It’s amazing how little things can cue up a chain of events that takes you somewhere.
If you have seen The Butterfly Effect, you know what I’m talking about.
This past weekend I had a very small (I mean, micro) butterfly effect that lead me to writing this post.
You see, I was hanging out with a friend and he paid with the RFID chip in his credit card and gave me a look that said “how cool was that?!?”
I just nodded my head until we walked out of the 7-11 with my San pellegrino water in tote (I gave up drinking pop and haven’t had a single sip of a pop in almost two years!) to tell him that he should call and have his credit card company send him a new card without the RFID chip activated.
Of course I was met with a blank stare and the question of “why the heck would I want to do that?!?” I told him the little that I know about RFID chips… and that it’s apparently very easy for people to steal your credit card data when your card’s RFID chip is active.
Now, the would be credit card info thief would need to get very close to you (close enough for your spidy senses to get set off) with a certain device in order to steal your info but still, it’s possible.
Heck, a wallet to protect against this exact threat pre-sold nearly $300,000 worth of wallets on Kickstarter not too long ago.
He wasn’t buying it. I then remembered that he really liked the show Mythbusters. Next, I remember a short video I saw on YouTube about how the Mythbusters were going to do a show on RFIDs and how the info could be hacked, etc. only to get a call from the chief council from Amex, Visa, Discover, etc. telling them they they were not doing the show. Here is the short clip where Adam Savage talks about this experience:
So, the micro butterfly effect goes like this: I go to 7-11, watching my friend pay with a credit card RFID chip, remembering he liked Mythbusters and a random clip I saw on YouTube after watching a Kickstarter video are all the little pieces that lead me to this post to tell you how you can watch Mythbusters on Netflix in Canada.
If you are a Canadian Netflix subscriber and you have searched for Mythbusters you were met with this nasty visual:
I wonder how a guy with the last name “Savage” feels about “My Little Pony” and “Busytown Mysteries” being the top two choices when you search for Mythbusters on Netflix in Canada.
Now, if you’ve spent anytime on this site before you are very aware by now that you can, with a simple trick, watch American Netflix in Canada.
If you’re new here, don’t worry. First off… we’re now friends. Secondly, here is how to watch Mythbusters on Netflix in Canada:
First Step To Watch Mythbusters On Netflix In Canada
The first thing you need to do to make this magic happen is you need to learn how to virtually reside in the USA.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to turn in your passport, do a deemed disposition of all your assets, pay an exit tax and then try to get any sort of legal status in the USA. No, it’s much easier than that.
All you need is a great little piece of software, one I have been using longer than my soda pop sobriety (see above), which is simply amazing.
I refer to this software as HMA. Two reasons… One, it’s quickly to type HMA than it’s 9 letter name and two, the nine letters have a 3 letter word in there that starts with ‘a’ and ends in ‘ss’. Saying that out loud would not make my mother proud!
Next You Will Set up Shop In The USA
After you have downloaded HMA you can very quickly get set up to be able to watch Mythbusters in Canada. With one simple setting you’ll be busting myths left, right and center (as long as the Mythbusters didn’t get call from anyone else’s legal council!)
You will want to change the setting in HMA that allows you to connect to one of their servers in the USA. It’s best to let HMA choose based on your geographical distance or to choose one that is close to you. It will look like this:
Once you have done this click the green “connect to vpn” button beside your password and let HMA do it’s thang. (Did I just say “thang”??!!?!?) I mean, “do it’s thing”.
After the connection has been established you can test about this amazing piece of software by clicking the “verify new IP address” button on the dashboard:
This is when you should be getting ready to write a “hey Brent, practice what you preach” type comment because you’ll notice that I’ve selected a server in Florida which isn’t very close to Alberta. Take it easy on me… I was testing out connecting to different servers across the USA and that was when I snapped the screen shot.
Here is the proof that, with HMA, I’m connected to a server in the Sunshine State (Florida):
If you’ve been following along, you will now be virtually residing in the USA which means that you can go back to Netflix and refresh the page. (Side note: Sometimes you need to clear your cookies and cache too.) After you refresh the page and search for Mythbusters you will see this picture which will make you and (probably) Mr. Savage much happier:
So there you have it… you have learned how my micro butterfly effect series of events lead to the creation of this guide. Plus you now know the myth that you can’t watch Mythbusters in Canada on Netflix has officially been busted. Let’s not forget that, along with Adan and Jamie, the start of the show here is HMA. Click here to sign up for HMA.
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