> It is not known how the US government has determined that North Korea is the culprit
Of course it's known. The same way they established that Iraq had chemical weapons. The method is known as "because we say so".
Are you joking? I thought it was well established that there were chemical weapons in Iraq we just only found weapons designed by us, built by Europeans in factories in Iraq. And therefore the US didn't trumpet their achievements. In the case of Iraqi chemical weapons, the US established that Iraq had chemical weapons not because they said so but because Western countries had all the receipts.
I know, but.. Sony, North Korea and the FBI. Not exactly a triumvirate of trust.
Instead of "The Interview", a theater in Texas has decided to show "Team America" instead....
Except in Texas they think Team America World Police is a documentary.
I don't know what to believe. On one hand, we have Sony. On the other, North Korea. Finally, the FBI.
Shit, they're probably all lying their asses off.
It also increases interest in the movie. If it hadn't been for this threat, I doubt many of us would even be aware of "The Interview".
The Aurora shooting lawsuits are still working their way through the courts.
Those cars didn't receive specific threats. The theaters did.
Groups of people have the same speech rights as individuals.
For-profit corporations are not groups of people, they are aggregated capital.
The nature of the group (corporation, labor union, activist group, etc) does not matter.
Media corporations (i.e. traditional news) have no special rights with respect to speech, all corporations have the same speech rights.
They don't deserve ANY rights at all. They are just aggregated capital allowed to exist for the purpose of deferring liability. Why should money have rights?
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.
Yes, because it is very hard to find a barber here in Austin at a reasonable time
I've been to Austin, and judging from the looks of the locals, it did not appear that the barbers had been very busy.
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.
If we look at jet aircraft, wear depends on the airframe and the engines, and the airframe seems to be the number of pressurize/depressurize cycles as well as the running hours. Engines get swapped out routinely but when the airframe has enough stress it's time to retire the aircraft lest it suffer catastrophic failure. Rockets are different in scale (much greater stresses) but we can expect the failure points due to age to be those two, with the addition of one main rocket-specific failure point: cryogenic tanks.
How long each will be reliable can be established using ground-based environmental testing. Nobody has the numbers for Falcon 9R yet.
Weight vs. reusable life will become a design decision in rocket design.