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Comment: Re:original used non-union actors (Score 5, Informative) 171

by kamapuaa (#49382909) Attached to: Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Don't Become Stars

It's true that George Lucas was forced to pay a fine over this, but basically your post is nonsense. To quote Wikipedia, that infallible source of wisdom:

Many major American motion pictures have done away with opening credits, with many films, such as Van Helsing in 2004 and Batman Begins in 2005, not even displaying the film title until the closing credits begin. Similarly, Welles's Touch of Evil originally waited until the end to display the title as well as the credits; however, Universal Studios took the film out of his hands, and his vision was not restored until 1998. Had Universal not wrangled Touch of Evil away from Orson Welles, it might very well have been the first film to follow this practice.

George Lucas is credited with popularizing this with his Star Wars films which display only the film's title at the start.[1] His decision to omit opening credits in his films Star Wars (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980) led him to resign from the Directors Guild of America after being fined $250,000 for not crediting the director during the opening title sequence.[2] However, Hollywood had been releasing films without opening credits for many years before Lucas came along, most notably Citizen Kane, West Side Story, 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Godfather.

Comment: Re:We should lobby to break the cable companies (Score 5, Insightful) 536

Dude lives in the middle of nowhere. There's nothing wrong with Comcast not offering him service, there's something wrong with them claiming they did when they didn't.

Additionally, the homeowner should have been more diligent that his home in the middle of nowhere, with no cable box, would actually have cable.

Internet over 4G really isn't that expensive, and that's what he uses now. I'm surprised that doesn't work for him.

Comment: Well. (Score 1) 253

While I think the basic premise is a little silly, I imagine a $200 fanless laptop is powerful enough to run Plex (I run Plex Server off an old Mac Mini, and never have had any problems).

Depending how much space you need, get a solid-state SSD or even SD card, put some kind of basic protection about it (a cheap laptop bag?) and throw it in your crawlspace.

My Plex server runs fine over wifi (with the router right next to it), but I still have it connected to Ethernet. I imagine that could be a problem with higher bitrate movies.

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