disables the HDMI ports on the TV, or it is too damn close to the wall and doesn't move so you can't get the damn thing plugged in.

/travel a lot for work.


Seems like a lot of work unless you're going to be living out of the hotel room.

I'm surprised that none of the major hotel chains haven't just negotiated a deal to put Netflix into every room, and then charge people a few dollars a day to access it. I mean, I can't believe that they still make much money from PPV.

And, I'd think Netflix would be willing to cut hotels a very low rate because this would be a great marketing opportunity for them.
 
2015-08-19 2:57:12 PM  
Faptastic headline, Winmitter.
 
2015-08-19 3:00:48 PM  

drdank: mongbiohazard: Mugato: While I'm hardly the bastion of dignity, I can't think of anything more pathetic than watching porn while sitting in a nice hotel room on vacation. I guess unless you're married and alone on a business trip or something.

Anyway, the maids are probably grateful.

I can think of something more pathetic. I used to work at a large chain record store, and we had a porn rental section. I remember working on Christmas day once, and being horrified at how many dudes came in to rent VHS porn from us on Christmas day.

I vowed that day to eat a bullet if I ever realized I was renting porn on Xmas.

Years ago, I went to a strip club for a bachelor party in the month of December. The club was hyping their upcoming holiday party, which would feature decorations, a buffet, and all of their dancers on one night. I couldn't help but think that the grizzled club regulars would surely be in attendance, this possibly being the only holiday celebration that they'll have with other people.

Now if that doesn't make you want to eat a bullet, what will?


When your wife, who makes twice what you make, has an affair and decides that you need to move out of the house you've shared for 16 years, and to leave the two kids when you were always the primary caregiver, while insisting that you "pay your fair share".

Happened to a neighbor of mine.  Though technically he didn't "eat the bullet", because he shot himself in the lung.  With a .22 Short.  Good thing he wasn't a "gun guy", he had to borrow the gun*.  Oh, and he was always kind of anti-gun in the first place.

*Not from me.  I don't lend guns, not unless I'm there the whole time.
 
2015-08-19 3:00:51 PM  
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2015-08-19 3:02:18 PM  

physt: Ha! I was in Paris 2 nights ago.


I thought I saw you there.
 
2015-08-19 3:04:05 PM  

Invincible: Rapmaster2000: They've replaced that income stream with WiFi fees.

A whole lot of this. Wi-Fi rates are ridiculous in business goals. They know we're just going to expense it.


I stay in hotels on busness all the time, and have never once seen a Wi-Fi fee.  What kind of shiatholes are you people staying at?
 
2015-08-19 3:04:13 PM  

dittybopper: Though technically he didn't "eat the bullet", because he shot himself in the lung


Wow, he's even a loser at killing himself. Who shoots himself in the lung? Was it accidental?
 
2015-08-19 3:13:56 PM  

thornhill: Seems like a lot of work unless you're going to be living out of the hotel room.


You sound like you've never been sent to Kansas for two weeks in January.
 
2015-08-19 3:20:56 PM  
guest at check in: "and i certainly hope the porn channel is disabled"

desk clerk: "no, it's just regular porn you sick bastard"
 
2015-08-19 3:33:23 PM  

BMFPitt: thornhill: Seems like a lot of work unless you're going to be living out of the hotel room.

You sound like you've never been sent to Kansas for two weeks in January.


About ten years ago I lived out of a hotel room in Harrisburg for 1 month in December and January.

It was pretty freaking awful.

Luckily all of the long stays I've had to do for work since then have been in fun, major cities.
 
2015-08-19 3:35:11 PM  

belhade: Mugato: While I'm hardly the bastion of dignity, I can't think of anything more pathetic than watching porn while sitting in a nice hotel room on vacation. I guess unless you're married and alone on a business trip or something.

Anyway, the maids are probably grateful.

Yes, the maids are grateful for their chance at mounting my albino python.


Saw some porn on one of the tube sites where a guy would jerk it and film the reactions of the maids.  Not sure how that was legal.  Most were grossed out.
 
2015-08-19 3:42:44 PM  
Paris Hilton "sex tape" is THE

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Worst. Porno. Ever.
 
2015-08-19 3:43:01 PM  
This is the first headline in a hell of a long time that is actually funny, and is original to boot.

There is hope yet.
 
2015-08-19 3:47:49 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Mugato: thornhill: I can't remember the last time I turned on a TV in a hotel. I always just stream stuff on my iPad, like PBS Masterpiece Theater.

Next Spring Break, I want to party with you.

Don't knock it till you try PBS Masterporn Theatre...

"Pole Dark"
"Frontdoors, Backdoors"
"The Virgin Queer"
"Downtown Alley"


"Tie Me Upstairs, Tie Me Downstairs"
 
2015-08-19 4:03:13 PM  

Highroller48: Invincible: Rapmaster2000: They've replaced that income stream with WiFi fees.

A whole lot of this. Wi-Fi rates are ridiculous in business goals. They know we're just going to expense it.

I stay in hotels on busness all the time, and have never once seen a Wi-Fi fee.  What kind of shiatholes are you people staying at?


The last time I booked a Marriott hotel they wanted $10 a night for Wi-fi in the room. Only their VIP club members got it for free. I stayed one night and moved to a place with free Wi-fi.
 
2015-08-19 4:07:20 PM  

Unobtanium: FTA: However, we have listened carefully to our customers accountants and have determined that adult video-on-demand entertainment is not in keeping with our company's vision and goals moving forward. no longer profitable as it was before the Internet was widely available, and thus is not worth the hassle

Fixed that for them


I was thinking it was more like this:

We're getting sick of people lying about not ordering porn and having to take it off their bill.
 
2015-08-19 4:09:19 PM  

steve_wmn: Highroller48: Invincible: Rapmaster2000: They've replaced that income stream with WiFi fees.

A whole lot of this. Wi-Fi rates are ridiculous in business goals. They know we're just going to expense it.

I stay in hotels on busness all the time, and have never once seen a Wi-Fi fee.  What kind of shiatholes are you people staying at?

The last time I booked a Marriott hotel they wanted $10 a night for Wi-fi in the room. Only their VIP club members got it for free. I stayed one night and moved to a place with free Wi-fi.


Wowzers.  Must be an American thing.  I've never (and I really mean never) been required to pay for WiFi in a hotel over hundreds of stays at many different chains (including Mariott).
 
2015-08-19 4:15:00 PM  

Highroller48: steve_wmn: Highroller48: Invincible: Rapmaster2000: They've replaced that income stream with WiFi fees.

A whole lot of this. Wi-Fi rates are ridiculous in business goals. They know we're just going to expense it.

I stay in hotels on busness all the time, and have never once seen a Wi-Fi fee.  What kind of shiatholes are you people staying at?

The last time I booked a Marriott hotel they wanted $10 a night for Wi-fi in the room. Only their VIP club members got it for free. I stayed one night and moved to a place with free Wi-fi.

Wowzers.  Must be an American thing.  I've never (and I really mean never) been required to pay for WiFi in a hotel over hundreds of stays at many different chains (including Mariott).


I'm Starwood.  I generally get out of the fees by being a Gold/Platinum member or by getting a specific corporate rate, but I have yet to stay in a Westin/Sheraton that didn't have the fee for the non-regulars.  I think Aloft gives it away though as a part of their millenial branding gimmick.

I even paid the fee at the Westin Palace Madrid - a five-star hotel at 450 Euros a night and they're still dinging me with a WiFi fee.
 
2015-08-19 4:17:08 PM  

Mugato: dittybopper: Though technically he didn't "eat the bullet", because he shot himself in the lung

Wow, he's even a loser at killing himself. Who shoots himself in the lung? Was it accidental?


No, he did it on purpose.  Did you not ready why he did it?   And a lung shot *IS* ultimately fatal if you don't get medical attention.  Had he used a deer rifle, he'd have bled out before help could have gotten to him.  As it was, it was a very close thing:  He lost 5 pints of blood and was close to bleeding out.

I was literally 50 yards away from him, with just an open window between us, and I didn't hear a thing.

/He's doing much better now.
 
2015-08-19 4:21:29 PM  

Highroller48: steve_wmn: Highroller48: Invincible: Rapmaster2000: They've replaced that income stream with WiFi fees.

A whole lot of this. Wi-Fi rates are ridiculous in business goals. They know we're just going to expense it.

I stay in hotels on busness all the time, and have never once seen a Wi-Fi fee.  What kind of shiatholes are you people staying at?

The last time I booked a Marriott hotel they wanted $10 a night for Wi-fi in the room. Only their VIP club members got it for free. I stayed one night and moved to a place with free Wi-fi.

Wowzers.  Must be an American thing.  I've never (and I really mean never) been required to pay for WiFi in a hotel over hundreds of stays at many different chains (including Mariott).



It's actually a fascinating exercise in economics.

If you're travelling on business with an expense account, then ancillary fees for WiFi, breakfast, parking, etc. don't bother you.  You're mostly concerned with location, plus maybe racking up points.  So more expensive hotels can charge $10/night for WiFi and have it go right to the bottom line.

If you're travelling on your own dime, you take the total expense into account and shop accordingly.  So Holiday Inn etc. give you WiFi for free - originally as a competitive advantage, and now it's as standard and expected as an ice machine down the hallway.
 
2015-08-19 4:23:36 PM  

thornhill: I can't remember the last time I turned on a TV in a hotel. I always just stream stuff on my iPad, like PBS Masterpiece Theater.


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2015-08-19 4:30:39 PM  

FrancoFile: Highroller48: steve_wmn: Highroller48: Invincible: Rapmaster2000: They've replaced that income stream with WiFi fees.

A whole lot of this. Wi-Fi rates are ridiculous in business goals. They know we're just going to expense it.

I stay in hotels on busness all the time, and have never once seen a Wi-Fi fee.  What kind of shiatholes are you people staying at?

The last time I booked a Marriott hotel they wanted $10 a night for Wi-fi in the room. Only their VIP club members got it for free. I stayed one night and moved to a place with free Wi-fi.

Wowzers.  Must be an American thing.  I've never (and I really mean never) been required to pay for WiFi in a hotel over hundreds of stays at many different chains (including Mariott).


It's actually a fascinating exercise in economics.

If you're travelling on business with an expense account, then ancillary fees for WiFi, breakfast, parking, etc. don't bother you.  You're mostly concerned with location, plus maybe racking up points.  So more expensive hotels can charge $10/night for WiFi and have it go right to the bottom line.

If you're travelling on your own dime, you take the total expense into account and shop accordingly.  So Holiday Inn etc. give you WiFi for free - originally as a competitive advantage, and now it's as standard and expected as an ice machine down the hallway.


There's clearly a geographic component, too.  I just spent 10 minutes on Expedia and was unable to find even ONE hotel that charged for Wi-Fi,  I tried business and leisure hotels, even motels.  Don't get me wrong, I was a GM, so I know that the "free parking", etc, is really just included in the rate, but until today I had honestly never even HEARD of a hotel charging a separate WiFi access fee.  For example, 447 hotels in Toronto alone offer free internet.  0 charge for it.
 
2015-08-19 4:38:13 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: thornhill: I can't remember the last time I turned on a TV in a hotel. I always just stream stuff on my iPad, like PBS Masterpiece Theater.

Can you fap to that?


Rule No. 34
 
2015-08-19 4:49:46 PM  

Highroller48: Invincible: Rapmaster2000: They've replaced that income stream with WiFi fees.

A whole lot of this. Wi-Fi rates are ridiculous in business goals. They know we're just going to expense it.

I stay in hotels on busness all the time, and have never once seen a Wi-Fi fee.  What kind of shiatholes are you people staying at?


Several of the U.S. "full service" hotels still charge for Internet. "Full service" usually means a convention facility and a table service restaurant (or two). So, a Hilton might have a fee, but their "mid-range" brands (Hampton, Embassy Suites) probably don't. The rule of thumb seems to be if they include breakfast, they don't charge for WiFi.
 
2015-08-19 4:55:06 PM  

FrancoFile: It's actually a fascinating exercise in economics.

If you're travelling on business with an expense account, then ancillary fees for WiFi, breakfast, parking, etc. don't bother you.  You're mostly concerned with location, plus maybe racking up points.  So more expensive hotels can charge $10/night for WiFi and have it go right to the bottom line.

If you're travelling on your own dime, you take the total expense into account and shop accordingly....


My employer is stingy about travel. They expect us to stay in the "mid range" hotels that have those amenities included, unless we are going to a specific meeting or conference. Which actually suits me, too.
 
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2015-08-19 5:15:37 PM  

Highroller48: There's clearly a geographic component, too. I just spent 10 minutes on Expedia and was unable to find even ONE hotel that charged for Wi-Fi, I tried business and leisure hotels, even motels. Don't get me wrong, I was a GM, so I know that the "free parking", etc, is really just included in the rate, but until today I had honestly never even HEARD of a hotel charging a separate WiFi access fee. For example, 447 hotels in Toronto alone offer free internet. 0 charge for it.


Marriot and Hilton hotels used to charge a $10/day fee for Wi-Fi.  Novotel was like €5/day when I stayed there.  But it has been a number of years since I've stayed in a business hotel.

Cruise ships still charge for Wi-Fi, even when you're close enough to shore to pick up a cellular signal.  I imagine that they're going to continue to bleed folks for some time with that.
 
2015-08-19 5:29:12 PM  

Shazam999: Highroller48: There's clearly a geographic component, too. I just spent 10 minutes on Expedia and was unable to find even ONE hotel that charged for Wi-Fi, I tried business and leisure hotels, even motels. Don't get me wrong, I was a GM, so I know that the "free parking", etc, is really just included in the rate, but until today I had honestly never even HEARD of a hotel charging a separate WiFi access fee. For example, 447 hotels in Toronto alone offer free internet. 0 charge for it.

Fairmont Royal York.  As a rule Fairmont charges for wifi.


Well, lookee that.

I am very surprised.  I wonder how many "what do you mean you charge for WiFi?" conversations their front desk agents have to have every day.
 
2015-08-19 5:50:08 PM  
If I'm travelling on business, my employer picks up any WiFi fees. If it's personal, I can do without, or get it at the Starbucks or library. Or use xfinity WiFi.
 
2015-08-19 5:52:16 PM  

Highroller48: Shazam999: Highroller48: There's clearly a geographic component, too. I just spent 10 minutes on Expedia and was unable to find even ONE hotel that charged for Wi-Fi, I tried business and leisure hotels, even motels. Don't get me wrong, I was a GM, so I know that the "free parking", etc, is really just included in the rate, but until today I had honestly never even HEARD of a hotel charging a separate WiFi access fee. For example, 447 hotels in Toronto alone offer free internet. 0 charge for it.

Fairmont Royal York.  As a rule Fairmont charges for wifi.

Well, lookee that.

I am very surprised.  I wonder how many "what do you mean you charge for WiFi?" conversations their front desk agents have to have every day.


Ya'll must have a different internet in Canada.

Marriot was sued last year, and had to pay out 600k for blocking guests from using their own mobile hotspots, because they wanted you to pay them them instead.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/ma rriott-pays-600-000-for-blocking-wifi-at -nashvilles-opryland-hotel-1412354894

10 chains that still charge.

http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2014/4/22/11951/4765/hotels/The_2 014 _HotelChatter_WiFi_Report%3A_Who_is_Still_Charging_for_WiFi_and_Why%3F _


1. Marriott Hotels
2. Ritz-Carlton Hotels
3. W Hotels
4. Westin Hotels
5. Sheraton Hotels
6. Hilton Hotels
7. Waldorf Astoria Hotels
8. Hyatt Hotels
9. InterContinental Hotels
10. Wyndham Hotels


And Canadians were surveyed as well, and they griped about it in Canadian hotels.

I just ran through a ton of hotels in Canada on expedia and orbitz, and most say wifi in rooms, and many have in small print(fees may apply)
 
2015-08-19 5:52:28 PM  

Shazam999: Otherwise if you're on business who the hell cares.


My AP person, that's who.
 
2015-08-19 5:58:23 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: thornhill: I can't remember the last time I turned on a TV in a hotel. I always just stream stuff on my iPad, like PBS Masterpiece Theater.

Can you fap to that?


Lord Grantham makes my lady bits quiver.
 
2015-08-19 6:00:44 PM  

Highroller48: There's clearly a geographic component, too.  I just spent 10 minutes on Expedia and was unable to find even ONE hotel that charged for Wi-Fi,  I tried business and leisure hotels, even motels.  Don't get me wrong, I was a GM, so I know that the "free parking", etc, is really just included in the rate, but until today I had honestly never even HEARD of a hotel charging a separate WiFi access fee.  For example, 447 hotels in Toronto alone offer free internet.  0 charge for it.


Until *very* recently (like the last year or so) it was common for cheaper hotels (Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden, Hyatt Place, etc) and all motels to have free wi-fi but most big brand, full-service properties charged upwards of $15/day. That included Marriott and Hilton most notably. I have noticed within the last year that many hotels I stay at now offer free slow wi-fi (a few hundred kbps) and then premium "high-speed" wi-fi.
 
2015-08-19 6:03:07 PM  
And Canadians were surveyed as well, and they griped about it in Canadian hotels.

I just ran through a ton of hotels in Canada on expedia and orbitz, and most say wifi in rooms, and many have in small print(fees may apply)


The "fees may apply" is a generic disclaimer.

Hotels I know from personal experience that don't charge for WiFi in Canada

Edmonton:
Marriott
Windham
Hilton
Holiday Inn (all sub-brands)
Best Western
Choice (Sleep, Comfort, Quality, etc.)
Mainstay
Staybridge
Westin
Hyatt
Ramada
Coast
Sheraton


Calgary
Marriott
Windham
Hilton
Holiday Inn (all sub-brands)
Best Western
Choice (Sleep, Comfort, Quality, etc.)
Ramada
Coast
Sheraton

Vancouver:
Fairmont
Best Western

Toronto
Marriott
Windham
Hilton
Best Western
Holiday Inn

Winnipeg:
Mainstay
Marriott
Sheraton

Interestingly, many of these DO charge in the U.S.
 
2015-08-19 6:03:53 PM  

dukeblue219: I have noticed within the last year that many hotels I stay at now offer free slow wi-fi (a few hundred kbps) and then premium "high-speed" wi-fi.


Now that I HAVE seen.
 
2015-08-19 6:23:30 PM  
Highroller48:
Hotels I know from personal experience that don't charge for WiFi in Canada

Calgary
Marriott
Windham
Hilton
Holiday Inn (all sub-brands)
Best Western
Choice (Sleep, Comfort, Quality, etc.)
Ramada
Coast
Sheraton


Blackfoot ... Stayed there last week
 
2015-08-19 6:41:04 PM  
HOTY
 
2015-08-19 6:52:07 PM  

Invincible: Rapmaster2000: They've replaced that income stream with WiFi fees.

A whole lot of this. Wi-Fi rates are ridiculous in business goals. They know we're just going to expense it.


I used to work in that business, and yep. That was exactly the thinking.
 
2015-08-19 7:44:48 PM  
just paid $6 for the faster wifi at a marriot property. Hate buffering on xhamster. Jerked off, got a kick...
 
2015-08-19 7:45:42 PM  
and will expense it.
 
2015-08-19 7:50:48 PM  
I stay at Hilton Hotels exclusively (Diamond Member) and have rented porn in my room on a couple of occasions.  The reasons I don't do it every time is that A). I have the internet, and B). I can't rewind the T.V.  Without the ability to rewind, I have to time everything just perfectly, which means I have to take the "Do Not Disturb" sign off of my door only moments before I want the maid to walk in.

Ugh, the things I have to get off these days.
 
2015-08-19 8:41:10 PM  
Hilton Eliminates Porn In Rooms, Emphasizes Wi-Fi Capabilities...

so people can watch more porn on their laptops
 
2015-08-19 9:07:10 PM  

hugram: Uncensored frontal view of Paris Hilton
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Is it hard to get into the Paris Hilton  ??
 
2015-08-19 9:47:11 PM  

Lsherm: Mugato: While I'm hardly the bastion of dignity, I can't think of anything more pathetic than watching porn while sitting in a nice hotel room on vacation. I guess unless you're married and alone on a business trip or something.

Anyway, the maids are probably grateful.

Oh, I can get way more pathetic than that. Calling the front desk because your porn order doesn't work, for starters.


Double down. "And send up more lotion, will ya?"
 
2015-08-19 10:58:12 PM  
good head-line
 
2015-08-20 1:58:02 AM  

Shazam999: Highroller48: Shazam999: Otherwise if you're on business who the hell cares.

My AP person, that's who.

Really now.  So your AP person gets uppity if your bill has a charge for wifi?  Because what the hell were you supposed to do about it?


I don't know because it's never happened, but if I book my own travel instead of letting our Admin folks do it, I'd better get a good rate.

Business travel expenses are closely monitored where I work.
 
2015-08-20 2:00:45 AM  

Shazam999: Highroller48: Shazam999: Otherwise if you're on business who the hell cares.

My AP person, that's who.

Really now.  So your AP person gets uppity if your bill has a charge for wifi?  Because what the hell were you supposed to do about it?


And again, to clarify, in well over a hundred separate stays in the past few years all over Western and central Canada I've never encountered a hotel where the WiFi wasn't free.
 
2015-08-20 6:43:45 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Mugato: thornhill: I can't remember the last time I turned on a TV in a hotel. I always just stream stuff on my iPad, like PBS Masterpiece Theater.

Next Spring Break, I want to party with you.

Don't knock it till you try PBS Masterporn Theatre...

"Pole Dark"
"Frontdoors, Backdoors"
"The Virgin Queer"
"Downtown Alley"

"Tie Me Upstairs, Tie Me Downstairs"


"Steptoe and Son"

/It's the big one!!
 
2015-08-20 8:51:11 AM  
Why pay for the porn channel when you can use the free wifi?

/and the quality of porn is better, too
 
2015-08-20 10:26:45 AM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: hugram: Uncensored frontal view of Paris Hilton
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[img.fark.net image 580x388]

Is it hard to get into the Paris Hilton  ??


it's more fun if you're hard. Or so they tell me...
 
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