Find your shows streaming and more – This Geek in Review for 10 Jul 2020

RIP Online Streaming

I signed up with YouTube TV right after the first price hike to $40. It was, and still is, pretty awesome. Unfortunately, with the price going up to $65 it means I’m going to cancel. Someone needs to tell the content producers that they just can’t keep raising rates for distributors. Along the same line, just because you can start a streaming service doesn’t mean you should. With all of the fractured streaming services that are available, it was only a matter of time before a service such as JustWatch would be released.

Now, you can search for the show you want to watch, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and find out exactly where you can watch it. Apparently, it is currently on Hulu.

I don’t know whether it’s the terrible HD remaster, I hope not. I fired up the first episode and it is not in HD, so someone is lying.

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?

Here’s an article on procrastination, I think I’ll read it later.

No, just no

I’ve got to admit, the first computer I lusted over was the ZX-81 kit computer. For the first time, a computer was almost in my price range at $99. Luckily, I never pulled the trigger because that computer would have been an exercise in frustration. A computer that was more famous in the US was the VIC-20. and it’s getting it’s own re-release. The VIC-20 is one up on the crappiness scale from the ZX-81, but hey, if that’s your jam, who am I to argue?

Paging Bobby Tables

SQL injection is a method of changing a database with a database query that’s ran outside of the context of the app. Here is a great story about some help desk software that had an SQL injection problem.

Where students are held in place by magnets

Magnets are magical, but they probably shouldn’t be stuck up your nose when inventing a coronavirus device.

Pull my finger

MSCHF and MrBeast set up elaborate pranks on the internet, and this past week the unleashed Finger on the App. The game was simple, once you start the app, you have to put your figure on the screen and not remove it. Periodically the app would ask you to move your finger.

The game went on for more than 70 hours before MrBeast ended the game and gave the final four each $20,000.

The shopping can’t wait!

If you are an elected official, you probably shouldn’t use government owned equipment for personal reasons. What’s even more important is to not go shopping during an important board meeting.

I thought the future was so bright I would need to wear shades

Here’s a movie from 1947 showing what the future would look like. Although the movie is in French, and it is showing portable televisions, it still looks eerily like today with smartphones.