#1 2012-02-08 20:44:38

I want to stream a TV Show called The Chasers - it's out of Australia.  Unfortunately, you can't watch it online unless you have an IP address from Australia.

Anyone know of any reliable ways to circumvent this?  I feel like it would be a pot shot to find an Aus IP to spoof...although I'm open to that if anyone knows of any reliable proxy servers.

Or...any other ideas.  I tried Pirate Bay, but there are hardly any seeders for the show, and it takes forever to download an episode...

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#2 2012-02-08 20:50:36

If you mean "The Chasers War On Everything", then it's all over usenet.

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#3 2012-02-08 20:52:59

Yes.  I don't understand how to use usenet???

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#5 2012-02-08 22:04:10

Problem with grabit is I can't use it, because Verizon got rid of usenet support.  I don't know what to do now.

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#6 2012-02-09 07:40:37

You can buy usenet support separately, but I'm not sure it's worth it.

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#7 2012-02-09 08:50:38

Fled wrote:

You can buy usenet support separately, but I'm not sure it's worth it.

At $10/25GB? You bet.

Like most stoneage uucp/usenet freaks, I walked away from newsgroups when ISP behemoths Verizon and Comcast abandoned them four years ago. Fun while it lasted, I figured; fast, free video on demand, sucking directly from the pipe, even on the worst dsl account.

I whined about it no end here, convinced usenet was dead. And I was wrong. Usenet now boasts many times its former daily traffic, far more than anyone can comfortably track.

What changed was independent websites picked up the slack and began indexing their newsgroup archives for speedy search across the whole spectrum, or just part of it. When you find a winner, the search site feeds you the addresses your email/newsgroup client needs to painlessly grab them.

Check here to see what's available.

http://gizmodo.com/5343260/how-to-kick- … ith-usenet

http://www.astraweb.com/

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#8 2012-02-09 09:41:28

Holy shit, this is awesome, Choad.  Thanks!

Signed up for astra web, getting all my episodes now!  Woooo ohooo, so fast.

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#9 2012-02-14 23:44:34

Roger_That wrote:

Holy shit, this is awesome, Choad.  Thanks!

Signed up for astra web, getting all my episodes now!  Woooo ohooo, so fast.

Now if there were only something out there worth watching. Suggestions most welcome.

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#10 2012-02-15 10:04:48

choad wrote:

Roger_That wrote:

Holy shit, this is awesome, Choad.  Thanks!

Signed up for astra web, getting all my episodes now!  Woooo ohooo, so fast.

Now if there were only something out there worth watching. Suggestions most welcome.

You got that right.  I do like the Spartacus series.  I also watched The Borgias series.  Not bad.  I like period pieces though.

I downloaded girl with the dragon tattoo.  It wasn't bad as well. 

The Chasers War on Everything of course, is great.

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#11 2012-02-15 10:59:12

Here's a few I can recommend...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Descendants
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
The King's Speech (2010)
Frozen River (2008)
Snow Cake (2006)
No Man's Land (2001)
Mediterraneo (1991)

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#12 2012-02-15 14:34:48

Favorite recent movie: Mars, though mostly for the NASA inside jokes.

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#13 2012-02-16 08:36:39

I recommend:

In Bruges (2008)



For back-to-back "twist and turns":  The Disappearance Of Alice Creed (2009) (The opening scene might leave you feeling a bit "skeezed out"; But, it is worth sticking with)

For laughs:
Horrible Bosses (2011) (I was not expecting much from it; So, I was rather pleasantly surprised)
Peep Show (Hulu seems to have dropped the last season; But, I believe that Netflix has all seven)
Wilfred (They actually got the US version right on this one by hiring the original show's creator to play Wilfred)
Life's Too Short (You can find damned near any television show that you seek at this site.  It is the only way that I can keep up with "Breaking Bad".)

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#14 2012-02-16 09:21:42

Horrible Bosses??  That was well..horrible.  BLEH.  ALthough not nearly as un-funny as Bridesmaids.

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#15 2012-02-16 09:53:03

Roger_That wrote:

ALthough not nearly as un-funny as Bridesmaids.

Yeah - I do not understate why that movie seems to get such high praise.  There were maybe two or three decent laughs spread out over two damned hours.

"The Change-Up" was an-other one which sucked way more than expected.

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#16 2012-02-16 10:21:56

I thought Bridesmaids was thoroughly lame.  I was tempted to walk out of the theater, and so was my friend.  Even the poop humor scene fell short, and well I loves me some poopy humor!

I do have to echo Choad's recommendation of The King's Speech.  Great movie.

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#17 2012-02-16 10:22:16

I do not look to movies to become enlightened, educated or otherwise improved.  I want tits, explosions, retarded humor and action that defies even the most stubborn suspension of disbelief.

You know, entertainment.

If Monty Python ever made an action movie.......

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#19 2012-02-16 14:55:15

That John Denver's full of shit, man.

Last edited by XregnaR (2012-02-16 14:55:47)

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#20 2012-02-16 21:30:59

I know people who swear by GigaNews.  Fast downloads and you can add SSL encryption if you're paranoid about people sniffing your connection.

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