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Comment Re: Well, at least someone made money (Score 2) 62

In the case of my employer, lots of people got heavily burned by options when they got taxed on their value at the grant time (during the tech bubble) followed by the stock plummeting and all the options being worthless. That was the beginning of the end for options for the rank and file.

Comment Re:no (Score 0, Redundant) 313

Buy the DVD and rip it. Or Buy the DVD and take it to WalMart and have them do it for you.

Cry more.

How about no?

Aspects of my life right now in approximate order of shit I care about
1) Supporting my family
2) Succeeding at my job
3) Being an effective investor so I can retire soon
4) Playing computer games
5) Writing my book
6) Learning a language

Watching TV is some way down the list but I haven't reached it yet.

Comment Re:no (Score 1) 313

Your excuses are terribly lame. The mail is trivial to use. A disk player is trivial to use. Your whining about wires is also lame.

If you aren't willing to plug something into your TV, then you have to be content with "smart TV" features that suck or broadcast TV.

But if you insist on depriving yourself, that's your own problem.

I have no duty to live to your standards of media consumption. They aren't fucking excuses, they're facts. There's a difference.

Comment Re:no (Score 1) 313

No blu-ray. There's a DVD player in a box in the garage somewhere, but it wouldn't work well since the TV is mounted on wall with sockets, roku and ethernet behind it and out of sight.

We're not going to have a bunch of wires trailing across to wall to get to a DVD. We're not going to mess with mailing DVDs. Like I said, the world has moved on.

There's a gaming PC upstairs with a DVD drive, but I'm not watching TV on that.

Comment Re:no (Score 4, Insightful) 313

early/late. wouldn't go anyway.

The implication in TFS is that they are available later and making them available sooner may or may not cause people to watch them.

They're not even available later. They're not available at all. Look at all the Netflix movies that are only on DVD. Last night I looked for The Lobster and found it was only on DVD. So it's not in the theater any more and not available streaming and I don't have a DVD player and the world has moved on from DVDs.

So if they want me to watch, make it available sometime at least. I'm not watching it if it's not available at all.

Pondering of the relative merits of early vs. late release timing when the current situation is there is no release at all is moot.

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