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  • If You Use Netflix, This is Why You Need to Thank Janet Yellen

    07/18/2017 10:55:20 AM PDT · by PPSman · 13 replies
    There is an incredible number of nouveau high tech firms that are experiencing huge losses. Uber lost $2.8 billion last year. The firms are able to sustain these losses because of the remarkable Federal Reserve money printing. If the Fed wasn't printing money the way they are now, there is no way the funds would be available to support these losses. Here's a look at the money the Fed has pumped into the system since the 2008 financial crisis:
  • The Netflix Revolution

    07/13/2017 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies ^ | July 13, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    While the nation's political elites obsess over daily controversies of official Washington, a far more significant development is taking place on television screens across America. After years of steady growth, the number of subscribers to streaming video services like Netflix has topped the number of cable subscribers. ComScore reports that 51 million households now receive their television programming through what the industry calls Over-The-Top television. They watch an average of 49 hours of streaming content per month. About a third of these households have dropped cable and satellite programming completely. Looking ahead, the streaming services are expected to continue growing...
  • U.S. Cord Cutters Watch More Netflix Than Amazon Video, Hulu and YouTube Combined

    07/05/2017 9:08:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 07/05/17 | Sarah Perez
    Netflix is continuing to dominate streaming services in the U.S., not only in terms of penetration in cord cutters’ homes, as reported in April, but also in time spent watching. According to data from comScore, cord cutters are watching more Netflix each month than YouTube, Hulu and Amazon Video combined. But Hulu users are more engaged with the service on a daily basis, the study indicates. The data from comScore was cited by MarketingCharts in its own report released this morning, and follows on earlier findings that the user base for subscription video services has now topped the cable TV...
  • Netflix's GLOW Character Justifies Abortion: Its Not the Right Baby

    06/27/2017 8:31:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    newsbusters ^ | June 26, 2017 | Katie Yoder
    Talk about skewed perspective. A new series is winning glowing media reviews after the lead character casually justifies an abortion by arguing its not the right baby. Netflixs GLOW takes its name from Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a real life all-female wrestling series televised in the 80s. The fictionalized Netflix comedy, released Friday, stars actress Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder. In the 8th episode, Wilder discovers shes pregnant after sleeping with her best friends husband. Facing a promising career, she decides to end her unborn babys life. She asks her director, Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), to accompany her to the...
  • Making a Murderer defendant Brendan Dassey wins big victory in federal court

    06/22/2017 2:14:12 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    USA Today | 06/22/2017 | Andy Thompson
  • The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking Americas Schools

    06/06/2017 6:10:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 6, 2017 | Natasha Singer
    In San Franciscos public schools, Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, is giving middle school principals $100,000 innovation grants and encouraging them to behave more like start-up founders and less like bureaucrats. In Maryland, Texas, Virginia and other states, Netflixs chief, Reed Hastings, is championing a popular math-teaching program where Netflix-like algorithms determine which lessons students see.
  • Thoughts on House of Cards Season 5? (Vanity)

    06/04/2017 1:07:07 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 52 replies
    I liked it, though there were many tangents that separated from the main narrative. I thought the Roger Stone character was an awesome addition to the show. I did think, however, some of the ways the Underwood's dealt with the characters in the season were a bit melodramatic.
  • 'Five Came Back' (vanity)

    06/03/2017 5:15:59 PM PDT · by Borges · 16 replies
    For the WW2 and film buffs out there...please check out this documentary playing on Netflix. It documents how five of the most prestigious Hollywood film directors (John Ford, William Wyler, Frank Capra, George Stevens, John Huston) put their career on hold to serve in the Armed forces and make films for the war effort. Each one approached the task in a different way. After the war, their work was noticeably changed. Interestingly, the first film made by four of the five was each among the best American films of the 1940s. Ford's 'They Were Expendable, Wyler's 'The Best Years of...
  • Netflix movie codes: The secret numbers that unlock 1000s of hidden films and TV shows

    05/19/2017 5:56:41 AM PDT · by Freemeorkillme · 20 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 05-19-2017 | James Titcomb
    Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life". The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly what a particular user is into, number in the tens of thousands. (snip).... If you're logged into Netflix, enter into your browser's toolbar to bring up one of the thousands of genres in Netflix's library. "XXXX" is a series of digits - 1089 is "Mind-bending Movies", for example; while 354 is "Movies Starring Matthew...
  • FBI Gives Hollywood Hacking Victims Surprising Advice: "Pay the Ransom"

    05/12/2017 1:20:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | 6:30 AM PDT 5/12/2017 | by Tatiana Siegel
    Netflix isn't alone: Agencies and others are balancing demands for money against the fears of stolen data ending up online. Phones are the lifeblood of a talent agency like UTA, but on April 11, its IT department discovered an intruder lurking in the voicemail system and computer network and quickly decided to shut them down, sending agents to conduct business on their iPads. Soon thereafter a demand from a hacker arrived: Pay a ransom or watch the agency's most confidential data get posted online. It turns out UTA was lucky an outside cybersecurity firm was brought in and, after...

    05/04/2017 7:08:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon excerpted on WORLD NET DAILY ^ | May 3, 2017 | Washington Free Beacon
    When uploaded to Netflix, an episode of the educational childrens show Bill Nye the Science Guy cut out a segment saying that chromosomes determine ones gender. The original broadcast of the episode, entitled 'Probability', saw a young woman explain (at 9:07 below): Im a girl. Could have just as easily been a boy, though, cause the probability of becoming a girl is always 1 in 2, a young woman says in the show. See, inside each of our cells are these things called chromosomes, and they control whether we become a boy or a girl.
  • Netflix Edits Bill Nye Episode to Remove Segment Saying Chromosomes Determine Gender

    05/03/2017 2:16:41 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/03/2017 | Alex Griswold
    When uploaded to Netflix, an episode of the educational children's show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" cut out a segment saying that chromosomes determine one's gender. In the original episode, titled "Probability," a young woman told viewers, "I'm a girl. Could have just as easily been a boy, though, because the probability of becoming a girl is always 1 in 2." "See, inside each of our cells are these things called chromosomes, and they control whether we become a boy or a girl, " the young woman continued. "See, there are only two possibilities: XX, a girl, or XY, a...
  • The Other Side of Anne of Green Gables

    04/28/2017 10:02:21 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 4/27/17 | Willa Paskin
    A new Netflix series aims to explore the trauma behind the heroine. Is there a risk to rewriting a beloved book? Anne With an E is being overseen, written and co-produced by Moira Walley-Beckett, a Breaking Bad writer from Canada who also created Flesh and Bone, a 2015 Starz series about the physically and mentally brutal field of ballet. Walley-Beckett won an Emmy for writing Ozymandias, the watch-through-your-fingers episode of Breaking Bad in which the heroic cop Hank Schrader is slaughtered in the New Mexican desert because of his brother-in-law, the meth lord Walter White. This may seem like a...
  • Is there anything better than Netflix to watch current movies?

    04/02/2017 8:16:57 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 77 replies
    Netflix ^ | 4/2/17 | Me, Myself, & I
    Since I don't watch TV and do not have cable, I subscribe to Netflix (viewed via my wi-fi from the internet). I did this in a vain attempt to be able to watch movies at home. I love the way Netflix bills itself as the "largest home entertainment network". Hey, Netflix, I've got the bread and the mustard, and you sure have the baloney! The few made-in-Hollywood-by-professional-filmmakers movies they offer---the kind you watch in theaters---are at least 10 years old and most older. The only currently made movies are their own dreadful attempts. The same with Amazon movies. Otherwise, they...
  • Roger Stone documentary to premiere in May on Netflix

    03/29/2017 11:35:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/29/17 | Judy Kurtz
    A documentary on President Trumps former campaign adviser Roger Stone is coming soon to Netflix. Get Me Roger Stone will premiere May 12, the streaming service announced Wednesday. Im an agent provocateur, Stone says in a trailer for the doc. I revel in your hatred, because if I werent effective, you wouldnt hate me. The film traces the monumental impact that Stone, the youngest person called before the Watergate grand jury and a self-described dirty trickster, has made on modern GOP history connecting Nixon, Roy Cohn and Reagan with SuperPACs, lobbying, the 2000 election, all the way to the...
  • Netflix changing user reviews, dumps star ratings (Amy Schumer the pig)

    After years of allowing customers to rank movies on a scale of 1-to-5 stars, the streaming service announced plans to replace that system with a binary thumbs up vs. thumbs down rating. Soon one-star ratings will cease to be a thing on Netflix or five-star ratings, for that matter. The new Siskel & Ebert-ian system was revealed by Netflix executive Tod Yellin at a press briefing at the companys headquarters in Los Gatos, California on Thursday, Variety reported and EW confirmed.
  • Horribly Unfunny: Amy Schumers Netflix Special Gets Trashed With One-Star Reviews

    03/14/2017 1:23:16 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 14 2017 | Bre Payton
    "This is as funny as an autopsy. . . as graphic and as funny as I would imagine a public beheading to be." "Absolutely horrible. Amy is 1 special away from being broke and homeless." "What the eff happened, Amy? Wife and I were actually upset at over how how unfunny and actually kinda sad this was" "She pauses to accommodate for the applause after the jokes.. but there are no jokes so there is no applause. I did not watch the entire thing, I just couldnt." "Ive had migraines that were way funnier than this stand-up performance." "NetFlix better...
  • Amy Schumer's Netflix special slammed by viewers

    03/15/2017 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Entertainment
    Amy Schumers highly anticipated stand-up special for Netflix is getting overwhelmingly negative reviews from users who are tuning in and rating it. Amy Schumer: The Leather Special hit Netflix last week, and as the streaming services subscribers are starting to watching it, less-than-stellar reviews have been pouring in. I made it 10 minutes into this and shut it off, one viewer review read. The user gave the special one-star out of five. Another viewer added, SO BAD!! I did stay and watch the whole show in hopes that it would get better, and it didnt. Yet another one-star user review...
  • Illinois pitches sales tax for Netflix, Spotify, other streaming services

    03/12/2017 7:52:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Illinois Policy Center ^ | March 3, 2017 | Joe Kaiser
    Illinois pitches sales tax for Netflix, Spotify, other streaming services Joe Kaiser The city issued notice in November 2016 that it was again expanding its 9 percent amusement tax, this time to businesses subscribing to paid programming a creative way to skirt federal law prohibiting taxing satellite providers the same as cable providers, the latter of which the city already taxes. By directly taxing businesses such as restaurants or bars that subscribe to satellite TV for sports packages the tax is imposed directly on the consumer rather than the satellite provider. This means each business that buys...
  • Trailer for 'racist' Netflix series Dear White People 'gets a million dislikes in just ONE day'...

    02/10/2017 6:10:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/10/17 | Peter Lloyd
    The trailer for a controversial new Netflix programme has sparked a fierce race row - losing the entertainment company numerous customers in the process. More than 250,000 'dislikes' were registered for the Dear White People preview on Friday, just 24 hours after it was officially uploaded to YouTube. But the true scale of the discontent could be much higher after claims the online broadcaster deleted both a million views and 100,000 accompanying negative comments.