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Comment Re:I've tried Kodi before (Score 1) 156

Why isn't that obtainable for you today? If you create bookmarks, users don't have to know the location of the source. I've never used the Netflix plugin, there's one that functions and there are Hulu, Amazon and YouTube plugins that function perfectly. Kodi has a pretty simple front end and allows for a significant amount of tinkering on the back end.

By creating a user account for Mom with items bookmarked for your daughter (or whoever), you'll make an dead-end users interface that is pretty and easy. Should Mom care to watch other items, they can be easily added. I'd recommend it. I've used it for years and it's matured into a quite well developed application and front end.

Comment Re:Given that Venezuela's economy is tanking (Score 1) 93

It's beyond pricing. Their production is down to just over 2m barrels a day, lowest in 13 years. That combined with the facts that oil is basically the only thing they export, they can't produce a sufficient food supply, an inflation rate of 1500% and at least 1/3 of the population's occupation is thief makes it a little tough to overcome.

Comment Dear Mr. Customer (Score 4, Funny) 241

The defects you seem to think exist are a normally engineered design to enhance our users experience. Besides, we don't have sufficient inventory to supply the current demand. As soon as our supply is greater than our customer demand, we may consider some type of compensation. Please keep complaining and we'll contract you in 6 months or so (if you're loud enough).

  Thanks and enjoy your experience!

Comment Re:How about making your content easily available? (Score 0) 207

Please.. Torrents are so 2000's. In this country there's deadend users interfaces for media centers that allow anyone to watch basically ANY US network show (without commercials) normally no longer than 20 minutes following air time. It's just hitting Mom & Pop level of development, but this has been available for at least the past 5 years for TV and movie.

  I haven't had a cable connection for 20 years.

Comment Re:Irreverent vs. Inappropriate (Score 1) 363

"That doesn't, however, bind private actors like citizens or corporations from disassociating themselves from people who make anti-Semitic statements."

Especially when an exceptionally large proportion of the controlling entities of the entertainment business are by birth or marriage, Jewish. Not only could it be seen as offensive to some, but it's just a plain stupid business decision.

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