Another thing I got from smelstra bigpoo is a six month subscription to Netflix. I think they may have offered one of these in the past too but I did not take up the offer, and why would I? The internet has all the films and tv shows I could ever want, right? Yes it does. But I thought I’d give this a try anyway.

And it’s pretty good. The whole thing basically runs out of a browser. I go to the Netflix website, click on a tv show and it starts playing. One small feature I do really like is it remembers where you are up to. If I’m watching a movie and I have to cut it short, then get back to it the next day, it picks up right where I left off. I think the video-playing program VLC might be able to do that but I’ve not seen it do it very successfully.

In general I like what Netflix is doing. Them and similar set ups like Amazon Prime are gradually starting to break the monopoly that reptilian beings like Murdoch have.

The only, yet large, downside to netflix is that their movie catalog doesn’t really go back beyond the mid ’80s. A lot of the movies I like to dig through are old.

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