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Comment Re:I work in the industry (Score 1) 181

Since the Tivo was released back in the last century, there is NOTHING I view as linear. This includes "live TV". The great beauty of a recording is that you can skip through it and ignore the fluff. This includes commercials. This includes commentary. This includes tedious aspects of some sports.

I even know someone of the older generation that specifically likes to watch his baseball games like this now.

It's GREAT to start a "live" event far enough long that you will never catch up to the commercials.

Comment Re:I agree, but... (Score 1) 181

Actually, real OTA stuff is trivially easy to deal with with PCs and consumer electronics. The lack of encryption makes things easey peasey and terribly reliable.

It's the encrypted cable stuff and proprietary on-demand and pay-per-view that's difficult to handle.

Although all of that stuff has already moved to streaming.

Comment Re:This is dumb (Score 1) 181

Music is a closely held oligarchy and they didn't see Apple for what it was at the time. As soon as they figured things out, they immediately dropped encryption and opened things up.

Now the music industry is a cautionary tale for everyone else.

Also, there were no comparable legacy regulations or contracts in the music industry to get in the way. There's still a lot of "cruft" in the video industry to get past.

Comment Re:Hollywood loves reboots (Score 1) 181

Now bout we re-boot how TV is served up today and go back to not having the words in the corner of the screen, animated things while the show is on, and lighten the commercial load

I only see ads on TV when I travel. Why do people put up with that stuff?

TV reinvented is Netflix original content: one monthly fee, worldwide unified distribution, no ads. Very easy to find what you want to watch, too. The same UI would work fine for live events, too.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 303

I also thought that answer was a bit peculiar too since we recently had a contested election. On the one hand, you can't say that you will blindly accept any nonsense with no question. On the other hand, you can't completely destroy the idea of a peaceful transition of power.

People still have rights. Something bad may happen to you, but you don't have to take it lying down. You can fight it through perfectly civilized means.

You don't have to let people walk all over you.

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