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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby knives of ice on Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:24 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:
knives of ice wrote:a vpn also covers you for torrents, anonymity, security, it can even get you around netflix throttling if your isp does that.


Can you explain how that works? I think of myself as being kind of computer savvy and I don't get it.

If you subscribe to a VPN I assume you're paying with a credit card. So how is anything you're doing anonymous? There has to be a trail of data back to your VPN account.


you're better off googling and reading articles yourself but here are a few somewhat simple ones from respected blogs

http://lifehacker.com/5940565/why-you-s ... your-needs

http://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-know-if- ... -508866499


now, if you are really doing illegal activity such as hacking or other weirdo things and the fbi is hot on your trial i'm not sure if there is anything you can do to truly keep you anonymous.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby dodint on Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:12 am

Spoof your online identity with a Chinese MAC address for starters, cycling a new MAC address at a regular interval. :pop:
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:34 pm

Need to see if I can use Hola to get around the blackout for the Braves/Pirates game. Or maybe I don't want to watch it anyway. :lol:

I do know that Hola won't work casting a VPN'ed tab off of a computer. It gives you an error message if the content isn't available on US Netflix, for instance.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:42 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:I do know that Hola won't work casting a VPN'ed tab off of a computer. It gives you an error message if the content isn't available on US Netflix, for instance.


You're talking Chromecast? That would be because the data isn't going internet-->router-->chrome browser-->router-->chromecast

it goes internet-->router--chromecast. once your browser tab tells the chromecast where and what to play it fetches it on its on.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:43 pm

Yeah, I probably need a real VPN to do what I want to do.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby DelPen on Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:58 pm

Mexico Netflix also kick USA in the butt as far as great content.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:18 pm

DelPen wrote:Mexico Netflix also kick USA in the butt as far as great content.


do they have multiple language tracks? I don't think usa Netflix offers that
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby DelPen on Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:24 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:
DelPen wrote:Mexico Netflix also kick USA in the butt as far as great content.


do they have multiple language tracks? I don't think usa Netflix offers that


No clue. Did notice though Pacific Rim in Finland didn't have English subtitles when they spoke Japanese briefly.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:07 pm

I never thought to look outside of Canada and the UK. I just checked out Mexico and Finland (no Netflix in Germany apparently...). I have a ton of stuff on my watchlist I can cross off soon.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:30 am

With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/tiny-box-c ... =social_fb
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:41 pm

http://deadline.com/2014/10/richard-ple ... on-851815/

HBO is going to sell internet subscriptions direct starting next year.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby mac5155 on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:58 pm

They will have at least one customer. Me.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:13 pm

The entire run of Friends is coming to Netflix on New Year's Day, FWIW.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:48 pm

Image

Behold the Google Nexus Player. $99 and apparently doesn't have an ethernet port. No thanks.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:50 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:Behold the Google Nexus Player. $99 and apparently doesn't have an ethernet port. No thanks.


why do manufacturers think this is a good idea?
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby dodint on Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:54 pm

I made a similar mistake buying a 3TB NAS drive that has no USB access, so you have to fill it over the network. Derp.
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Re: Seeking opinions on streaming services.

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:55 pm

A fully functional media player based off Android is a great idea. For some reason decisions keep being made to artificially limit them in every case.

This is Google trying to sell you tv shows and movies from the Play store. But it has an x86 processor, which most Android apps can't run on. Same stupid decision they made with the first Google TV boxes (which were basically DOA in 2010). Android Lollipop must have some kind of emulation ability built into it.
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