The Internet Failed At Streaming the Oscars

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    I like how this article says "the internet" failed at streaming the Oscars. Yes, the internet was totally to blame. :rolleyes:

     
  2. HardOCP News

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    pfft, who cares anyway. Unless one of the zombies in last night's episode of The Walking Dead was named Oscar, I wasn't about to watch anything "Oscar" related.
     
  3. Symon14

    Symon14 Limp Gawd

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    ABC's stream was only available in like 5 cities nation wide anyway. So it was a failure in a much bigger way than just an outage.
     
  4. F.E.A.R.

    F.E.A.R. [H]ard|Gawd

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    Agreed. The last thing I want to do is watch them pat each other on the back.
     
  5. Skripka

    Skripka [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Ditto
     
  6. schizrade

    schizrade [H]ardness Supreme

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    I bet the writer has some slow ass DSL connection like most people I run into that complain about streaming services. "I PAY $15 A MONTH AND I WANT IT ALL!!!!"
     
  7. Grebuloner

    Grebuloner Gawd

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    Agreed. When my girlfriend first saw the news that it would be streamed online, she was excited that she would get to watch it like we did the Superbowl. Then we found out we weren't on an approved ISP or in an approved city...
     
  8. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Oscars are stoopid
     
  9. SGA76

    SGA76 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm voting for the zombie that Daryl beat back to death with the 9 iron!;)

    Seriously though, I don't give a rat's ass about the Oscars. To me, it more like a circle jerk by all the people that make terrible movies and justify them by calling them "film" and "art" instead of "trash" and "desperately wanted those 2 hours of my life back after watching."
     
  10. EODetroit

    EODetroit [H]ard|Gawd

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    You know, those indoor TV antennas work pretty dang well if you live in a city. There's really no excuse to not be able to get ABC in the developed USA, even for an apartment-dwelling cord cutter.
     
  11. Ducman69

    Ducman69 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Why do people even care to watch a bunch of overpaid celebrities self-congradulate each other in a huge circle-jerk fest, as if they aren't already adored, congradulted, and compensated for their work enough as it is.

    How about instead we spend that much time, money, and effort into pinning badges on our most heroic troops that year instead? Call it the Oorah Awards.
     
  12. ShamisOMally

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    Oddly enough, I just watched Life after Pi twenty minutes ago, and how disgusting it is that movie studios barely fucking pay the CGI studios any money, yet pay the actors hundreds of millions of dollars

    That shit just ain't cricket
     
  13. singe_101

    singe_101 2[H]4U

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    Do you have an example? It seems like they're paying more for visual effects than in, say, 2000 or 2004, even after inflation. They get paid for 3D even if they audience doesn't care much, right?
     
  14. Skripka

    Skripka [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You got me.

    Probably for the same reason that all those trash magazines about movie stars sell.
     
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    What an idiot. Sounds like she was on dial-up.
     
  16. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    It was a good show this year. MM's Oscar was well deserved.
     
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    The internet also failed at streaming the winter Olympics. I don't own a TV so I had to search for hockey results. GO Canada!
     
  18. convexion

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    ...Who?
     
  19. RadXge

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    Matthew Mcconaughey is now the brightness star in the sky of Hollywood.
     
  20. KingSmoth

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    Haven't watched the Oscars in about 15 years, except when Scorsese finally received his in 2006. What little interest I may have had was reduced to zero when Pacific Rim wasn't even nominated for Best Visual Effects. :confused::mad:
     
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    That movie sucked. I was more excited about leaving the movie theater than watching the movie. Seems like that movie was made for potheads, since that is the only way I can see anyone enjoying that shit.
     
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    Pretty sure the Oscars would've ended up being the more interesting show if we're factoring last night's Walking Dead
     
  24. Lethal

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    Yeah, I really don't understand anyone whining about not being able to stream it live over the intarwebs when it's on OTA broadcast tv for free. It's not like it was on cable and only available to subscribers of particular providers.
     
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    The Walking Dead is about as exciting as watching paint dry...oh wait now, watching paint dry is more exciting. It's actually an insult to the paint.
     
  26. CreepyUncleGoogle

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    Why would someone watch a show about people getting awards for making shows?
     
  27. AK0tA

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    Why pick on pot heads? where better than a bunch of drunks. At least we don't rob banks and stab people, we may talk about it for hours but then we realize we are still on the couch watching star trek reruns or MaSH.
     
  28. MrGuvernment

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    So ISP are throttling NetFlix but leave this Oscar crap wide open..

    world of doomed
     
  29. Pringle

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    Couldn't agree more. I can't remember a source material being raped so badly
     
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