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Old 02-25-2021, 06:11 PM   #30441
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DEG Forms New Committees, Defines Terms for Direct-to-Consumer Market

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Yay! More abbreviations for me to try and keep straight.
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:42 PM   #30442
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Is this blu-ray.com's new look?

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It is pretty much all I see with almost every attempt to navigate this website today. It has been happening a lot over the past several days at random times as well.

My speedtest results are all normal and I have no problems at any other website.
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:45 PM   #30443
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Is this blu-ray.com's new look?

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It is pretty much all I see with almost every attempt to navigate this website today. It has been happening a lot over the past several days at random times as well.

My speedtest results are all normal and I have no problems at any other website.
This has been going on for months. Its like the server can't respond at times because it is session constrained, wait a min or two then it responds.
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:52 PM   #30444
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Netflix to spend $500 million more to line up original shows, movies in South Korea - Reuters 2/25/21

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Netflix, which had 3.8 million paid subscribers in the country at the end of 2020, has already invested nearly $700 million, feeding off the global popularity of the pop culture machine of South Korea.
A good portion of the Korea studios production is CC English, but you can see a lot of Taiwan, Korea productions being marketed for Mandarin Chinese and Korean speaking consumers around the world.
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:55 PM   #30445
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This has been going on for months. Its like the server can't respond at times because it is session constrained, wait a min or two then it responds.
Then someone has had plenty of time to fix the problem, haven't they? Assuming anyone cares, that is.
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:08 PM   #30446
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Cinemark to be among first to reopen movie theaters in the Bay Area - SFChronicle

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The projectors are ready to roll and the big screens in the Bay Area are about to light up once again, according to Cinemark, which announced Wednesday, Feb. 24, that several of its Century movie venues would be among the first indoor theaters in the area to welcome back filmgoers this month.

The decision comes after Marin and San Mateo counties advanced this week to the second-most-restrictive category of Californiaís reopening blueprint, from purple to red. Cinemark didnít waste any time ó Centuryís Redwood Downtown 20, Century at Tanforan in San Bruno and Century Northgate in San Rafael would reopen at 25% capacity on Friday, Feb. 26, according to the Texas-based movie theater chain.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:22 PM   #30447
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Is this blu-ray.com's new look?

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It is pretty much all I see with almost every attempt to navigate this website today. It has been happening a lot over the past several days at random times as well.

My speedtest results are all normal and I have no problems at any other website.
I think server goes into maintenance mode at around 11 am UTC. It lasts for about 10-15 minutes. From UK, I have seen this happening for many months and doubt if it's abnormal.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:32 PM   #30448
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I think server goes into maintenance mode at around 11 am UTC. It lasts for about 10-15 minutes. From UK, I have seen this happening for many months and doubt if it's abnormal.
It does but I have also noticed extra issues over the last month. Pages are taking longer to load and there have been extra time outs across several days.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:36 PM   #30449
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Then someone has had plenty of time to fix the problem, haven't they? Assuming anyone cares, that is.
I don't get that white connection screen, but once in a while I get the connection spinning for 10 to 15 seconds. So it must be some kind of capacity connection problem to the Blu-ray.com Server. Maybe a combination of Blu-ray.com Server to your ISP.
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:59 AM   #30450
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I don't get that white connection screen, but once in a while I get the connection spinning for 10 to 15 seconds. So it must be some kind of capacity connection problem to the Blu-ray.com Server. Maybe a combination of Blu-ray.com Server to your ISP.
Its not the ISP, I see that using different WiFi providers when roaming during the day. Blu-ray.com has server issues handling so many sessions. It a big forum database you are accessing, its only getting bigger.
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:29 AM   #30451
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AT&T is selling a stake in DirecTV, ending an infamous saga - CNN 2/25/21

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AT&T on Thursday sold a minority stake in its video business to private equity firm TPG. The deal values DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-Verse at roughly $16 billion combined — less than a third of the $49 billion AT&T spent to buy DirecTV in 2015.

The ill-timed deal was doomed from the start. AT&T (T) bought DirecTV just as cord-cutting became the norm.
Although the marriage is less than six years old, AT&T (CNN's parent company) has been trying to unload DirecTV, or at least a portion of it, for quite some time.
The "nonsensical" merger will go down in history "as one of the worst deals ever made," according to Craig Moffett, a telecom analyst at MoffettNathanson.
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So, now with a sizable portion of DirecTV off its books, what can AT&T learn from its bungled deal?
"I think that they're trying now to dramatically retrench and focus around their wireless business, HBO Max, and their wired broadband business," Moffett noted. "Unfortunately, you can't pretend that you didn't buy those assets because the debt that you took on to buy them is still on the balance sheet... They bought a house they couldn't afford, and it turned out to be not a very nice house."
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AT&T destroyed DirecTV. They could care less about loyalty. Being out in the country I have no choice and we're all still on DSL, but I'm hoping Starlink will change that soon.
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:11 PM   #30453
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Starlink is a Tesla notion right ?

I have a friend who is drunk on Tesla but I haven't heard from him since the stock started nose diving ... I guess he's busy.

I'm thinking I have enough acreage to have a large solar array so I"m thinking I'll get to work on that and getting groceries delivered by subscription. I have a treadmill and I may decide never to leave the house again.

I could also put in a few custom exercise bikes to generate more charge for the batteries.
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Old 02-26-2021, 03:45 PM   #30455
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Starlink is a Tesla notion right ?

I have a friend who is drunk on Tesla but I haven't heard from him since the stock started nose diving ... I guess he's busy.

I'm thinking I have enough acreage to have a large solar array so I"m thinking I'll get to work on that and getting groceries delivered by subscription. I have a treadmill and I may decide never to leave the house again.

I could also put in a few custom exercise bikes to generate more charge for the batteries.


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Old 02-26-2021, 05:34 PM   #30456
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It does but I have also noticed extra issues over the last month. Pages are taking longer to load and there have been extra time outs across several days.
It's been ongoing for months. Sometimes it'll work fine but other times it'll just collapse, and it's nada to do with the 11am outage as mentioned above.
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My subs arrived this morning and they are bigger than I thought. The downside, and I should have noticed it sooner, is that the cables that go into the sub are supposed to be ANGLE RCA MALE and the cables I bought from Show Me Cables are just regular Male kind. I just ordered two 90 degree RCA adapters from Amazon, which should arrive tomorrow. Monoprice did include some angle cables (the cheap red and white kind), so will play around with those and try to work on the logistics of placing and rearranging some items for maximum room placement. I'd be tempted to just connect the cables from SMC and be done with it but the subwoofer would be too heavy and just bend and potentially damage the cable/connection. Seems that the RCA adapter is essential. Good thing I only need two.
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:17 PM   #30458
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It's been ongoing for months. Sometimes it'll work fine but other times it'll just collapse, and it's nada to do with the 11am outage as mentioned above.
Yeah, itís random. One moment itís running fine, the next it wonít load a page. Hopefully sorted soon.
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Sony Pictures, Lionsgate Partner on Multi-Year Physical Home Entertainment Distribution Agreement

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Lionsgate Feb. 26 announced a multi-year agreement in which Sony will handle distribution of Lionsgate’s DVD/Blu-ray Disc releases in the U.S. and Canada beginning in July. Lionsgate’s North American packaged media distribution has been handled by the former 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, which was acquired in 2019 by Disney.

Lionsgate will continue to maintain its own independent sales and marketing teams, while leveraging SPHE’s supply chain and distribution services. The agreement was jointly announced by Jason Spivak, EVP, Distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and Ron Schwartz, President, Worldwide Distribution, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
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Netflix next big one April 23


Shadow and Bone’s first trailer teases Netflix’s next big hit - The Verge 2/26/21

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Netflix is constantly looking for its next big franchise hit — a new Stranger Things or The Witcher. And the trailer for Shadow and Bone teases that the upcoming fantasy series could be next.

The first trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of the series showcases the series’ main protagonist, Alina, a map maker who discovers that she harbors a special power that can prevent the world from being swallowed up in darkness threatened by a terrifying sea-of-sorts called the Fold.

Shadow and Bone is Leigh Bardugo’s fantasy series that has swept readers by storm. The book, which introduces readers to the Grisha universe — a world inhabited by special people who practice a form of spell work known as small sciences — has become immensely popular on sites like Tumblr and TikTok.

Fantasy, especially series that focus on teenage and young adult characters, is a genre that every network and streamer is trying to dominate. Whether it’s a Percy Jackson series on Disney Plus or His Dark Materials on HBO, figuring out what the next big fantasy obsession is in a post-Game of Thrones world has become a race. It makes sense; shows like The Witcher and Stranger Things are immensely popular, and fantasy worlds allow studios and networks to create full-fledged franchises.

For example, the Grisha universe was originally made up of a trilogy — Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising — but was followed up by the Crooked Kingdom series, which included the popular Six of Crows. If Shadow and Bone takes off for Netflix, there are several more books for the streamer to mine for potential spinoffs of its own.

For now, fans will at least be able to tune into Shadow and Bone to watch the adventures of Alina, Mal, and the Darkling. Shadow and Bone will premiere on April 23rd.

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