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Offline bunnyThief

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Re: Broadcom sues Netflix for its success
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 06:45:46 pm »
Actually Broadcom has sued Netflix for patent infringement. The success of Netflix merely makes the court battle one worth fighting.
 

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Re: Broadcom sues Netflix for its success
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 07:15:20 pm »
F*ck the cable companies, cramming in as many adverts as they can into as little program content as possible. Even after all of the adverts, half of what is left is "here's what happened before the adverts".
 
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Re: Broadcom sues Netflix for its success
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 07:33:38 pm »
F*ck the cable companies, cramming in as many adverts as they can into as little program content as possible. Even after all of the adverts, half of what is left is "here's what happened before the adverts".

   Exactly! 

  This suit is about Broadcom trying to squeeze more money out of another company that has been highly successful in squeezing money out of consumers.  No sympathy for either one of them.
 
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Re: Broadcom sues Netflix for its success
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2020, 10:45:07 pm »
I once tried netflix (They do not deserve a capital).
Could not get it to work easily on my Linux Box, and within a week I got 4 spam mails from them. Then I deleted the netflix account information and the e-mail address I used to create that account.

I also do not use raspi's, because of their use of broadcom chips and their lax atitude to openness. For a complete reverse attitude, have a look at Olimex. They put the complete desings of their boards on github. Complete KiCad project. Schematics, layout, gerbers, etc, and they have been doing that for years (They used eagle before KiCad).
 

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Re: Broadcom sues Netflix for its success
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2020, 11:13:18 pm »
I also do not use raspi's, because of their use of broadcom chips and their lax atitude to openness. For a complete reverse attitude, have a look at Olimex. They put the complete desings of their boards on github.
Comparing development boards to ASIC's is nonsense. Do not blame Broadcom that rPI developers chose chip w/o securing documentation first. They knew that it will be issue, that documentation is available only through NDA, yet designed product based on Broadcom chip anyway.
 

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Re: Broadcom sues Netflix for its success
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2020, 01:26:19 am »
What about others such as Youtube Premium and Amazon Prime.

The last time I had cable, the picture didn't look good, maybe it was the set top box and most of the channels (especially the existing free ones) had on screen channel logos that I find that distracting but maybe that has changed.
 


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