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Comment: Re:But the movie selection still sucks (Score 2) 172

by houstonbofh (#47947661) Attached to: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

I guess it would be nice if their selection were better, or if they had an option for $25 for every movie and every TV show in existence, but that option doesn't exist anywhere.

Yes it does. It ain't legal, but it exists all over the place. And if the industry would get it's collective heads out of it's collective asses (Or the ass in front of it) it would wake up and realize that people would pay a LOT of money for a legal Pirate Bay. And in actuality, a lot of them are. Secure VPNs and seedboxes ain't free.

Comment: Re:It is not just the "extra" channels... (Score 1) 108

by houstonbofh (#47894937) Attached to: Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service

I was just trying to be a little bit sarcastic, in that I (and many many many others) were using VCRs in the 1980s to "watch whatever I want, whenever I want"... and nowadays (and for the last decade for me) with DVRs.

It's not a new thing.

And yet, somehow the networks still don't get it... Look at the international release delays, among other things...

Comment: Re:It is not just the "extra" channels... (Score 1) 108

by houstonbofh (#47894851) Attached to: Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service

It is also about watching whatever you want, whenever you want. Not just Thursdays at 9:00... People no longer want to schedule their lives around the broadcast schedule.

Welcome to the 1980s, houstonbofh.

We got there a long time ago. Content companies are still figuring it out.

Comment: If you think research is bad (Score 4, Insightful) 348

by houstonbofh (#47873473) Attached to: When Scientists Give Up
Not just research... EVERYTHING is totally risk averse. This is why every new song sounds and looks the same. Why we keep getting remakes, reboots, and blatent copies of the same old story over and over in the movies. There is a "patch" for this with the indie film community and the indie music scene. An indie research community would be cool, but they keep arresting people trying to do basic chemistry at home. http://io9.com/5119166/teen-wi...

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