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#2431 breakfuss   Malicious Baiter ♥ CAGiversary!   3268 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2014 - 11:31 PM

Yeah, I've got no problem with it. Still feels like a steal. Nice of them to grandfather us in, though.


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#2432 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15234 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 12:23 AM

I think i'm paid up for another year and a half anyway from Samsung TV promos. Either way, no biggue.



#2433 Vulcan2422   Merchandiser With The Mouth CAGiversary!   4635 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:55 PM

Looks like they added Pain & Gain to Netflix. I have been wanting to see it for awhile now.


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#2434 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:59 PM

Looks like they added Pain & Gain to Netflix. I have been wanting to see it for awhile now.


Prepare for disappointment.

#2435 Kazaganthi   Blue Rogue CAGiversary!   1947 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:27 PM

Amazon "only" raised their price from $6.66/month to $8.33/month, so $1.67 raise. It's a big deal. This is just the start. Wait until your ISP start jumping on the cable TV pricing schemes, if they haven't already with unneeded bandwidth caps, etc.

 

The fact that with Net Neutrality dead now, and ISP's able to pick and chose who they throttle (or even block) just so they can ask for a ransom fee (Comcast to Netflix deal) should scare you.

 

This could happen in a few years, legally, to your internet bill: Want the Facebook/Twitter/Youtube social bundle? That's an extra $10/month. The Netflix/HuluPlus/Amazon Instant bundle? That's an extra $20/month.



#2436 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:38 AM

Amazon "only" raised their price from $6.66/month to $8.33/month, so $1.67 raise. It's a big deal. This is just the start. Wait until your ISP start jumping on the cable TV pricing schemes, if they haven't already with unneeded bandwidth caps, etc.

The fact that with Net Neutrality dead now, and ISP's able to pick and chose who they throttle (or even block) just so they can ask for a ransom fee (Comcast to Netflix deal) should scare you.

This could happen in a few years, legally, to your internet bill: Want the Facebook/Twitter/Youtube social bundle? That's an extra $10/month. The Netflix/HuluPlus/Amazon Instant bundle? That's an extra $20/month.


Yeah, it's a good thing there are no differences at all between amazon prime and netflix. I usually turn down the free shipping from my prime account. ;)

Netflix is saving money by paying comcast directly. Please read some more about 'net neutrality'.

#2437 kdiddy1989   2011 NBA Champions CAGiversary!   1278 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:31 AM

Prepare for disappointment.

I wouldn't say disappointment, but I'd say prepare for something way different than the trailer gives you. Trailer made it seem like a pure comedy. It was far from that.


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#2438 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:01 AM

I wouldn't say disappointment, but I'd say prepare for something way different than the trailer gives you. Trailer made it seem like a pure comedy. It was far from that.

Yeah, I was really disappointed. I expected a comedy and got a pretty violent movie.



#2439 Navex   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:39 PM

Sweet, I've been wanting to see that. American Dad Season 8 too woohoo.



#2440 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7162 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:29 PM

I'm surprised to hear Pain & Gain isn't a straight comedy when it was directed by one of the best comedic directors of our time.

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#2441 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 05:02 PM

I'm surprised to hear Pain & Gain isn't a straight comedy when it was directed by one of the best comedic directors of our time.


I hadn't seen anything about it except the trailer. It was one of the most unrepresentative trailers I've ever seen.

#2442 Kazaganthi   Blue Rogue CAGiversary!   1947 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2014 - 08:25 PM

Yeah, it's a good thing there are no differences at all between amazon prime and netflix. I usually turn down the free shipping from my prime account. ;)

Netflix is saving money by paying comcast directly. Please read some more about 'net neutrality'.

Woah, nice ignorant post you got there.

 

http://www.cnet.com/...affic-clogging/

http://en.wikipedia..../Net_neutrality

 

Opponents of net neutrality claim that broadband service providers have no plans to block content or degrade network performance.[9] Despite this claim, there has been a single case where an Internet service provider, Comcast, intentionally slowed peer-to-peer (P2P) communications.[10] Still other companies have begun to use deep packet inspection to discriminate against P2P, FTP, and online games, instituting a cell-phone style billing system of overages, free-to-telecom "value added" services, and bundling.[11] Critics of net neutrality also argue that data discrimination of some kinds, particularly to guarantee quality of service, is not problematic, but is actually highly desirable.

 

 

 

So are you saying the 'free shipping' from Amazon is worth less? Becuase Prime is actually cheapter than Netflix still, while their streaming service does suck imo. The 2-day is nice, but back in the day I never once paid for shipping from Amazon anyway, speed be damned.



#2443 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:36 AM

More reading: http://blogs.hbr.org...aign=Socialflow

It just isn't as clear as you want it to be.

#2444 Kazaganthi   Blue Rogue CAGiversary!   1947 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:18 PM

Maybe you should re-read that blog link you made. I'm not seeing a positive to ISP's being able to discriminate and control data flow. "Twitch? Throttle that shit, they don't pay us like Netflix."

 

The fact is the old Net Neutrality is dead and gone. What they do next is up in the air, they are still working on it. With the new proposed Net Neutrality being a neutered version of it's former self, things could go down hill and I was just speculating at what could happen.

 

Now here are some links that hopefully may inform more people:

https://www.aclu.org/net-neutrality

http://consumerist.c...net-neutrality/

https://petitions.wh...states/9sxxdBgy

http://www.theverge....of-the-internet

http://www.savethein...et.com/sti-home

 

If you want to talk about how Netflix and Google spend their money with server farms and google fiber, because the internet in USA sucks, that's another conversation.



#2445 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:07 AM

Maybe you should re-read that blog link you made. I'm not seeing a positive to ISP's being able to discriminate and control data flow. "Twitch? Throttle that shit, they don't pay us like Netflix."

The fact is the old Net Neutrality is dead and gone. What they do next is up in the air, they are still working on it. With the new proposed Net Neutrality being a neutered version of it's former self, things could go down hill and I was just speculating at what could happen.

Now here are some links that hopefully may inform more people:
https://www.aclu.org/net-neutrality
http://consumerist.c...net-neutrality/
https://petitions.wh...states/9sxxdBgy
http://www.theverge....of-the-internet
http://www.savethein...et.com/sti-home

If you want to talk about how Netflix and Google spend their money with server farms and google fiber, because the internet in USA sucks, that's another conversation.


That article just demonstrates that there are a variety or reasonable opinions. The fact is nobody really knows what will happen, but going full chicken little won't help you.

As far as the internet in the us 'sucking', why don't you substantiate that. Please make comparisons to countries with a similar geographical dispersion of residents.

#2446 ProfessorStotch   Bring on the Wolves! CAGiversary!   11503 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:56 AM

I'm sorry I posted an article that about a price increase. I had no idea it would lead to an argument about net neutrality.

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#2447 HydroX   Quintessential Studmuffin CAGiversary!   7118 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:29 AM

Just a side note that Amazon has added Archer, Pain and Gain, Suits Season 3 (no longer behind pay wall), and some other recently added stuff that Netflix added as well.


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