TV Shows: What are you watching?

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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by Cornuck » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:29 pm

I caught the first episode of Silicon Valley and enjoyed it. Having worked for a software company so inept that they had to buy another company to get working product, there was a lot I could relate to.
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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by BurningBeard » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:31 pm

Cornuck wrote:I caught the first episode of Silicon Valley and enjoyed it. Having worked for a software company so inept that they had to buy another company to get working product, there was a lot I could relate to.
You worked for Microsoft when they produced MS DOS? :look:
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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by Cornuck » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:33 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
Cornuck wrote:I caught the first episode of Silicon Valley and enjoyed it. Having worked for a software company so inept that they had to buy another company to get working product, there was a lot I could relate to.
You worked for Microsoft when they produced MS DOS? :look:
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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by Topper » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:39 pm

Cornuck wrote:
BurningBeard wrote:
Cornuck wrote:I caught the first episode of Silicon Valley and enjoyed it. Having worked for a software company so inept that they had to buy another company to get working product, there was a lot I could relate to.
You worked for Microsoft when they produced MS DOS? :look:
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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by Arachnid » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:52 pm

Cornuck wrote:I caught the first episode of Silicon Valley and enjoyed it. Having worked for a software company so inept that they had to buy another company to get working product, there was a lot I could relate to.
Have you watched Halt and Catch Fire Cornstar? Great developer drama. Assholes, Egos & deadlines galore! :D
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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by Arachnid » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:54 pm

Topper wrote:
Cornuck wrote:
BurningBeard wrote:
Cornuck wrote:I caught the first episode of Silicon Valley and enjoyed it. Having worked for a software company so inept that they had to buy another company to get working product, there was a lot I could relate to.
You worked for Microsoft when they produced MS DOS? :look:
Dos > Windows 8
True. I can't go to 8.1 because some of the software I use is not compatible. Either are the ADB drivers for screwing around with my phone.

I still create file names within DOS accepted characters and use _ instead of spaces.
Fack me, I have to use a Windows 8 phone for work :|

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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by Topper » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:47 am

Over the Internet, you can pretend to be anyone or anything.

I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.

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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:00 pm

Dumb question but I just noticed the Crackle app on my tv . Kids must have added it . Some decent shows and movies on it . Is is free programming ?
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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by herb » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:46 am

Yeah Crackle is free. No idea how they make that business model work, but they have Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, so whatevs.

Started watching Marco Pollo on Netflix the other night. Pretty interesting so far, but I can see it getting old fast.

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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:33 pm

Reason asked was I was at a buddy's place the other night and I would have sworn there were prices on the programming per show or per movie . He had an apple console hooked up and was surfing around pretty quickly so perhaps it was a different app. Maybe Vevo or something. I will say that a smart tv is the way to go. A lot more convenient than a hdmi cable into the tv.

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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by herb » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:20 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Reason asked was I was at a buddy's place the other night and I would have sworn there were prices on the programming per show or per movie . He had an apple console hooked up and was surfing around pretty quickly so perhaps it was a different app. Maybe Vevo or something. I will say that a smart tv is the way to go. A lot more convenient than a hdmi cable into the tv.
Crackle is totally free. There are some commercials though. I think it's backed or owned by Sony Entertainment.

Smart TVs are sweet.

I'm in the process of optimizing my home theatre PC. Bought myself a cheapo Dell for $350 on a boxing day sale that has all the stats I need for this applicaiton. Figured it was cheaper than upgrading my 55" LED TV to a smart TV (bought it a couple years back before smart TVs were so common) and I'd get a whole bunch more functionality. I just transferred over a hundred gigs of music (mostly flac files) last night. The PC is now multitasking as an audio library and player, a smart TV interface, a cd player, a dvd player, a blu ray player and a regular old PC. It's all hard wired in with an ethernet connection so it's super fast.

Windows 8 totally blows for actually getting stuff done, but it's pretty good for this application actually. The app interfaces are good.

One of my next steps is to convince the wife that we can finally ditch cable TV.

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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by dangler » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:40 pm

What service would you use to watch sports?
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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by herb » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:59 pm

Yeah, that's still the biggest roadblock.

I believe you can purchase NHL Center Ice just through the old interwebz, but I believe DirectTV still has their greasy palms controlling NHL Sunday Ticket. I think you still need to be a cable subscriber in Canada and in the USA you need to have DirectTV.

We should at least be able to go down to the cheapest TV package at this point with all the TV and movies we have access through now through Netflix and other providers.

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Re: TV Shows: What are you watching?

Post by dangler » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:45 pm

Thats the only thing keeping me tied to fucking cable TV.
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