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Comment: Re:FFS just keep the Warthog (Score 1) 239

Personally I'm pissed off as a Canadian that our government signed onto the F35 program with no bidding or such, totally lied about the costs, when what we really need is a plane that can fly in arctic conditions and keep flying if it loses an engine.

They've already got one, you see. And it's very nice.

Probably would womp an F35 in Arctic air support missions.

Comment: Re:Idiots (Score 2) 58

by ColdWetDog (#48678515) Attached to: Romanian Cybersecurity Law Will Allow Warrantless Access To Data

What are you talking about? "The Interview" will probably make a lot less money because all of the movie theaters that 90% of people go to aren't showing it. Some of the leaked emails are very embarrassing and will probably cost them a lot in lost goodwill with business partners, which will translate into less profits.

Goodwill? In Hollywood?

You must be joking.

Comment: This means war! (Score 4, Funny) 79

And you guys thought the reason for adding Internet connectivity to appliances was to help the NSA.

Come see the Battle of the Appliances! Coming to a home near you!

GE toaster takes out Amana microwave. LG dryer attacks the Hoover vacuum. People run to the streets in terror!

Micheal Bay to direct the movie!

Comment: Re:The Navy sucks at negotiating (Score 1) 117

by ColdWetDog (#48673767) Attached to: US Navy Sells 'Top Gun' Aircraft Carrier For One Penny

They used 'pristine' in an odd context. Possibly 'historically pristine', but certainly not mechanically pristine.

The Ranger had been in pristine condition, but for a week in August volunteers from other naval museums were allowed to remove items to improve their ships.

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Flying over it makes it obvious it's not in great shape. Hell, the engines don't work.

Comment: Re: for what i'm paying in taxes and mortgage (Score 1) 117

by ColdWetDog (#48673757) Attached to: US Navy Sells 'Top Gun' Aircraft Carrier For One Penny

I'da payed substantially more to be towed out to the gulfstream and spent a few years trying to keep it from sinking.
The only thing stupider than the US government is the US citizen, notwithstanding stupid illegal aliens tha are too stupid to make it in their own fucked up countries and think it's actually better here.
What group of slimeball politicians got paid under the tablefor this latest episode of fuckme-imamerican?

Well nitwit, you could have bid on it. You generally need to be a telecommunications maganate before you go out buying aircraft carriers and parking them in the middle of the ocean.

Comment: Re:Motive (Score 5, Insightful) 280

by ColdWetDog (#48670011) Attached to: Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

Worse than we got? A company that everyone loves to hate got embarrassed. Sony will likely lose a bunch of money. The FBI will get Beltway Cred for it's great Cyber sleuthing work. Hundreds of security consultants will get some nice Christmas bonuses. A few people will have their lives messed up.

What are we supposed to do to NK? Give them a stocking full of coal?

Comment: Re:Patriotic to NOT watch it instead? (Score 3, Insightful) 225

by ColdWetDog (#48668709) Attached to: Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

North Korea is a country who:

- brutalizes the majority of it's citizens for the economic and political benefit of a few.
- threatens other countries with nuclear weapons.
- threatens other countries with Internet hacking.
- uses propaganda and bizarre statements for political gain.
- deifies it leaders and makes a joke of the political process.

Oh. Wait.

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