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Comment: Re: Privacy is bad (Score 1, Troll) 259

by geekbastard (#46845597) Attached to: Hulu Blocks VPN Users
Umm... I am a Hulu plus subscriber and find the advertising to be of very little annoyance with the biggest issue being the repetition of ads, at least change it up a little. There are far less advertisements than if I were to watch it live or on my dvr. I don't have the issues of it hanging on advertisements but I mostly watch on my Roku and it sounds like you are watching in your browser. I did have that issue on occasion back when it first came to PS3 but that was years ago and hasn't been an issue for done time now. I don't know maybe I'm in the minority but I find the service to be pretty great.

Comment: Re:Well... (Score 1) 796

by geekbastard (#45858335) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

The criticisms of Atlas Shrugged come from the liberal media, in concert with their liberal government friends, most of whom graduated from Harvard. They see the book and its ideas as a threat to their concepts of an all-knowing, all controlling government. Much in the same light as was exposed in 1984, Animal Farm, and Brave New World.

Fixed that for you. I'm not sure the fantastic John Landis film from the 70's was telling the same tale as those other works. Though if looked at from a certain angle I suppose some similarities could be found.

Comment: Re:Masking tape (Score 3, Informative) 478

by geekbastard (#41880919) Attached to: Will Microsoft Dis-Kinect Freeloading TV Viewers?

Huxley, not Orwell. No one is forced to own/watch television.

If it were Huxley all television would be provided free of charge, including all premium channels, so as to keep the working class happy and ignorant of the real goings on of the world. That is of course until we start receiving our daily ration of soma which will make all current distractions seem quaint by comparison. Given the choice, I would prefer Huxleys ignorant utopia over Orwells distopia any day. Then again I am an escapist in every sense of the word . . .

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable. -- C.B. Luce

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