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    Official NBC Olympics On The Internet Venting Thread

    Put it in here.
    I go first, heh heh ... ..

    Screw NBC.
    Silverlight, Vista, Zip Code, Internet Provider, Browser, on and on it goes.

    They dropped the ball before it was even put into play.

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    Re: Official NBC Olympics On The Internet Venting Thread

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    Microsoft probably paid a nice sum of money for being the privilege of dumping their beta software on the populous though.

    Anyways I think we should figure out a way to get it working on Linux. The best solution I figured out so far was Windows on a VM.
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    There has to be somewhere else to view all this. There can't be only NBC on the entire internet streaming the Olympics! I think it's a disgrace, but hey it all adds fuel to my position of refusing to use MS products. This kind of exclusive crap is exactly why I won't use it anymore.

    I posted a link up to the BBC earlier. Are they no good for this, rather than NBC? They seem to have some video on iPlayer there. Sorry I can't offer anything better. The Olympics isn't really my bag, though I respect that it's an amazing thing.

    EDIT: Sorry it looks like the BBC's service is for UK only. It does work on Linux though. Sorry all.
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    Re: Official NBC Olympics On The Internet Venting Thread

    Can someone try http://www.cbc.ca from outside Canada?

    It works great to watch the Olympics from Canada on Ubuntu 64 bit but there is no easy way to tell if they are using an IP filter to block non Canadian IPs.

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    So NBC buys exclusive rights to coverage and MS determines who can see even that.
    Nice!

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    Re: Official NBC Olympics On The Internet Venting Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bp1509 View Post
    While most of you douche bags are whining and pissing and moaning about how "EVIL M$ is, b/c OMFG they are using Silverlight"..

    thousands of people lost their homes for these very games to take place:
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...icle526586.ece

    priorotize your whining.. idiots. Go ahead, mods, warn me. I tire of the technology complaints about it when thousands were made homeless.
    You realize that other countries are doing things that are approximately seventy bajillion times worse? I don't think everyone but China are saints, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp1509 View Post
    While most of you douche bags are whining and pissing and moaning about how "EVIL M$ is, b/c OMFG they are using Silverlight"..

    thousands of people lost their homes for these very games to take place:
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...icle526586.ece

    priorotize your whining.. idiots. Go ahead, mods, warn me. I tire of the technology complaints about it when thousands were made homeless.
    To be fair, most people probably didn't even know of this.
    Since you knew, what did you do about it?
    I bet you saved some homes.

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    Canada is tied for 58th place in the medal standings. Take that USA!
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    Re: Official NBC Olympics On The Internet Venting Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by FineE View Post
    Can someone try http://www.cbc.ca from outside Canada?

    It works great to watch the Olympics from Canada on Ubuntu 64 bit but there is no easy way to tell if they are using an IP filter to block non Canadian IPs.
    Nope Doesnt work here in sunny California.

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