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Amazon Purchases .buy TLD For $4.6 Million

sixsixtysix TLDs (67 comments)

should just be registered like ALL domains. let it be first come, first serve, and charge just a little bit more. so amazon could just get .amazon, etc. it makes way more sense than "oh noes, we can't have these tlds in the wild!". can current dns systems not handle that?

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Plan To Storm the Cable Industry's Castle

sixsixtysix Re:Amazon prime blows! (85 comments)

Prime gets plenty of programming that other streaming services do not offer (Justified or The Hour, for example). Their newer releases are about the same as Netflix's. You also have the option of renting new releases. Of course, they'll need to get the prices down to match Redbox, because the quality:cost ratio isn't worth it, even cable's video on demand is better for roughly the same price. In the end though, Prime's video service is great when you consider it a bonus to the free 2-day shipping.

about a month ago
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Amazon's Plan To Storm the Cable Industry's Castle

sixsixtysix Re:Subscribers? (85 comments)

So the one month trial isn't enough?

about a month ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

sixsixtysix Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

It's not really horrifying at all. Unless you've seen some of the other *actual* beheadings, not this pandering-to-the-western-viewer, before-and-after shenanigans, you should not be able to comment on it all.

about a month ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

sixsixtysix Re:Alternative explanation (398 comments)

So comcast should pay me for the data I recieve from them. My personal network being a recieivng provider and all. Seems legit.

about 2 months ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

sixsixtysix Re:Thank Google, not Verizon (234 comments)

What if I want multiple true blu-ray quality (20-50Mbps plus uncompressed audio) streams? What about the 4K tvs and the eventual streaming of that?

about 2 months ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

sixsixtysix Jurisdiction? (176 comments)

Since we are so keen on going after foreigners breaking our laws outside of our jurisdiction, we lose the option of being outraged when another country does the same.

about 3 months ago
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New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

sixsixtysix Re:Not Australian, but I support this! (153 comments)

No one said free, but in this day and age, they should be playing globally from the moment something is released. In fact, copyright should stipulate availability in order to be protected, given the ease of digital distribution and all.

about 3 months ago
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Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

sixsixtysix Re:Fuck Amazon (210 comments)

And other things, like resale value and secondary markets. If you remove that sort of stuff, the price should drop accordingly. The same is also true of other media.

about 4 months ago
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Physical Media: Down, But Maybe Not Out

sixsixtysix Re:"Criterion" style downloads/streams? (116 comments)

A vast majority of the Criterion Collection comes as part of a Hulu Plus subscription, nearly worth the $8/m8nth just to have that.

about 4 months ago
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Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

sixsixtysix Re:Ultimately useless? (376 comments)

"cams" are straight-up, sitting-in-the-theater bootlegs.
"telesyncs" are shot from the projectionist booth, with a telephoto lens and generally use the equipment's audio out synced with the video.
"screeners" are are discs sent out, usually before awards season (but before the home video market), for people to screen.

The more you know....

about 4 months ago
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Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition

sixsixtysix Extradited for what? (253 comments)

Seriously, if he was breaking US law in the US and then fled, sure, go ahead and extradite. Anything else is completely fucked up and probably should be illegal. Does anyone with a brain realize that this would completely justify the obverse?

about 4 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

sixsixtysix Re:I just switched myself (711 comments)

I guess I'm wrong, but seriously, all of this should be native in 2014, even XP could open them natively.
Do these additional apps also let you put the content into the correct folders for frequent access (in my case, an zipped mp3 album)? Of course there's still the other stuff that Apple won't allow you to do, and having to jailbreak is completely ridiculous.

about 4 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

sixsixtysix I just switched myself (711 comments)

I just switched myself, but it was to a Galaxy S5 from an Iphone 4S. I couldn't be happier. How rad is it to download a zip file, unzip it, and view the contents, all from a phone? Until Apple can do this, and the many other things they won't allow, they can eat a bag of dicks.

about 4 months ago
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Kaleidescape Settles With DVD CCA But No Victory For DRM

sixsixtysix Re:DRM (76 comments)

the drm needed to be cracked BEFORE they could be ripped and then put online for download...

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Star Wars Episode VII Be Saved?

sixsixtysix Re:painted into a corner... (403 comments)

The problem is that it's a fucking heinous thing to allow said fanboy fan fiction to published (for all intents and purposes, blessed by Lucasfilm) for money, and then shit all over it. It's a slap in the face to those authors and those who bought the works. If I were any more pissed, I'd demand they be forced to recall all of it.

about 4 months ago
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EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

sixsixtysix Re:Lol... (329 comments)

perhaps jammie thomas-rasset should have been charged with 24 counts of misdemeanor theft then.

about 5 months ago
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EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

sixsixtysix Re:Good luck (329 comments)

let me guess: he bangs mentally challenged girls on a short bus. probably runs a site for it to?

about 5 months ago
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VHS-Era Privacy Law Still Causing Headaches For Streaming Video

sixsixtysix Re: Not causing headaches, preventing companies fr (62 comments)

Except that if you click a Facebook Like on ANY site, you are consenting to that like be made known on Facebook. KitFox was correct: the clicker made the share, not anyone else.

about 5 months ago

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