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Remember when Netflix came out, and everybody said cable was dead, because you can watch everything on 1 streaming service for $10?

Now we have like 20 different streaming services for $10-20 each.

What happened?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because recurring revenue is king, and how investors value companies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is the motivation, not the vehicle of implementation.

      People are moronic mouth breathing TV watchers too stupid to use any sort of technology more complicated than a remote control and expect to be spoon fed everything--especially entertainment.

      The less thinking they can do, while still having something that they can brag about as a "status" the more likely morons will buy it, even if the product is mostly hot recycled garbage.

      Tl;dr we're ruled by 80IQ morons who care more about status than quality.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you're just describing a profit incentive for actively making people stupider.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    And remember how literally everyone correctly predicted that would happen?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I remember people predicting all of this as soon as Oblivion had a day 1 horse armor DLC.

      At every step of the way, people will defend the new step by saying that it is inconsequential, and defend the next step by saying you accepted the previous step.

      >Its cosmetic only, who cares?
      Then 1 year later
      >Is $10 for a new hero really all that much? People were spending $7 for cosmetic only packs--this gives you way more than those!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >At every step of the way, people will defend the new step by saying that it is inconsequential, and defend the next step by saying you accepted the previous step.
        Well put

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And remember how literally everyone correctly predicted that would happen?

        “It is not possible to make a LASTING compromise between technology and freedom, because technology is by far the more powerful social force and continually encroaches on freedom through REPEATED compromises.”

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > At every step of the way, people will defend the new step by saying that it is inconsequential, and defend the next step by saying you accepted the previous step.
        holy shit the trannies do always do this

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          cringe

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            yeah it’s super cringe

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Btw fellas I bought horse armor and spell tomes day 1.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The funny part is games haven't moved to a subscription model, it's exclusively for MMOs. It's mostly pay up front+MTX or free+more MTX/Battle Passes. Can't wait until netflix gets its lootbox monetization.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          games have definitely moved to "as a service" models, developers/publishers just know upfront subscription costs automatically turn away everyone but total morons, so they find other ways to monetize, which, when successful, generate exponentially more money from total morons and everyone else.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          youre so wrong it hurts

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I like f2p as long as you get a decent amount of stuff for free. Let the goyim subsidize my experience. I'd much rather have that than $15/mo like WoW back in the day. Games like TF2 for example. Some spastic wants to pay a thousand dollars to have a purple hat and I don't have to pay a subscription? Go right ahead.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          most multiplayer games nowadays depend on central services and servers. once they go lights out it's finito. nobody (except valve I guess) cares enough to give out the dedicated server software either. I guess it's not really subscription, but you're still at the whims of some frickass company.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Palworld has dedicated servers.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yea but then again 99,9% of old online multiplayer games aren't played by anyone even if it's possible so in the end it does not matter. unless you really want to do like fortnite lan party in 20 years and then be like oh my god the servers are shut down

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I still play CS1.6 on fridays, there's less servers but they do get filled. The people are chill and there's no toxicity police, in fact the racist banter keeps out the riff-raff and everyone has a fun time doing aim and surf maps with the silly hat mods and janky HL1 vehicles.
              if the game is good and has dedicated servers people will play it for a very long time. nobody will play fortnite in 20 years because the game is trash

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Nice you play that one most popular game of that time. Good for you, but what about hundreds of rest of those games from that time period?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                what about them? you can still play them if you have people interested in it. I've hosted or played several older games with dead online, it takes a little organization sometimes but the option is still there. you're not gonna trick me into giving that up for a bugpod socialist future buddy.
                >ultima online
                >battlefront 2
                >RPCS3 demon's souls fight clubs
                >cube 2 sauerbraten
                >soldat
                >worms armageddon
                >quake live
                >the world is not enough on PC
                >perfect dark netplay on PC
                >age of empires 2 on gameranger (before HD release)
                just to name a few

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                uuugh you just merely need some homosexuals to make like emulators and sheeeit and fuuuuuck. only on pc my man dude, just download this github !
                eh i'm not buying it i'm sorry. name whatever you want. i'm not interested. i'll just eat some some cube 2 sauerkraut. sliced in it cubes just for this occasion.
                i'll just invite some homosexuals over to paly some game on couch instead if there's some gay multiplayer thing in some old game. frick that online shit. you can have that with your nerd buddies. nobody cares. more of arcade guy myself. online is for those people who can't really interact with people directly

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                point is live service games die when schlomo says to shut it down. glad we both agree you don't like owning stuff.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Horse armor DLC didn't come out day 1.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, they'll do the "you're poor" cope if you complain or point it out, completely missing the point

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's not "cope" to point out that if you can't afford to spend 8 dollars a month supporting something you enjoy you should then you're probably not well off.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >can't afford
            I can afford $8 but my principles are worth much more than that.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Arguing semantics when it comes to not wanting to spend money is laughable. Keep wasting your money poorgay.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      and remember when people pointed out you don't need to subscribe to every service so it will still be cheaper than cable?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        certainly nobody with a brain said that, not while cable channels were being sold in bundles

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >certainly nobody with a brain said that
          yeah you don't need a brain to see the obvious.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >cable channels were being sold in bundles
          You'd have to buy a bundle for a set price. you had no choice to remove channels from the bundle for a discount.
          but now I have the choice to just pay for 1 or 2 steaming services, or all of them if I'm a brainless moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >now
            typical payslave can't see the inevitable future coming

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              kek we weren't talking about the future moron.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, that's why I don't pay for streaming services. I had a friend who scoffed when someone said they didn't either, and he said he always assumed most people have at least three. Fricking turbo normie.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone wants to be honest, but as soon as they feel like they're getting fricked, they'll go back to pirating everything.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah. I dropped Netflix when they lost Starz. All I had was Prime for a long time. Then I realized that you get free shipping if you spend $35. Now I have no streaming services.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wait you can still get free shipping without Prime?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Depends on the items and quantity, and what your local warehouse stocks.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's not 2-Day, but I get free shipping as long as I hit $35 and it's shipped by Amazon. Which is practically everything in my experience.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is fricking dystopian

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Dystopia is when you have to pay money for service

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Dystopia is when you have to pay money to activate components that are physically present in a machine you already paid tens of thousands of dollars to own.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          like buying gas? lmao

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You have to buy oil to buy I don't see you crying about that.

            Yes, buying consumable fuel and lubricant are definitely the same thing as having to pay money to turn on lights or the air conditioner which have been forcibly deactivated remotely through the internet.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              is this shit hackable? like how you used to be able to buy those downgraded Nvidia chips and go into BIOS and make them just as good as the more expensive variants?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If you look up "tesla jailbreak" there are people out there who restore installed features in secondhand Teslas, so it can be done.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                some of them might be but it's a mixed bag, your best bet is not to get a unit that's cucked in the first place. air conditioners and even heat pumps are dead simple and are still just single-wire circuits where +12V = on and 0V = off to each of the components, fan, compressor, heat, etc. there's entire microcontroller projects that just replace your thermostat and work perfectly, what people pay for on the smart shit is convenience of an app and whatever other bullshit google wants to offer so they can sell your data
                cars are a different animal but even those have been "hacked" for years since ECUs became a thing, it's just called "tuning".

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >get a modern car
                >dealership tells me a tune will void service contract
                >do it anyways
                >time for service, restore the OEM tune
                >"uhhh your ECU got wiped recently care to explain that?"
                >"I dunno maybe it's because I unhooked the battery to clean the terminals"
                >"oh ok"

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                old school motors are best
                >car's MOT about to expire
                >all warning lights have been lit up on dashboard for months
                >unscrew the dash and put electric tape over all the warning light LEDs
                >take car for MOT
                >passes straight away

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                unhooking battery leaves error code, it doesn't remove everything lol

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yes but it gets harder and harder every year.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You have to buy oil to buy I don't see you crying about that.

            Not at all like buying gas, moron

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            have a nice day

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You have to buy oil to buy I don't see you crying about that.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          watch people delibrately pretend they don't know the difference between 'activate components' and 'maintain components'

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >$8/ month to use your light dimmer.
        It's soulless lazy morons like you who make this possible

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You have to buy oil to buy I don't see you crying about that.

        have a nice day

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So you’re saying you think it’s totally reasonable to pay extra fees for the lights in your car to turn on?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        like buying gas? lmao

        Frick off moron

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i look like that and say that

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Remember in the book "1984" when big brother charged whatever his name is to use the mood lighting in his pod? Holy flipping crap it's like Huxley saw the future.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            didn't huxley write brave new world, not 1984

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There is no ongoing service moron, that's precisely the problem. It's a built-in feature requiring no extra work from the manufacturer locked behind a subscription paywall. There are people who take issue with subscriptions for legitimate services like Netflix but this is something else entirely.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There is no service involved here, moron.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >the literal smooth brain npc take
        you commies never disappoint

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone who said that was a fricking moron. Netflix had nothing good on it when it launched. I mean it still doesn't but this is about back then.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone made their own platform and now all of them are worthless.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do Europeans really?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >europeans

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All the science shows that live service models are not only better for the environment but help dismantle heteronormative capitalist ideologies

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Access by the customer is not permitted

      What the frick is this shit??? What brand is this?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        probably Tesla, it's unlikely but the battery is powerful enough to blow someone away if they frick with it wrong, that's probably why.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Pic

    Why the frick would you ever buy something that does not need to connect to the internet if they make it connect to the internet? Why the frick does your car need an ethernet connection? This is as asinine as buying a doorknob that you have to charge.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >20 services
    But no one actually subscribes to 20 services. Criterion and Shutter are really the only two you need.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What happened?
    They tried, but realized subs remain low and server costs are moronic.

    I went to resub to Broadway HD last week and was shocked that it was $20/mo. now, at $8.99 it was a ripoff because off the low amount of content (which doesn't appear to have improved). $20 is fricking nuts.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/3yn8p3K.jpg

      Remember when Netflix came out, and everybody said cable was dead, because you can watch everything on 1 streaming service for $10?

      Now we have like 20 different streaming services for $10-20 each.

      What happened?

      All the science shows that live service models are not only better for the environment but help dismantle heteronormative capitalist ideologies

      >how many boosts you want lad?

      Remember when Net neutrality came out and everyone said you'd have to pay more for popular websites?
      ,.........and then it never happened

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >image
        WTF is that?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          its about network neutrality, what would happen if ISPs had full control over what you could access. The only company that got fricked over recently was netflix, by comcast, butthurt they had to carry netflix's traffic across "their" networks, from data centers that don't pay them, to people who aren't their customers.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >

            [...]
            [...]
            [...]
            Remember when Net neutrality came out and everyone said you'd have to pay more for popular websites?
            ,.........and then it never happened
            Ah, so it's not real...
            yet.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              it technically is, as netflix had to start paying comcast to not throttle their traffic. a move that comcast only made because they own universal, and didn't like helping their competition. generally too many companies profit from network neutrality for it to ever stop being a thing.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bait 'n' switch is the oldest trick

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >netflix comes out
    >the model is proven to work
    >disney/pixar other studios want a slice of the pie
    >retract all their movies from netflix
    >new have to have their subscription to watch their new movies
    >scamdemic happens and they realize they can scam everyone under the guise of inflation
    >"lets see how far we can take it"
    >netflix reintroduces ads to the lowest subscription and forbids account sharing when they encouraged it in the past
    >they all jack up prices
    >cars start pulling this shit to
    >zoomers are low t lobotomized morons that consider pirating or using adblock to be "stealing" so it'll become their version of cable they might even bundle different services in the future who knows

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > zoomers are low t lobotomized morons that consider pirating or using adblock to be "stealing" so it'll become their version of cable they might even bundle different services in the future who knows

      You can already bundle shit. It no different than cable. I feel physical disgust and personally attacked if I have to watch commercials

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no they don't moron they're just too braindead to torrent and google "free movie stream"

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it’s not much different than cable.You still have to wait weekly for shows. That’s bullshit.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The funniest part is that this shit mostly affects "premium" cars. It's applegays all over again.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >his smile and optimism: gone

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The only mood left to light my way..... a grim sense of resignation

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't do streaming channels. I ain't paying for channels when there's nothing worth watching

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >how many boosts you want lad?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no way this is real
      this is too cynical even for sci fi

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i think their reason was that the "boost" was too powerful for the drivetrain, so they had to limit it so owners didn't put too much strain on the car. but then why have it at all?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >owners
          Owners of what, exactly?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe it reverts back to 500 if you charge the battery full?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no it simply counts down every time you use it and will be unavailable when it hits 0, forever. for that firmware version at least. it's basically just launch control, so fun but not very useful i guess.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >a blurry image faked by some reddit homosexual who idolizes Ted the troony
      Whoa I'm so demoralized now!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >faked
        no

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Getting to kill people 500 times while Tesla pays for and deals with the cases

      thanks elon!

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    still cheaper than cable

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    X as a service

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    YOU PEOPLE ARE FRICKING moronS
    Netflix isn't a replacement for cable, its a replacement for places like blockbuster and redbox

    Regardless of cost, streaming is a lot better since its all on demand and you can cancel on a whim. For live sports, things like Hulu Live are an improvement for the same reason (as well as that streaming service ESPN/FOX/Warner are making).

    Lets face it, we were getting too good of a deal on the early stages. Doesn't mean an improvement wasn't made. Don't like it? Go back to watching whatever movie Comedy Central is playing with ads and bleeped out curse words. Or just pay for movies individually on Prime Video.

    The point is you have options now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Netflix isn't a replacement for cable
      yes it is
      >its a replacement for places like blockbuster and redbox
      yeah it was in 2010. now it's a unicorn tech stock and it's replacing cable after pouring millions into production and marketing and buying rights to series'. keep up grandpa

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      b***h you sound like a marketing slave for Netflix. Who actually pays $17 a month to let netflix inflict their woke garbage and anime abominations upon them?

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >a $.02 resistor fails
    >your entire car is bricked because the entire dash and ecu is tied to a shitty tablet screen glued to the dash

    Modern cars are gay disposable trash

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Now we have like 20 different streaming services for $10-20 each.
    Speak for yourself
    >I spent on my money on things that cost money and now I don't have any money left
    >how could this have happened

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You know there's no law that says you have to pay for 20 different streaming services, right?
    You can just pay for one, watch what you want to watch, then cancel it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this isn't actually about lights being on/off, it's just some feature where you can set the ambient lights to different "moods".

      if you get mad about it then don't buy the car, simple as

      This has to be the same guy, he's so blasse about getting fricked in the face by corporations. He just shovels the feed in his mouth completely unaware of the consequences of his continued submission.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i'm not both of them
        and i'm not getting fricked in the face since i didn't buy it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          So you just tell other people to shovel shit into their mouths for fun?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So you just tell other people to shovel shit into their mouths for fun?

        >He just shovels the feed in his mouth
        >So you just tell other people to shovel shit into their mouths
        what's with all the shoveling

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this isn't actually about lights being on/off, it's just some feature where you can set the ambient lights to different "moods".

    if you get mad about it then don't buy the car, simple as

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >dude just dont buy the car
      >what do you mean 95% of car companies charge for subscription features? not my problem better looked for a used car
      >no used cars left? oh well better deal with it anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >what do you mean 95% of car companies charge for subscription features?
        is that true?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          no

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            oh

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          not currently, but like everything else, its heading that way. its facetious to say "only two companies are doing it,it wont catch on" when you can look at DOZENS of backwards innovations now that everyone is doing despite the fact it does nothing but harm the end user

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I won't buy the car AND I'll get mad about it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody was pretending it was an essential feature. The point is it shouldn't be locked behind a subscriptions should be reserved for services and for renting products/goods. There is no service here, it's a built-in feature that has been artificially deactivated. You are literally paying for nothing.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >and everybody said cable was dead, because you can watch everything on 1 streaming service for $10
    Literally noone said that , take your meds

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Society has fallen

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'd rip that gay shit out of my car if I saw that. Also all this talk about saving the environment, imagine how much less waste there'd be if we restomoded cars instead of keep making new ones with all this gay shit in them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i don't think it works that way. i like driving 80s shitboxes myself and will drive until it's banned or i die.
      but it wouldn't be efficient or environment friendly to make make old cars into new cars by that way

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        well I mean not all cars are salvageable but majority could just use a bit of TLC, can't be more work than making a whole car from nothing

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if I buy a Cinemaphile pass will I get the IP counter back?

    • 1 month ago
      Hiro

      sure, please buy a pass

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >have to install mandatory update before you can continue playing

  31. 1 month ago
    Hiro

    IT'S THE END TIMES

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why the frick does it run Windows lmao

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why the frick does a water dispenser need regular OS updates?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It would make infinitely more sense to use some kind of free linux version for such a simple computer. Also why would it ever need to update or connect to the Internet?
          >but I simply need to use the app to remotely share how many LGBTQIA+ Bud Light (c) cans I have in my Fridge (tm) to my Meta (tm) Facebook (R) account for all my friends and family to Like and Subscribe and Follow for more epic Fridge (tm) content (sponsored post)
          Smarthomegays are the fricking worst.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        A lot of animated billboards for ads and train station arrival dates, as well as terminals for vending machines run Windows too. You can see it all the time when they bug out and end up on a regular Windows Desktop.
        It's fricking moronic and a waste of computing resources, but it's also low effort.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's a good operating system.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Funny, i dont have such problem

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because you drive a pirate ship to work? Smart

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    reminder to never buy "smart" anything
    if you don't have root access to your devices, someone else does

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >decide to sell car
    >person comes to check it out and agree a price
    >says he'll pick it up in a week
    >drive around my estate doing handbrake turns, wheel spins and generally ragging the bollocks off it
    >sell car
    >new owner leaves me a voicemail saying there are some issues with the car
    >block number
    heh

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >watch everything on 1 streaming service for $10
    get a sneedbox and you can still do that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >seedbox
      just use an old computer and the only thing you need to pay for is electricity, no data limits or others telling you what to do or not do with the system

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >just use an old computer
        The point of a seedbox is getting a gigabit+ connection with serious upload capacity instead of your own shitty home internet with 1Mbps of upload.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >seedbox
          just use an old computer and the only thing you need to pay for is electricity, no data limits or others telling you what to do or not do with the system

          this. the only reason I was able to get 20TB of buffer on my private trackers is because of the sneedbox.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I find on my private tracker that if you download loads of shitty 4k porn and leave it seeding, you'll never be in the negative on your seed ratio and you can download all the kinos you want

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >instead of your own shitty home internet with 1Mbps of upload.
          what the hell kind of internet are you using, do people really not have equal down/up speeds of gig+ fiber in the modern age?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            the data centers the seedboxes in seem to get priority on peering arrangements.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            My apartment building only has cable internet.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Google fiber is in like 5 cities and Verizon is almost exclusively east coast everyone else is stuck with Comcast who has almost zero competition

              I don't know why but here in bongland I get pretty good up speeds considering my apartment building is from the 80s

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            upspeed is almost always slower. the download speed is what sells. best connection i could get is 1000/400

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Google fiber is in like 5 cities and Verizon is almost exclusively east coast everyone else is stuck with Comcast who has almost zero competition

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              And even where Verizon did put fiber, almost nowhere did they replace the end user in house wire, so it still bottlenecks the speed.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                when I moved into my house they came and replaced everything, took out the old equipment, ran a new line etc

                I live in a small city on the east coast and i have fiber, you're just making shit up

                you just said the only places getting it are rural areas you moronic redneck

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                meant for

                >east coast
                that is why you have fiber
                I would have hoped even coasties would know how fricking huge America is

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            yes, most internet is still asymmetrical, and likely always will be.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            the only places in the US that are getting symmetrical fiber are rural areas that have either never had internet or only had cellular internet. Everywhere else is forever locked down by government mandated regional monopolies.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I live in a small city on the east coast and i have fiber, you're just making shit up

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >east coast
                that is why you have fiber
                I would have hoped even coasties would know how fricking huge America is

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >not having a gig at home

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the real benefit to a seedbox is being able to run your own services on it available via internet with no home network shenanigans

      for example is running plex, you can also run your own VPN, sync service, serve http, I use mine for game servers sometimes, etc.
      btw whatbox bro you should check out the links feature if you haven't already, your name.box.ca link persists across servers in case they switch you one day like they did me when their plans got cheaper recently

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this. I run an icecast radio server on mine that me and my friends can DJ

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      do you host plex out of your seedbox too?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yes, you can use jellyfin or emby too but they are ass compared to Plex, not polished at all

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Plex uses central servers for auth, sends your library info for analytics, and has shut people's accounts off for sharing. If you care about privacy or don't want to pay for a phone app then Jellyfin is a better choice. The only thing I've heard is lacking a bit is metadata detection, but Radarr and Sonarr already do that work and have integration.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >muh metadata
            sort of true, plex does metadata detection slightly better. however plex is still not perfect either so i'd hardly call it a bragging point for them. and the centralized auth servers plex uses should be an immediate red flag for everyone. jellyfin is the correct choice at the moment

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >muh metadata
            sort of true, plex does metadata detection slightly better. however plex is still not perfect either so i'd hardly call it a bragging point for them. and the centralized auth servers plex uses should be an immediate red flag for everyone. jellyfin is the correct choice at the moment

            I used Plex last night when I Internet was down so idk what y'all are on about

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              My friend has 100tb Plex server. Shit is way better than any on the market and the app is on everything, smart TV,PC,mobile,console. Also really good ui

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >costs money for hardware transcoding, android/ios apps, hdr support, tv tuner dvr
                no thanks

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                $140 for hard drive and raspberry pi or $300+ a year for subscriptions. You do you

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you misunderstand, I'm advocating for jellyfin instead of plex spyware
                you want people to pay for basic features supported out of the box on jellyfin and hand your (illegally pirated) library data over to a third party

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks for the info, what is pled doing to be spyware to you? I'll definitely check out jellyfish though as I fricking hate that shit. I run Graphene OS on my phone to get away from all the spying

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                plex collects usage data, the server software doesn't send actual filenames but it does send file hash, runtime, framerate, etc. essentially meaning they know what media you have similar to browser fingerprinting
                authentication goes through their servers meaning they are recording your IP, where you access from, the length of your sessions and what you watched, if you're sharing with anyone else
                using their phone app is even worse, paying means you give them your name, address, email and other personal billing info
                people have asked plex to clarify their privacy policy many times but they refuse to do so, and even if they did do you really think they aren't selling some backdoor access to the alphabet boys on the down low?

                jellyfin meanwhile is completely FOSS, you can build it yourself, auth is all serverside that you control and all features unlocked for free, with community plugins that can do extra stuff. what people pay for in plex is the convenience of not having to set up networking to access it, basically. but if you know anything (and I hope you would if you're a pirate) it's pretty easy to figure out.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks again anon I really should look more into that stuff before I use it. I love FOSS and I use libreWolf for the best privacy browser. Also FUTO products are really good and privacy focused. I use their text to speech and graybird for every video platform in one piracy focused app and I believe they also are FOSS.

                I'll definitely be switching to Jellyfin and that should be pretty easy to figure out or research. I'm also getting another raspberry pi to setup my own surveillance system. As the feds have access to other ones. People also are using WiFi jammers to stop shitty surveillance systems

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Nvm FUTO products is not FOSS. They do ask for money you can use it for free an they won't stop you.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                https://futo.org/projects/

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If your email isn't private I recommend you start with that, Proton is free and works great. De-google as much as you can.

                For surveillance I have Reolink cams but the NVR is blocked from the internet by my router. The cams are wired. The way I see it surveillance is only useful if you have physical access to the recordings so be sure to lock the NVR up somewhere it can't get stolen. RasPi seems like it would work great for that purpose, if I were to do it again I might try it. You'll need a PoE switch and networking knowledge.

                Another big step to take is switching your desktop OS because Windows has more holes than swiss cheese, and they keep making it worse tossing AI bullshit in there. I switched to Linux Mint and I'm still acclimating but most stuff works pretty well. I was very surprised that even vidya works. I am a developer by profession so it was easier for me, if you aren't as tech oriented then try a dual boot setup first.

                Jellyfin obviously I recommend, just make sure you access it securely. If hosting from home and accessing outside, set up HTTPS or better yet a WireGuard VPN for that purpose.

                I've never tried Graphene because I got started on Lineage but seems you're ahead of the game there.

                For browsers as long as you have something that can block trackers that's half the battle. I recommend Mull, but even more mainstream Firefox or Brave can be set up with good privacy settings. Personally I block all scripts by default and whitelist sites I use but that's a little much for some people.

                Never heard of Futo but thanks for the link, I drove my habits away from social media but if I do need something like youtube I have FreeTube on PC and NewPipe on my phone.

                Good luck on your privacy journey anon, you do give up some convenience but it's worth it in the end when you get it all working and YOU are in control.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                LibreWolf is a very hardened version of Firefox and I would recommend you check that out its better than just stopping JavaScript.

                Soon as I get better internet I'll be switching over to Minjaro or arch Linux and I have a networking friend that also uses Linux so it will be smooth.

                The cost of a slight inconvenience/needing to learn is a small price to pay for privacy for me

                Have a good one anon

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >taking the picture while driving and incriminating yourself
    What a fricking moron. I hope he got a fine and his license taken away.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >change users
    >wife's bf has every option enabled

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I won't buy an electric car until they can be jailbroken reliably.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >You have no Bluetooth connections left
    >To continue playing music on your car's stereo system by using a Bluetooth device, please purchase more Bluetooth connections in your app

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Please download more RAM
      >mfw

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    can only get equal speeds where i live
    i never bothered to go above cheapest fibre option, never had an issue with the speed 2bh

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the same thing that always happens

    greed always takes over for reason

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    thats the free market.
    there are 20 streaming services because people pay for 20 streaming services.
    If everyone just stayed at Netflix only then those streaming services would have died off very fast

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nah, ~~*intellectual property*~~ is the antithesis to the free market and is the reason there's 20 services
      >i thought of something someone else already did
      >my thoughts are now illegal to profit from under IP law even if I do it better
      fundamentally incompatible with innovation

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Switch back to cable if you love it so much homosexual

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody said that. You're a dumb fricking discord homosexual who was born after all that happened.
    When Netflix came out, everyone on Cinemaphile was already downloading torrents for 15 years.
    kys zoomer

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Frick paying.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same
      I look like this and do this too
      literally feels good being a functioning productive member of society and able to hold my head high in public talking to other adults

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I know what you mean. It's fricking embarrassing telling someone you pirated a show after the age of 30, lol. Glad I don't do that anymore.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          learn to lie homosexual it's so easy
          >hey where'd you see that
          >on netflix
          it's that simple

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >life revolves around faceless peoples opinions of you
        ngmi

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      is there an equivalent but opposite 'jak that is wearing a "I compiling foss software" because I would look like that and say that

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I did not save them but there is some. Not home or I would go find them

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >and everybody said cable was dead, because you can watch everything on 1 streaming service for $10?
    >everything on 1 streaming service for $10?
    No one said that, moron.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cable is dying and the subscription numbers prove it

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >But what if I were to package those subscription services, and sell them as my own invention?
    >Heh heh, delightfully devilish, anon.

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sky TV just acts as a hub for these services in addition to their own. They had a brief renaissance where they gave out director's cut films for download but it didn't last naturally.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      does Sky still lock you out of your recorded/downloaded shows/movies? I swear I remember going to my parent's house years back and they were all pissed off because they cancelled their Sky subscription but my dad couldn't watch all the airwolf episodes he recorded

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think they do yeah, in my case the Aliens: Director's Cut got yeeted off my drive after about a year because I never paid for it.
        They've been trying to push Sky Glass but it's just a shittier version of their service without any local storage

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I actually like how this is all playing out. Every single person who can afford Iphones and Teslas should be fricked in the ass with fees. I hate the rich and now the middle class too.

    I sincerely hope every person with money gets fricked in the ass hard. I relish thinking about it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      based https://youtu.be/jO3stBgUQyk?feature=shared
      always remember. "I ain't got 20 bucks"

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >we
    Hahahaha. Did you actually pay ~~*(them*~~) your hard earned shekels? Learn to subvert this shit, you don't need to be a genius FFS

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Show me your happy faces

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gas the israelites. Problem solved overnight. Everytime, every age, everywhere.

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    have none of you morons heard of IPTV?

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