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Old 11-23-18, 06:57 PM
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I'm pretty ignorant, frankly, my impression of Al Jazeera is that it's Arabic-CNN, and the fact that it always seems to be the source of sound-bites of on-the-ground arabic anger against the west (mobs burning american flags, or mobs celebrating terrorist actions) has associated it in my (and I'm sure many others') minds as being linked to terrorism.

What's the relation between Al Jazeera for its Arabic markets, vs the English-language programming they put out? Do they ever seem to support terrorism? Or just report it?
I don't speak Arabic so I couldn't speak to the Al Jazeera that's marketed there.


An eight year old piece from Al Jazeera. I suppose that hearing from UK Independent correspondent Robert Fisk might be a difference from US media where Fisk isn't heard from.


A seven year old piece from Al Jazeera. Ratko Mladic bad guy . . . no difference there. Maybe Al Jazeera even more forthcoming about that than most of what I've seen from us.

Al Jazeera has people in places where we don't. You get better insight than even Ted Turner's old CNN would have gotten before he sold it to corporate interests.


The second of a three part documentary on the '73 Yom Kipper War from 2014. A pretty objective piece actually. Maybe even similar to what we might do in complementing Arial Sharron's battlefield acumen.

So my advice is to sample for yourself and save yourself from opinions of folks who haven't seen a thing.

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Old 11-23-18, 07:13 PM
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Anything and everything Brexit.

BBC programs :- Politics Live, Question Time, The Andrew Marr Show, Newsnight, The View, Sunday Politics Northern Ireland and ITV Peston.
I am obsessed with Brexit and the Northern Ireland backstop.
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Old 11-23-18, 08:33 PM
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I'm not sure but it's in color and muted and that's fine.
That's how I've always liked boxing commentary from Ferdie Pacheco the 'Fight Doctor.
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I watched the first segment of The Little Drummer Girl on AMC. Very good, but the number and frequency of commercials on AMC is horrendous. I doubt if I ever will watch anything on AMC again.

I haven't owned a television in decades.

The last AMC program I watched on actual television was Broken Trail.

The beauty of the internet, is that most programs can be obtained quite easily and many forms of advertisement can be blocked.

My wife got me into a couple AMC productions, such as Breaking Bad, and the Walking Dead.

A few other honorable mentions:

Rubicon (AMC)

Humans

Mr. Robot

Black mirror

Mindhunter

The Island

Utopia (probably my all time favorite, especially Arby)

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I haven't owned a television in decades.

The last AMC program I watched on actual television was Broken Trail.

The beauty of the internet, is that most programs can be obtained quite easily and many forms of advertisement can be blocked.
That beauty is wonderful, but The Little Drummer Girl was being broadcast for the first time, and could NOT be obtained quite easily or had its ads blocked without paying extra fees.

Also watching movies on tiny screens with tinny sound reproduction is not my idea of a beautiful movie experience.

FWIW, I enjoyed the AMC series Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Justified, and Hell on Wheels on free DVDs from the library, but I wanted to watch The Little Drummer Girl now and not wait a year or so for it to show up on DVD, or several years for it to show up on some streaming service.

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That beauty is wonderful, but The Little Drummer Girl was being broadcast for the first time, and could NOT be obtained quite easily or had its ads blocked without paying extra fees.

Also watching movies on tiny screens with tinny sound reproduction is not my idea of a beautiful movie experience.

FWIW, I enjoyed the AMC series Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Justified, and Hell on Wheels on free DVDs from the library, but I wanted to watch The Little Drummer Girl now and not wait a year or so for it to show up on DVD, or several years for it to show up on some streaming service.
Well they're not exactly tiny, since my 27" screen was the standard TV size for decades. As for the speakers, they can be routed externally (same as a TV) and as big or small as you want them to be.

I will admit however, that there still are limitations to computer displays over TV for broadcast content, since computer monitors don't come with receivers and TVs get much bigger for that close-to-theater immersion.
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Old 11-23-18, 11:07 PM
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Well they're not exactly tiny, since my 27" screen was the standard TV size for decades. As for the speakers, they can be routed externally (same as a TV) and as big or small as you want them to be.

I will admit however, that there still are limitations to computer displays over TV for broadcast content, since computer monitors don't come with receivers and TVs get much bigger for that close-to-theater immersion.
Huh?

The amount of devices, (from tiny 27" monitors, all the way up to powerful 4K projectors) that have an HDMI input is vast.

Almost every computer made in the last few years can be used as a playback source, I built up my last one for less than $50.

As for sound, a decent pair of headphones will outperform almost any consumer playback system.
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That beauty is wonderful, but The Little Drummer Girl was being broadcast for the first time, and could NOT be obtained quite easily or had its ads blocked without paying extra fees.
3 minute download.

I haven't watched it yet, but often times its 1080P, with the original multichannel audio.

If it can be played back, it can be copied.
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Old 11-24-18, 05:10 AM
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That beauty is wonderful, but The Little Drummer Girl was being broadcast for the first time, and could NOT be obtained quite easily or had its ads blocked without paying extra fees.
Well produced, the story seems a bit bland and predictable, maybe it will improve later.
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Old 11-24-18, 09:31 AM
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Utopia (probably my all time favorite, especially Arby)
THat looks intriguing, searching for it on justwatch.com I'm not sure if it even turned up. Do you know if it's on Netflix or Amazon?
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Old 11-24-18, 09:51 AM
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My wife and I just finished 'Homecoming' on Amazon prime. It's a ten episode series about a social worker (Julia Roberts) that works at a secrete government facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. It was very artistic and well done, but for me just not gripping enough to give it my three thumbs up.
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My wife and I just finished 'Homecoming' on Amazon prime. It's a ten episode series about a social worker (Julia Roberts) that works at a secrete government facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. It was very artistic and well done, but for me just not gripping enough to give it my three thumbs up.
Sounds interesting, and its a Prime Original. I'll check it out tonight.
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Shameless (currently on Season 4 of 9). It might hold its spot on my Top 5 list.
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Shameless (currently on Season 4 of 9). It might hold its spot on my Top 5 list.
As a general proposition my feeling about Shameless was that the quality of each season deteriorated until it finally became unwatchable.
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Old 11-24-18, 12:21 PM
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If it can be played back, it can be copied.

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THat looks intriguing, searching for it on justwatch.com I'm not sure if it even turned up. Do you know if it's on Netflix or Amazon?
I've never used any of the sites you mentioned, your guess is as good as mine.

Lots of torrent links out there, I won't post any links here though, DMCA take downs are no joke.
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Three episodes into season 2 of Man in the Hype Castle. If possible the entire series is even more pointless than it was in 2015. The entire American national zeitgeist of the past two years has neutered whatever bland vanilla point the producers had in mind. Real life has turned out to be more ominous than anything in PKD's unfinished story or this series.

At this point the only reason I'm continuing to watch is because I need a 45-60 minute show to keep me occupied while using the indoor trainer, and I'm semi-curious to see where they go with the alternate timeline concept they've hinted at. But at the rate it's dragging things out I'll probably lose interest soon.
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Well produced, the story seems a bit bland and predictable, maybe it will improve later.
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3 minute download....
If it can be played back, it can be copied.
Downloaded a bootleg "free" copy from where? No wonder you like the beauty of the Internet.

There is no "later" for improvement of this production, the production was three episodes and done.

Maybe you would like better the 1984 movie with Diane Keaton as Charlie and Klaus Kinski as the Israeli agent. A shoplifted DVD or copy of one would also be free.
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Downloaded a bootleg "free" copy from where? No wonder you like the beauty of the Internet.

There is no "later" for improvement of this production, the production was three episodes and done.

Maybe you would like better the 1984 movie with Diane Keaton as Charlie and Klaus Kinski as the Israeli agent. A shoplifted DVD or copy of one would also be free.
I haven't used a DVD in quite some time, and VHS, wow, do you still use that?

Traditional media, may be nostalgic, and perhaps will be worth something at some point in the future, I do have to chuckle a bit about shoplifting a DVD.

How quaint.

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Youtube has an endless amount of content as well, currently watching this.
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Addams Family , again.. a favorite.. Addams family Values too ,
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Been watching some Australian TV on Netflix.. Rake..

an episode of Black Mirror, UK, (using many locations) seen last ..
I just started catching up on season 5 of Rake. I was so excited to see the final season coming, and then I got busy.
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Downloaded a bootleg "free" copy from where? No wonder you like the beauty of the Internet.

There is no "later" for improvement of this production, the production was three episodes and done.

Maybe you would like better the 1984 movie with Diane Keaton as Charlie and Klaus Kinski as the Israeli agent. A shoplifted DVD or copy of one would also be free.
Content creation is a job. They deserve to be paid for all their hard work. Don't you think?
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I haven't used a DVD in quite some time, and VHS, wow, do you still use that?

Traditional media, may be nostalgic, and perhaps will be worth something at some point in the future, I do have to chuckle a bit about shoplifting a DVD.

How quaint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laVSGv0JohI
For those that prefer the ultimate in media, optical still is still far and away the superior medium. A pity manufactures gave up before the battle was started.

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Black sails and vikings were my favorite ones. Also walking dead is not bad.
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