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Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 523

by ShieldW0lf (#47513895) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

I'm tired of being told both that women are 'equals' while also being told that I'm responsible for their emotional well being. Either women are adults or they are children. They need to decide which way they want to be treated.

Yes. Lets ask children if they want to be treated like adults, and trust them to act like adults if they answer in the affirmative.

Or, maybe that's a cop out, and we should start acting like men.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 297

by Belial6 (#47513425) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
No. it wouldn't. There are no health codes that require food be hot. The only health codes concerning heating food is that some places require certian foods to be brought up to a certain temperature before serving. They do not require that they remain that temperature. So, you can't server raw chicken, but you can server chicken that has been cooked, refrigerated, and then served. Look at any 'Chef Salad' as an example.

Comment: Re:call them (Score 1) 297

by Belial6 (#47513407) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
NETflix, as in pick your movies over the 'net' and Netflix will mail them to you. Unless you know something about mandatory licensing that the rest of us don't, there is nothing patently absurd about the fact that streaming is a dead end. Netflix is 100% at the mercy of the copyrright holders. Copyright holders have never been known for being reasonable.

Comment: Re:call them (Score 1) 297

by Belial6 (#47513399) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
The 'rental disc' racket was broken decades ago. You do not have to have a special copy for renting. So, yes. You can go to Walmart, buy a DVD and rent it to people. Distributors are not require to sell to Netflix, but they also can't stop Netflix from going to Walmart and buying a disk to rent.

Comment: Re:call them (Score 1) 297

by Belial6 (#47512069) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
Netflix isn't fighting back. They are picking a different fight that they think they can win. Netflix used to be a service that allowed you to rent MOVIES by mail. Their original content, tactic is a service that lets you watch TV SHOWS streaming. The two have only a cursory relation to each other.

The service of offering MOVIES for rent is turning out to be a complete failure on the streaming side, and people are lamenting the fact that Redbox is quickly become the best we can hope for when it comes to renting MOVIES.

I like Redbox for what it is, but it is less than what Netflix was before Netflix abandoned the market.

Comment: Re:Time will tell (Score 1) 297

by Belial6 (#47512043) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
The DVD rental business did not fly under the radar. Nothing has changed in that landscape except that Netflix successfully crushed it's major rival. The old guard isn't fighting Netflix on the DVD front. There are no licensing fee problems associated with DVD rental. That is strictly a streaming problem.

If you are talking about the Netflix streaming service flying under the radar and now being fought, I would say that they were never under the radar, and it isn't that they are being fought harder. I would say that they are beating their heads against the wall thinking that the wall is just going to not be there the next time they slam their face forward. Streaming has never been a solution that competed directly against DVD rentals. Netflix keeps hoping that it will be, but it hasn't yet materialized, and given our copyright system, it isn't likely to ever materialize.

The reason your cheese is simply no longer there is that Netflix decided to throw out the good cheese because they want you to eat the much cooler cheese that it turns out exist.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 297

by Belial6 (#47511951) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
No, you don't. Functioning in society based only on transactions that have been pre-defined is an extraordinary claim. You are going to have to provide some extraordinary evidence to be believed on that one. I have yet to meet a single person, or see credible proof that a human even exists that functions only based on guarantees. I'm not even convinced that it is possible to function in society by only making transactions based off pre-dictated guarantees. Are you really trying to claim that you consider it a free benefit when a restaurant doesn't hold your food in the warmer for an hour?

And, no. If you have to pay for it, it isn't free. Period.

Comment: Re:call them (Score 1) 297

by Belial6 (#47511145) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
They are no longer available because of the way that copyright works. With a disc, you can rent it as long as the disc exists. With streaming, you have to keep renegotiating the rights to stream. Netflix didn't recently remove all a ton of children's Nickelodeon programs because they wanted to. They did it because they no longer had a legal way to continue steaming them due to Copyright law.

Comment: Re:I hear ya, Nom du Keyboard (Score 1) 297

by Belial6 (#47511007) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
And Netflix never will have a full selection for streaming. It is simply not something that they can control. Our copyright system doesn't allow for it. My prediction is that Netflix will end up like other TV Networks. They will have their own productions that may or may not do well, and then they will have a bunch of old crap that people may or may not want to watch. The idea that Netflix streaming will ever be on par with Netflix by mail (in it's heyday) is a non-starter.

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