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Comment: The Executives (Score 1) 94

by CohibaVancouver (#48625735) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
As soon as I heard this story, I realized it's not Sony Pictures giving in to threats to an AMC in Des Moines - It's likely Sony Pictures execs giving in to threats to themselves and their families: "If you release this movie we'll kill your children."

Of course I doubt NK has the reach to pull off those threats, but pretty chilling nonetheless...

Comment: Re:About Fucking Time (Score 1) 365

by CohibaVancouver (#48622591) Attached to: In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Outside of the 'neat' factor of buying a cuban cigar, there are equally good makers in other countries.

Do other countries make good cigars? Sure. An Arturo Fuente is a good cigar.

But are they equal to a Cuban cigar? No. Any blind tasting will demonstrate that Cubans are better, every time.

Comment: Re:Well, expect more of these, then (Score 1) 494

by CohibaVancouver (#48622315) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

What I want to know is what we (for any of the appropriate values of 'we') are going to do about this, because this kind of thing cannot be allowed to go on.

'We' have allowed unimaginable atrocities to 'go on' in North Korea against innocent men, women and children for decades and we've done nothing.

Yet NK makes empty threats against movie theatres and now we're supposed to do something about it?

How does NK survive? China. You want to do something about it then everyone in the USA needs to stop buying stuff from China. Once China turns off the NK money taps (money that comes from you, indirectly) then regime will collapse.

Comment: Re:Propaganda (Score 1) 157

by CohibaVancouver (#48581785) Attached to: Google Closing Engineering Office In Russia

If you ever watch CNN (TV) you will see continuous false information and it is managed by The Whitehouse personally.

You really telling me that programs like Fareed Zakaria's GPS are 'false information managed by the White House?'

Have you even watched a few episodes?

Saying things like this completely blow your credibility.

Comment: Re:Over what time interval? (Score 3, Informative) 528

by CohibaVancouver (#48527757) Attached to: The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

What kind of Internet connection does Sony Pictures have? To ex-filtrate 100 TB of data is going to take a while, no matter how you cut it. My guess is that number is significantly inflated.

Who says this was done over the internet?

Send in a North Korean agent posing as a janitor to jack into the network from the inside. Plug in a device, let it download, then come get it the next night.

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