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Comment Lock In (Score 1) 46

"The company, parent company of NBCUniversal, is hoping the new service will lock in existing customers as well as attract new ones,"

Close, but this should read "The company, parent company of NBCUniversal, is hoping the new service will lock in existing customers as well as trap new ones,"

Comment I don't trust it (Score 1) 48

I haven't trusted outlook.com since they disabled my account for 30 days for no logical reason. I don't even remember what their excuse for. I'm sure they said something dumb like it was for my safety. They basically insisted one day I give them my phone number, and disabled the account for 30 days. Apparently, they don't think access to their service is all that important.

Comment Re:I quit using DVR (Score 1) 137

Used to do it. No more. I always ended up having to attentively screw with the remote the hole time and ultimitely FF through the actual game. Also good job at interpreting the word "caught" as something that obviously has nothing to do with anything I'm saying. The main problem is social media. These days many people like to be on social media and comment on the game while it's ongoing. DVRing the game just screws that all up. I've never seen someone use a VCR to time slip the way they do with a DVR. And there's a Seinfeld episode on how stupid it is to record a game that has already been decided.

Comment I quit using DVR (Score 1) 137

The problem with DVRs is if you keep pausing something live eventually you end up so far behind the feed the rest of the time you're just struggling to keep up with it. And you typically don't want to be caught watching a game that has already been decided. Then after the game you have to deal with the hundreds of shows saved on the drive that you feel so obligated to watch to the point where watching TV starts to feel like a chore. I haven't used a DVR in a couple years and don't miss it.

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