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Comment I cancelled months ago (Score 1) 212

I want to enjoy television, but all of this walled garden crap has to end. There are more content providers producing original content which require me to subscribe to multiple services which I don't have money for or time to enjoy.

The only thing I currently have is Amazon Prime and the only reason I have it is because I get other Amazon services for free. I could care less about their selection although it is improving. I am not going to subscribe to any of these services and while I am falling behind on my pop culture references, I will have to just learn to adapt.

Another user referenced Youtube Lectures, which is good until YouTube pulls their walled garden crap. Hulu already seems to want to do the same thing which ended my subscription with them.
In other news, books are still around and I feel a bit more accomplished having read through one of them instead of losing hours watching lame or rehashed plots of television shows.

Comment Pretty sure that's why I dumped MySpace (Score 2) 152

Not because everyone's pages were complete clusters of vomit flung on to pages, but the damn execution of music for ever page I jumped on and then when I would open eight tabs, I would have to listen to eight songs loading at once.

Facebook on the other hand was this clean cut, very professional looking website that didn't need any of these advertising dollars at the time.
Monetization wasn't a big deal at the time and the platform was solid. Fast forward a decade and we see this cluster that I left a decade earlier.

Why? Why should we deal with this bull?

Comment Re:MP3 (Score 1) 316

It's the same aspect for me as well.

In college I had thousands of MP3s, now that I am out of college and have a career, I have actually started to purchase more music.
Not that I have a lot of money to spend, just that now that I am not living off of Ramen, I think it's fair to start opening up the wallet a bit more and support the arts.

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