3/13/2007

Reasons Why I Love/Hate the Internet

My new obsession has been finding television programs on the Internet. I found a link a few weeks ago which hosts various TV programs, but as it turns out, there isn't any television out there that I want to watch that I'm not already watching. I watched a couple episodes of HBO's Rome, but I found it very, very dull, so I quit watching and I quit searching for TV on the Internet.

That is until I saw an ad for something called Secret Satellite. For just $67, I could get access to thousands of satellite TV stations from around the world. I was intrigued, but I didn't want to pay $67 and I certainly didn't want to pay it for something I knew I would never really watch. A couple of days later I just searched for "free satellite." Lo and behold, I found wwiTV.com! It lists hundreds of international satellite channels which one can watch for free! No $67 needed.

Since I found it, I've been watching RTL 102.5 from Italy nonstop. It's a music channel I used to watch when I was in Iraq. It's pretty great. There's a bunch of other stuff, too, but I pretty much just watch the one channel.

One other thing I found on the website was an ad for PeekVid. PeekVid hosts a huge number of TV shows, movies, comedy bits, cartoons, etc. available for viewing. Yesterday, I watched The Queen. It was fantastic. I thought I had struck video gold!

Then today I tried to watch Accepted for a little comic relief. Each movie is posted in a number of segments. The Queen had 3, Accepted had 5 (I think) and The Devil Wears Prada (more on that later) has about 6. Anyways, The Queen worked perfectly. Accepted? Not so much. Only the first segment worked! Now what am I supposed to do? I am mildly interested now.

Tonight, I tried to watch The Devil Wears Prada. I went through some of the movies to check which links worked and which didn't. Well, TDWP worked, but I soon found out that they only posted about half of the movie! I mean, Andrea had to get a steak from a restaurant that wasn't open and get an advance copy of the new Harry Potter book for the twins and I have no idea whether she can pull it off. I think she can, but I'll never know now.

In the previous paragraph, I mention that "they" only posted half the movie. I have to be honest, I don't know who "they" are. I think "they" may have been bootleggers who posted The Queen. I'm not sure about the other items I've watched. It's the brave new world of the Internet, I guess.

And I know I can't blame the Internet, but I also tried to watch An Inconvenient Truth starring Al Gore. I will not be debating global warming here on 13Months, but, man, that movie is boring. I also found problems with the graph he uses as the centerpiece of his whole discussion. I mean, I'm sure the science behind the theories of global warming are sound, but his graph is not and the argument he uses to support the graph are not. He successfully describes a correlation between CO2 and temperature, but not any type of cause and effect relationship. In fact, his graph showing temperature and CO2 levels over time shows them rising and falling together with no lag. This either means that the very moment CO2 levels change temps do too or points to a third factor which causes the two to act so similarly.

Again, I am not trying to discount global warming, rather I'm pointing out that I didn't like former VP Gore's graph or his movie. I was too distracted by the graph.

I would also like to take this chance to point out that, no matter how many times he tries to tell me otherwise, Al Gore lost the 2000 election according the the law of the United States. The founding fathers created the Electoral College to separate presidential elections from the popular vote, and that's been the law for over 200 years. Let it go, Mr. Gore. Let it go.

3 comments:

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Special said...

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rdmeeker said...

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