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Comment: Re:Action movies are boring. (Score 2) 327

So Kirk didn't have to steal the Enterprise in... whatever movie that was.. he could just have replicated it?

Kirk needed to steal a warship so he could fly into prohibited space.

Why do criminals steal cars / boats / planes today?

To get somewhere: No money in Gene-world, so just beam yourself or walk onto a starship going where you need to go.

To part it out our sell it stolen: No money in Gene-world, so what good is that - No customers to fence them too, and no means for them to pay you.

Same reason I never understood the "Gold Pressed Latinum" nonsense. Even if you couldn't replicate it, what would you buy with it? Everything is free.

Comment: Re:Action movies are boring. (Score 1) 327

there must be bad guys or genetic manipulation.

But in the Star Trek world, what would human bad guys do? Steal stuff? Why? Just replicate whatever you want - There's no money. Smuggle? How? Just beam it. Murder people? OK, maybe, but presumably if you murder someone in Gene-world you're immediately diagnosed with a mental illness and treated.

Comment: Re:Pitiful (Score 1) 230

by CohibaVancouver (#48631485) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

I would not have pulled the movies. Those asshats would have done nothing.

So if you were an exec at Sony and you got an email that proved it was from the NK hackers that said "If you show this movie I'll kill your children," and it included pics of your kids coming and going from school, would you still release the movie? I strongly suspect that's what has happened here.

Comment: Re:What are they going to do? (Score 2) 230

by CohibaVancouver (#48631467) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

You can't nuke North Korea or Kim Jong-Un's BIG brother would retaliate: China.

China could retaliate either militarily (unlikely) or economically (very possible). In either case, the result would be devastating the the USA.

NK exists at the behest of China, pure and simple.

Comment: Re:What are they going to do? (Score 2) 230

by CohibaVancouver (#48631459) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

It boggles my mind that anyone seriously believes North Korea is going to start mounting attacks on North American theaters should they screen this film.

As I said in the other thread, I suspect what NK has done is threaten harm to the families of the Sony execs and the movie chain execs.

That's likely all it would take: "Show this movie and I'll kill your children."

The "attack the theaters" response is just a smokescreen against what has really been threatened.

Comment: Re:Land of the free (Score 1) 580

by CohibaVancouver (#48629849) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
[He] always makes sure to read the copies of Entertainment Weekly and People lying around the shop's break room, "just so he can point out all the stars and shows he's never heard of."

"Last week, in one of the magazines, there was a picture of Calista Flockhart," Elkins said, "and Jonathan announced, 'I have absolutely no idea who this woman is. Calista who? Am I supposed to have heard of her? I'm sorry, but I haven't.'"

Comment: Re:Now if India would just invest in its own peopl (Score 4, Insightful) 56

by CohibaVancouver (#48628693) Attached to: India Successfully Test Fires Its Heaviest Rocket
In 1962, when Kennedy gave his famous "Choose to go to the moon" speech, the US still had 'white' and 'colored' drinking fountains. Many rural Americans in the Appalachians and the south were in deep poverty and had no indoor plumbing. Should America have fixed those things first before they went to the moon?

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