My Kingdom for some modpoints
My Kingdom for some modpoints
Yes, the number of time I hear about "XXX in trouble as profits down on last year"
As far as I am aware, profit means you made more than you spent, Being profitable is good. So, while more profit is good, less profit is also good and definitely not "Trouble".
and at one stroke eliminates the typical years of delay that occur when a U.S. program seeks foreign audiences.
Weeks, and months, but seldom is it years, and, if it is, this is likely because the Networks here did not see a potential audience for it.
I can only speak for New Zealand, We receive a high amount of out programming the same week and the same day as the U.S/U.K (especially for the most popular shows).
If not that quick, many others are being played before the series has run its course in the U.S.
If I were in the US, or could be bothered, I would be lining up for my $9 as I intended to "One Day" get linux installed on mine.
I wish there was Star Trek on the Old Netflix - then I would have one more reason to drop my satellite T.V subs. Regional licensing often sucks.
(New Zealand Netflix)
Yes this! I hate how ticketing agents (ticketmaster) do not specify how many seats are actually going to be available for public or semi public consumption Or which seats are available for which grouping.
I have been granted access to tickets from Promoters "preferential presale" before. Been ready to buy right on the minute and had to deal with less than ideal seats, only to find that better ones are for sale come the general public sale. (And vice versa)
I have also found large areas of premium seating reserved for pomos - they have either gone to sponsors and their families or as radio giveaways. Each of these spots represents a space that a member of the public would have gladly purchased at a premium.
I do not know why the promoters do not want to see how 1st day/week sales are going before dipping in and using extra seats for their giveaways. . More dollars in the boxoffice should be good for them?
Did you try watching Netflix take on Ritchie Rich?
"I'm offended by this! So I just won't use it."
People are all...
"Someone out there with the resilience of an infant might be offended by this - Therefore, I'm offended by this! IT MUST BE BANNED!"
If this keeps catching on, it'll be like Chinese censorship in no time.
There, fixed that for you
Yes, Such restrictions are coming on content recorders here also. (New Zealand)
My 1st DVD recorder (Panasonic) came with a Manual Skip functions - Automatic 30 Seconds. (preNZ Freeview)
My 1st BluRay HDD recorder (Panasonic) increased the manual skip function to 1 Minute increments (non Freeview certified) - Also allowed HD output via component cabling.
My 2nd BluRay HDD recorder (Panasonic) removed ManualSkip function altogether although we do use fastforward (FreeView Certified) Only Allows HD output via HDMI. . .
As my mind is now, this is my last Panasonic recorder.
We (my wife and I) don't watch live TV, too often. Where we can, we set the DVR and wait 15 minutes.
We then happily add skip and usually end up finishing the show live - Sometimes we end up catching up to the live stream during the final add break, but such is life.
shabby little tabloid
Just as I am getting tempted to try windows again for my next P.C build, I read stories like this.
It is not that this would necessary affect me in a negative way either - I just don't want to support a product that (overtly) treats me more like a commodity than anything else.
Thankfully delivered from evil.
If there is anything the latest series of the x-files has taught me, it is that words can have weight.
If there is another thing I have learned from news and social commentary - it is that the western world is getting heavier. perhaps this is what is happening to our words also
Abraham Lincoln: [interrupting] What a charming negress. Oh, forgive me, my dear. I know that in my time some use that term as a description of property.
Uhura: But why should I object to that term, sir? You see, in our century, we've learned not to fear words.
Beware of the Turing Tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy.