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Netflix Has A Bad Start To 2016

Posted by Paddy on July 20, 2016 in My Two Bobs Worth |

netflixApparently Netflix has had a stock market fall.  This fall seems to be being attributed to it’s price rise.  I am not sure that is the case.

Netflix has been moving away from outside programing (older TV shows in particular) and moving towards expensive in house Netflix produced shows such as The Ranch and Orange Is The New Black.

I feel there is plenty of room for these in house shows, but I also feel that people who switch want to see their old favorites.  I mean after all, if people were comfortable with “the new” there would be no market for classic rock!

I personally love Netflix and watch a lot of it and feel the small price rise is well worth it, but taking away what bought people to Netflix in the first place is a curious move on their part.

Apart from losing subscribers, Netflix is also ushering them into other similar subscription services of which there are many, which may still have the old favorite shows on them.

If Netflix want to beat out the competition perhaps they need to restore a little more weight in favor of the older shows.

Just my two bobs worth.

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What are we doing here?

Posted by Paddy on July 17, 2016 in Home Thoughts |

So, what to write about that is the question. A group of us used to run a blog based largely on news/politics/law an order. We did it for about 10 years give or take, but it became an obvious waste of time. First off, it became increasingly difficult to say anything meaningful about anything without every man and their dog bitching about it. Being attacked by trolls, legal threats, death threats, hacked sites and so forth all added to the decision not to bother saying anything about anything. Then Facebook came along and wiped out myspace and personal blogs in one big swoop. However there are some aspects of blogging I do miss.

It was somewhat cathartic at times to have a written rant rather than bug the Mrs, who really didn’t give a shit one way or the other for the most part. Whether I end up ranting or just babbling, or conversely loose interest and write nothing remains to be seen. Old style death threat attracting rants are over with though.

flagI have recently moved from Australia to the U.S.A to live. Well, for the time being. Immigration may yet have the last word on that!

I love music, most all of it except rap, death metal (and anything and anyone who sings like cookie monster), slut pop and people who mime on stage. My current flavor is southern rock/outlaw country/hard edged blues. Basically hard rock performed while wearing a hat.

My favorite musician is probably Ritchie Blackmore. I don’t think there is a musician alive who has accomplished as much as him with the possible exception of Ronnie James Dio.

Thats enough for one day. No one is reading and no one will, but this is for me, a way to organize my thoughts to try and find moments of clarity amongst the day to day confusion.

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The Conspiracy/Alternative Living Hoax PT II

Posted by Paddy on July 11, 2016 in Home Thoughts |

Just a quick and small update to the post below. You should probably read it first.

In todays news there is a story about David Icke, all round rip off artist, professional bullshitter and founder of the lizard people theory.

Check out this quote.

“The fact that people laugh at the idea of life that doesn’t look human on the basis of what they can actually see is insanity. But it’s beyond that. It’s systematic, cradle to the grave, programmed ignorance.”

He says that ignorance is ingrained in people from birth.

“You come out of the womb and your perceptions are influenced by your parents, who’ve been in the system their whole lives.

“Very soon, you’re put in a system where an authority figure appointed by the state and representing the state’s official story tells you when you have to be there, when you can eat, when you can leave, when you can talk, what is real, what is not real, what is right, what is wrong.

“You go into this system through your formative years, downloading the state’s version of reality. You take that base programming with you everywhere. Everyone confirms to each other that the ‘postage stamp normal’ version of events is correct. If you step out of line on that, people tell you you’re strange, or you’re weird.”

Just as I said. Your to stupid to understand his theories.

Case rested.

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The Conspiracy/Alternative Living Hoax

Posted by Paddy on July 8, 2016 in Rants |

This may turn into a rant, but I hate conspiracy theorists and some alternative living pushers.  In the Internet/technology age things are seldom presented accurately.  Our news is bias and most alternative news sources well beyond reasonable bias.

There is a simple trick to some of these bullshit peddlers.  It goes like this.

They may open their story, or their book, or the “about” section of their website with the following or similar words.  “You have been indoctrinated to believe“.  Right there in that phrase they are pressing you to believe that you are wrong in your own thoughts or ideology.  No matter what you might think, you will not understand what they are about to tell you, you won’t comprehend it on account of your pre existing indoctrination.  So they need to break that wall down, to open your mind to their theory, whatever that might be, by making you out to be the idiot, not them.  They need to make you feel that you are insignificant, perhaps not clever enough to understand what they are going to tell you.  Once they achieve this, you want to prove them wrong.  You almost want to believe what they have to say, to prove to them (and yourself to an extent), that you are not an idiot.

Read more…

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W.O.W

Posted by Paddy on July 7, 2016 in World Of Warcraft |

dukatSo I play a little World Of Warcraft.  In fact there is a small run down over there on the right of my main character.  Gulducat.  He was originally supposed to be Gul Dukat after my favourite bad guy from Star Trek DS9, but that name was taken.  Damn Trekkies.  That’s the real Gul Dukat there on the left.

My wunnerful wife and I started playing WOW back in about 2009 or 10 I’m not sure now.  I never got very good at it so don’t often play with other people but I sure do enjoy it!

I believe you can play to a certain point for free.  Check it out here.

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Changin’ Times

Posted by Paddy on July 6, 2016 in Home Thoughts |

So here I am with a weblog for the first time in several years.  We had to move our website, so while I was in the guts of the new site I added a new WordPress installation.

It seems much has changed since I last played with one.

I won’t even pretend I know what I am going to do with this one.

anaI used to be a bit of a political animal, but due to the total lack of decent politicians in the so called free world, I simply no longer give a shit.  So much so that I may almost classify myself as an anarchist.  Almost.  Sadly though I do not believe mankind can function as a cohesive society without government structure.  Anarchy is a nice concept, but that’s all it is and ever will be.  No, what we really need is smaller government.  As in, “Get the hell out of our lives” size.

There ya go, a reasonable first post.  Take it or leave it…..

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It Begins

Posted by Paddy on July 6, 2016 in Home Thoughts |

I dunno what to write.  Maybe tomorrow?

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