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jagdriver

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Posted: Aug 7, 2009 - 11:29am

 laprincessa wrote:

Hmmm, well I might have to consider that.

Can someone just club him over the head and bring him and a preacher to me, please? I think I can handle the rest. {#Twisted}

 
My wife remarked something similar the other evening. Something to the effect that Tony and Chris Isaak can get all the....
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Posted: Aug 7, 2009 - 11:19am

 jagdriver wrote:

Netflix has the Anthony Bourdain No Reservations episodes available in streaming format; we've been enjoying them.
 
Hmmm, well I might have to consider that.

Can someone just club him over the head and bring him and a preacher to me, please? I think I can handle the rest. {#Twisted}
jagdriver

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Posted: Aug 7, 2009 - 11:04am

 laprincessa wrote:

Well, I'm glad to be getting sympathy, but honestly - it's not that big of a deal for me. I WISH, WISH, WISH I could get full Anthony Bourdain episodes online and I already have SOME Deadliest Catch on DVD. Those along with Heroes are the ONLY tv shows I watch. If I had to choose one, Tony would win leaps and bounds over all all. He's my hero.
 
Netflix has the Anthony Bourdain No Reservations episodes available in streaming format; we've been enjoying them.

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Posted: Aug 7, 2009 - 10:55am

 cookinlover wrote:

Hey, those will go great with the free t.v. I'm giving you... poor thing.
 
Well, I'm glad to be getting sympathy, but honestly - it's not that big of a deal for me. I WISH, WISH, WISH I could get full Anthony Bourdain episodes online and I already have SOME Deadliest Catch on DVD. Those along with Heroes are the ONLY tv shows I watch. If I had to choose one, Tony would win leaps and bounds over all all. He's my hero.

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Posted: Aug 7, 2009 - 10:48am

 HoneyBearKelly wrote:
Anyway there was a study done recently saying that the people that use p2p sites buy more content legally than people that don't use those sites.
 
Again, BitTorrent is not a so-called "p2p" scheme like Napster etc.  It is a technology that is a generation ahead of old peer-to-peer file sharing that is associated with illegal distribution of copyrighted material.  In fact, BitTorrent technology is used by quite a few legitimate software and multimedia distributors.

No excuses are necessary for using BitTorrent.  It's 100% legal.

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Posted: Aug 7, 2009 - 8:10am

Concerning torrents:

I have a couple of demonoid access codes available (paying it forward from Bokey last year )  - PM me if you're interested.

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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 5:54pm

 HoneyBearKelly wrote:

I know.
That's why I included my little disclaimer. {#Smile}

Anyway there was a study done recently saying that the people that use p2p sites buy more content legally than people that don't use those sites.

I'd hunt up a link, but like I said, I'm old.

 
Hell, I'm exhausted just from holding up the magnifying lens to read this.

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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 5:50pm

 Servo wrote:
FYI—

BitTorrent is not illegal.  Pirating copyrighted program material is illegal, regardless of the transport layer.

 
I know.
That's why I included my little disclaimer. {#Smile}

Anyway there was a study done recently saying that the people that use p2p sites buy more content legally than people that don't use those sites.

I'd hunt up a link, but like I said, I'm old.
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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 2:57pm

 laprincessa wrote:

Well, it DOES work, I just don't own a converter. And it wasn't ever really all that important to me to purchase one... I'm a movie watcher - I do that on my computer with my cinema quality speakers. They're my partner's editing speakers and are like being in a movie theater - bad ass.
 
Hey, those will go great with the free t.v. I'm giving you... poor thing.

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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 2:54pm

 manbirdexperiment wrote:

What do you have a broken TV? You stand on it to reach the cereal shelf in the kitchen? Ottoman? 

 
Well, it DOES work, I just don't own a converter. And it wasn't ever really all that important to me to purchase one... I'm a movie watcher - I do that on my computer with my cinema quality speakers. They're my partner's editing speakers and are like being in a movie theater - bad ass.

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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 2:19pm

 hippiechick wrote:
Reality is for those who can't take drugs.
 
{#Razz}


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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 2:17pm

 greyfin10 wrote:
Means of escape are as individual as the people who use them, and they don't require any "minimum of technology".  Books can be used as escape... or daydreams... you as the "escaper" just provide the missing pieces.  Everyone escapes in one shape or another.  Its how much of your life the escape displaces that determines how appropriate it is.  This is very much off the topic of this discussion, so I won't dive further into the dynamics of MMO-abuse, but like all things in that messy thing we call reality, it's not black and white.  But, in the sense that a perfectly good tool can be abused, I stand by my analogies.
 
Although I hesitate to call video games "tools", as they have no practical use, I am the last person to blame the inanimate object.  Obviously it is up to the person who uses it.  By the same token, I do hold people responsible for the consequences of their own choices.

As for allegations of superiority of video games over other forms of entertainment, I remain skeptical as long as any evidence is absent.


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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 2:03pm

 hippiechick wrote:

Reality is for those who can't take drugs.
 

Ain't that the truth !!!
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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 1:56pm

 manbirdexperiment wrote:

What do you have a broken TV? You stand on it to reach the cereal shelf in the kitchen? Ottoman? 

 
Just because you got a cool new 250 watt wireless speaker doesn't mean it's okay to make fun of those less fortunate. LaPrincessa, I have a working 13 inch black and white you can have for free... just swing by and pick it up anytime! {#Good-vibes}
jagdriver

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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 1:56pm

 manbirdexperiment wrote:
What do you have a broken TV? You stand on it to reach the cereal shelf in the kitchen? Ottoman? 
 
You can always yank the innurds and create a diorama. It would probably be far more interesting than the majority to what's on the tube.

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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 1:52pm

 laprincessa wrote:
I own a tv but it doesn't work. Haven't had one (a working one) since January. And I HAVEN'T watched the news in about 5 years - what a weight off my shoulders! ~whew~
 
What do you have a broken TV? You stand on it to reach the cereal shelf in the kitchen? Ottoman? 


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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 1:40pm

I own a tv but it doesn't work. Haven't had one (a working one) since January. And I HAVEN'T watched the news in about 5 years - what a weight off my shoulders! ~whew~
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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 1:22pm

Means of escape are as individual as the people who use them, and they don't require any "minimum of technology".  Books can be used as escape... or daydreams... you as the "escaper" just provide the missing pieces.  Everyone escapes in one shape or another.  Its how much of your life the escape displaces that determines how appropriate it is.  This is very much off the topic of this discussion, so I won't dive further into the dynamics of MMO-abuse, but like all things in that messy thing we call reality, it's not black and white.  But, in the sense that a perfectly good tool can be abused, I stand by my analogies.

 Servo wrote:
NOTE:

Television was never intended to be a replacement for reality.  Technologically it lacks the ability to.

Immersive multi-player video games might not have been intended to replace reality.  But in practice, they are used to do just that.

I have no beef with video game players who remain confined, but I do have a BIG problem with those who go on to play life as if it was a video game!

Virtual reality will always be the lesser of actual reality.

 


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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 1:20pm

 Servo wrote:
NOTE:

Television was never intended to be a replacement for reality.  Technologically it lacks the ability to.

Immersive multi-player video games might not have been intended to replace reality.  But in practice, they are used to do just that.

I have no beef with video game players who remain confined, but I do have a BIG problem with those who go on to play life as if it was a video game!

Virtual reality will always be the lesser of actual reality.

 
Reality is for those who can't take drugs.

Servo

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Posted: Aug 6, 2009 - 1:14pm

NOTE:

Television was never intended to be a replacement for reality.  Technologically it lacks the ability to.

Immersive multi-player video games might not have been intended to replace reality.  But in practice, they are used to do just that.

I have no beef with video game players who remain confined, but I do have a BIG problem with those who go on to play life as if it was a video game!

Virtual reality will always be the lesser of actual reality.


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