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Comment: 2017 (Score 4, Interesting) 222

by tekrat (#49147577) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel

The film is going into production in 2016, which means that it won't see theaters until at least 2017 == THE YEAR THE ORIGINAL MOVIE TAKES PLACE IN.

That means this is no longer a sequel to a sci-fi movie, it's a straight up drama taking place in contemporary times.

And while Blade Runner got a lot right, Deckard makes a video-phone call from a phone booth because in 1980 no-one imagined a smart phone. Will they be using cell-phones in this sequel or will they keep to cannon?

And, having just seen the 2014 Robocop movie; I can honestly say that this upcoming film won't get anything right, as Robocop was a dull, i repeat dull action movie, missing everything that made the original one of the finest films of all time. There was no satire, no pathos, no snarky jabs at the media and American consumerism, and no humor. It was terrible. All it was, was a reminder of how utterly brilliant the original was.

My guess is that after this sequel comes out, we'll be trying to 'unsee it' and waxing poetic about how original and thought provoking the original was, and how flat, and full of fail this film is.

Comment: It would be nice if... (Score 4, Interesting) 155

by tekrat (#49113017) Attached to: NSA, GHCQ Implicated In SIM Encryption Hack

It would be nice if the NSA was using this technology to spy on the real terrorists; and by that I mean the people who actually do want to hurt you and steal from you -- CEOs and Large Banks.

I mean, there has not been a SINGLE prosecution in the great financial disaster of 2008, yet, I'll be there's plenty of cell phone conversations and text messages about breaking up bad mortgages into financial instruments of mass destruction, and reselling them as AAA+ rated securities.

Excuse me, but after 20 trillion dollars lost, and another 2 or so trillion given away to prop up a few banks who wanted to play along with the government (until such time that it became time to steal again); it seems to me that the NSA should be more concerned about these guys than a few rouge crazies who blow up the occasional civilian.

Comment: NSA... (Score 5, Insightful) 192

by tekrat (#49091493) Attached to: How NSA Spies Stole the Keys To the Encryption Castle

Can we all just agree that the NSA is the most nefarious hacking group, the most dangerous and out of control? That they make all the other so called "black hats" look like innocent little babies?

I think we all need to work together to get rid of this terrible, nasty, unpredictable hacker group -- for the sake of national and international security. They represent a clear and present danger to the future of this country.

Comment: How are we any different? (Score 1) 206

by tekrat (#48810913) Attached to: China's Engineering Mega-Projects Dwarf the Great Wall

American *has* to have the biggest military on Earth.

We spend more on "defense" than the next 10 countries combined. We have spent more on a single fighter plane program (the F-35, which still doesn't work), than the entire defense programs of most other nations on the planet.

We just have our 'infrastructure" in a different way. Instead of building, we're looking to destroy. So when other countries make roads and dams, we make bombs.

Comment: Third World Status, Here We Come! (Score 1) 496

by tekrat (#48797331) Attached to: Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Nigeria is laughing at us. I'm waiting for other nations to start sending us foreign aid.

Surely, next time I look up the definition of irony in the dictionary, it will contain the quote "Ted Cruz heading Science Committee" -- or perhaps that's an oxymoron, like "Military Intelligence" or "Jumbo Shrimp".

Comment: sideboob (Score 0) 490

by tekrat (#48775813) Attached to: In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

Slashdot's geek cred might go up a little if they dedicated some space to sideboob. They are admittedly aiming for the lowest common denominator.

Let's face it, since Taco sold it, it's never been the same. But what are you gonna do? Unless you're prepared to buy Slashdot from the current owners, or make your own competing website, I think this is still the best we've got. The stories are crap, but the comments out there shows me there's still a lot of good people who frequent this place. That's what I come here for.

UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn