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Comment: Re:Home of the brave? (Score 1) 294

by PopeRatzo (#48622743) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

If somebody damages your car, would you want your insurance company to pay to fix it?

That means they can set prices based on risk. And risk in this case means "perceived risk". It's not brave or not brave. It's just corporate behavior. This is why corporations are not considered people except by reactionaries and the far Right.

Comment: Re:Home of the brave? (Score 1) 294

by PopeRatzo (#48622559) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Yes, I'd go to the mall. I have a better chance of being killed in an accident driving to the mall.

I will bet your chances of being killed in a mall go way up if there are specific threats against that mall.

I would bet that the decision to not show this movie was made entirely by whoever provides insurance to the theater chain. It must be killing the theater owners not to show a movie that has gotten this much publicity at opening. But if your insurance provider says "No", you do what they say.

Comment: Re:Home of the brave? (Score 4, Insightful) 294

by khasim (#48622319) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Yep. And even more so.

If you live in the USofA then you have a larger chance of being killed by your spouse / boyfriend / girlfriend / YOUR OWN CHILDREN than by a terrorist.

Just by waking up alive you have alread beaten the "terrorist" odds today.

And in this specific case, what are the "terrorists" going to do? Steal your credit card number? Pay cash instead.

Comment: Re:Home of the brave? (Score 1) 294

by mlts (#48622145) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

What were the smaller threats? A brick through a window? Used to happen all the time when Austin was in a recession in the early 1990s.

Would I go? Yes, because it is very hard to find a barber here in Austin at a reasonable time.

Would I say yes, no matter what? Not without more info, but in general, it wouldn't affect me. If it was a threat significant enough to be worried about, the local PD would have their MRAP there.

Comment: Re:Skin deep, but that's where the money is ! (Score 1) 165

by Grishnakh (#48621927) Attached to: Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

The several times I used Uber, it was great too. They picked me up in luxury cars (Mercedes, BMWs) and had much nicer cars than the towncar services I tried. They used GPS and took me by the most direct route, while the towncar service took weird back roads that took a lot longer. The towncars were also older and in poor shape, whereas the Uber cars were rather new and clean.

Comment: Re:Embrace (Score 1) 153

by gbjbaanb (#48621725) Attached to: What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

"The real thing for your .NET platform" will be "the Open Source .NET platform produced by the .NET Foundation."

or will it be "the real thing for the .NET version platform"?

Or the .NET platform that is open source, but you still need to buy a load of stuff to get the juicy stuff that powers most applications nowadays, like WCF and WPF.

Now, if someone forked it and produced a GUI that worked well, rendered fonts without fuzziness or needing a caching service, and performed well... then I'd be much more positive about this open sourcing of .NET core.

Comment: Re:Someone doesn't understand basic relativity (Score 1) 77

The balancing act is almost exactly the same at the last moment of forward flight as it is at the first moment of retro burn, just in a different direction.

Aerodynamics matter very little at high altitude. They matter some at lower altitude, but I doubt they make much difference when the engine is burning.

Comment: Re:DOCUMENTS? (Score 1) 246

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#48620425) Attached to: Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

>The documents DEMAND that the the press DESTROY SONY!

Is this a joke that whooshed over my head, or are you hopped up on something? I'm thinking it's probably the former.

Information wants to be free. Sony demands. Anthropomorphism requires.

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