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Comment: Re:Neville Chamberlin was not available for commen (Score 1) 212

by Rei (#48630561) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Germany was spending far more on their military during that time than Britain was. If Britain and France had stepped in earlier, Germany would have been totally unprepared and the war would have ended quickly. Not to mention all of the horrors of the Holocaust that would have been prevented.

If Britain and France had managed to delay the war to "prepare" even more, say a few years, the Luftwaffe would have been dominated by jets, German ballistic missiles would have been longer range and more precise, and they might even have become a nuclear power. I really don't think this is the analogy you're looking for.

Comment: Re:We're turning into wimps (Score 4, Insightful) 212

by MightyMartian (#48629407) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

North Korea really hasn't even proven it has a missile that reliably reach Japan. The country is a total basket case run by a violent, completely detached dynasty. It represents a significant regional threat, but if it were to ever do anything truly belligerent, China would yank support and the regime would collapse.

That, to my mind, is the chief threat of North Korea, that when the Kims finally do lose grip, the regime's collapse will be violent for North Koreans and their neighbors.

Comment: Re:What are they going to do? (Score 2) 212

by MightyMartian (#48629359) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Indeed. Of all the groups that make threats against the West, NK seems the one least likely to have the ability or desire to actually attack a Western target. I cannot imagine the fires of hell that would reign down on North Korea should it be demonstrated to be behind mass murders in the United States.

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.

Comment: Re:WTF (Score 1) 58

by MightyMartian (#48628143) Attached to: NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon and Other Planets

Except that in-situ is an English word. It's origins are Latin, but then again, so is a vast amount of the English vocabulary.

We have these things called dictionaries. Rather than demonstrating intense stupidity, inform yourself first.

Oh right, this is /., where ignorance is a matter of pride.

Comment: Re:Never attribute to stupidity (Score 1) 536

by Rei (#48626209) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Propaganda campaign by who? I think Singer needs to check his haughtiness at the door:

the ability to steal gossipy emails from a not-so-great protected computer network is not the same thing as being able to carry out physical, 9/11-style attacks in 18,000 locations simultaneously. I can't believe I'm saying this. I can't believe I have to say this."

Except, of course, for the fact that the prime suspect is the hand-picked hacker squad of the Hollywood-obsessed leader of a nuclear armed state with ICBMs, whose family's Hollywood obsession has gone to such extremes in the past as kidnapping filmmakers and forcing at them at gunpoint to make movies for them. I can't believe I'm saying this. I can't believe I have to say this.

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