Weekend Discussion: Huuugs

Before you do anything else today, go find someone you love, like or appreciate and let them know with a hug. What better way to start the weekend than with huuugs?

Oh, speaking of the weekend, Blucklesworth asked me to point out that TSL will begin broadcasting its StarCraft: Brood War tournament during this one. Kekekekekeke?

From The Chatty
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    January 30, 2010 6:25 AM

    Good Morning! I've got The Hangover blu-ray, Moon blu-ray, and Mass Effect 2 ? not sure where to begin?

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      January 30, 2010 6:38 AM

      You're obviously not using Netflix. :[

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          January 30, 2010 8:05 AM

          my god, that is fucking ridiculous.

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            January 30, 2010 8:07 AM

            Weird. I just added Moon and Hurtlocker to my queue and they say avail now.

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              January 30, 2010 8:14 AM

              It's because he's trying to get them on Blu-ray.

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                January 30, 2010 8:15 AM

                Do they have like 2 discs?

                Heat and Fight Club...old movies...new to Bluray...have been out a while...been very long wait this whole time.

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                January 30, 2010 9:52 AM

                Dito. They are avail for me. Maybe he rents a lot of movies? I tend to be very very slow with mine. I know that Netflix kinda gives slower people priority but that seems ridiculous to have so many not ready to be mailed.

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                  January 30, 2010 9:53 AM

                  Yea I watch most of my movies in a days time. Sometimes I'll even get, watch, and return a movie in the same day.

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                    January 30, 2010 10:08 AM

                    I guess the only way to get good service is to not watch very much... check mine out:

                    http://www.zumodrive.com/share/3mpqNTZiYz

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                      January 30, 2010 10:11 AM

                      Maybe I should offer to put stamps on my envelopes :p

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                    January 30, 2010 11:20 AM

                    Which is why Netflix's throttling policy is stupid. Guys like you shouldn't have to wait, Netflix should know they'll be getting their disc back quickly.

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                      January 30, 2010 12:02 PM

                      They dont want that. They make money on people like me who have had the same 3 discs for 2 years.

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                        January 30, 2010 12:03 PM

                        And when I went to report them lost they were going to charge me full price for them lol. Most expensive movies ever.

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                        January 30, 2010 1:36 PM

                        Oh, I get that, but do they spend more money shipping out discs to fast watchers than they lose from fast watchers saying 'fuck this throttling" and unsubbing?

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                          January 30, 2010 1:39 PM

                          it's not just shipping costs, there're the acquisition/licensing costs for each movie they need to recoup and then profit on.

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                          January 30, 2010 1:56 PM

                          I wish BB still offered the free in store rental when you returned a mailed in DVD to their store.

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                            January 30, 2010 1:57 PM

                            But also BB selection of non mainstream movies sucks. Best part of Netflix is getting shit I've never heard of before.

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          January 30, 2010 8:11 AM

          Enjoy For All Mankind, I guess

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            January 30, 2010 8:14 AM

            Hah we shall see.

            I might get Zombieland because I sent back 1 disc today.
            I've learned to hold onto a disc til Saturday and mail it out then in the hopes of getting a new release on Tuesday.

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          January 30, 2010 8:13 AM

          Hahaha, looks like my queue!

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            January 30, 2010 9:46 AM

            Same here. I thought it was due to the holidays, but I'm pretty annoyed that they are having such horrid times. We called and they gave us our top two in the queue right away, but things have been just as bad in the last two weeks.

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              January 30, 2010 9:48 AM

              I never had this issue over the summer. I wonder if people suspend their account when its nice out or something...or if more people have bluray players now. You would think they would start buying more discs if people are renting more BDs.

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                January 30, 2010 9:49 AM

                I just added Moon to my queue--every BD in there is at least a short wait.

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          January 30, 2010 1:48 PM

          Holy crap. I"ve been a Netflix subcscriber for years and I've never seen anything like this!

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            January 30, 2010 2:24 PM

            Are you doing blu ray or DVD?

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              January 30, 2010 2:35 PM

              no, the proper question is: Do you rent a fuckton of movie each month?

              All of those blu-ray titles are "available" for me on my account because I'm not considered a "heavy" or "excessive" user by netflix so my account isn't throttled.

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                January 30, 2010 2:36 PM

                I don't see the point of paying for a service when you can't use it.

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                  January 30, 2010 2:44 PM

                  It's like "unlimited data"

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                    January 30, 2010 2:46 PM

                    ^^ pretty much. BTW, have you tried creating a new profile to get around the throttling?

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                      January 30, 2010 2:52 PM

                      Have not thought about it. My queue is full. I'd hate to have to go through and add all these movies.

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                        January 30, 2010 2:53 PM

                        just add them a couple at a time or when you really want a specific new release. The whole point of this second profile is to not get it throttled.

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                          January 30, 2010 2:59 PM

                          Ahhh then I'd be paying more (2 plans?)

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                            January 30, 2010 3:30 PM

                            I would also like to know how this works.

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                            January 30, 2010 3:33 PM

                            no, netflix lets you keep multiple profiles under a single paid account. From the main account you select how many discs each profile gets. For example, my gf and I share a 3-at-a-time plan. She has her profile which gets 2 of the discs and I have mine which gets 1 of the discs. This allows us to each have separate ratings and suggestions. The only real downside to this is that only the main profile has access to the streaming.

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                              January 30, 2010 3:36 PM

                              Okay, I made a new profile and tried adding The Hurt Locker to my queue. The result: Very Long Wait :[

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                                January 30, 2010 3:41 PM

                                Guess they fixed the workaround. At one point this trick did work.

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                                  January 30, 2010 3:43 PM

                                  Man, that blows. How do you delete a profile once you've created it?

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                                  January 30, 2010 3:57 PM

                                  At least I can clear my wifes shit out of my queue and open up some spots.

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                January 30, 2010 3:16 PM

                I do 3 movies at a time, blu ray , and I have movies coming on and out daily. I've only ran into a slight snag with The Hurt Locker. I rememeber shit like this with Gamefly when I was a subscriber, but never with Netflix. Knock on wood

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      January 30, 2010 6:57 AM

      MOON would probably put you in the mood to play ME2.

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        January 30, 2010 7:16 AM

        and then he can get all fucked up while playing and watch the hangover tomorrow

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      January 30, 2010 7:18 AM

      If you want to see the best movie ever then watch Moon. If you want to play 2010 game of the year then play ME2. If you want to waste 2 hours then watch The Hangover.

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        January 30, 2010 7:20 AM

        this post is a summary of all the hyperbolic (wrong) things said on the shack this week.

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          January 30, 2010 7:24 AM

          No, I'm pretty sure what I said is nothing but true fact.

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            January 30, 2010 7:25 AM

            I feel the same way about my opinions too! Let's make out.

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              January 30, 2010 7:26 AM

              fuck that.

              *unzips*

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                January 30, 2010 7:38 AM

                Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue!

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                  January 30, 2010 8:18 AM

                  Would you like another schnitzengruben?

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                    January 30, 2010 9:17 AM

                    Depends on how much Vitamin E I can get my hands on

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        January 30, 2010 8:00 AM

        Stand strong my brother!

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        January 30, 2010 9:26 AM

        The hangover was an ok distraction. Didn't blow my dick off, but it did pass the time. Everything else you said is pretty much true.

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          January 30, 2010 9:33 AM

          Wait, would it have been better if it did blow your dick off?
          Because for me, I gotta think I'd deduct at least half a star for that.

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            January 30, 2010 9:43 AM

            That will be the next "Thumbs up" for our generation. "Avatar blew both our dicks waaay off!"

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        January 30, 2010 1:51 PM

        Best movie ever... PSH. Flip your hyperbole switch off like a big boy.

        It's well-photographed and lit, and the atmosphere is cool, but that's about it. It's dumb, and incredibly cliche.

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          January 30, 2010 2:18 PM

          is hyperbole on the shack's word of the day calender today or something?

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          January 30, 2010 3:36 PM

          Yes, and your misplaced praise makes it all too easy to use in a sentence!

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      January 30, 2010 7:18 AM

      Moon then ME2. I started playing ME2 yesterday and couldn't peel myself away till 2 A.M.

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      January 30, 2010 9:22 AM

      Decided to buck up and finally start working on ME2 last night. 13 hours in and I think I like ME1 better. ME1 was about a 50/50 split of rpg / action game, ME2 changes that to maybe 40/60. Plus the quests aren't as fun and I hate the level layouts. Still good though and I'm sure I'll finish up within the next day or two.

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        January 30, 2010 2:22 PM

        there pretty much isn't anything in ME1 that isn't better in ME2

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      January 30, 2010 1:55 PM

      Moon before Mass Effect. Hang over with buddies and beer

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