Thursday, October 16, 2008


From Wikipedia:

Hulu is a website that offers free, ad-supported streaming video of TV shows and movies from NBC, FOX, and many other networks and studios. Hulu videos are currently offered only to users in the United States.

Hulu provides video in Flash Video format in a higher resolution and bit-rate than YouTube, but lower than standard-definition television, though many films and shows are available in 480p. Hulu also provides web syndication services for other websites including AOL, MSN, MySpace, Yahoo!, and Comcast's Hulu provides one of the largest free video selections from a collection of over 50 broadcasting networks. It allows the users to watch shows with limited commercial interruption.

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Okay, so I accidentally discovered this time-consuming website only a couple of days ago: it continues to be very clear that Big Media is becoming serious about digital media in cyberspace, and I mean that in a congratulatory and positive way. But, no man, this is fucking cool. WKRP in Cincinnati episodes, the film Starship Troopers, old Mary Tyler Moore episodes, stuff I've never seen but wanted to, like episodes of Always Sunny in Philadelphia, man, they've even got Alien versus Predator. Yeah, sure, there are commercials, but so what? It's free, and you get to choose the programming.

Who needs TV anymore?

Here, have a dose of Austin with Slacker: