Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

Watched a whole movie on YouTube

There's no danger at this point that I'd stop buying or borrowing DVDs in favour of stealing them from online. 

I'm too lazy to bother with Bittorrent, and while I might watch more movies on YouTube, it's not something I'd ever make a point of doing.  It happens that I was browsing around and noticed what seemed to be many parts of Beauty and the Beast, so I checked and there's some guy who's posted a few Disney movies, broken into ~10min segments.  We've never seen it before, so my daughter and I watched it - about 1/2 last night, 1/2 this morning.

We'll still eventually either buy it or borrow it from the library, but I have to admit DVDdecrypter will probably play a part in the latter scenario...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 25th, 2007 7:40pm
I own a couple hundred DVDs. But about a year ago, the quality started to go downhill and I would get discs with errors on them, so chapters would be unreadable, or missing audio. Maybe 1 in 10 discs was this way. The stores refuse to take them back or replace them. They say once opened, they can not be returned.

So, since then, when I want a movie, I download it off a bit-torrent and burn it myself.

Since then, no problems returning defective disks.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 25th, 2007 8:00pm
... too lazy for bittorrent.

not too lazy to go to the library, see if they have the movie, borrow the movie, take it hope, pop it in the DVD player and run a half dozen programs to "rip" it onto another DVD.

You're not physically lazy, you're intellectually lazy.
Permalink Send private email Sergei Rachmaninoff 
March 25th, 2007 8:26pm
but still lazy...
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 25th, 2007 8:51pm
Didn't have a problem returning a faulty DVD to here: http://www.suncoast.com/

I got an immediate offer of refund or replacement, no questions asked.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
March 25th, 2007 9:01pm
>>> not too lazy to go to the library,

There's one right across the street.

>>> see if they have the movie, borrow the movie,

They have a big kid's section, doesn't take much effort to look at the DVDs and tapes to find one.  If I want a specific one, I can access the library catalog from any PC w/ an Internet connection, put a hold on what I want and wait for it to be delivered to the library across the street.

>> take it hope,

See above.

>>> pop it in the DVD player and run a half dozen programs to "rip" it onto another DVD.

Pop it in the DVD+-RW drive, run 2 programs to copy it to another DVD.

>>> You're not physically lazy, you're intellectually lazy.

Both, actually.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 25th, 2007 10:01pm
Yep youtube movies makes my productivity shrink to about 0:

http://www.tv-links.co.uk/index.do
Permalink Me 
March 25th, 2007 10:24pm
EVIL!  Evil, evil, evil, that link is fucking evil!
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 26th, 2007 3:20pm
Oh are you guys still here, em, yeah, I've been at that link since you posted it. Maybe I should get some sleep or something...
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 26th, 2007 6:33pm

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