"I don't even bother with the theaters anymore. They're not a pleasant experience."
Are you SO anti-social and irritable that even the most minor things bother you? I have been to dozens and dozens of movies, and I can only think of twice ever being "bothered" at a theater. Even then it was a minor thing that didn't really impact the actual movie.
I mean if you avoid theaters because of price or whatever, fine. But don't lie and say "not a pleasant experience". tell the truth and just say "I don't like crowds".
I would bet anything this "piracy proof" box gets a work around in less than a week. All it takes is the feed to run into a video capture system that mimics the TV input. It really doesn't even sound that hard to do, and hell it doesn't even have to be "perfect", just better than the current "cam" rips that currently float out there for months before Blu-ray and DVD rips exist.
Comparing the price of Cable TV to other tech goods like PCs or printers is disingenuous. Cable TV relies on a constant stream of programming to function. Which in turn requires paying PEOPLE to constantly be performing monkeys for the moving picture box. Not to mention the constantly demand for innovation in DVR, on Demand, variety in programming/channels.. ect ect. It is easy to see why Cable has continued to rise in price. But you always could just....not pay it....
Roku has A LOT of deals with pretty much every major Cable company to let them connect and stream channels and content from them. They are basically advertised as a "secondary cable box" which is what I bought one for. If I was them I wouldn't want to step on anybody's toes when the future is so uncertain right now either since they are in a good position currently.
So according to John Skipper it goes... Heat?(people heave a heating company now?) Electricity Pay TV Water maybe?
Only the most rich of elite idiots who are disconnected from "normal society" would list "heat" as a household service(not gas and electric) and think Cable is more prevalent then water. no wonder he didn't see Cord cutting coming down the pipe...
It is a damn shame Software was not recognized for what it is...a simple reorganization of math and therefore not patent-able. Software should go under the umbrella of trademark or copyright. That still would potentially cause all sorts of problems(YOUR GUI LOOKS TOO MUCH LIKE MY GUI!) but at least it would potentially stop some of the ridiculous licensing problems we have now.
I work for a Major Police Department and we do random drug screening here, at all levels, and nobody says a peep. last one was actually earlier this month actually. Slight difference is though, that if you are caught you are not instantly fired(depending on which drug) but are suspended and sent to counselling.
This is literally just threats and bluster. CBS is acting as if they don't make money from online content. Which nobody with any business acumen would take seriously. If they were loosing money from online content, they would have pulled their content a long time ago. If they were loosing money and still were chugging along months and months later with the same business model and no changes...then CBS online should pull their content regardless of what the FCC is doing. But they won't, because $$$$$$$$$
This would be less of a issue if "justice" was more likely to be served for people doing white collar crimes. AKA if they really did steal 45 million then they, and anybody who knowingly took money from them, should go to JAIL for DECADES. But because this is a "white collar crime", we are soft on that issue and even if convicted they will likely only less than 8 years.
10 years ago micro-transactions and other DLC didn't exist. Now they rely on selling those items. The old model was to view mods as free word of mouth to sell more copies of your game, but now they view these mods as directly hurting their capability to sell more of their own DLC. They is why they are attacking them and it seems fewer games want to support community driven mods.
Just take everyone's phones away and be done with it. If you are not willing, and hopefully he isn't, to charge horny teens for being who they are, then just take the "tools of crime" or whatever away and have the school bar those kids from having phones again. What else is there to do? Expel 1/3 of the student body?
Funny thing, we DO pay for the service contract! Now we are going back through and resetting all the camera passwords to what we want them to be...except for two of them. Why not two of them? Because apparently 3M set them different than the rest and "forgot" what they were set to! And they are fighting us about resetting the password because it isn't part of the "standard service contract"...yeah our person in charge of the contract is ready to flip their shit and has vowed to never buy another 3M product over this whole thing.
Another fun tidbit PIPS/3M responded to the article from the EFF...and then didn't bother to contact the contractors/agencies with the vulnerable cameras! So while the article about the cameras came out on the 28th, and 3M responded to it...they never bothered to reach out and inform or help in any fashion the agencies that were vulnerable. So our agency didn't get notified of potential issues until the 29th when this article was read online. Thanks for nothing 3M.