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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Unfortunately, they pretty much have him by the balls at the moment. As he puts it, he's got a mortgage to pay and a crappy B.S. in Psychology with little experience in any other industry.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Yeah that sounds terrifying

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  • dxmnkd316
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    I would run from that place as fast as I ****ing could. Sounds like an MLM.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Until recently we had been using P+ primarily on a Firestick with an older TV, which may very well have been the problem.

    On another note, my wife has a friend who works as an underwriter for a well-known publicly-traded mortgage lender here in Michigan (not Rocket, the other one). He's been pulling a ton of 70-80 hour weeks lately as they have not been backfilling people who quit or get fired, and instead just pile their work on the people who remain. Here's the wild story. They were all recently presented with a commitment contract whereby they will be paid a lump sum of $30,000 now, in exchange for 3 years of service beginning 1/1/24. If they make it the full 3 years, they will receive a 20% raise and $25,000 in equity RSUs. However, if they resign or are terminated before the contract is up, they must pay back the $30,000 lump at 5% interest, and they are barred from receiving any raises for the duration of the 3-year commitment. He finally caved and signed it after management visited his office under the pretense of "clearing up any questions" he had about it, with a strong hint of "Would be a shame if you didn't take the deal."

    Meanwhile, the CEO of this company recently bought an NBA team, and is building a 60,000 square foot mansion with its own private theme park, to include a go-kart track, a lazy river, and other excesses. His neighbors, hilariously, are not amused and have been complaining.

    We really do need to eat the rich.
    Last edited by FadeToBlack&Gold; 12-21-2023, 01:40 PM.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by aparch View Post
    I've never had a problem with the AppleTV version of Paramount+ either.
    Not to pile on Fade, but ditto

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  • Kepler
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    Bad news for the traitors, good news for the rest of us.

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  • aparch
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    I've never had a problem with the AppleTV version of Paramount+ either.

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  • Handyman
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    I have literally never had an issue with it and I use it all the time. It must love Android based stuff ;^)

    Heck I have even watched sports on it without an issue...

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    The Paramount Plus app performs horribly, but they never seem to fix it, so I guess millions of people are just putting up with it. We cancelled until they release something worth the trouble.

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  • Handyman
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    Twitter crapped the bed for much of the night...

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  • Handyman
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    Problem is Paramount has like 30% less subs than Max does and that will only get worse as Max expands. (Both are behind Di$ney+ obviously) Either Paramount joins another studio or they might as well be Apple's worthless streamer. The combined Showtime and HBO catalog plus Star Trek, DC and Harry Potter alone is a lot of exploitable ips.

    Most likely Zazlov and his crew want out anyways which means the RWNJ stroking leaves too. CNN goes back to what they were, CBS gets their WB shows much cheaper and WBD gets the network they have always wanted going back to AOL. (Zazlov wanted Comcast/Universal) Plus the sports deals as well.

    If the right person is put in charge (ie not WBD affiliated) it could be a behemoth. At least it stops Amazon from buying either of them.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
    Paramount should avoid getting embroiled in that cesspool of a corporation.

    I’m not saying Paramount is a paragon of good decisions, but it’s not the crapfest that is WB’s head honchos.
    Paramount is one of the rare streaming services that seems to understand itself.

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  • St. Clown
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    Paramount should avoid getting embroiled in that cesspool of a corporation.

    I’m not saying Paramount is a paragon of good decisions, but it’s not the crapfest that is WB’s head honchos.

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  • Handyman
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    Warner Brothers Discovery and Paramount are having merger talks...I somehow predicted this like 6 years ago!

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    I have no idea how anybody is still on that platform.
    It's been interesting following the train wreck in real time. A sort of morbid curiosity, I suppose. And yes, a massive waste of time.

    EDIT: I'll say this though, no matter how many advertisers I block, Musk seems to have a whole army of third and fourth-tier advertisers ready to try their best to lure you into visiting the Creation Museum, on your next family vacation to East Bumblefartsville, in the State of Bumfck, that you've paid for with Crypto, which you earned by following this bro's advice, which would be FORBIDDEN on social media if you re-elect Dana Democrat!!1!1!!
    Last edited by FadeToBlack&Gold; 12-18-2023, 04:00 PM.

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