Up For A Challenge #7 - Cutting the Cord

Up For A Challenge is back on Assembler FM! This week we're cutting the cord from cable... or are we? Adam is challenged to use Pluto TV and we catch up with what the gang has been doing since the break. Lots of things are discussed, including  Rejection Therapy, bottomless mimosas, Cricket Comics, and why scissors are for losers in Rock, Paper, Scissors.

We're still waiting on Google to process the video podcast. In the meantime, here is the audio podcast, full of extra stuff from before and after the show!

        U4C #7 Show Notes

        ❑    When last we left our heroes...

        ❑    http://assembler.fm/u4c/6 - Last Episode of Season 1 

        ❑    We made a list of challenges to do while we were away

        ❑    While we were away...

        ❑    Adam's Challenge: Deck of Cards from http://rejectiontherapy.com

        ❑    From http://rejectiontherapy.com/about-2/

            Rejection Therapy is a personal experiment I devised in 2009. I personally experimented with the concept for a year and released the game to the public in October 2010.

You can think of it as game, but this game involves your life and the treasures are real. The five objectives of Rejection Therapy are:

  1.  To be more aware of how irrational social fears control and restrict our lives
  2.  Smash the tyranny of fear and reap the treasures (treasures include wealth, relationships and self-confidence)
  3.  Learn from, and even enjoy rejection
  4. To not be attached to outcomes, especially when it involves the free agency of other people
  5.  Permit yourself to fail   

    ❑    Sara's Challenge: A more positive body outlook

        ❑    Sara's Fitbit*: http://amzn.to/1ljUg3u 

            Pacifica App: https://www.thinkpacifica.com

        ❑    Jef's Challenge: Create a sequel to The Cricket

            Original: http://amzn.com/w/6NYFUBYWKNGQ

        ❑    The result of Jef's challenge can be seen at: http://cricketcomics.com

        ❑    The New Challenge... Cutting the Cord.

        ❑    Boxee: http://www.boxee.tv (acquired by Samsung)R

        ❑    Jef Holbrook in the New York Times (a long, long time ago): http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/17/technology/internet/17video.html?_r=0

        ❑    Adam: Use only Pluto TV for one week

        ❑    Pluto TV

            Main site: http://pluto.tv

            Apps:

        ❑    Desktop apps available at http://pluto.tv/download (OS X 10.7+, Windows)

        ❑    Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.pluto.android&hl=en

        ❑    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pluto-tv/id751712884?mt=8

        ❑    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pluto-TV/dp/B00KDSGIPK

        ❑    Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/74519/pluto-tv

        ❑    Article "Pluto.TV is the best cord-cutting app you're not using" from TechHive: http://www.techhive.com/article/2945801/pluto-tv-is-the-best-cord-cutting-app-youre-not-using.html

            How Pluto TV works

        ❑    Much of the content comes from YouTube—you can tell from the watermarks at the start of each video—with contributions from smaller sites like Vimeo and DailyMotion. In some cases, Pluto.TV also makes direct content deals with media properties, such as Maker Studios, Bloomberg TV, and Funny Or Die, Pluto CEO Tom Ryan recently told me. Hulu is just the latest (and the largest).

        ❑    Secret Hulu in Pluto TV:

        ❑    Much of the content comes from YouTube—you can tell from the watermarks at the start of each video—with contributions from smaller sites like Vimeo and DailyMotion. In some cases, Pluto.TV also makes direct content deals with media properties, such as Maker Studios, Bloomberg TV, and Funny Or Die, Pluto CEO Tom Ryan recently told me. Hulu is just the latest (and the largest).

        ❑    Bonus: Find Jef's favorite channel

        ❑    Jef and Sara: Sympathetic Challenge: No Live TV for the same week.

        ❑    Hulu Plus, Netflix, iTunes Amazon, etc are ok. OTA TV is ok. No cable in our house, but outside the house is ok.

        ❑    Amazon Links for This Episode*

        ❑    *Links are our Amazon Affiliate links, so purchases made here help support the podcast.

        ❑    OTA Antenna: http://amzn.to/1ljTJP1

        ❑    Amazon Fire TV Stick: http://amzn.to/1ljTJ1k

        ❑    Crossy Road: http://amzn.to/1ljTUtM

        ❑    Fire TV Conroller: http://amzn.to/1ljU1oY

        ❑    Sara's Fitbit - Charge HR Purple:  http://amzn.to/1ljUg3u

        ❑    Jef's Fitbit - Charge HR Black: http://amzn.to/1ljUoQo

Source: http://assembler.fm/u4c/7