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55 minutes ago, bugarup said:

Nothing unethical about that. Down with the corporate brainwashee mentality! :down:

Obviously having a free trial around  any service is  about motivating someone to purchase the full product. 

But if your objective  is simply to watch a particular series for free by utilizing  a months free service where you have no intention of ever paying, for whatever reason, that is unethical

So it all depends on your intent with "  signing up for a free month " 


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5 minutes ago, BruceVC said:

Obviously having a free trial around  any service is  about motivating someone to purchase the full product. 

But if your objective  is simply to watch a particular series for free by utilizing  a months free service where you have no intention of ever paying, for whatever reason, that is unethical

So it all depends on your intent with "  signing up for a free month " 

No it is not. They offer a literally free service, and I use it. For free. As intended. Their hoping to rope me in for subscription with their free service does not oblige me to fulfill their expectations. :getlost:

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17 minutes ago, BruceVC said:

Obviously having a free trial around  any service is  about motivating someone to purchase the full product. 

But if your objective  is simply to watch a particular series for free by utilizing  a months free service where you have no intention of ever paying, for whatever reason, that is unethical

So it all depends on your intent with "  signing up for a free month " 

You don't need to have intention to buy when using a free trial. 

The only unethical thing would be using free trial by abusing such system by for example using new emails or fake personal info for registration.


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Who needs a free trial when you can just use your old roommates login?


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2 hours ago, KaineParker said:

Who needs a free trial when you can just use your old roommates login?

I have to say that sounds highly unethical, who pays for the subscription ?


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Been watching Rook on Starz, which is a paranormal spy drama situated in London. It's not bad, although I think I'd prefer it as a binge watch. The protagonist woke up in the midst of a bunch of crispy-fried dead people with her memory wiped and is trying to figure out what happened.


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1 hour ago, BruceVC said:

I have to say that sounds highly unethical, who pays for the subscription ?

The roommate, presumably. Account sharing is techincally against Netflix' terms of use but as a lot of people can probably tell you they're not doing anything against it (at least for now) when you violate that by sharing your account and costs with friends and family not living in the same household*. I also suspect that they full well know that people use the premium plan and the four simultaneous streams in such a manner.

It's pretty much content mafia modus operandi to assume one download is a lost sale and therefore every shared account a lost subscription but that doesn't work that way, at all, and I'm pretty certain Netflix knows that, much like HBO knows that GoT benefitted a lot from being the most pirated show on the planet.

*This doesn't mean these illegal sites where you can rent obviously hacked streaming services logins for a pittance. Use those at your own peril.

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I have just started watching The Loudest Voice and its excellent, its all about the rise and genesis of Fox News

Roger Ailes was a genius, its really fascinating and insightful how he created the Fox News network. He is played by Russell Crowe who as usual is superlative as the media mogul

Highly recommended ⚡


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*watches that ST:Picard trailer*

...hmm. Well, I'd love to see him back in that role, but I still don't want to register/sub to CBSNow just for 10 episodes. Will they sell it on Bluray, maybe I'll just get it that way.

...although, with their talk of a "few" seasons, this is one of those times where I'd be a (little) worried Sir Patrick might die before they even get to film a 2nd season. He's aged well and all, but isn't he like around 80?


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New rumour: Star Trek: Picard story may have been created by Brian Fuller, that is not receiving any credit. He cried (not in a good way) when he saw the trailer, according to Robert Meyer Burnett.

They explain Fuller's idea for the story, so this could be a spoiler for the show:

Edit: making sure the link works

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To be honest I don't like the concept very much. The ideas are sound in terms of sci-fi and examining the human condition by providing refugees that nobody wants to take in, but it just doesn't fit into the universe. Especially not since it makes no sense for the Vulcans to refuse to take in Romulans after all the overtures towards peace and/or reunification in TNG and the alliance in DS9. Or resettling them anywhere in the Federation.

Or resettling them someplace outside the Federation. The proposed Data/Picard conflict also seems somewhat contrived. Ugh.

I'm deliberately ignoring the fact that what is (almost) a Type III civilisation on the Kardashev scale would be able to figure out that they need to evacuate their home long, long before their sun goes supernova. It's not like that happens in a week or two, and... uhm, the evacuation would have to be long before it goes boom, changes in the star happening and all that.

But hey, it's a concept based on a Jar Jar Abrams idea.

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Doesn't sound all that great so far. 😕


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Caught the first episode of Pennyworth.

Interesting. Seeing that 50's/60s England thats slightly.. off from how it actually was.   Jack Bannon works well as Alfred shortly after he left the Armed Forces and struggling to adapt to civilian life.

Looks like the set up is going to be that early Cold War era, but with struggling secret societies of facist vs socialist vs The Crown, along with Thomas Wayne as the American influence getting it's toe in the murky waters.


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21 minutes ago, ShadySands said:

Maybe the Iconians caused the supernova as payback for Empress Sela.. blah blah blah STO stuff

Is STO canon? I tried to play it but... uh, didn't even finish the tutorial. Can't get into it. :(

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New season of Veronica Mars is on Hulu. Seems like it picked up right where the old one left off. I'm only halfway through the first episode, but I'm looking forward to it.

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14 hours ago, majestic said:

To be honest I don't like the concept very much. The ideas are sound in terms of sci-fi and examining the human condition by providing refugees that nobody wants to take in, but it just doesn't fit into the universe. Especially not since it makes no sense for the Vulcans to refuse to take in Romulans after all the overtures towards peace and/or reunification in TNG and the alliance in DS9. Or resettling them anywhere in the Federation.

Or resettling them someplace outside the Federation. The proposed Data/Picard conflict also seems somewhat contrived. Ugh.

I'm deliberately ignoring the fact that what is (almost) a Type III civilisation on the Kardashev scale would be able to figure out that they need to evacuate their home long, long before their sun goes supernova. It's not like that happens in a week or two, and... uhm, the evacuation would have to be long before it goes boom, changes in the star happening and all that.

But hey, it's a concept based on a Jar Jar Abrams idea.

Some speculate that it was done by section 31. I agree with the rest, not that interesting or fitting for the universe.


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If that is indeed the plot then it's something of an odd contrivance

 

PS I almost throat punched my cousin's boyfriend because when I showed him the trailer he said that he was surprised and might actually watch it now because it has some action and not boring talking.

My cousin is already upset with me because I politely invited the guy to leave. You can talk about me all you want but nobody can bad mouth talky philosophical Trek under my roof.

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The Boys is pretty good. Jerk superheroes.

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Im four episodes into The Boys, and Im not sure how I feel about it. :lol: Its alright so far, kinda grim. All the "supes" are psychopaths in some way so Im exited for Starlight's fatal flaw to be eventually revealed.


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