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Comment: Re:wow (Score 1) 42

by nytes (#48693235) Attached to: Aereo Gets OK From Bankruptcy Court To Auction Technology Assets

The veto is to allow the people who are owed the money to keep the sale price reasonable, not to guarantee that they themselves can buy it for $1.

Then I would think that veto power would be extended to all the creditors. If it is, maybe that little tidbit was omitted because it would remove some of the zing from the article.

Comment: Re:Texas even? (Score 1) 230

by nytes (#48636685) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Before Sony canceled the release, George Clooney circulated a petition around the Hollywood studios expressing support for Sony in their determination to release "The Interview". He couldn't get a single signature.

So, yeah, I think everyone in Hollywood is afraid of putting a target on their own backs right now, and no one is certain about their IT security.

Comment: Re: Land of the free (Score 1) 580

by nytes (#48627603) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

There was a time when the NRA was willing to compromise and accepted some restrictions.

The problem was, around the mid-to-late 1980's, they found that they would accept a compromise, and then find themselves back a the table six months later with a new "compromise" being proposed. Groups like HCI just kept moving the goalposts, and then publicly accused the NRA of refusing to accept "reasonable legislation" when the NRA balked.

The NRA finally just decided they were going to start refusing offers to compromise as a policy.

Comment: Re:I am cynical (Score 1) 589

by nytes (#48622567) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Or, as others suggested, stream it. Cable operators and Netflix would be decentralized enough to not be an easy target. They should have their act together WRT network security, as well.

Even if they were actually physically targeted, there probably wouldn't be any human casualties. Just a lot of cut wires.

I would pay for a streaming event just to give the middle finger to these guys.

Comment: Sad (Score 2) 589

by nytes (#48621763) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

I couldn't have cared less about the movie. It didn't really sound like my kind of humor.

But after the threat was made, I was planning on seeing it just to show the (newly become) terrorists what I think of them.

I'd have liked this to be Sony's most successful release of the year.

I'm getting mixed messages from the news, though. Has the release been completely scrubbed, or are they just canceling the formal premier?

Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.