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@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 04:28 PM)

Please, maple syrup can only improve alot of content.

@  Donocropolis : (21 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

Well, not release it into Canada, no. You'd just get maple syrup all over it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2021 - 03:21 PM)

what bothers me most about Canadian rights is that, oftentimes, the rights holders for certain content don't even seem to have any interest in releasing it

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 April 2021 - 10:46 AM)

It'd be mostly the same even in a world with global copyright law, since even the shortest terms are very long.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 10:39 AM)

You got me, I just want to watch cartoons without having to pirate them for once.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 April 2021 - 08:41 AM)

Also, how would copyright law standardization be enforced? I doubt any country's governments would be eager to start trade sanctions over it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 April 2021 - 08:40 AM)

Even if the laws were standardized, none of the shows discussed earlier would be in public domain.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 08:27 AM)

We have a global medium in which access is classified as a human right: why are we still implementing regional standards to something that completely defies borders.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

Which is another problem: no standardization of rules and requirements.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

But they're not public domain...? It's usually something like author's life + several decades to become public domain.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 07:43 AM)

Which is my problem: why are they still upholding broadcast restrictions for an entirely different medium on 30 year old and older content that's fallen into public domain?

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 10:29 PM)

There are a lot of titles that the distribution rights are a little wonky for in Canada, particularly from certain studios, like Lionsgate

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 10:28 PM)

Unfortunately the little guys probably don't have much choice but to do what the big guys tell them to do

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 10:22 PM)

Tubi is pretty awesome in Canada too, but you guys keep popping up with titles we just arbitrarily don't get cause... Canada. Even though it's entirely on the internet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 April 2021 - 10:01 PM)

Don’t get me wrong, TM2-Megatron, there’s plenty of that too. Full Moon Pictures has a good chunk of their library on there along with Shout Factory

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 April 2021 - 09:52 PM)

Tubi is pretty awesome actually. Has a lot of old Hasbro Shows. Has Kamen Rider 71 and Kuuga, has a bunch of Sentai... at least in the US.

@  Telly : (20 April 2021 - 09:40 PM)

they arent all that bad. theyve got old mst3k and lots of 80s cartoons. last i checked anyway. had gi joe, vehicle voltron, cops, some transformers i think and subbed original captain harlock even

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 08:56 PM)

I've seen the icon on my Roku; always assumed it was just a slightly "classier" version of those bottom-of-the-barrel trash free streaming services that offer VHS transfers of the very worst the 70s and 80s had to offer

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 08:55 PM)

isn't tubitv one of those free services?

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 08:54 PM)

And I agree with you in principal, but tubi is neither canadian (or is it? *checks* nope.) nor an internet service provider. Don't get me wrong: rogers, telus, bell, et al. are all part of the problem, but not my current or specific problem.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

I wasn't talking about Bell or Rogers as ISPs, but as media providers. Sadly, the same companies that sell us the internet also happen to be broadcasting titans that own the distribution rights for most popular content

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 06:16 PM)

While I agree with you in principal: the problem here isn't the internet service providers. Though the onus of fixing it as a systemic problem is probably on them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 03:16 PM)

then how would honest Canadian companies like Rogers or Bell be able to overcharge you for content, or not even make the content available in your region for varied and unknowable reasons?

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 02:33 PM)

It's on the internet, but the internet is being treated like it's regional. It doesn't matter that I'm in canada, It's the internet. Stop enforcing outdated and completely arbitrary broadcast restrictions on the global telecommunication network.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

Nope, security is not my concern at all.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 April 2021 - 01:56 PM)

I mean, if you're not worried about security and just using it to access geolocked content, there are free vpns.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 11:43 AM)

To watch cartoons on a free streaming program? Might as well write my representative if I have to fix problems other people caused.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 April 2021 - 04:47 PM)

Sounds like time for a vpn.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2021 - 10:32 AM)

Aaannndddd no earthworm jim in canada. Thanks outdated broadcast standards.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Truly the crossover I never knew I needed in my life.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 April 2021 - 08:39 PM)

Dude! Tubi Tv has the Earthworm Jim cartoon! And Chuck Norris and Denver!

@  Donocropolis : (18 April 2021 - 05:51 PM)

Bianary Breakdown

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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

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@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.


Charging SIXAXIS/DualShock3 controllers.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:58 AM

Does the PS3 charge SIXAXIS and DualShock3 controllers while it's powered-down, or does it have to be up and active to charge them? I ask because I bought a DualShock3 recently, and even though it's been plugged in with the charge cable for a couple of weeks, it's still telling me that the battery's low.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:35 AM

I would ASSUME that the usb ports wouldn't be powered unless the system was running, just like in a normal pc.

I've never tested it myself, but that's my very strong assumption. It would be a waste of power otherwise, since you'd have to keep all the circuits in between the power supply and the ports powered nonstop.

I have a somewhat similiar question though. Has anyone who has a Dualshock 3 and actually uses it with frequently vibrating games noticed how it compares with the normal sixaxis in terms of battery life? I'd guess this is something I'd need to research, since it would depend heavily on how much the motors were needed and someone actually paying close attention.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:16 AM

PS3 doesn't charge Sixaxis controllers when it's turned off. (I've had a controller hooked up to it overnight while it was off and then when I turned it on in the morning, there was still no power in the controller.)

Also, it doesn't charge cell phones with USB charger ports at all, I found it icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:49 PM

Since my PS3 came with the DualShock 3, I can't compare it to the regular SIXAXIS, but I have found the battery to last pretty long with the vibration feature. I also don't think that I've ever fully charged the controller either, so on a full charge I would imagine it would last plenty long enough.


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 08:10 PM

The DualShock 3 lasts pretty long. I play for days without charging it. My cousin was just playing God of War II for the first time and he didn't recharge it once in the 4-5 days he played it. It pretty much lasted all the way up to the final battle with Zeus. I'm not sure how many hours of gameplay he put into it, I'll have to check with him.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:19 PM

Very cool. One of the things I love about the sixaxis is how long it lasts on a charge. Sooner or later I'll throw down for the dualshock.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:36 PM

It may not charge cell phones but it charges my MP3 Player just fine

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:40 AM

Some cell phones *glares at my MotoQ* require a "special" cable to charge via USB, otherwise it will just data sync. USB ports are just USB ports for the most part. Since they are used to charge the controllers, they are obviously powered ports so anything that charges over USB should work.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 09:03 PM

Yeah I always charge mine with the DVR usb port its right in front of the tv and its always on so I don't have to worry about it being off. As far as time I have both a Sixaxis and Dual Shock 3, I've never actually timed em but they both seem pretty comparable.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 12:18 AM

I rarely have mine plugged in to my my ps3 for charging. It spends most of its time plugged in to my powered usb hub.
It annoys windows from time to time, but what doesn't.
as interesting side note by the way windows xp\vista recognize it as a video game controller, but are unable to do anything with it.