If this is true, can you talk about the project at all?
Forbidden Planet is my all-time favorite movie, and I would love to see someone (more specifically you) make a modern version that's true to the original. It was cerebral Sci-Fi at a time when Sci-Fi was mostly for kids. Given how Sci-Fi is enjoying a resurgence in the main-stream, now seems like the perfect time to bring this classic about the dangers of the human subconscious mind back into the public eye.
Instagram was one small company, and it was ridiculously over-valued for the $1B purchase. It hardly qualifies as a "sole-heir" to the Kodak "kingdom" as the article implies. Google is only a single company. Add up the jobs created by Google, Microsoft, Facebook (not just the 13 from Instagram), Apple, Samsung, Sony, Canon, Nikon, etc... in the wake of Kodak going under.... It will probably exceed the number of people that Kodak employed.
Look at the LARGER picture. How many Engineering or other such "Skilled" jobs did we have in 1988? Compare that to now? We may have lost manufacturing jobs, but we gained in STEM related jobs during that same time-frame. Kodak's failure was not a consipracy against them. It was typical corporate decay... "Our current products are doing great, why bother putting R&D into this new-fangled stuff" (fast forward 25 years) "Oh shit, that stuff we ignored 25 years ago is huge now... Our bottom line is OK, but lets try to play R&D catch-up..." (fast forward 10 years) "Oh shit, we never caught up... Time to take a 'Golden Parachute' and let the company declare bankruptcy"
Don't blame the Internet, Social Networks, or any other inanimate object for Kodak's failure. Kodak failed because Kodak made too many crucial mistakes and willingly failed to keep up with market changes.
RSA and EMC declined to answer questions for this story, but RSA said in a statement: "RSA always acts in the best interest of its customers and under no circumstances does RSA design or enable any back doors in our products. Decisions about the features and functionality of RSA products are our own."
That is one of the biggest loads of horse shit I have ever heard. If any part of that statement from the RSA were true then the NSA deal would never have happened and the NSA Formula would never even have been an option, much less the default...
... and they are not going to use it for this kind of case.
Bomb threat from unknown source? Boston? Possible foreign connections? The NSA is allegedly supposed to be involved in investigation of terror threats. It's the other stuff they're doing that's got people upset.
Why would the NSA crack TOR to spy on terrorists and such like they're supposed to when they can be stalking potential love interests and making sure their Significant Others are faithful?
It was a good, entertaining movie when it came out. It's still a good, entertaining movie today.
You don't have to justify enjoying it with this much "oh, yeah, I totally see the symbolism in that now" BS...
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Maybe you confused it with the White House's "We the People" petition system? The one where the White House has to respond with an official statement (or non-statement) to anything with more than 50,000 unique signatures?