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If you imagine a binge-watched series as a novel, the conclusions are obvious. If you're reading a novel and come across a chapter torn out, you would be pissed. If you found half the book missing and had to wait a month get the rest, odds are you wouldn't bother and would just move on to another.

This is also why when networks (cough*FOX*cough) show episodes out of order to break serialization, people become enraged. It's the same as shuffling the chapters in a book - there's a story that you've made incomprehensible.

Networks like procedurals - the equivalent of a collection of short stories. But many people prefer a novel - the equivalent to a serial program. Trying to foist short stories on consumers looking for a good novel is not going to work.

Binge watchers are a different consumer. Trying to sell them on an old product with a new glossy cover isn't effective. The success of series that understand that (like Daredevil) should make that clear, though the industry seems impressively slow to respond to a changing market.
Conviva's new survey on binge viewing of online content reports that viewers become disenchanted when an episode is missing or unavailable.
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+Republic Wireless's new data purchase plans are now active. You can buy data in 500MB increments, and what you don't use gets refunded. Since we have high WiFi availability, we end up using very little data. This provides the functionality with minimal cost. My bill is normally $10/month - no data usage. Barbara has been on the Defy XT $19/month plan (with 3G data), but her usage is typically about 100MB. With the new plan, she would drop her bill to under $12/month, giving her an incentive to finally upgrade her phone. Awesome!

https://republicwireless.com/
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Thanks, gentlemen. Anyone know if legislation got passed to make all these new networks available, or just critical mass on wifi?
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Which US presidential candidate most closely matches your views?

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Remember, there's not much the president can do without the support of congress, so collect the set!
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Yep. I'd like it to be federally controlled as well with complete preemption of all state and local law.
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I enjoyed the first book in the series, so I'm reading the rest. Making the protagonist a demon reminded me somewhat of the Sandman Slim series (which I also enjoyed), but with a lighter tone.
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Contrary to the headline, it's the bottle that has a non-stick coating. This has the potential to reduce food waste considerably. It will also save water when it's time to recycle those containers.
Norwegian mayonnaise maker Orkla signs a deal to use a non-stick coating in its product.
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To be fair, it's probably safer than the contents of the bottles...
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Princess is... a princess. She has a bowl of dry food that she can snack on between meals if she's feeling peckish. But she prefers that we feed her the dry food from her bowl. Because that's what servants are for, after all.
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Damn, these were some of the best episodes in TV history. The original Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, and Buffy really stand out in my memory for outstanding writing. Even if you never watched them, you've seen the same stories reused on later shows.
From shocking deaths to men obsessed with dairy products...
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Those episodes were amazing (as well as many others, of course.)  Stupid article made me cry when it listed Anya's death.  It's not that you can't figure out that she's probably not gonna make it, it was just so sad that she died.  There was so much going on in that show.  I was already in my late 20s when the show started, so I'll never know what it's like to have been able to watch it when I was the same age as the characters - to see if it would have had any influence on me! - but they covered a lot of ground with some spectacular writing.  Yes, the cast and guest stars were great.  But without solid writing, it wouldn't have been enough.  Good call, Mace!
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$1700. If I still watched TV on a TV this would be interesting.
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$899 (or less) black Friday
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"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop 
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Kids these days.
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Good grief, the Tier 2 carrier I was using about 8 years ago could send text to a landline. But after testing it (during the free rollout period) I never used it again, because, cripes, 25 cents a message?! Forget it. And that's what it was back then.
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The Girl Scouts received a $100K donation, but then got a followup letter specifying that it could not be used to support transgendered girls.

So they returned the money, and went to Indiegogo to try to replace it. In 2 days they've raised about a quarter million dollars, enough to sponsor 1250 girls - with 29 days still to go.

There's no reason for an organization to take money with strings attached anymore, or to compromise ethics and morality. 
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So proud of our Western Washington Girl Scouts organization :-)  Local pride in more way than one :-)
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Fan of: Grace Helbig, Chuck, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, Angel, Firefly, Veronica Mars, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Archer, Lost Girl, The IT Crowd, Dead Like Me.

Interested in: Linux, Science fiction, Fantasy, Science, Electronics, Technology, Cryptography, Security, Automation.

Favorite book series:
Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher
Sandman Slim, by Richard Kadrey
October Daye, by Seanan McGuire
Laundry Files, by Charles Stross
Foundation and Robot novels, by Isaac Asimov

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 - Alcohol-free, Sugar-free, Dietary Vegan
 - Atheist
 - Gun owner
 - Politically moderate
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I am the only person with my name in the known universe.
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OS and network developer
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  • Retired
    2001 - present
  • Grumman Data Systems (CallData)
    Tech Support, 1977 - 1980
  • AT&T
    Virtual Machine Operating System developer, 1980 - 1995
  • AT&T Bell Labs
    WAN Networking developer, 1995 - 1997
  • AT&T Labs
    WAN Networking developer, 1997 - 2001
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