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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

JDeane Re:So release your own video on demand... (199 comments)

I agree and think that cable companies having agreements should be illegal... but if Netflix gets so big that they can afford to lock in all the content like the cable companies are attempting to do that could be bad for us in the long haul. If there isn't good competition from the likes of Hulu or Amazon (I tried them and Amazon at least works...) and Crackle (also works great just with commercials which I can tolerate since it's free.)... I could see a day where Netflix decides to charge a lot more for the service.

Not saying they will do that, they seem pretty fair or at least I haven't heard of them doing anything evil. (Not saying they haven't done anything wrong it's just that if they did I didn't hear about it.)

Totally enjoying my Netflix and am considering upgrading my subscription for more streams. Sometimes 2 just isn't enough when the grandson comes to visit and I just can't watch another 3 hours of Sesame Street.... I think the Count is planning on raising an army of vampire/zombies/banshees to perform the trifecta of sucking my blood, eating my brains, and draining my soul. Leaving only my wallet for the cable companies to divvy up.

*Don't even get me started complaining about Hulu... So happy I got a free 30 days to try it out, although I canceled about 2 weeks into the trial due to it just totally not working on my PC or my Wii or my Wii-U. I managed to get it to stream 2 times over the two weeks I had it and was flabbergasted to see commercials on it. I figure delivering content and advertising would be pretty important if your going to charge for it.

3 days ago

Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

JDeane Re:So release your own video on demand... (199 comments)


But if that happened Comcast customers could be watching Time Warner content!!! How would they maintain the iron grip of a monopoly and give the illusion of competition in the marketplace!!! Oh the secret back room agreement we have to keep prices high you say??? Hmmm good point!!!

They had no incentive to bother with the expense of doing any sort of upgrades to anything, now that people are switching to Netflix in record numbers and they are losing some income (They are still profiting from customers who only get Internet from them.) just not the crazy "We just bought a gold plated diamond encrusted toilet because we could!!!" kind of money.

I hope Netflix continues kicking some ass at least for a few more years. Not enough to become bigger than the cable providers, that could be bad too.

3 days ago

Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

JDeane Paying for video content? (199 comments)

I guess if Netflix was doing something better than me at a cheaper price I would be worried about my customers demanding it too.

In a sense this is already happening, Netflix is charging me per month and it was so good that I stopped paying for cable. No commercials and for the small amount of time I actually spend watching TV in a given day it is totally worth it. So now Netflix gets my money and the Cable company does not. (Well they still provide network access.)

3 days ago

Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

JDeane Re:So a victim gets sued by victims? (66 comments)

It's part of the responsibility you take on when you hold your customers financial information too keep it secure.

Sony completely and utterly failed in nearly any aspect of that, it wasn't valued by them enough to even bother encrypting.

I would feel different if Sony had even tried to keep things secure, but as it is I don't feel sorry for them at all.

If this had been a physical crime as you say, then yes the victim would be liable for the property they where holding. If I loan you my chainsaw and your house gets robbed... guess what? You can bet your ass your buying me a chainsaw. (Used or new would depend on the condition of the one I loaned you.)

I would feel bad for you if you kept your doors locked and did everything right, I would still need my stuff though. I would feel a lot less bad if I found out after the fact that you took all the locks off your house and told the local street gangs you where going to be out of town for a week....

5 days ago

NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller

JDeane Re:nVidia SHIELD facts: great processing power! (42 comments)

Get an external hard drive, hack your Wii with the letter bomb exploit. Once it's hacked you can dump all your games to the external hard drive using Wiiflow or USB LoaderGX.

To get your Wiiware off the Wii, I think you would need to use a wad manager. At least that's how you install them... has better and more detailed instructions.

about a week ago

The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

JDeane Re:Maybe it's just me ... (131 comments)

We could combine the two... maybe a Rick Roll Goatse mega combo?

about a week ago

Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

JDeane Re:Dear Trey Parker and Matt Stone (138 comments)

If only I had mod points....

Yeah I tried out all three of the services.

Netflix is wining because it's the best for the amount of content and it works on everything down to the Wii.

Amazon has newer content than Netflix but overall has less content. So to me getting Netflix and Amazon is a good fit they compliment each other.

Hulu.... When I was able to get it working...(PC,PS3,Wii-U,Wii,Android.) Technical difficulties aside, too many commercials, too much weird "content" IE previews of shows they don't actually have. I can watch trailers on Youtube for free thanks.... The content they did actually have was so uninteresting that the hurdles of getting it to actually stream just made the whole experience seem pretty insulting.

Maybe it's better now? But I can't see it improving that much in less than a year's time.

about two weeks ago

Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

JDeane Re:Fuck Tiles! (346 comments)

Windows 8 with Classic Shell is the way to go. Even with Windows 7 Classic Shell was already the way to go.

I have installed Classic Shell on at least 5 different Windows 8 machines. Love it as it fixes Windows 8 into a usable desktop OS. Now if only Windows 8 came with some of those features out of the box....

Not going out to buy Windows 8 to replace 7 though since 8 offers me nothing but a problem to fix. (I think 8 is probably fantastic on a touch screen.)

The popularity of Classic Shell should be some sort of clue....

Honestly I don't use Classic Shell on Windows 7 though, never even occurred to me to try it, already works the way I expect it too?

about two weeks ago

Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

JDeane Re:Fuck Tiles! (346 comments)

Yeah that about sums it up for me...

Sticking with Windows 7 until Android is more mature on the desktop then if MS is still on it's "It needs to look like a clown drank a bunch of paint and puked..." kick then yeah switching I will go.

about two weeks ago

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

JDeane Re:No. (502 comments)

I think it really depends on the motherboard, some of them are probably great and some of them are probably pretty horrible.

I have some real doubts that a cheap mobo is going to perform well in the sound arena.

about three weeks ago

Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

JDeane Re:You know ... (358 comments)

I can't say I disagree with why he did it, but it's kind of hard to argue that he didn't break the law.

From what I can tell, at any given time a huge fraction of drivers are either texting, or holding onto their phone and talking.

If where I lived introduced one of those bounties where you get money if you can get a picture of a face and a license plate using the phone while driving ... well, I could go a few blocks from my house to an intersection, and pay off my house in a few weeks.

Almost weekly I find myself behind someone who is driving a little erratic because they're holding their phone with one hand, gesturing with the other, and not paying attention to what's going on around them.

I feel bad for this guy, but I fear he's probably screwed, since he broke the law in doing this. If someone had needed to call 911 near him that wouldn't have worked out well.

Also what about people who are in homes using a cell phone?

I guess this person was so worried about the road that he didn't care that a few hundred yards off to the side could be homes with people who use cell phones instead of land lines.

I say the fine is well deserved, I agree cell phone drivers should be ticketed and they are a hazard but what this guy did was doing harm to people who did nothing wrong.

about a month ago

Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

JDeane Re:Sure! (146 comments)

After the last one with Mathew Broderick I pretty much gave up on the whole Godzilla thing.... I love the older ones (Well maybe the stuff from the 60's is a bit too cheesy.)

I had hope that the new one was better? I mean it couldn't be worse? (Maybe if it had Justin Beiber as Ultraman or something....)

I should stop writing before Hollywood see's this and says "Ohhh lets make that!"

about 2 months ago

Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

JDeane Re:Sure! (146 comments)

Biollante VS Godzilla?

about 2 months ago

First Arrest In Japan For 3D-Printed Guns

JDeane Re: Hey Tim (274 comments)

Besides if it gets too hard to buy or import them, you could always build them.

A nice 1911 copy could probably be made in a fairly small shop these days with a PC and some decent metal working machines. I am not a gun smith but if they could make these in 1911 it doesn't seem like much of a tech barrier to just clone them now.

about 3 months ago

Samsung Claims Breakthrough In Graphene Chip Design

JDeane Re:silicon could actually be numbered. (88 comments)

This thread does give me an idea... Breast implants that double as computers... of course nipples as a mouse might make things awkward in public.

"I'm checking my email you perv!!!" *slap* lol

about 4 months ago

Why Are We Made of Matter?

JDeane Re:They are just over there. (393 comments)

Just make sure to charge people to find out the "truth" take a page from l'ron hubbard.....

about 4 months ago

Why Are We Made of Matter?

JDeane Re:Two universes, probably (393 comments)

I think the edge of the universe is just unrealized potential, or grasping at straws another way... lol

I always think of the edge of the expansion like Schrodinger cat, it neither exists or doesn't exist until you go there, then it exists and would be part of normal space.

P.S. I am not a physics expert by any means.

about 4 months ago

Why Are We Made of Matter?

JDeane Re:Matter-Antimatter Explosions (393 comments)

I am not a physicist, but since light is a particle and a wave it would seem that light being matter would break down anti matter over time?

Like I said it's just what I would think and I could be insanely stupid and wrong lol

about 4 months ago


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JDeane JDeane writes  |  more than 4 years ago Well not sure how much I will update this or if anyone will ever read it. A journal for Slashdot sounds interesting to say the least. A time capsule of my thoughts, my opinions laid out for all to see? Well other then my love of reading almost everything and anything I really do not know what else to put in here. For anyone who happens to read this I probably will not update it very often and for that my apologies! May your day go well and peaceful.

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