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Sukwinder Dixit:
The reason our little Grubster likes the mega movies is that they can only be seen by them rich people.
9:09 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
gruber123:
@Sukwinder: anyone can get them for free at thepiratebay.org. I'm an hbogo subscriber and I still torrent half my shows due to the bugginess of that site.
9:21 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
anonymous:
> (Seriously, don’t get me started on the Oscars.)

Why? Because that would require some actual effort on your part, to write something?
10:06 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
To Be Fair:
Yeah, you have to be pretty damn poor to not have a computer or internet connection capable of using BitTorrent.
10:16 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
Dicknose:
John entirely misses the fact that:

>FCC rules prohibit the broadcast of indecent material during the period of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. FCC decisions also prohibit the broadcast of profane material between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Meaning that over the air broadcast networks are playing by a very different set of rules than cable networks and streaming services.

How does a person such as John Gruber not understand such basic things?

Lots of luck airing Game of Thrones or Westworld on a traditional OTA network at any time of day and not expect a torrent of complaints to the FCC by limp-dick snowflakes who are easily offended.
10:19 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
Dicknose:
Read about it here:

https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/guides/obscenity-indecency-profanity-faq


>Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 1464, prohibits the utterance of any obscene, indecent or profane language by means of radio communication.

Lets read that again for the morons like Gruber who may not understand:

>by means of radio communication.

To be clear, radio communication means over the air.
10:26 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
enough already:
> don't get me started on the Oscars

I wasn’t about to.
11:07 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
anonymous:
>“take television seriously as a medium”

That if that means huge black dicks on the screen, ala WestWorld, ((Gruber)) is a fucking degenerate.
11:07 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
Dicknose:
@To Be Fair:

>Yeah, you have to be pretty damn poor to not have a computer or internet connection capable of using BitTorrent.

You are saying there are people on earth who can't afford a computer and/or internet access.

Of those who can afford a computer and internet access, how many know how to use BitTorrent?

You make a fantastic point.
12:02 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
David X.:
@Dicknose:
(Re: FCC limitations)
> Meaning that over the air broadcast networks are playing by a very different set of rules than cable networks and streaming services.

Personally, I find that a very small aspect of what makes some of these series so good. For example, Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle" was one of my favorite recent series, and it could have been adapted for OTA broadcasting without loss of quality.

12:33 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>How does a person such as John Gruber not understand such basic things?

It's John Gruber. What's not to understand?
1:00 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>You are saying there are people on earth who can't afford a computer and/or internet access.

Of course there are. But merely owning a computer and internet connection doesn't make people "rich."

>Of those who can afford a computer and internet access, how many know how to use BitTorrent?

It's very simple to use, so if someone is motivated enough to download any of these shows it's pretty damn simple.

Of course, these skills are probably less prevalent among rich people, because they can just subscribe to the channels or buy the shows.

But anyone who wants this stuff for free can easily get it.
1:05 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Dicknose:
@David X

Glad that you enjoyed that one show in particular which could have possibly been broadcast over the air.

The fact remains there are different rules for over the air broadcasts versus streaming and cable.

That is the point.

The point is not one show that you happen to enjoy, it is the over the air rules as dictated by the FCC.

Understand?
1:18 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Dicknose:
@To Be Fair

>Of course there are. But merely owning a computer and internet connection doesn't make people "rich."

Tell that to someone who walks miles for fresh water.

Tell that to someone who is starving.

Tell that to someone who is homeless.

>It's very simple to use, so if someone is motivated enough to download any of these shows it's pretty damn simple.

Tell that to your average consumer. People can't even figure out Apple Music or email for crying out loud.

>Of course, these skills are probably less prevalent among rich people, because they can just subscribe to the channels or buy the shows.

Unlikely. Many "rich" people can barely use a computer let alone walk miles for something so basic as water.

>But anyone who wants this stuff for free can easily get it.

You live in a world outside of reality.
1:33 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Dicknose:
Whoops, sorry @TBF

I wrote "Unlikely" but meant to say "Absolutely"

My error. Need to read more and type less I suppose.
1:43 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
anonymous:
> [...] “take television seriously as a medium”. That’s obviously true for dramas like Game of Thrones and Westworld, but I think it’s true for comedies, too. Consider the elimination of the laugh track.

For fuck's sake man. What a shitty supporting example. Comedies that don't have laugh tracks?

The Office? Community? Arrested Development? Modern Family? Bob's Burgers? The Simpsons? New Girl?
3:12 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
Cheesious
3:25 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Easily Offended:
@Dicknose: You're overlooking that tiny gap between "homeless people who are starving and walk miles for fresh water" and "rich", where most of the people on Earth live.
4:34 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>Tell that to someone who walks miles for fresh water.

Does that describe anyone who lives in a First World country?

Because I doubt that access to premium TV shows isn't high on that person's priorities.
9:16 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
ano:
Netflix and Amazon are both losing money on their original content financing, borrowing bilions trying to outspend their rivals to grab marketshare. It's unknown how sustainable this tear of expensive content can last.

> But I think the TV awards generally are more reflective of actual merit than the movie awards

The Emmy's are politics and virtue over quality just like the Oscar's.
11:50 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
anonymous:
> That if that means huge black dicks on the screen, ala WestWorld, ((Gruber)) is a fucking degenerate.

you got something against bit black dicks on screen? there were plenty of pussies and titties too. but you already knew that, because obviously you watched the show. you degenerate.
8:25 pm — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
anonymous:
Ok, sure I watched the show, and sure, I was furiously masturbating to the huge black dicks on the screen, and to the subplot where the black woman becomes smart and powerful and totally rules those cuck white men but let's not get off subject -- ((((Gruber))) is still a degenerate.
8:36 pm — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
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