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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:05 am

Pluto is fine if you don’t want to watch anything worth watching. the selection leaves a lot to be desired, but it is free so there’s that.
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Postby CoolHandLuke » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:33 am

There's also a very strange channel with scantily clad ladies jumping and dancing around.
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Postby Proven Veteran » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:04 am

Pluto is almost like a real world version of UHF.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:05 pm

DiceMan4221 wrote:
Brian707 wrote:
DiceMan4221 wrote:May I also reccommend Pluto Tv?
http://free.pluto.tv/
Between netflix, over-the-air (I've finally got my over-the-air DVR working), and Pluto I don't miss cable at all.



Wow, never heard of it before. Are there a ton of ads?

The ads are no worse than cable, probably a little less lengthy (if more repetative) but if you've been away from cable for a long time it can be very annoying. The channels like MSNBC are normally at least a day delayed. I tend to use it for the channel surfing experience, and the MST3K channel and the RiffTracks channel are my go-tos, but there is a lot of random fun stuff at any given time.


Yeah, I was basically sold on the 24/7 MST3K and RiffTrax channels alone. Everything else could be straight garbage and it would still be worth it just for those two.
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Brian707 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:32 pm

Messed around with Pluto for like an hour yesterday. Got hung up on the channel with women in lingerie :D . It was much better than expected. Their on demand movie and tv section had some older movies that I would watch too. I saw Crash out there for instance.
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Postby Banedon » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:30 pm

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ap ... mg00000009

Apple confirmed Monday that it plans to purchase the music identification and streaming service Shazam for around $400 million.


the planned purchase coincides with a rumor, also out Monday, that Apple is considering dropping music downloads from iTunes in favor of a streaming-only model. Per industry publication Digital Music News, Apple plans to make the musical shift sometime in early 2019, just after the lucrative holiday season. DMN said it confirmed the news with multiple sources at the company who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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Postby CubinNY » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:32 pm

Banedon wrote:https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/apple-shazam-streaming-music-service_us_5a2ea9b3e4b0a290f052790a?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Apple confirmed Monday that it plans to purchase the music identification and streaming service Shazam for around $400 million.


the planned purchase coincides with a rumor, also out Monday, that Apple is considering dropping music downloads from iTunes in favor of a streaming-only model. Per industry publication Digital Music News, Apple plans to make the musical shift sometime in early 2019, just after the lucrative holiday season. DMN said it confirmed the news with multiple sources at the company who spoke on condition of anonymity.

That will piss me off. But then again, I don't buy music like I use to.
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:34 pm

Apple already makes it a pain in the ass to actually download the stuff you paid for. If they go full streaming, they can eat my butt
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:43 pm

iTunes is a grotesque resource hog that anyone with a shred of common sense should have dumped a long time ago.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:26 am

I really need to get on making the next 400m gimmick.

I only ever viewed Shazam as a novelty and horsefeathers like that just blows my mind. Kudos to its creator.

And yes, I'm so not with it that I didn't realize it was also a streaming service.
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Postby squally1313 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:41 pm

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:I really need to get on making the next 400m gimmick.

I only ever viewed Shazam as a novelty and horsefeathers like that just blows my mind. Kudos to its creator.

And yes, I'm so not with it that I didn't realize it was also a streaming service.


It's probably just a sign of my technological ineptitude, but your phone being able to listen to and recognize pretty much any song in the world remains one of the coolest things about smartphones, even though it's been around since iphones first started coming out. For everything else that my phone can do now, that one still blows my mind.
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Brian707 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:59 pm

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:I really need to get on making the next 400m gimmick.




How about this?

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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:01 pm

does it refill on its own?
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