Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 04:03 UTC
Multimedia, AV "With over 3 million downloads per episode, the HBO hit series Game of Thrones is without doubt the most pirated TV-show of the season. Data gathered by TorrentFreak shows that most of the pirates come from Australia, while London tops the list of pirate cities. But why have these people turned to BitTorrent?" Because in order to get it legally, I have to take a monthly subscription costing me €15 per month. So instead, I buy the season box sets as they come out, and download them every Monday morning in the meantime.
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because
by Brunis on Mon 21st May 2012 07:36 UTC
Brunis
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2005-11-01

Because i don't want to be a slave to my tv, when i hear about a show being great.. i don't want to wait 6-12 months for a channel to get it here! And i certainly don't want to wait a whole week in between episodes! Thom says tv can't get much better, i say it it sucks total ass and can get alot better. And i can't wait for Apple to revolutionize it. Only the TV shows i want and when i want it, for a much lower price. I'll get the cheap Android knockoff ofcourse. ;)

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RE: because
by marcp on Mon 21st May 2012 08:55 in reply to "because"
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2007-11-23

Years ago people used to have their own taste, interrests and different personalities. Nowadays it's all about "the popular" stuff. If it's popular it must be good. Maybe I'm just old, but I don't find myself in it. Got my own, unpopular interrests.
Now, don't get me wrong. I am not trying to be elitist or anything. I'm just pointing out something that - IMO - has to be pointed out. People have lost their critical sense and rationality so they grab everything that you throw at them.

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RE[2]: because
by kwan_e on Mon 21st May 2012 09:29 in reply to "RE: because"
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2007-02-18

Years ago people used to have their own taste, interrests and different personalities. Nowadays it's all about "the popular" stuff. If it's popular it must be good. Maybe I'm just old,


Probably, because to me, it seems back in the "old" days, it was just as much about "the popular" stuff as it is today. I find it very hard to buy the nostalgia of you old folks that things were better in the old days.

No they weren't. You just got older and you've seen history repeat itself, but instead of seeing it that way, you invent an imaginary past where everyone was indie. No, they weren't.

Got my own, unpopular interrests. Now, don't get me wrong. I am not trying to be elitist or anything. I'm just pointing out something that - IMO - has to be pointed out. People have lost their critical sense and rationality so they grab everything that you throw at them.


Except fantasy has never been "popular". It's always been in a separate section of bookstores away from the popular books. LOTR made high fantasy acceptable in recent times, but it's a fad. Hard core fantasy geeks who have their own unpopular interests read/watch more than Game of Thrones, but they also watch Game of Thrones.

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RE[2]: because
by Laurence on Mon 21st May 2012 12:15 in reply to "RE: because"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Years ago people used to have their own taste, interrests and different personalities. Nowadays it's all about "the popular" stuff. If it's popular it must be good. Maybe I'm just old, but I don't find myself in it. Got my own, unpopular interrests.
Now, don't get me wrong. I am not trying to be elitist or anything. I'm just pointing out something that - IMO - has to be pointed out. People have lost their critical sense and rationality so they grab everything that you throw at them.

That's weird, because in the old days there were fewer channels, no satellite, cable nor internet stations. There were also fewer genres of music as newer playing techniques and music technology hadn't been invented and there were also greater limits on all media content as boundaries hadn't been pushed as much.

Don't get me wrong, I love some classic media (TV, movies, music), and getting older myself, I'm growing to loath some modern adaptations (particularly in music). But this whole perception that people were more individual at a time when choice was limited and starting your own indie station was very expensive is just bonkers.

These days any spotty teenager can produce music on his laptop, publish his own blog and even record his own TV show or movie on budget consumer hardware. These days there's more possibilities then you could ever imagine even as recently as 30 years ago. These days you have internet-based TV networks their air everything from RPG soap operas through to whole shows dedicated to board games (eg Wil Wheaton's, 'Table Top').

If you can imagine it, then there's likely an internet community. And if there isn't, then it's easy to start one.

So if you can't find content that matches your individuality, then I suggest it's because you're not looking hard enough.

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