If you live in the United States it may be illegal to watch DVDs on Linux

<Krishean> wtf is this
<Krishean> first microsoft has you agree to a 57 page eula
<Krishean> then another 28 page eula before you can even think about looking at tv channels
<Krishean> fuck you microsoft
<Ehtyar> <3 Linux
<Krishean> lol linux is no better, but instead of agreeing to worthless eulas all over the place you have to manually configure everything, each with its own undocumented config file, each config file being in a different place before you can see tv
<Ehtyar> le sigh
<Ehtyar> it's as easy as installing rtorrent, which is available on almost any repo you care to choose, then using one of a dozen torrent sites to find the show you want
<Ehtyar> you then pick one of a half dizen media players available for Linux that play every format under the sun, sit back, and enjoy
<Krishean> unless you want to play dvds
<app103> or do it wirelessly
<Krishean> then you have to jump through all kinds of hoops before it will allow you to OMFG YOUR BREAKING THE DMCA YOU PIRATE
<Krishean> as if it would let you watch a dvd you own on a free operating system
<Ehtyar> Krishean, add a repo to yum/apt and run a single command
<Ehtyar> dvd playback installed
<Ehtyar> app, i've no idea how to do that on any OS
<Krishean> im just pissed that it has all kinds of warnings before it will let you install libdvdcss2
<Ehtyar> of all the places I'm happy for there to be cables in my, my av setup is at the top of the list
<Ehtyar> i'd rather warnings than eulas
<Krishean> "if you live in the united states it may be illegal to watch dvds on linux"
<Ehtyar> not to mention i'd prefer they notified me before i broke the law
<Krishean> i tend not to care about laws anymore
<Krishean> most of the ones i'm breaking are either retardedly stupid, or so outdated they don't really apply anymore
<Ehtyar> and that's your perogative, but you certainly can't hold it against floss developers
<app103> Ehtyar: let me refresh your memory http://omgplzstfukthx.blogspot.com/2009/02/getting-your-wireless-to-work-with.html
<Krishean> yay software patents
<app103> not going to get those torrents till you figure that out first
<Ehtyar> lol
<Ehtyar> this is true
<Ehtyar> when you're using a server os on a laptop
<Krishean> so if i got a software patent on hello world, i could sue everyone for the use of hello world?
<Krishean> while(1){system('make money');}
<Ehtyar> i must make sure i never let a potential employer know my online handles
<app103> my dad is having issues with win7 and his wireless card...asked me if i thought ubuntu would be a better idea
<Ehtyar> *cringe(
<app103> i just cracked up laughing
<Ehtyar> if it's anything but a broadcom, it probably would be
<app103> people with Negative Electrostatic Charisma shouldn't use linux
<app103> they should stick with ms bob
<Krishean> lol ms bob
<Krishean> i've never actually used that software
<Krishean> but i've heard it was terrible many times
<Ehtyar> ditto
<app103> my sis-in-law had it years ago
<app103> because of the kids
<app103> but then someone wanted aol, so ms bob had to go
<Krishean> lol nobody wants aol, they are tricked into thinking its something they need
<Krishean> "oh you want to use the interents? you'll need that aol thing"
<app103> i don't know about being tricked, but on my old snail it's the only thing that works and allows a connection that lasts longer than 6 minutes
<app103> damn ancient X2 modem
<Krishean> i thought you had that unsupported tray application that didn't need the full aol software suite running
<app103> it's supported, and made by aol
<Krishean> i thought they discontinued it
<app103> nope
<Krishean> hmmm
<app103> it's part of 9.0
<Krishean> they just hide the fact that it exists so everyone uses their bloatware?
<app103> aol desktop (10.0) is broadband only, bring your own connection
<app103> not hidden...accessible from the tray icon
<app103> the autoreconnect system is pretty good too
<app103> they hold packets for you, up to 3 mins, while you reconnect with same IP, then flood your ass with them
<Krishean> lol probably bumping you off in the process
<app> depends what you were doing and with what software
<app> was great in chatrooms
<Krishean> dial up bittorrent
<app> never missed what anyone said while i was gone
<app> kind of wish my dsl would do that