Thursday, January 09, 2014

Interlude. A screen capture to divert you from your search

I regularly make the mistake of goggling away to engineer my way onto a lot of websites. Part of the reason is that I don't bookmark them and I can't be bothered to scroll through my browser's history. I'm not lazy ... really. I'm just a little disorganized, and I like it that way.

So, when I was looking for The Daily Show recently, I had forgotten that the U.S. site rejects video requests from anything that isn't a U.S. address. Silly me ... but it was worth the few seconds I spent there. (Click to expand)

It's so nice that Canadians get acknowledged! Or could it be ... nah!*

Anyway, as far as I'm concerned, this really should be fixed. Since The Daily Show's Most Senior Correspondent is proudly Canadian, don't you think we should be given special status when it comes to watching your stuff?

Hmmm. You may now resume your search.

* Is it possible that everyone visiting that site from outside the U.S. has free healthcare?


Dana said...

Comedy Central isn't alone in that foolishness.

PBS is another. They'll happily pitch Canadians to donate to them but should we wish to watch online any of the programming we helped paid for we'll quite smartly be told we're aliens.

They get no more money from me as a result of this.

Alison said...

Not quite your point but :

CTV Daily Show Online

or you could fudge your VPN

captcha = foaming devidao

kootcoot said...

Judst go to and all is rosy......they just want to present ads that we can respond to and less than if you watch it on broadcast or cable.

Dana said...

Don't even need a VPN. Mediahint works well. Its an extension for either FF or Chrome but neither have it in their 'library' of extensions. You have to google it and do a drag and drop and with BBC etc as well.

But that's not the point...if they can pitch me they can bloody well serve me too...

Take note LPC and NDP...I'll donate when you show some kind of an inclination to serve me.

Till then piss off.

Dave said...

Umm, yeah. I have the hack to get into a US closed site, so no problem. I agree with Dana.
The Daily Show has made a deal with the Canadian cable carriers which own the over border rights delays equal access online for at least 24 hours... all in an attempt to feed us their advertising.

Dave said...

Dana, I use Replay 4 media capture for BBC. Downloads entire series in minutes!

UnEvil One said...

Not really related to the central point of your post, but if you do search the web a lot, instead of the Evil Empire, use Ecosia.

Dave said...

UnEvil One, thanks for that!