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Comment: Re:Get rid of the fucking adverts completely (Score 1) 194 194

Not only THIS, but even on Netflix, binge watching a series, the constant dramatic-crisis-leading-to-a-black-cut-and-back-to-the-scene-not-quite-as-it-was every 4-5 minutes showing where the commercial was "supposed" to be is highly annoying. It interrupts the story and wastes valuable story telling time. Agents of Shield and Once Upon A Time are recent series I have noted with this issue.

I've noticed that. Often I start reaching for my remote before realizing "This is Netflix! I don't have to FF past the ads".

Comment: Re:I'll tell you how- they're turning the internet (Score 1) 194 194

Hulu Plus is a paid service.

Even Netflix streaming is starting to show ads now, granted they are only for Netflix produced shows.

So far I'm not bothered by Netflix's ads. As long as they don't interrupt or delay the show I want to watch, I don't care. As for Hulu, I've never had Plus, but free Hulu isn't worth it for free. The ads, last time I saw it, were as bad or worse than network TV despite their relative shortness.

Comment: Re:"Television" (Score 1) 194 194

The thing people are avoiding isn't "television" (video dramas, comedies, etc). The thing people are starting to avoid is "television" (getting those shows via cable companies). I don't think any predicted the death of video as a form of entertainment.

Absolutely. I watch plenty of TV, much of it from the networks. But I'm watching more and more on Netflix, and now that they're creating content themselves, the old networks will only get smaller.

Comment: Re:Cutting ads? Really? (Score 2) 194 194

Talking about ads - the other day I was watching some news show live. They switched to a commercial break, so I hit pause and did something else for 10 minutes. I got back and FFd past 5 minutes, they talked for maybe 3 minutes, and started another commercial break! Reducing ads my asss!

Comment: Re:72 hour roadside suspensions work better (Score 1) 203 203

The other day, I was driving on a narrow street in an older area and had to pull over to give the car going the other way room. My mom said something about the narrow street, and I commented that it was probably wide enough when it was built for the horses.

Comment: Re:I don't think it means what you think it means (Score 1) 277 277

Based on the response Microsoft got when Xbox One was announced as online-only, and considering that Xbox One is a lot more likely to exist in an always-connected environment than the thousands of different types of Windows machines, it would require extreme stupidity to try the same with Windows.

I wouldn't worry much about that.

That doesn't mean they won't try it. :-P

The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm. -- Travis McGee