Rants!

My rantings…

I Hate People

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Some say that ‘hate’ is a strong word, but that’s how I feel really. I was told by someone I know that I’m a misanthrope and the dictionary says that is: “a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society” and yeah that’s me for sure. I wasn’t always like that but I’ve been fucked over so many times by people I trusted and thought were friends that I’m just done.

Netflix Recommendation Algorithm Gone Awry

So I was checking out the new stuff on Netflix and noticed something a bit odd or off with the Netflix recommendation algorithm.. They have those ‘because you watched’ sections with things that are supposed to be related to what you watched and you might enjoy as they are similar.. Well I came across these rather odd ones that just don’t look right to me…

So because I watched The Exorcism of Molly Hartley Netflix thinks I might like these:

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Because I watched Uncommon Valor… the Penguins move I might see as being related, but the others?

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Because I watched The Relic… Book was much better, but movie was ok, but I don’t think Chicken Little could be called a horror movie or have anything in common with The Relic?!

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Yes I watched Little Dead Rotting Hood, it was meh, I was bored and looking fro something different… but somehow I don’t think Tarzan, Nutjob and The Little Prince are related at all to Little Dead Rotting hood…

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Hmmm… something just might be broke over at Netflix, it could be me, but I don’t know, these recommendations just seem a little off to me…

Why is it so Hard to Play Blu-Rays on Windows?

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I just want to watch my blu-rays while I’m writing. I have four monitors, I use the center and left for work, and then the right one for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Blu-Rays and DVDs and then the 4th is a small one for just other stuff.

Why is it so hard to play blu-rays on Windows, not even just Window 10, I had problems on 8, 7, and Vista and all of them really as far back as I can remember. Yes everything is updated, all drivers, etc and my computer is more than capable of playing blu-rays. I’ve got a Core i7 4790K CPU with 16gb of ram, R9 280 and 7870 video cards, more than enough to play a blu-ray for sure.

I have Power DVD 15 and I have Nero 15 Ultimate Edition, both of which are supposed to play blu-rays. I can’t remember the last time I could play a blu-ray with Nero, I’ve tried and tried but it just won’t work, it gives me some BS error about cannot play this media and of course tells me to upgrade my drivers and blah, blah, blah, all of which is done already.

I’ve uninstalled and re-installed too many times to count and yes everything is up to date.

Yesterday I watched a couple blu-rays, today I popped a blu-ray in with Power DVD and got a black screen with sound. I tried another one and got picture but it was horribly distorted and pixelated. It’s a fairly new disc so it’s not damaged and it plays fine in my Xbox One and PS3. What happened between today and yesterday? Nothing at all, I went to sleep and woke up to it not working.

I paid for Power DVD 15, but then Power DVD 16 came out like a week later which pissed me off quite a bit actually, but whatever on that.

I have two Blu-ray players, Samsung and Lite-On, both do the same thing as to errors and not playing so it’s not the hardware.

Why is it so hard to watch what I paid for on my computer?

I’ve got a plethora of HDMI cables, switched them out, tried on different monitors and same thing.

Why is it so hard to just play a blu-ray on Windows?

Why Is Amazon Prime Video Censoring Anime?

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I love Anime, I’ve been watching since I was in my teens and still very much enjoy it today, a couple decades later. I’ve been watching a lot of it on Netflix but they haven’t really been adding anything new so I’ve started to watch it on Amazon Prime Video as they have a lot more and different ones from Netflix and they seem to be updating it every month with new ones. I’ve noticed that Amazon is censoring the Anime though, and many other people have noticed as well and are complaining in the reviews/comments about it but it doesn’t seem to be changing.

I watched High School of the Dead a long time ago on Netflix and it went away as things do on there but then it appeared on Amazon so I thought I’d watch it again but it’s not the same, it’s censored. It’s not just the nudity that’s censored either, some of the censoring makes no sense. High School of the Dead is about zombies obviously and it’s goofy at time as a lot of anime is. For example Amazon censored a fully clothed boob grab, it’s meant as comedy and they had cloths on but they censored it which makes no sense to me at all or anyone else.

I just don’t understand why they’re censoring it, or censoring anything. I’m an adult last I checked and there is worse things on prime time TV than some of the things they’re censoring so why are they censoring it?

What gives them to right to censor anything at all really since I’m paying for it technically?

I don’t understand what gives them the right to say what I can watch and cannot.

It’s not just anime either that they’re censoring, they’re censoring some movies and TV shows as well from what I’ve read in the comments.

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but then again others are complaining as well.

Netflix Because You Watched Halloween Resurrection…

Was browsing Netflix this morning as I like to have something playing on my other monitor while I’m writing and came across on of Netflix’s recommendations for me and it sort of baffles me as to this relationship…

Because You Watched Halloween: Resurrection they suggest a bunch of other horror movies of course but in there also was The Spongebob Squarepants Movie and Hardball…. I just don’t see how Spongebob is related to Halloween and the other horror movies in there?! Hardball I might understand as it was a rather bad movie and some might consider it a horror since it was so bad…

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So off to find something else to watch besides Spongebob or Hardball….

Bad Company Asked Me to Remove My Review from Amazon…

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I’ve been reviewing products since 2004, maybe even 2003 and I’ve done thousands of them and every once in a while you run across bad companies. I get emails all the time asking me to review products and the majority of them I ignore or tell them I’m just not interested as I only review things I have a need for or things that I would actually buy, or consider buying.