Aug 23 2016

Netflix Raised Their Prices, And I Don’t Care


I normally get upset if I get a notification from a provider about rate increases. I mean who openly thinks that increasing prices on services is a cool thing? Only the service provider. But you know what, I got my notification earlier this month from Netflix that my service rates were going to go up. I one of the many people that were already using Netflix and got grandfathered into a price moratorium, but sadly, that time is past. I’m going to have to start paying more for my Netflix service. Almost an extra $25 a year.

And I’m more than happy to…

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Aug 10 2016

Suicide Squad had great potential, but failed to wow audiences

This past weekend, I went to go see Suicide Squad. I was really excited to see what Warner Bros. and DC comics had cooked up for a live-action Suicide Squad movie. A lot of the advanced trailers that people were seeing about the movie looked to be fairly promising. The studio had secured established actors for the movie, like Jai Courtney, Will Smith and Margot Robbie. But from the very beginning, I was very skeptical of Warner Bros. being able to put together a live-action movie that could follow through with what this movie is supposed to be about.

Unfortunately, it started with rating the movie as PG-13. I understand that studios want to be able to have the widest range possible on their audience, but were talking about the Suicide Squad. This is supposed to be a collection of people that are the worst of the worst. Warner Bros. failed to understand that and they moved forward with using kid gloves when making the movie.

You have the potential of collecting all these great characters together and mixing it with Batman and the Joker, and virtually any other DC character in that universe and making an awesome movie, and you don’t.

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Aug 08 2016

Hulu’s Free Streaming Service Is No More


Unless you’re living under a rock, streaming content is becoming big business. Depending on who you ask, streaming content is a threat or it isn’t. If you’re looking at streaming content from the large networks, streaming content is not that big of a deal. If you’re on the side of the Cord Cutters, streaming content is a huge deal; and that market is very competitive.

Hulu recently announced that is going to be doing away with its free streaming service. Going forward, if you want to use Hulu, you’ll have to use their premium services with ads or without; roughly 8 dollars and $12 a month respectively.

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Jul 12 2016

VPN’s Are Good, And Not All VPN Users Are Pirates


This morning, an article popped up indicating that PIA [Private Internet Access] was discontinuing service in Russia because of new laws that they passed. The new law indicated that VPN servers operating in Russia must maintain an activity log on all users for the duration of a year.

I think the most part, they’re probably upset that they can’t see what these the VPN users are doing over the Internet; whether able to access, what they’re downloading and what services they’re using.

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Jun 28 2016

Understanding the Basics of Probability Theory and How it Applies to Advanced Technology


People’s fascination with today’s technology usually stems from the high-end smartphones and the wide-ranging power they provide. In a way, modern advancements spurred the birth of a highly competitive market, featuring gadgets that encompass a gamut of areas in human inquiry. You have programs, or apps, on Tom’s Guide that predict the weather. Also, there are the likes of Spotify that provide music for free. Furthermore, there are those ultra-popular social media apps that eat up a lot of society’s time in the process. Basically, the sky is the limit when it comes to technology.

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