Actually quite the opposite. As far as I know, this planet here is the only one in the existing universe that produced chlorophyll. Quite seriously, if aliens ever came to Earth, I wouldn't expect them to mutilate our cattle but rather steal our trees.
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You have a rather odd concept of the looks and the space travels of Icelanders...
It's like the difference between having moral values and having a religion.
So if someone went and, say, cut a deep scar right across her face...
No child left behind.
In 1984, people also weren't always under observation by their telescreen. Actually, they almost never were. What made them "behave" was simply that they didn'T know when they would be.
So just not having a camera "trained on you" every second of your life doesn't make the total surveillance any less invasive. When you cannot tell whether you have privacy, you have none.
The NSA should pay for the information just like everyone else who wants it! A national security letter must not be the crowbar to getting for free what others have to shell out quite a bit of money for. Security and all that, ok, but there's money to be made and a business model to protect!
Huh? Oh, I mean, we protect our customer's privacy! That's the reason!
No, it means that whoever wrote the book should now be entitled to a few bazillion bucks, payable by Sony. Or so says Sony et al. when it's the other way 'round.
Why is this different now that Sony is accused instead of being the accuser?
Of all the books in the world, of THOSE two books?
Besides, for something like this some "standard" dokuments that satisfy some, well, standards would be more likely.
Oh sure, it's the great hacker conspiracy.
Let's go with Occam's Razor, shall we?
The problem ist that the assholes justifying their entitlement with this sentence are usually closer to the ox than they are to being a god.
Oh the humanity!
If I only lived 5 or 10 years, I wouldn't either. Cancer is only really a problem if you plan your lifetime in decades.
No, the one trying to steal the high-tech we carelessly forgot on the ocean floor.
Never attribute to malice what can sufficiently be explained with bureaucracy.