Netflix would answer thus: "Show older shows so you don't have to pay as much in royalties."
It's still a chicken-and-egg question. How does the link-local nameserver in customer-owned equipment configure itself?
After all, netflix manages to offer ad-free stuff for $8/month, same as Hulu+.
It also gets the ad-free stuff months or years later (except for its own productions), when licensors are willing to license the works at a rate acceptable to Netflix.
If you want to see Netflix's shows, you have to sign up, but it's not nearly as expensive as a cable package + HBO.
Likewise, if you currently subscribe to only cable TV and not wired Internet, Netflix is expensive because you have to add cable Internet to your package.
people who have no interest in running a server
Are they just unaware of what advantages running a home server can offer? Or have the benefits of a server been explained to them after which they still decline?
Rural people either don't rely on the Internet as such as urban folk [...] An optical disc with one single movie on it seems extremely antiquated and inefficient these days.
This doesn't make sense. Without "rely[ing] on the Internet", how do you watch movies other than "[a]n optical disc with one single movie on it"?
We don't have the needs to root for a team or other such pointless ritual to reinforce social identity.
We don't, but a lot of us live with people who do.
I can't imagine watching news when I can read so much faster and from so many more sources.
Can you read a wide variety of sources while doing other housework? Because that's what my roommate ends up doing. She plugs cordless headphones into the TV's audio out, puts on MSNBC or C-SPAN, and listens to the talking heads while doing housework in another room.
<APK>Yeah, but it works in user mode so it's probably slow as shit. Hosts files work in kernel mode, making them inherently faster to process with fewer context switches.</APK>
But seriously, thank you for the recommendation. Do you know whether it uses an algorithm suited for efficient processing of multi-megabyte hosts files?
Is "Trouble Man" by Marvin Gaye in the same way that "Blurred Lines" is by Marvin Gaye?
the only TV I watch anymore is Netflix and Amazon.
That's fine for people who don't watch live political news (CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN) or live sports. Because the leagues still sell exclusive rights to particular matches to traditional TV networks, the leagues' streaming subscription services black out any match shown on broadcast, cable, or satellite TV in your area
I do however have an issue with paying a service to stream TV and still having to watch ads.
Would you prefer a choice between Hulu Plus with ads at $10 per month and ad-free Hulu Plus Plus at $30 per month? Because the operators of these services would argue that only the combination of ad revenue and subscription revenue is enough to pay the royalty bills.
If you're behind CGN, then by definition you aren't allowed to run "servers"
Customers ought not to stand for inability to run servers. Therefore, customers ought not to stand for being stuck on carrier-grade NAT. Therefore, with more people than IPv4 addresses, IPv6 is a requirement.
Something like a 2nd-generation Motorola Moto G
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center? Small Liberal Arts College? You mean "stateless autoconfiguration", but it took until November 2010 for RFC 6106: Router Advertisement Options for DNS Configuration to bring DNS into Neighbor Discovery.
Multicast out a request for who runs a service, the machine with the service unicasts back that it does.
I don't understand how this would work at Internet scale. Either I'm missing something fundamental, or you're claiming that IPv6 allows a host to port-scan the entire Internet for the DNS port with a multicast packet. Or were you referring to running a DNS server on your local subnet and discovering that with multicast? If so, how would that DNS server be automatically configured to use the DNS server operated by whatever ISP to which the machine is connected?