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Forum: What's On Television?   2018-04-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,006
Posted By asd
I found the first 2 episodes so bad -- wooden...

I found the first 2 episodes so bad -- wooden writing and comatose acting -- that not even authentic words like f*** could save it. I wanted to like a Star Trek reboot, made in Canada, but the show...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-12-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 52,506
Posted By asd
Bev, how can you blame Roku for no Shomi app?...

Bev, how can you blame Roku for no Shomi app? That clunker service is as dead as Monty Python's Norwegian Blue parrot.
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2017-12-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,754
Posted By asd
I successfully unlocked my prepaid Koodo phone...

I successfully unlocked my prepaid Koodo phone this AM. It took about 10 minutes from dialing to hangup -- a pleasant surprise, btw. The assistant asked for the IMEI number and I waited a minute or 2...
Forum: What's On In Sports?   2017-11-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,294
Posted By asd
The best part of a Grey Cup is the Stampeder's...

The best part of a Grey Cup is the Stampeder's horse galloping down the sidelines after each TD but Ottawa's venue doesn't have enough space. I hope there's room for heaters at the benches, given...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-11-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 52,506
Posted By asd
jacjames, it's worth the wait and the cost. I...

jacjames, it's worth the wait and the cost. I have 2 fire tv sticks, bought online from US. I never use Alexa with my US Prime account nor do I miss 4k video on them. My smart TV and my Rokus stream...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-10-28, 12:41 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 193,330
Posted By asd
What one's friends or coworkers say might be...

What one's friends or coworkers say might be interesting as a story but it's just that: anecdotal. Moreover, the source of articles claiming Canada is a piracy haven need to be examined. Is the...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-10-24, 01:27 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 193,330
Posted By asd
To say"you can never reduce demand for something...

To say"you can never reduce demand for something that is free" is simply an overgeneralization, an instance of faulty reasoning. There is no room in the assertion for inevitable exceptions,...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-10-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By asd
Oh come on, Netflix doesn't always make great...

Oh come on, Netflix doesn't always make great shows either. Low standards according to whom? I cancelled my Netflix subscription a couple of months ago because of the predictable and juvenile stuff...
Forum: What's On Television?   2017-09-30, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,978
Posted By asd
no spoiler alert

I watched the 10 episodes on Amazon Prime US over the last couple of evenings. However, my early enthusiasm for a UK production, shot in Waterton, AB, about murder, the environment, bitumen...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-06-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 193,330
Posted By asd
I guess all those Sony smart tv users, installing...

I guess all those Sony smart tv users, installing Kodi from Google Playstore, are now suspected pirates:)

Can Bev explain the idea of economical loss? If one loses less, is one's loss economical?
Forum: What's On Television?   2017-04-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,846
Posted By asd
As someone from away, who chose to retire to the...

As someone from away, who chose to retire to the Annapolis Valley, an hour from Annapolis Royal, I find the irony here quite annoying: celebration of a shared history has left out, even alienated,...
Forum: EastLink   2017-03-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,421
Posted By asd
Dotails, I think you need to order gigabit...

Dotails, I think you need to order gigabit internet speed from Eastlink, like I did. They insist on installing the modem; you can't buy it from them. They used to allow subscribers to use cable boxes...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-03-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 193,330
Posted By asd
I guess Sony Android smart TVs are also...

I guess Sony Android smart TVs are also problematic -- Kodi can be installed easily from their official app store. Sony is, after all, a nefarious offshore manufacturer of pirate tools. Boy, do I...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-03-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,332
Posted By asd
I have to agree with TOCollin. My little town in...

I have to agree with TOCollin. My little town in Annapolis Valley gets no OTA service so cable TV and streaming are the viable media options.

We have scads of stations on our cable tv roster yet...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-01-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 193,330
Posted By asd
There's nothing old school about viewing property...

There's nothing old school about viewing property that requires conceptual effort to recognize it, intellectual property, differently from physical or tangible property, like land. Today's...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-01-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 193,330
Posted By asd
I certainly agree movies and TV programs don't...

I certainly agree movies and TV programs don't grow on trees; writers, directors, producers and so on deserve to be compensated for their intellectual and creative efforts. Infringement of copyright...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-01-07, 06:05 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 193,330
Posted By asd
There's some recycled piracy is theft discussion...

There's some recycled piracy is theft discussion here. To use the stealing oranges analogy, it's comparing apples to oranges. Stealing an orange is theft that can lead to a criminal charge but...
Forum: What's On Television?   2016-07-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By asd
Agreed, it's a superb show but if they don't play...

Agreed, it's a superb show but if they don't play the next episode soon I'll need a refresher course. Mostly, I like UK crime shows but the US is getting better at it.
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2016-06-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 193,330
Posted By asd
Good point, judges aren't likely software...

Good point, judges aren't likely software engineers. But on the other hand, technologists and software engineers aren't judges nor even, in most cases, lawyers. Moreover, the court has the resources...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2016-05-27, 11:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,476
Posted By asd
Petty and Cacioppo offer a theory to help explain...

Petty and Cacioppo offer a theory to help explain decisions in consumer behavior:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaboration_likelihood_model

Basically, it suggests we spend more time considering...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2016-04-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 39,140
Posted By asd
I gave up on Unblock-us a couple of weeks ago,...

I gave up on Unblock-us a couple of weeks ago, when Netflix started telling me to turn off my geoblocker and Unblock had no viable solution. Unlocator, however, seems to stay ahead of Netflix and...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2016-04-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,340
Posted By asd
USTVnow can be installed from the private...

USTVnow can be installed from the private channels on Rokus.
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2016-02-02, 05:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,837
Posted By asd
The Annapolis Valley was 15C with full sun...

The Annapolis Valley was 15C with full sun yesterday afternoon. It was a gentle cool down from the daily 30C in Puerto Vallarta we enjoyed in January. Toronto was quite nippy Friday night, when we...
Forum: EastLink   2015-07-17, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,065
Posted By asd
Eastlink sent an email last week, stating their...

Eastlink sent an email last week, stating their upgrade to fibre optic network has roughly doubled upload and download speeds. I have the Evolution plan, now advertised as 10mbps upload and 100mbps...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2015-03-29, 04:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,474
Posted By asd
I checked to see if the New Minas FS, in the...

I checked to see if the New Minas FS, in the Valley, would become a Bestbuy only to discover the New Minas store closed March 20th. Oh well, I buy stuff online 95% of the time anyway and Halifax BB's...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2015-01-07, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,085
Posted By asd
There are a few Amazon VOD shows now in UHD too....

There are a few Amazon VOD shows now in UHD too. Like Netflix, the pickings are slim but they don't ask for more money.
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2014-09-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,417
Posted By asd
Many parts of AB are back to high 20sC today,...

Many parts of AB are back to high 20sC today, even 30C, and for several days to come. I don't miss the frequent threat of snow in Calgary, the lack of seasons, and the lack of humidity, making...
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2014-09-14, 02:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 52,149
Posted By asd
Consider the area you live in before draining....

Consider the area you live in before draining. Canada is a huge country with quite different ecosystems.

Chlorine decipates quickly in hot tubs, requiring frequent addition of it for balanced spa...
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2014-09-12, 01:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 52,149
Posted By asd
We're very happy with our high end 700 series...

We're very happy with our high end 700 series Beachcomber, with the hybrid motors for energy efficiency. Originally, we thought we'd get a lower end one but at 62 it's easier to get in and out of...
Forum: Humour.   2014-08-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,258
Posted By asd
For UK comedy, I like John Cleese best -- big...

For UK comedy, I like John Cleese best -- big brain and big goofy body for physical comedy.

For US comedy, I prefer Bill Cosby and Robin Williams -- their intelligence comes through, as well as...
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