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Re: Netflix
Jan 24, 2022, 16:59
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Re: Netflix Jan 24, 2022, 16:59
Jan 24, 2022, 16:59
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 24, 2022, 10:06:
milspecmonkey wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 19:27:

Netflix is plenty woke, essentially representing hollywood, but this recent stock drop is more about investors being done pretending Netflix is capable of infinite growth.

Haha! I didn't read most of this thread initially, but Netflix represents Hollywood now? I'll let them know they've finally become the establishment that's been trying to kill Netflix for decades.

Also, no stock should be seen as capable of infinite growth, that's literally why the economy keeps tanking. Infinite growth is impossible, with finite money and other resources. That's a societal problem beyond the scope of this thread though.

This seems to be asking for a worthless terminology debate about Hollywood in your eyes only means theater releases.

We are in agreement on infinite growth though, it being a ridiculous concept. Investors want to dream it is possible, but the day always comes when it clearly isn't going to happen. To be fair, the less dramatic is also possible where investors also are just more interested in perceived potential growth, then when that ends, take money out and put it in the next supposed hot thing.
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Re: Netflix
Jan 24, 2022, 10:47
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Re: Netflix Jan 24, 2022, 10:47
Jan 24, 2022, 10:47
 
Saboth wrote on Jan 24, 2022, 10:31:
As for Netflix, we just dropped them. We watch more Disney and HBO Max, and now both of those are cheaper than Netflix. Once they get more content, we'll probably sign up again for 2-3 months, then drop them again. Just don't have that much content that we enjoy.

This is largely what we do. Amazon and Hulu are permanent, as is Disney+, because I signed up for it before it launched at that 3 years for $3/m.
Everything else we sign up for when we want to watch something. Sign up for a month, watch the show, end before the next month. We juggle everything else this way.

Netflix is far from my favorite. Although we've been on it for like, 3 months straight, because my wife recently discovered Seinfeld. Otherwise? I loved Castlevania and Squid Game, but...
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Re: Netflix
Jan 24, 2022, 10:31
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Re: Netflix Jan 24, 2022, 10:31
Jan 24, 2022, 10:31
 
The Relentless wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 15:35:
Get woke, go broke.

Right wingers do understand they are the minority in the country, right? There is no "silent majority". They were dying off in droves even before they refused to get vaccinated and began dying off in even greater numbers.

As for Netflix, we just dropped them. We watch more Disney and HBO Max, and now both of those are cheaper than Netflix. Once they get more content, we'll probably sign up again for 2-3 months, then drop them again. Just don't have that much content that we enjoy.
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Re: Netflix
Jan 24, 2022, 10:24
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Re: Netflix Jan 24, 2022, 10:24
Jan 24, 2022, 10:24
 
Hardline Mike wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 19:02:
Beamer wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 18:31:
The Relentless wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 15:35:
Get woke, go broke.

It's so baffling that people say this. The same people whine that brands "go woke" and "virtue signal" to make more money. Which is it? It can't be both.

Simple fact in America is that most people spending money, meaning 18-34 year olds, value "woke," and the people that whine about it (also weirdly call themselves "the silent majority" despite never shutting up) are a combination of too old to matter to brands and too few to be any kind of a majority.

Just really a sad lack of critical thinking and self awareness

I don't really understand that saying either. It's never been true. It's always been the case in the social media era that going "woke", whether for your principles, or for crass business reasons, has been a way to cash in on a demographic that spends.

The other fun part is "HAHAHAHA, your company is only worth $160B and only one of the most influential companies on the planet, you're totally broke because you're work, Netflix! Gab and Gettr show how to really be not-broke!"
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 24, 2022, 10:09
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 24, 2022, 10:09
Jan 24, 2022, 10:09
 
You think infinite money is impossible? The US Fed would like a word with you.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Netflix
Jan 24, 2022, 10:06
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Re: Netflix Jan 24, 2022, 10:06
Jan 24, 2022, 10:06
 
milspecmonkey wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 19:27:

Netflix is plenty woke, essentially representing hollywood, but this recent stock drop is more about investors being done pretending Netflix is capable of infinite growth.

Haha! I didn't read most of this thread initially, but Netflix represents Hollywood now? I'll let them know they've finally become the establishment that's been trying to kill Netflix for decades.

Also, no stock should be seen as capable of infinite growth, that's literally why the economy keeps tanking. Infinite growth is impossible, with finite money and other resources. That's a societal problem beyond the scope of this thread though.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 24, 2022, 07:57
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 24, 2022, 07:57
Jan 24, 2022, 07:57
 
Woke definition: Anyone who believes gassing minorities is immoral.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 24, 2022, 00:25
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 24, 2022, 00:25
Jan 24, 2022, 00:25
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 22:49:
I think I'll still stick to cabling for reliable transmission rates and better security.

Same here, they can pry my RJ-45 cable from my cold dead hands.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 23, 2022, 22:52
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 23, 2022, 22:52
Jan 23, 2022, 22:52
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 19:51:
Or maybe the silent majority really is that and they're sick and tired of being preached to and being told they're the problem with everything when it isn't remotely true.

The sooner you accept that, as a late 50s Canadian, you're irrelevant to anything anyone in America is doing, particularly brands creating things, the happier you'll be
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 23, 2022, 22:49
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 23, 2022, 22:49
Jan 23, 2022, 22:49
 
"Wi-Fi 7 could* provide speeds of more than 30 gigabits per second (Gbps) and close to 40Gbps. As ArsTechnica points out, the still relatively new Wi-Fi 6 reaches speeds of up to 9.6Gbps."

*emphasis mine.

"Could" meaning in absolutely perfect conditions with zero interference.

Now show me "close to 40Gbps" in a densely populated apartment complex where everyone has their wifi router/repeater on full blast and everyone of those routers/repeaters is channel hopping trying to get a clear signal. Oh, and show me how WiFi 7 magically fixes the fact that you can just harvest data that much faster with something like aircrack-ng?

I think I'll still stick to cabling for reliable transmission rates and better security.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 23, 2022, 21:05
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 23, 2022, 21:05
Jan 23, 2022, 21:05
 
Interesting. Netflix has had a ton of missed opportunities in my opinion, but Don't Look Up was not one of them... at least to me. It felt like one of the better movies I've seen in awhile, well done, well acted, with extremely relevant subject matter (metaphorically, not a literal asteroid/meteor/comet).
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 23, 2022, 20:52
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 23, 2022, 20:52
Jan 23, 2022, 20:52
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 20:41:
- Stowaway started off very well, but fell victim to making the characters make mistakes that real astronauts would have avoided due to standard protocols.
This significantly reduced whatever interest I had in watching this.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 23, 2022, 20:41
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 23, 2022, 20:41
Jan 23, 2022, 20:41
 
The problem with Netflix these days is that their recent prime content is lacking.
- Red Notice was mediocre.
- Don't Look Up was too on the nose (although redeemed itself a bit in the last third).
- Stowaway started off very well, but fell victim to making the characters make mistakes that real astronauts would have avoided due to standard protocols.
- Silent Sea suffered from magic realism in an otherwise interesting premise.
I'm watching Black Summer right now. It's actually pretty well done in its world building and character actions: no Prometheus idiocy yet, the mistakes people make are understandable given the incredible pressure they are under. The problem is that I'm five eps in, and there's no real story arc beyond "escape the zombies." There's also no character to really identify with.
So I'm re-watching The Good Place from scratch. I never did see S3 & 4. Also, my wife and I are re-watching Russian Doll. Both of those shows are excellent, but they're also not recent.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 23, 2022, 19:51
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 23, 2022, 19:51
Jan 23, 2022, 19:51
 
Or maybe the silent majority really is that and they're sick and tired of being preached to and being told they're the problem with everything when it isn't remotely true.
"Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate up hill." - Blade
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Re: Netflix
Jan 23, 2022, 19:27
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Re: Netflix Jan 23, 2022, 19:27
Jan 23, 2022, 19:27
 
Hardline Mike wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 19:02:
Beamer wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 18:31:
The Relentless wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 15:35:
Get woke, go broke.

It's so baffling that people say this. The same people whine that brands "go woke" and "virtue signal" to make more money. Which is it? It can't be both.

Simple fact in America is that most people spending money, meaning 18-34 year olds, value "woke," and the people that whine about it (also weirdly call themselves "the silent majority" despite never shutting up) are a combination of too old to matter to brands and too few to be any kind of a majority.

Just really a sad lack of critical thinking and self awareness

I don't really understand that saying either. It's never been true. It's always been the case in the social media era that going "woke", whether for your principles, or for crass business reasons, has been a way to cash in on a demographic that spends.

It is an overused term, but also a real effect when used in a way that directly insults the main customer and results in loss of profits. The US comic book industry being in shambles is a more precise example. For a more theoretical example, the CW TV network is a new addition. CW however apparently was never super profitable, just excelling in woke themes in recent history appears to have accelerated the downfall.

Netflix is plenty woke, essentially representing hollywood, but this recent stock drop is more about investors being done pretending Netflix is capable of infinite growth.
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Re: Netflix
Jan 23, 2022, 19:02
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Re: Netflix Jan 23, 2022, 19:02
Jan 23, 2022, 19:02
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 18:31:
The Relentless wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 15:35:
Get woke, go broke.

It's so baffling that people say this. The same people whine that brands "go woke" and "virtue signal" to make more money. Which is it? It can't be both.

Simple fact in America is that most people spending money, meaning 18-34 year olds, value "woke," and the people that whine about it (also weirdly call themselves "the silent majority" despite never shutting up) are a combination of too old to matter to brands and too few to be any kind of a majority.

Just really a sad lack of critical thinking and self awareness

I don't really understand that saying either. It's never been true. It's always been the case in the social media era that going "woke", whether for your principles, or for crass business reasons, has been a way to cash in on a demographic that spends.
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Re: Netflix
Jan 23, 2022, 18:31
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Re: Netflix Jan 23, 2022, 18:31
Jan 23, 2022, 18:31
 
The Relentless wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 15:35:
Get woke, go broke.

It's so baffling that people say this. The same people whine that brands "go woke" and "virtue signal" to make more money. Which is it? It can't be both.

Simple fact in America is that most people spending money, meaning 18-34 year olds, value "woke," and the people that whine about it (also weirdly call themselves "the silent majority" despite never shutting up) are a combination of too old to matter to brands and too few to be any kind of a majority.

Just really a sad lack of critical thinking and self awareness
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Re: Netflix
Jan 23, 2022, 15:35
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Re: Netflix Jan 23, 2022, 15:35
Jan 23, 2022, 15:35
 
Get woke, go broke.
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Re: WI-FI 7- The First Time WI-FI Will Be a ‘True Ethernet Replacement’
Jan 23, 2022, 15:03
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Re: WI-FI 7- The First Time WI-FI Will Be a ‘True Ethernet Replacement’ Jan 23, 2022, 15:03
Jan 23, 2022, 15:03
 
Simon Says wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 14:00:

For bandwidth yes.

For latency, lol nope.

For jitter, double nope
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WI-FI 7- The First Time WI-FI Will Be a ‘True Ethernet Replacement’
Jan 23, 2022, 14:00
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WI-FI 7- The First Time WI-FI Will Be a ‘True Ethernet Replacement’ Jan 23, 2022, 14:00
Jan 23, 2022, 14:00
 

For bandwidth yes.

For latency, lol nope.
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