• Snot Flickerman
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    It’s not just Netflix, it’s every licensing issue in every country.

    I love lots of foreign television, but quite a lot of it isn’t immediately available (or ever available) in my country.

    If I want to watch those shows or movies, I am literally at the mercy of the piracy community helping me access them, because there’s a good chance that it’s either months or years away from release in my country, or that I’ll be unlucky and it will never release here at all.

    It’s a completely broken system, and Gabe Newell called it what it was over a decade ago. Piracy is a service problem, not a pricing problem.

    It won’t be solved without massive changes to international copyrights and how shows/movies are bought and sold on an international market.

    • MudMan
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      Pricing doesn’t hurt.

      But yeah, people will pay for convenience. Nobody wants to dig around for pirated links if a simpler option is available.

      But yeah, I hear you on international licensing. I try to keep up with Star Trek content and man, I don’t know how you can bungle up a licensig deal that much.

      The latest bit of genius includes Amazon Prime listing three seasons of Lower Decks, but the third season consisting on a page that tells you they don’t have that season available, despite having had it before.

      There is a fourth season. It’s not available anywhere.

      I gave up and pirated it, knowing it will eventually show up in a service I do own. It was all getting spoiled for me in social media anyway.

      • 𝒍𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒏
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        115 months ago

        It was all getting spoiled for me in social media anyway.

        I thankfully haven’t seen any spoilers for anything since moving to Lemmy… on other sites it’s silly easy to accidentally run into a spoilers for anything remotely popular 😭

        Unless you follow ST communities here… then oops I guess spoilers are in your feed for each episode 😳

        • MudMan
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          And you know what? It makes sense. A big part of making a moment of a media launch is to get like-minded people talking about it. It’s harder now that media is largely on-demand, so it’s great to have a place to go for the discussion afterwards.

          Which is why staggered, inconsistent launches make no damn sense in the 21st century. When pirates can deliver a way to join that hype moment and you can’t, for the content you’re creating on the service your followers are already paying for you have entirely missed the point.

        • @jasondj@ttrpg.network
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          I pretty much only look at All and somehow like a good third of my feed is Star Trek stuff. Mostly memes, and mosty TNG/DS9.

          I somewhat enjoy it because I’m not really a big trek fan and it reminds me what it feels like to not be “targeted” by an ad. But ironically, it had the effect of me starting to put on TNG at night.

      • Snot Flickerman
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        It was all getting spoiled for me in social media anyway.

        Found the Risa community member.

        • MudMan
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          Hah. Not even. Between Youtube and Mastodon it was doing the job just fine.

          Not like I don’t see all those posts anyway, this place isn’t THAT big yet.

    • @_number8_@lemmy.world
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      geolocking as a technology is a kick in the throat to humanity and all its cultural and technological achievement

    • @radix@lemmy.world
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      Would it even require massive changes? The framework is already built for music. The idea behind compulsory licensing is that any radio station can play any music, and the royalty rates due to the copyright holder are set in advance. The music industry fought tooth and nail to prevent streaming sites from getting access to their content, but it’s now their biggest revenue source.

      A world where Netflix, Disney, Paramount, Max, and all the others could use each others’ (and literally all) content and pay for every stream would practically kill video piracy almost overnight. Make them all compete on their quality of service, instead of the size of their siloed library. And in the end, both customers and rights-holders would almost certainly be better off.

      • @neoA
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        It would also cause REAL competition as video platforms now have to fight to be the best to use and the best value.

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      Years ago there was no way to watch one piece in my country. The only option for anime was funimation (which didn’t have a great library) and crunchy roll which had more of the big shows but it would be incomplete. Like a show would only have the second season or last season. Anyway the only way to watch one piece was via an extension to Firefox that spoofed crunchy roll but still required a premium subscription.

      The only other way to watch one piece was online with sites like anime paha.

      Also it gets real expensive paying for 4-5 services when theres a show on Amazon you want to watch, maybe 2-3 on apple, 1 on Netflix and 4 on Disney + and that’s not even including star trek.

  • Jo Miran
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    Me: This guy looks and sounds like the dude that fixed my old Mac Book Pro.

    *checks Google*

    Me: Well I’ll be damned…

  • @phoneymouse@lemmy.world
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    Not saying I don’t some times agree with the guy, but he peddles outrage. Every video is some gripe about something. I get tired of being angry some days. Just chill out man!

    • @Linkerbaan@lemmy.world
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      Well he also repair macbooks and does a lot of good stuff for right to repair.

      But his most popular videos are angry old man screams at cloud so that’s probably you keep seeing.

    • @lud@lemm.ee
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      Absolutely. I feel like his videos were more “reasonable” before. Now they’re all clickbait and outrage with angry thumbnails.

    • @jose1324@lemmy.world
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      Agreed. It’s tiring watching social media or going to YouTube. Everything is just made to make you angry or annoyed.

    • @Anders429@programming.dev
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      I usually agree with his takes, but I can’t watch more than a minute and a half of a video of his, because it’s always an unscripted rant. It’s fine though, he usually gets his point across in the first minute anyway, and then repeats himself for another ten minutes.

    • mihor
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      But that’s exactly what I LOVE about him! Well researched and thoroughly argumented rants, full of juicy insights and no restraints. I love him, he’s my spirit animal. And I love Blackberry and Clinton.

    • @Thermal_shocked@lemmy.world
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      I even posted the same thing on his videos. His tech channel turned into rage bait. Can’t watch his shit anymore, he’s lost his mind.

          • @NightAuthor@lemmy.world
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            Definitely agree, but according to a recent video, his girlfriend is a privacy nut (said with respect) so idk if he’s gonna get any better. Next thing we know there’ll be two of them in the videos.

  • @kryostar@lemmy.world
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    The comment section here is fucking stupid is what it is. People arguing over right wing… left wing… Nazi or whatever other nonsense that is not even related to the goddamn video or the topic at hand.

    You either agree to what the creator has to to say in THIS video or you disagree. Stop fucking speculating about their political or religious stand. Don’t let lemmy become another shit fest that we just moved from.

    • @RageAgainstTheRich@lemmy.world
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      Chill… people are just having a discussion about the odyssey website this video is hosted on. Some of us have never seen that site before and are discussing it. Just scroll past. Its not that big a deal honestly.

    • @Whirlybird@aussie.zone
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      125 months ago

      Don’t let lemmy become another shit fest that we just moved from.

      Lemmy literally started as a political shitfest site. It’s just now filled with the people from reddit too.

    • Hal-5700XOP
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      Don’t let lemmy become another shit fest that we just moved from.

      Too late, friend. Will, based on my experience.

  • @MonkCanatella@sh.itjust.works
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    He is spot on with how being a consumer enters you into an adversarial relationship. It’s so incredibly frustrating having to fight for what you already paid for.

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    I think the problem is the idea of subscription services themselves which has caused companies to become adversaries to the customers rather than partners.

    When you pay a one-time fee for an item or service, it’s in that business’s interest to make you feel valued as a customer, to bring you good so that you are likely to pay one-time fees again in the future.

    With a recurring fee model, it’s in the business’s interest to make you use their service less while still paying, because if you use it too much they lose money, and if they price it according to how the power users use it then it won’t be a competitive deal.

    Example: when you get flights costing $200 per domestic trip, the airline wants to make you feel not terrible for choosing them. But if instead of that you paid $1000 a month to fly domestically “as often as you want”, they will degrade the experience so that you wouldn’t even want to fly more than 5 times per month, like duct tape you to your seat if they were allowed to, or put restrictions like “only to these cities” or “only on our 3am flights” or “only on trips less than x days or longer than y days”.

    No matter the industry, the whole premise of the RR model is to trick you into pretending you still have whatever original value of service, while screwing you in every possible way just short of the point that causes you to cancel. That makes them the most money.

    I used to pirate because I was a broke kid. Now I have money (not as much as Rossman and no money for these subscriptions) but I too need to find value when I give this money I earned to someone who makes a thing. As Rossman said, if you’re tinkering to get the thing you paid for, at that point you might as well tinker and not pay for it.

    P.S.: Rossman is aware his whole shtick is “angry man yells at cloud while sometimes petting cat”. I get many people don’t like it. Don’t watch it then. Odysee is just Rossman’s spare platform in case YouTube doesn’t like him anymore for whatever reason. Yes it’s full of loonies (and you can call Rossman one too if you want) but just don’t give them your attention.

    • @nova_ad_vitum@lemmy.ca
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      With a recurring fee model, it’s in the business’s interest to make you use their service less while still paying, because if you use it too much they lose money, and if they price it according to how the power users use it then it won’t be a competitive deal.

      You know I never thought of streaming services this way, but you’re absolutely right. Any service running on a regular subscription model falls into the “gym business model” where the ideal customer is one who is paying but never showing up. That way, their operational costs stay constant while revenue goes up.

      • @xantoxis@lemmy.world
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        The dynamic applies to anything where you are expected to make regular payments.

        Renting an apartment? Landlord wants to see you and fix your shit as little as possible.

        Renting a car? They want you to drive it as little as possible so they can keep renting it for as long as possible. Maybe they’re charging you by the mile, too, just to cover that base completely.

        Now think about the US healthcare industry.

      • @UnspecificGravity@lemmings.world
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        Except its a LOT easier to get people to not go to the gym than it is to stop them watching TV and movies.

        I think this is why Netflix keeps canceling shows. People stay subscribed for new things, but since their catalog is shit they aren’t streaming much else.

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          Netflix’s model makes the individual business case for a specific show really complicated to make. What’s the marginal return on investment for a moderately successful show? If it’s not quite popular enough to get people to subscribe just for that show, then it’s basically a total loss (existing customers only are watching it, who were paying anyways). Looking at the financials of that one show in isolation, all they’ve got are costs with no revenue gain.

          There is the broader argument to be made about how a show contributes to the overall catalog quality and how that ultimately drives subscriber growth, but this is a far more roundabout way of talking about value.

    • @imapuppetlookaway@lemmy.world
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      Just by coincidence i’m watching a gameranx video about the 10 worst AAA games, and Falcon says the same thing about games as a service (subscriptions, micro-transactions, etc.): “it seems like they’re playing a game of chicken with the consumer to see what they can get away with”.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8jDgkikylY

      (start at 19:45)

      • Rentlar
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        Precisely. And the game franchises that do this the most successfully are the ones with pre-existing brand recognition to ride off of. When you start with a forgettable story and characters, then no one (outside of a small few who like being disappointed I guess) will engage with it.

    • @Anders429@programming.dev
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      I think you’re spot on. It fits right in to the whole “enshittification” topic that Doctorow wrote about. Everyone started using streaming services like Netflix because it offered such a great user experience; now that they have the user base, unfortunately we are now at the point where Netflix has every motivation to make the platform as shitty as possible to milk as much money from their users as they can.

    • @SnipingNinja@slrpnk.net
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      This is why I think FUP should be a thing on unlimited offers. I have missed out on being able to utilise great services because people abuse it. I was so happy when Pixels came with unlimited photo/video backup but because people were uploading DSLR pics and pirated movies and shows, it stopped existing.

  • archomrade [he/him]
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    It’s not just that it hasn’t gotten better in 20 years like he says, it has actively gotten worse.

    Maybe before DRM would fuck with the quality of the media or block you from using it the way your prefer (despite paying for it to do what you want), but now it’s exactly that, PLUS they’re clawing for every scrap of data from their consumer base in order to market it to third party vendors.

    I’m ready to buy stock in tin foil and live in the woods off my own urine, this shit has gotten so bad. I just want them to leave me alone and let me live without being constantly servailed and targeted with ads. Is the offer really to be made miserable and unsatisfied about my life and possessions in exchange for another season of a shitty remake of a early 2000s IP?

    I fucking hate the anthropocene. Let’s just pack it up and shut it down, there’s nothing left for us here.

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    Pirates have known this for decades. Buy DRMed media means you can lose access to it at any time. And these subscription services that limit access for paid services e.g as soon as you travel, access to certain stuff is lost, sometimes the access to the entire service is lost. Additionally, for some reason, pirated stuff often has better quality than paid stuff - it’s something I cannot fathom.

    It was possible to get pirated 4k stuff as soon as it was released years ago, but most paid services couldn’t provide that. The biggest reason being you couldn’t buffer it. It only buffers a few seconds and then stops. Pirated stuff can be downloaded ahead of time and watched without buffering on a shit connection.

    Fuck Netflix. What I hated most about them was they decided during the pandemic that too many people were watching stuff at 1080p, so they dropped the quality of streams to 720p. Lol. A great way to get people to pirate.

    • Rentlar
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      Additionally, for some reason, pirated stuff often has better quality than paid stuff - it’s something I cannot fathom.

      Right!? This is the most baffling part to me. Random people with camcorders at theatres have better video quality than Netflix’s garbage-tier 720p that we saw in this video.

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    Just one point of view: I’m too poor to even buy food, but pirating books keeps me informed about current affairs and shit. It also enables me to stay alive because I still have access to my favourite authors, which makes me so happy and try to stay alive for one more release date.

    Full disclosure: I’ve gone from a very good job to debilitating disability over 10 years in Europe. Also, before this, I bought hardback books of everything I liked. I’ll do this again as soon as I can afford it. I’ll always support authors as much as I can.

    • The£0b°t°m¡§t
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      Sorry to hear that fellow lemmur! Let the arrrrrr books keep you company in these hard times!

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          Yes, besides living in a rural area with a shitty library that has only books online I read in middle school, I have agorophobia. So making the trek there isn’t that simple.

          Even the biggest university library’s online books are not up to date. They take years to get translated, so instead of waiting for that (since I’m not sure whether I’ll even be alive by then) I just read books in their original language as soon as they come out.

          And stop making fun of disabled people.

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        I’m an avid reader. Books from authors I like here tend to take months to years to get translated and into a library. I read everything in English now because of that.

  • Carlos Solís
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    Personally, the current environment has led me to avoid most of the popular culture instead.

  • MudMan
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    Eh… what the hell is that link? The recommended videos on that place are WILD.

    I had heard some rumblings about Rossmann being on some weird alt-right focused service, but I had honestly forgotten and I wasn’t expecting to get a faceful of it by accident. Yikes.

    • @waigl@lemmy.world
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      It’s odysee, a frontend to lbry, a sort-of decentralized alternative to Youtube. Which seems very enticing, because an alternative to Youtube is badly needed.

      Unfortunately, at the moment it is completely overrun by religious nutjobs, Nazis and other assorted scum. It is not by its nature an alt-right service, but it does attract all those who would be banned anywhere else.

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        It is whoever uses it the most. If it gets overrun by alt right people it is an alt right service.

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        Unfortunately alt-right crypto weirdos have coopted the term “decentralised”, and so it is with this site. It’s a crypto-based… video… hosting… platform? I cannot for the life of me figure out how it works other than that it mines crypto in the background while you have the site open and if you have an account, you get a cut of the crypto you mined.

        I have tried looking into it, but they don’t explain anywhere in their promo materials, it’s literally just “earn while you watch!”, which… yeah no thanks. I’ve been on the internet and paying attention for more than 5 minutes, I know that grift when I see it.

        “Decentralised” isn’t enough, you need a way to ban people that is also decentralised, and that’s where federation comes in.

        I don’t know if they’re eventually going to coopt “federation”. I wonder if that’s the ultimate test of a social technology - if it can be coopted by reactionaries. The less able they are to do so, the better it is.

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          It doesn’t mine crypto in the background. The hosts mine the crypto, and you get some rewards from watching. If you collect enough, you can donate it to your favorite channel which earns them money. It is like Reddit gold but actually useful.

          Also, it is somewhat federated. The underlying blockchain containing video metadata is decentralized and used as thread between federated instances. Odysee is one of those instances, and they can block and ban users and videos from showing up on their instance, just like Lemmy.

          In other words, you can make an Odysee alternative with the same videos but filtered to your liking.

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            That really doesn’t explain how it works. So… the host mines crypto as well as sending you videos? What is the economy supposed to work like? What does the blockchain actually achieve here? Why do people host in that case? Where do they explain this?

            Anyway, I’m still not interested in crypto anything. The moment I saw it was blockchain based I noped out pretty fast. I’m guessing a lot of people do and that’s part of why it’s such a reactionary cesspit.

            Like we don’t need blockchain for this; regular federation already works.

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              The blockchain is a requirement because without it, your video can be taken down entirely by the platform. Like for example Louis Rossmann’s video about Grayjay which google falsly claims violated YouTube ToS when it clearly doesn’t, or when people get false copyright strikes and lose monetization.

              With the LBRY blockchain, Odysee can hide your video and ban you from their platform, but your video will still be up and visible on other platforms, and monetization still works, everything you’ve earned is not lost. It is your video, not the platform’s video.

              If it was only federated, whichever instance you uploaded to will have the ability to take down your video entirely which can be an issue if you are a critic of the instance itself or if you are a whistleblower, not to mention that video hosting is incredibly expensive, and adding federation on top of that is downright monetarily impossible. The p2p aspect of LBRY solvea this by distributing hosting costs to uploaders and other “seeders.”

              The blockchain itself acts as a public record of uploaded videos and where to download them, like a torrent tracker, and records cannot be deleted, so the blockchain doesn’t host the videos themselves. The video itself can be taken down from the original source but since it is also p2p, the video can remain in circulation.

              Another thing about blockchain technology in general is that it provides you with a way to identify yourself and authenticate transactions without providing your real name, email or credit card. You need neither of these on Odysee yet can still earn money.

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                Peertube is also p2p, so the videos can be hosted apart from the host instance, and there’s nothing stopping peertube instances from maintaining a distributed ledger of references to videos without the blockchain.

                Everything you say blockchain does can be achieved via distributed plaintext ledgers. It is solving a problem that doesn’t exist.

                As for the earning money part, eventually you do have to connect your personal details in order to transfer crypto to a usable currency, so that problem isn’t really solved either.

                • @parpol@programming.dev
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                  Plaintext ledgers aren’t immutable, and someone has to distribute and manage them. That’s a single point of failure and vulnerability to censorship, not to mention a real pain to synchronize if it was federated ledgers.

                  The users will never need to redeem their LBRY tokens, thus not be required to disclose personal information, whereas if you want to donate with any non-crypto service, your credit card, address, name, etc must be disclosed. It is a many times easier to just press “donate” without having to set up anything, and give away tokens to a content creator just like that.

                  Also, you can purchase mullvad VPN services for example, without ever having to transfer crypto into Fiat or disclosing your name. I would for example never want my credit card linked to a VPN. That defeats the entire purpose of a VPN.

                  There are a ton of online services, subscriptions, etc that accept cryptocurrency, so it isn’t exactly useless until turned into Fiat.

                  You can also transfer it all to a Monero wallet and after that the thread ends.

    • Faceman🇦🇺
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      odysee is a weird place, lots of “creators” that were forced off youtube and other places for far out views or outright dangerous lies ended up there as they have almost no rules.

      There are a lot of non-far-right weirdos that use it, but it is hard to scroll through without seeing some fringe crazy shit.

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      Jesus Christ, you weren’t kidding. One of the recommended videos for me was “Why the crusades were completely justified!” Yeah, fuck that crazy shit.

    • @parpol@programming.dev
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      It is not an alt-right service. It doesn’t show recommendations based on data collected about you, and instead shows subscriptions, and top viewed videos with similar titles to the video you’re watching.

      Both videos containing the word “justified” is probably the reason. Odysee is in my opinion what YouTube should have been.

    • @akilou@sh.itjust.works
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      Every other recommend video had the word “justified” in it. It’s recommending similar videos on the titles alone. I’m not defending it, just pointing out how weird that is.

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        “Why posting weird videos is justified”

    • Snot Flickerman
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      What’s really wild is that people arguing for things like Right-to-Repair would be anywhere near right-wing to begin with.

      Like, Louis, you don’t see how the entire conservative ideology undermines ideas like right-to-repair? How can you be like “Yeah, I trust these guys who all would shut down the things I’m arguing for,” and just be oblivious to it?

      • 𝒍𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒏
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        the entire conservative ideology undermines ideas like right-to-repair

        Louis’s videos are posted to multiple platforms out of principle, not politics… that means they also get posted on sites with creators that have been kicked out of YouTube, like the one linked here

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          My principle is I don’t hang out in fucking Nazi spaces.

          Like, I wouldn’t go to a bar that advertised itself as a Nazi bar, and I wouldn’t upload my content to a site like this, that has enough Nazis on it that they’re in the recommended videos for a fucking Louis Rossman video.

          If Louis is happy hanging out at Nazi bars, that’s on him and you can hardly hang that on “principles.”

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            Odysee is not a Nazi space. It is a privacy focused decentralized alternative to YouTube.

            The largest group of youtubers on that platform are not the alt-right, but rather, the free and open source software community, privacy and decentralization advocates, and programmers.

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              And yet the top suggested videos were about how the Crusades were justified and how cop shootings are justified.

              I would think if the largest community was programmers, those kind of videos would be suggested, not this shit.

              Top suggested videos sadly speaks otherwise about the people on this site.

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                You have the same garbage on YouTube but their algorithm hides it from you and shows it to the alt-right. Odysee doesn’t have an algorithm.

                You can’t really have an algorithm and privacy at the same time, so the best you can do here is downvote and block the video/channel.

                With enough downvotes (only around 2 more should be enough ) the video won’t be recommended as much.

                You can see it has one green blob thingy. That’s my downvote. It isn’t a huge platform to begin with so it is not like it takes much to drive out the trash.

                If it violates site policies or law, you can report the video and have it taken down, though it will only be taken down from Odysee, and not on other instances that use the underlying video hosting technology (LBRY)

      • @Eheran@lemmy.world
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        135 months ago

        Repairing things used to be normal. From that point of view, conservatism is perfectly right.

        I doubt he is right wing, given what he says and does.

        • Snot Flickerman
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          Repairing things used to be normal. From that point of view, conservatism is perfectly right.

          Conservatism has only ever existed to keep an aristocracy. Look at history, it’s literally why it developed as an ideology, because a lot of the aristocracy from Europe didn’t actually want the aristocracy to end, so they needed to make up political positions that supported the idea that there should be an untouchable elite to whom laws don’t apply.

          It has literally never, ever existed to “conserve” anything like natural resources or the rights of individuals. At it’s core it was about retaining Kings, Queens, Dukes, and Lords without actually keeping those, but instead making it about wealth.

          So yeah, gonna hard disagree on that. Conservatism is the source making laws that deny you the ability to repair, the conservatives aren’t the ones out here fighting for it.

          • @Eheran@lemmy.world
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            25 months ago

            People get old, they do not want this to change. That is where it comes from. Regardless of the persons status. It is also irrelevant where it comes from.

          • @Excrubulent@slrpnk.net
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            05 months ago

            I think I just realised that the term “conservative” is just a lie. Just like “pro-life” or whatever other BS they come up with, it’s just a smokescreen to cover their real agenda, which is to dominate others.

      • db0M
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        85 months ago

        Dude sounds a lot like a libertarian business owner tbh. I wouldn’t be surprised if they align very well with the right otherwise.

        • @MonkCanatella@sh.itjust.works
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          115 months ago

          he has some very dubious takes - he’s very correct on how shitty it is to be a consumer but he’s completely blind to any systemic analysis of it, willfully I would imagine.

        • @shirro@aussie.zone
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          Platforms that offer greater freedom also tend to host visibly more extreme content. My guess is the slightly more advertiser friendly extremism pushed by algorithms on mainstream platforms is far more impactful on society.

          Outside of the relatively small number of people engaged with issues like software freedom, privacy, right to repair there is no reason to choose a platform with less views unless your content is banned from the alternatives.

          I expect Rossmann’s politics are shaped by his experiences as a small business owner. Many such people desire greater economic and individual freedom and are likely economic liberals but that doesn’t necessarily influence their views on other matters. He is an outspoken advocate for consumer freedoms including right to repair which I respect. I don’t know the guy personally but I would be surprised and disappointed if he endorses far right crazy shit. I am using Lemmy and respect the people who wrote the software but nothing about my politics should be inferred from theirs.

      • @neoA
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        Here’s the conservative angle, at least in my view: “We’ve always had the right to repair our possessions before, and we will conserve that right for future generations.”

        Then again, what I consider conservative has never actually matched up with the political party, which is a big part of why I am no longer right wing.

  • @1984@lemmy.today
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    They altered the deal.

    It was a good deal a few years back, so piracy decreased a lot, and streaming company profits grew a lot. Everyone was happy.

    But then they altered the deal. It’s no longer worth the money, and any movie or TV show they have can disappear at any time. They also decided to start flirting with ads, so they burned a lot of trust by doing that.

    It’s hard finding something worth watching. Once you have seen the few good shows at one streaming company, the rest is so awful nobody wants to touch it. So the subscriber is supposed to sign up to many streaming companies… Costing them tons of money.

    If streaming companies were smart, they would work together and create one streaming service with all existing movies and TV shows, and set a fair price, and depending on what movies or TV shows people choose to watch, the profits go to whatever company makes the best content.

    But working together is not what you do in capitalism…

    • @eggdaddy@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      What’s sad is we HAD that in original Netflix. Then the studios got greedyaf and now we are back to, basically, cable. I’m not saying Netflix isn’t at a huge fault here (that 720p during covid was some real bs) but the beginning of this disaster is squarely on the shoulders of all the studios wanting their share of the pie plus more.

    • Gunpachi
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      25 months ago

      There’s this Indian ISP called Jio. They have internet plans that bundle 14 or 15 Streaming services. These are mostly streaming that are only avaialble to that region. At least that way people don’t have to go through the hassle of managing every single subscription.

      I’m personally happy with sailing the seas, not that I have time to watch all this content anyway.

  • cannache
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    125 months ago

    And that’s why we all pirate stuff every once in a while

    • cannache
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      35 months ago

      Yeah I was gonna say, that was oddly specific