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Comment Re:Your definition of movie may vary... (Score 1) 207

I don't understand why the makers don't simply submit the film to a festival!?

Contrary to popular belief, you can't just submit a film to a festival and have it shown. They're very picky (who knew?), and you'd have to submit to something like 10 festivals just to be accepted by one - if you're very lucky. Some friends recently had this exact scenario happen (submit to eight, rejected by six, accepted by one, still waiting to hear back from one).

Comment Maybe it'll be a good thing... (Score 1) 410

Perhaps this could signal the death knell for the **AAs, the music and movie industries as we know them. I'd love to see people just refusing to buy their crap, not downloading their lousy movies and turning their backs on the whole situation. Only buy CC music, only download and use FOS software and only watch independent (true independent) movies.

You may say I'm a dreamer... but I'm not the only one.

Comment What the... (Score 1) 363

I applaud Google's decision to enter the fray.

What I don't understand is that, when I went to the 'sign me up... please!' page, I decided to run the network speed tests. I pay Charter in the Southeast for what I thought was 5 mbps (advertised) internet; the tests tell me I'm getting between 9.55 and 26 mbps. Twenty six. I had to run each of them about four times, I was in such disbelief.

Why do I think that Charter is somehow accelerating all network tests I run after visiting the Google page?

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