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22. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 17:47 Jerykk
 
Game of Thrones wouldn't be so heavily pirated if HBO made it easily available through legal means. Apparently they don't understand this, though.  
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21. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 17:34 xXBatmanXx
 
I rip a lot of the stuff to a media server, big whoop. Back in the day I used to make mix tapes to! It is so much easier to have ready for any tv my whole library rather than running around the house with DVDs, etc. All of our movies and media are displayed nicely and collectiong dust. We just add boxes to the stack after opening it and putting on the media drive.  
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20. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 13:54 Crustacean Soup
 
Kitkoan wrote on May 12, 2012, 03:30:
I'm in Canada, not the US.

And it's worse here.

Much, much worse.

Might I show you the internet plans Rogers (one of the biggest players here in Canada) offer? http://www.rogers.com/web/link/hispeedBrowseFlowDefaultPlans
Rogers is only around in Ontario; Shaw in the West is far more reasonable (though apparently Vidéotron in Quebec is pretty crap). And aside from that, the regulations force the DSL and Cable providers to lease their lines to other companies, which is why we have companies like Teksavvy who offer unlimited bandwidth plans.
 
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19. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 09:49 VoodooV
 
The thing is, I sorta agree with him, but for the wrong reasons.

I love my video on demand. But I want *my* video library on demand, not *their* library.

It's pretty simple really. I still like to buy DVDs and other physical media, but I want to be able to legally rip these DVDs to my home network storage, then have the ability to cache or stream movies from my library to my laptop or mobile device.

I want my own independent library, I don't want to depend on netflix, or amazon, or any company other than my ISP to be able to access the content I buy.

And again, we run into that familiar scenario of people who want to do things above board get roadblocked by DRM and other nonsense. But the people who are willing to flip the bird to the law DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS SHIT. And we're just talking about people who want to rip only the dvds they own. I'm not talking about going to some P2P site and downloading shit you don't own.

Yeah, I like renting stuff from Netflix and watching some movies on Instant Watch, but I'd rather buy a physical dvd, rip it to my private library and then be able to watch it anywhere
 
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18. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 09:17 Spektr
 
Here in france A Game of Thrones is only available via pay per view. Not surprising that it breaks alls record of illegal downloads. What a contrast between the heads who are so short sighted and the creatives who're always breaking new ground in television.  
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17. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 05:55 xXBatmanXx
 
HBO Boss Thinks This Whole Internet Video Thing is a Fad. T

Says the dickhead that is probably responsible for killing off all of the sweet ass HBO series. F that. If the cable companies don't get their head out of their asses, more and more people will pull the plug. The numbers are not in his favor.
 
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16. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 05:17 Xil
 
Kitkoan wrote on May 12, 2012, 03:30:

I'm in Canada, not the US.

And it's worse here.

Much, much worse.

Might I show you the internet plans Rogers (one of the biggest players here in Canada) offer? http://www.rogers.com/web/link/hispeedBrowseFlowDefaultPlans

ooh boy, 75mb/s with cap for 99,99, that would be around 77euro.... man !!

http://www.upc.nl/pakketten/#intcmp=promo1_OVERSTAP to show you this side of the pond. the 3rd column is 100mb/s down, 5mb/s up, telephone, tv (110 channels and watch shows up to 10 days back you missed) and NO cap for 50euro and after 3 months 65euro
 
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15. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 03:30 Kitkoan
 
Xil wrote on May 12, 2012, 02:10:
Kitkoan wrote on May 11, 2012, 22:50:
Its not just CEO's of companies like HBO. Its the others like Comcast whom are trying to stifle internet innovation with low caps. Trying as hard as they can to kill of competition like Netflix and others, just to keep their cable tv connections alive against the sea of internet streaming that they can't profit from.

to be honest I still find it amazing that this is happening in the US, I have no cap here (netherlands) and I think I have to look hard to find an ISP that does. When I started with cable internet I seem to remember it was somewhere around 5mb/s for 35euro or something, over time that has changed and right now am on 30mb/s for 25euro, which is is enough for me, but if i want 100mb/s for 50euro is an option I can take.

what has changed here though is that the mobile companies have swaped from unlimited to limited internet.

I'm in Canada, not the US.

And it's worse here.

Much, much worse.

Might I show you the internet plans Rogers (one of the biggest players here in Canada) offer? http://www.rogers.com/web/link/hispeedBrowseFlowDefaultPlans
 
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14. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 03:01 Cutter
 
The idea of giving up your citizenship to realize tax benefits is being hailed as a smart idea, at least from a financial perspective. It's becoming increasingly common, too — 1,780 people gave up their citizenship last year, as compared to 235 in 2008. In fact, avoiding U.S. taxes has become a growth industry: PayPal co-founder (and early Facebook investor) Peter Thiel has invested in an experiment to create floating cities off the coast of California, just outside Uncle Sam's reach.

Cocksuckers! This makes me so mad...I don't even know what I could do. But it would be highly irrational and very, very bad. The gubment needs to put a plug in this ASAP! The exit tax should be 75% with no tax loopholes whatsoever to prevent this shit. These greedy pricks are making millions, if not billions, and don't want to give back to the country that made it possible. Oh fuck, man....if the revolution ever comes these will be the first pricks I hunt down and put up against the wall!
 
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13. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 02:10 Xil
 
Kitkoan wrote on May 11, 2012, 22:50:
Its not just CEO's of companies like HBO. Its the others like Comcast whom are trying to stifle internet innovation with low caps. Trying as hard as they can to kill of competition like Netflix and others, just to keep their cable tv connections alive against the sea of internet streaming that they can't profit from.

to be honest I still find it amazing that this is happening in the US, I have no cap here (netherlands) and I think I have to look hard to find an ISP that does. When I started with cable internet I seem to remember it was somewhere around 5mb/s for 35euro or something, over time that has changed and right now am on 30mb/s for 25euro, which is is enough for me, but if i want 100mb/s for 50euro is an option I can take.

what has changed here though is that the mobile companies have swaped from unlimited to limited internet.
 
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12. Gave up his U.S. citizenship to evade taxes. May 12, 2012, 01:22 jdreyer
 
This is the height of douchebaggery and selfishness. Fine if you don't want to pay taxes, get out and don't come back, you asshat. Meanwhile the rest of us will pay our taxes so we can live in safety and security. Don't come crying to us when China invades Singapore and enslaves your Brazilian ass. Wanker. I hope you get caned for spitting.

There's an even more tax free and libertarian country out there: Somalia. Why not move there?

Oh, and let's not forget what happens to expats that move out of country to realize tax savings.
 
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11. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 01:14 Jivaro
 
Prez wrote on May 12, 2012, 00:34:
I exceed my 250GB cap every single month (and I don't pirate a thing).


There was a thread not so long ago where I asked Prez just what the hell he was downloading to get to 250gb. I was sure that I never even came close to approaching that, and even commented that because I don't watch TV much the lack of video streaming from Netflix, Hulu, etc was probably why I didn't understand how someone could get to that high of a limit.

So imagine my surprise when I called up Comcast (my IP), out of curiosity, and asked them to look into my account history and tell me if I had ever gone over the limit. Apparently, my account has gone over the limit many times, particularly during the month of December and the summer months. Why? Because my step-daughter is home from college and she streams a lot of video. Bones, Grimm, Doctor Who...the list goes on. She catches up on all the shows she hasn't been able to watch while partying...er..studying at school.

I don't think she spends an inordinate amount of time in front of the TV, compared to other "kids" her age, so it was a real eye opener to me to see how quickly you can hit the limit when you throw video streaming into your usage.

My wife and I decided, based on that reality, to sign up for another 2 years with DirecTV instead of switching to a purely internet-based TV system. Comcast has, so far, not done a thing about me breaking my limit and the guy I spoke to on the phone said tat with my "average" usage being far below the limit, they probably never would do anything about it. Even so...I don't like the idea that they could do something like cut me off when I essentially make myself dependent on them.

This appears to speak to the concept that internet video might not be exactly the way of the future that so many have been assuming. I am not sure I am sold on that idea, but it isn't in my next 2 years of future anyway.

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10. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 00:34 Prez
 
PHJF wrote on May 12, 2012, 00:26:
I exceed my 250GB cap every single month (and I don't pirate a thing).

How much porn is too much porn?

No such thing.
 
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9. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2012, 00:26 PHJF
 
I exceed my 250GB cap every single month (and I don't pirate a thing).

How much porn is too much porn?
 
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8. Re: Evening Metaverse May 11, 2012, 23:54 Crustacean Soup
 
I am mostly watching SD content right now (older shows), not sure how much higher I'd be if it were all HD.

We also have options. There are line-leasing cable and DSL providers that don't have bandwidth caps, or have significantly higher ones. I could swap to an unlimited plan for less than what I'm paying now, albeit for a lower speed (which is why I haven't done so, since I'm not hitting my cap yet).
 
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7. Re: Evening Metaverse May 11, 2012, 23:45 Prez
 
I exceed my 250GB cap every single month (and I don't pirate a thing).  
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6. Re: Evening Metaverse May 11, 2012, 23:40 Crustacean Soup
 
Kitkoan wrote on May 11, 2012, 22:50:
Prez wrote on May 11, 2012, 22:42:
Internet video would be the future if pants-on-head retards like the CEO of HBO weren't actively trying to stifle and kill it because it threatens their antiquated and obsolete business model.

Its not just CEO's of companies like HBO. Its the others like Comcast whom are trying to stifle internet innovation with low caps. Trying as hard as they can to kill of competition like Netflix and others, just to keep their cable tv connections alive against the sea of internet streaming that they can't profit from.

Is that happening down there? My caps keep increasing. I think my current plan is 200 or 250 GB, which has been plenty, even with ~95% of my TV/movie watching being Internet-based (mostly Netflix; the other 5% is OTA TV, including House, which I've since stopped following). I exceeded 100 GB only once in the past 10 months, and that was the month I got my new computer and had to redownload all of my Steam games.

Edit: okay, I'll say 95%, not quite 100

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5. Re: Evening Metaverse May 11, 2012, 23:00 Kitkoan
 
Prez wrote on May 11, 2012, 22:53:
Kitkoan wrote on May 11, 2012, 22:50:
Prez wrote on May 11, 2012, 22:42:
Internet video would be the future if pants-on-head retards like the CEO of HBO weren't actively trying to stifle and kill it because it threatens their antiquated and obsolete business model.

Its not just CEO's of companies like HBO. Its the others like Comcast whom are trying to stifle internet innovation with low caps. Trying as hard as they can to kill of competition like Netflix and others, just to keep their cable tv connections alive against the sea of internet streaming that they can't profit from.

Oh, they are on my list of corporate vultures, believe me. They are at the top, actually.

Everyone has their own list. They aren't the top of mine, I have a different company that is the worst on my list
 
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4. Re: Evening Metaverse May 11, 2012, 22:53 Prez
 
Kitkoan wrote on May 11, 2012, 22:50:
Prez wrote on May 11, 2012, 22:42:
Internet video would be the future if pants-on-head retards like the CEO of HBO weren't actively trying to stifle and kill it because it threatens their antiquated and obsolete business model.

Its not just CEO's of companies like HBO. Its the others like Comcast whom are trying to stifle internet innovation with low caps. Trying as hard as they can to kill of competition like Netflix and others, just to keep their cable tv connections alive against the sea of internet streaming that they can't profit from.

Oh, they are on my list of corporate vultures, believe me. They are at the top, actually.
 
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3. Re: Evening Metaverse May 11, 2012, 22:50 Kitkoan
 
Prez wrote on May 11, 2012, 22:42:
Internet video would be the future if pants-on-head retards like the CEO of HBO weren't actively trying to stifle and kill it because it threatens their antiquated and obsolete business model.

Its not just CEO's of companies like HBO. Its the others like Comcast whom are trying to stifle internet innovation with low caps. Trying as hard as they can to kill of competition like Netflix and others, just to keep their cable tv connections alive against the sea of internet streaming that they can't profit from.
 
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