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So I finally did it last week liking it so far. Using an Apple TV and have Prime Video from my Amazon Prime subscription and then YouTube.tv. Have 100/10 innerwebs so add it all up and I'm $112/month with taxes etc signed sealed delivered. I don't watch a lot of tv more of a reader, but given that I didn't lose any channels I wanted to keep and picked up 5 I wanted especially the Olympic Channel and ACC Network loving it so far. For $50/month yootoob is that the best thing going? I went on friends advice and didn't look around at any other cord cutter options. Thanks for your input if I'm missing a better service lemmie know please.
 
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I use Sling and there are sports packages that can be added. So far I have no complaints. I looked at Youtubetv but the price was higher.


Look at locast.org and see if they are active in your area. They are a streaming provider that carries local channels and it costs about five dollars a month.
 

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If you don't need that sports stuff things get a lot simpler, cheaper and easier.
I just use Netflix and bunny ears.

Netflix for movies and shows, and the bunny ears pick up important sporting events that are being locally broadcasted.
 

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Sports are not a need, but a definite want I satiate! I watch almost no movies. College swimming, basketball and football.....plus this being an Olympic year whew.....tv consumption will go up for sure. That's what youtube tv gave me with Big Ten, ACC, SEC and Olympic channels plus the ESPNs
 

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I just use Netflix and bunny ears.

Netflix for movies and shows, and the bunny ears pick up important sporting events that are being locally broadcasted.
Since I already have Amazon Prime for the shipping stuff, their streaming is included.
Then T-Mobile gives me free Netflix as the plan benefit.
The only part that sucks is my internet speed, but at $44/mo including taxes I'll live with it not being the fastest.
 

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man that free netflix is a sweet deal nice. i do dig the unlimited dvr on youtube tv for watching at my convenience.
 

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Don't forget- an all metal over the air TV antenna.... Lots of HD channels that are taxpayer funded...

Take a look at what you watch.... do you really need TV channels?
 

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We use Hulu which is by far my favorite. In the past we have used sling, Netflix, etc but Hulu has always kept our business.
 

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Don't forget- an all metal over the air TV antenna.... Lots of HD channels that are taxpayer funded...

Take a look at what you watch.... do you really need TV channels?
Great point it's all about wants and needs. In the spirit of George Carlin.....drop some of your needs! At the end of the day I wouldn't die w/o any tv of any kind. However I do derive a great deal of enjoyment from college sports don't watch any pro......either way that puts me into fox, cbs, abc and nbc. those come on youtube plus the other gaggle of sports.
 

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not watching the tv has helped me cut the cord that and shooting more . Its an easy choice waist money money on tv commercials that i don't want to see or but more ammo that I enjoy shooting at targets also trying to get creative on target stands and holders takes me a while to figure out so less time to waist on tv .
 

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Don't forget, with Hulu you get all those whacko channels on the Pluto network.

I mean, who doesn't want to watch Minecraft TV? 😜
What’s really depressing is I pay $65 a month to watch x-files reruns and for my wife to watch shows that involve women killing their husbands like Snapped.
 
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What’s really depressing is I pay $65 a month to watch x-files reruns and for my wife to watch shows that involve women killing their husbands like Snapped.
I watched all the x-files again on my prime account last year really enjoyed it.
 
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Youtubetv has a far better variety of sports channels if that's your thing. I dropped sling and hulu. Went with YouTube, Netflix and prime. All bases covered. I don't really watch TV, other than college football, but the wifey likes her some food Network, HGTV and shit like that.
 

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Cut cable about 10yrs ago. Got a Roku box. It has all the Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Disney etc. Plus some others low budget ones. If somone you know lets you use their actual cable login you can have every cable channel as an individual app type channel.
 

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We too have the roku box, and an internet connection. Can pretty-much anything we want to watch, with the added bonus of it being COMMERCIAL FREE. I truly love that ability.

To run the roku, many have to use 'Plex' to operate it. We've had a few problems over the years with Plex, but some people out there sure swallow-it-up and think Plex is the greatest thing since sliced-bread and frozen-pizza.

To each their own.
 

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cut the cord a couple months ago. Bought the roku, my daughter has netflix so use her account. Don't plan on getting anything else, between that and what i get having amazon prime & youtube, it's more than i need to watch. Might have to figure out college football next year, but that's something to worry about then.
 

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hey hold on now......commercial free has my attention. roku cuts out commercials on all programming??!!!
 

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Does youtubetv have FoxNews? Gotta get my Dana Perino fix, you know...
 

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Does youtubetv have FoxNews? Gotta get my Dana Perino fix, you know...
Sure does....first day she showed up at the podium for White House duties I was in love. Smart as a whip and what a great looking lady whew.
 
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Does youtubetv have FoxNews? Gotta get my Dana Perino fix, you know...
You can still stand to listen to Fox News?

Whatever they are OMG HYPE!!! about over and over is usually stuff I read on the internet days earlier.

I really dislike talking heads. Whatever teleprompter script they are reading is drivel usually compared to the actual information that can be gotten elsewhere.
 

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This gives me an idea.....

Perhaps @THEIS and a couple others should partner up and introduce a pay to access news web site that gives you all the information about anything of any interest scraped from around the world and then you can read as you wish.

No talking heads, no advertising, no hyped headlines, just here is all the news on everything, pick whatever interest you want and you can use the sort tags to narrow it down.
 

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Hi,

I may be down for this......IF just pure data scraping/data mining, separating and logging said data into categories would suffice.

Top 5 categories to start off with??

Sincerely,
Theis
 
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Pretty much just data scraping / data mining, tagging it and then sticking it up and people can browse it all, or refine their view based on tags.

Global political news: who's on top who's getting their asses handed to them, who are the people rioting in the streets about
Global military news: updates on just about anything military / defense related, who bought what, who hates who etc.
Global scientific news: basically anyone published any new research or who is working together on what
Global medical news: who is sick where, who has made breakthroughs where, who's doing what in their healthcare systems
Global leaks: All the leaked information out there on the internet various governments don't want you to have.
 

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Hi,

I like those categories!!

Let me research on the actual mining time involved and if I need to upgrade machine along with where/how to host it.
Luckily I was looking at new mini super computer systems last night. Can get good unit built for crunching numbers, data and shit for about 15k.
I could host via secured Tresorit type folders so that new www bots can search, report and infect it.....

Sincerely,
Theis
 
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Probably run it off a full database back end rather than a web type publishing back end.

It would make life way quicker and easier for those who want to sort, categorize, download etc.

Date / time fields, then primary memo fields for the text, separate memo fields for the pictures / audio, then additional fields for country, and type as well as a space for keywords.

Perhaps set it up for people who like to run database queries rather than those who want to go to google and say show me what you think I should read.

$10 or so per month or yearly subs etc.

Maybe as you do other things with your corporate conglomerate, that can be an add on to other packages.


Since you are a commercial sponsor here, you could you know link cool stories every so often as a free promo to suggest folks sign up.

Maybe like 1 year free subscription with purchase of Hoplite rifle and ammo package etc?
 

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Luckily I was looking at new mini super computer systems last night. Can get good unit built for crunching numbers, data and shit for about 15k.
I could host via secured Tresorit type folders so that new www bots can search, report and infect it.....
Sincerely,
Theis
Was it something for example better than say a 2U rackmount system with Dual AMD 32 core processors, 1TB memory, 6x Nvidia Tesla T4 cards and the option for up to 24 SAS 12gb/s SSDs?
 
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Just mentioned it, because we bought one at work that we get in tomorrow to sell the parts out of (Those T4 cards fetch $2k on eBay).
Parted out another similar one earlier in the month.

Strange thing is these days we can get almost double the money parting high end systems out than selling the complete units.
So that's what we do to pay the bills.

You should find out if your application needs GPU resources or CPU resources or both to run well.
The GPU stuff costs a lot, but you can get used systems with 64+ CPU cores super cheap for base used systems (If you don't have to have the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors, and are happy with prior generations from Intel or current AMD generations).

AMD stuff used is usually a great deal because on the used market folks don't seem to want to pay much for it, but will pay more for worse performing Intel stuff.
 
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While I love my two fave MLB baseball teams, from L.A., I tried a year of getting all the games on MLB.TV, I found I was spending too much time sittin' on my a$$. It was nice during inclement weather when I couldn't go out and do anything though. I have an over the air antenna so I get all the network programming and channels are being added every once in awhile. The GRIT channel shows a lot of old westerns, some I haven't seen, even though I grew up in L.A. during the Golden Age of Television (1950's). Last season I decided to cut way back and my TV viewing. I have been doing a lot of reading again. Streaming online (using an HDMI cable to the TV) is great.
Everybody is different and hopefully the day is coming when TV programs can be purchased ala carte.
 

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Time to incubate ANN....Ares News Network. lol

Sincerely,
Theis
Maybe also for the fun of it see if you can get some old grouchy Ham radio types to let you know what info they are hearing from around the world from time to time.
 

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We did DirecTV/ATT streaming for like a year and that was good but they kept raising prices, tried sling and honestly think it kinda sucks, have YouTubeTV now and it's much better.