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Pooks
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March 11, 2015 8:41 pm  

I got a list of some few key sites I would need to be accessing while down living down there. Was wondering if I posted a list of about 5-7 of the webpages would somebody mind going to them and clicking around just to let me know if they play nice and aren't unbearably slow?

P.S. I see everyone posting about netflix streaming fine on many different forums. Why pay for netflix? Havent you heard of http://popcorntime.io/ Netflix is so scared of this company that they had to have meetings with shareholders about them. Its first of its kind decentralized so no choke point, it cant be shutdown! Its faster more user friendly and has a much BIGGER catalog of movies and shows(HBO SHOWTIME etc..) And its open-sourced!!! Enjoy popcorntime, every other person I have told about it does!


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Alana33
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March 11, 2015 8:45 pm  

Thanks Pooks, good to know for us non techy types.


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Jim Dandy
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March 11, 2015 8:53 pm  

Yeah the site popcorn might work great and it is free but apparently all the material is pirated. The warning below is from their site.

Also I'm not sure how well a torrent will work with the generally low download speeds available in the USVI

"Popcorn Time streams movies and TV shows from torrents

Downloading copyrighted material may be illegal in your country. Use at your own risk."


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wanderer
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March 11, 2015 9:00 pm  

Why pay for netflix? Havent you heard of http://popcorntime.io/

It's my understanding that popcorntime service is borderline illegal, as it's in business of distributing pirated copies of the movies. It had been shut down twice already. I'd rather pay my $10 a month to Netflix, than to deal with all the controversy.


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Pooks
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March 11, 2015 9:15 pm  

LOL shutdown its never been shutdown once even on the old network build out it never shut down as their were plenty mirror sites, but since they upgraded to a decentralized network (hence no point of failure or choke point as every computer is a node in a decentralized network) they cant be shutdown EVER. And if you really worried about trouble ( which you shouldnt be) just use a VPN they also have a VPN built in to encrypt ur data from ur ISP (internet service provider) so they cant see your even using it! But do what makes you comfortable


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wanderer
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March 11, 2015 10:02 pm  

And if you really worried about trouble ( which you shouldnt be) just use a VPN they also have a VPN built in to encrypt ur data from ur ISP (internet service provider) so they cant see your even using it!

popcorntime with VPN will cost $5 per month. That is still borderline illegal, and is only marginally less than Netflix. Another thing is that to use popcorntime, a separate device must be used (a PC/laptop/phone), while with Netflix, it's direct to TV (with Roku/Chromcast/AppleTV).


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Pooks
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March 11, 2015 11:56 pm  

Dont really follow the cost of VPN I have had one last few years for very cheap.. Im a bigg believer in keeping my traffic encrypted..Thats a shame its no longer free as it used to be a free VPN just for popcrontime, I guess they got so big the VPN provider had to charge to handle the traffic. Either way 5 a month is great for keeping ur comp data safe and encrypted for the entire web. And as for boderline illegal i mean come on...u think theyr gonna kick in every college dorm room and living room of people streaming a torrent? Hahaha i think ill take the "risk":D


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wanderer
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March 12, 2015 1:56 am  

And as for boderline illegal i mean come on...u think theyr gonna kick in every college dorm room and living room of people streaming a torrent? Hahaha i think ill take the "risk":D

The risk of being confronted with stealing the movie is small, indeed. It did happen in Germany, with respect to using the popcorntime service. To me, saving $5 a month is simply not worth the potential trouble, even if that potentiality is small. You are a swing trader, so you should understand the concept of a low probability event that has a large impact. Think of selling options, and Victor Niederhoffer.


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Ericw
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March 18, 2015 12:33 am  

On STJ. Broadband VI $99 plan. Consistent 15 mb down, 2-3 mb upload. BBVI is the Fastest and most reliable in the territory, but not broadband anymore after the new federal definition.


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denvertired
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March 18, 2015 3:25 am  

The chances of getting caught with pirated movies might be small but it does happen. When my father in law was visiting from Romania he was watching his pirated movies through his normal channels. I started receiving emails warning about the penalties of pirating within minutes.
This part of the thread seems to be an advertisement for a copycat of napster


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