JBDragon’s Techdirt Profile


About JBDragon

JBDragon’s Comments comment rss

  • Sep 19th, 2013 @ 12:46pm


    My VCR actually had a Automatic Commercial Skip feature built in. After it finished recording, it would then rewind and go back though marking where the commercials started and ended, so when you went back to play, it would on it's own FF though commercials. It wasn't 100% perfect, but it worked pretty good.

  • Sep 17th, 2013 @ 4:54pm

    Re: Think about the gamers.

    How about some people are just weak minded? Easily influence? Of course Games could have a effect, but then so would Movies, Music, hell People!!! Come on does games get people to join cults?

    Maybe people have been killing people for as long as there have been people!!! There was a Mass murder earlier this year I bet most people have no idea about. A Man when into a School in Japan and stabbed a bunch of kids and teachers to death!!! Not a single gun Involved!!!

    You can go into a Home Depot and find all kinds of things to kill people. You start looking around and think how can I kill a bunch of people, and looking around, things used for normal things become deadly weapons!!! There were zero guns for thousands of years, and yet people killed people!!! The Places with the highest gun laws have the worse crime!!! When you know people can't defend themselves, they've now become easy targets!!!

    There's a good saying, "The police are minutes away when seconds count"!!! Around here, it seems like the police are a hour away! Countries with low Gun crime, they have other much higher crime. Higher knife killings, higher Rapes, etc.

    Mexico has a very strict Gun laws!!! Most people can't own a gun, period!!! There's 1 Gun store in the whole country, where you can get a basic rifle with a hard to get permit. Yet look at the mass killings with Guns going on in that country!!! The people can't defend themselves. All the criminals have guns!!! They're bring that crap into this country. Look, there's now warning signs in the U.S. in Arizona and Texas!!! A criminal doesn't give a crap about some law!!! We have laws up the butt that aren't enforced already!!!

  • Sep 17th, 2013 @ 3:22pm


    New NSA Boss, Continue to do the Same thing, this time more under wraps!!! Double down, the odds of getting caught or going to jail is slim to none!!! All that will happen is moved someplace else in Government!!! Things continue on getting worse and worse.

    Thanks to all of those that like BIG GOVERNMENT!!! This is the results and it's only going to get worse.

  • Sep 25th, 2012 @ 4:30pm

    (untitled comment)

    I wised up a couple months ago! I got tired of my $170 Comcast cable Bill. All it was, was Internet, and HD TV service with a Dual Tuner DVR box. No Premium anything. I got rid of a Premium channel years ago because of the rising prices. So I cut the cord2 months ago and haven't looked back.

    I moved into my new House last month, I just got my new huge Antenna setup and I get like 15 Digital HD channels (More if I wanted Spanish and whatnot). I use Media Center on my Windows PC to record and so I have free Channel Program listings and DVR capabilities. I'm using a dual HD tuner that plugs into Ethernet. I get U-verse Internet for under $40 a month. Basically I'm saving a little over $1,500 a year doing this!!! I was already paying for Netflix and Amazon Prime. I've giving Hulu+ a try, but I have more content then I know what to do with. Using 'PlayOn' software I can stream other channels on the internet like Syfy, and whatnot.

    I look around where I live now, not a Antenna in site and I'm thinking SUCKERS!!! I now have my Dad on board, he's been a long time DISH Subscriber. My brother wants to do the same, it's only his Wife stopping him right now. She like BRAVO. My Favorite show 'The Walking Dead' on AMC I can't get now, BUT I can get a Season Pass on Amazon and watch each new episode as it comes out. Way worth it, and commercial free!!! Again, SUCKERS!!!

    This is also why there are CAPS, trying to stop the Cable cutting. Which is why I have the Antenna. No need to stream CBS,ABC,NBC,CW, PBS, etc in HD, I get a better picture with my Antenna. It's not as compressed!!! Think about it. I could go on and on about my setup and hardware, but it pays off in no time flat.

    When you go from a $170 Cable bill to under $40,.. just think about that!!! My Dad was paying $40 just for home phone service that hardly gets used. He's just had that number for so long, I'm getting him switched over now where it'll be FREE for him and he gets to keep the same phone number he's had for 20+ years.

  • May 15th, 2012 @ 4:03pm

    My VCR!

    Years ago when VCR's were really popular, I had a VCR with built in Commercial Skip Feature. It worked pretty good most of the time. What happened is you Record the show(s), then it would Auto Rewind and then FF though the Tape and Mark where the Commercial started and ended. When you went back to watch the tape, when it got to a commercial, it would automatically FF right though them all and start playing once again when the program started again. It wasn't always perfect, but the few times it would screw up, you could see it and rewind back or whatever if need be.

    I use Media Center now to record OTA HD programs sometimes. I also have it setup to skip Commercials. It kind of works the same way, just without a tape. It's not 100% perfect, but it works pretty darn good.

    Even my HD Comcast Cable box, It's not Automatic, but I can FF at the correct speed, and count just right, and stop it before the program starts again about 80% of the time. Generally if I'm off, it's because the commercials happen to be running longer them normal.

    What's really bad, charging $1.99 per TV Episode. What a Rip-Off!!!

  • Nov 16th, 2011 @ 10:16am


    What I don't get, is why is it called UltraViolet in the first place. They are copying the name of the movie Ultraviolet!!! You know staring Milla Jovovich so it's a little confusing. It's not a Original Name.


    I won't get into the whole Ultraviolet light area for example, but Naming your new Movie format after a Movie that came out in 2006 seems wrong to me. Strange? Copy Cats?

  • Apr 14th, 2011 @ 1:55pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The sad part...

    So what!!!

  • Apr 14th, 2011 @ 1:34pm

    Re: Re: Why Bother?

    Are you smoking something? You know how many people were KILLED not playing along with Communism. How many people are thrown in jail because of it having done nothing wrong. Right now just take a Look at Cuba, North Korea, China, throw China has been moving more over to Capitalism, kind of a Hybrid of the 2.

    Capitalism is based on people working HARD, making a living off there own work. Hoping to make it BIG! Socialism is for the LAZY, greedy people. You have one group working hard to make money, and then the government comes along and steels a chunk of your money and just gives it away to others that sit on their lazy butt!!! It's never enough, they want more more handouts because they get greedier and greedier, and the Government spends and spends the country into DEPT because there's not enough Rich people to steel money from!!! The lower 40% of the U.S. Population pay ZERO in Federal Taxes. How is that fair again? Spread the Wealth, create a bunch of Lazy & Greedy people that can't go out and get a job because the Government wants people to rely on it and not themselves.

    The U.S. really hasn't been a Capitalist country for the last 100 years. It's been moving to the Left, Socialism for quite some time.