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Comment Re: Why Not On Release Day And For A Regular Price (Score 1) 101

Not at all. There are movies that release directly to TV, YouTube, NetFlix, etc. There are games (I have some) that install directly and don't utilize the Internet. There is commercial software (I have some) that installs sans DRM and can magically be put on machines not connected to the Internet at all and still function fully.

Comment It ain't the movie. (Score 1) 101

It's the whole thing that I pay higher prices for.

I go to a theater to lose myself in cobbled up surroundings I'm not responsible for and simply order goodies off the shelf instead of having to cook them so I can nibble as I watch whatever it is on a huge screen with bombastic sound when required.

I'm going to pay twice the amount to forgo all the things I like about movie going why?

If I'm forgoing the theater, I certainly don't care enough about the viewing delay to shell out twice what I didn't the first time. Hell, if I'm popping $30, I'll wait for the DVD instead of a one-off viewing.

Comment Until 3rd world countries join the 2nd world (Score 1) 167

Until 3rd world food-producing countries become hostile to the US, such as if they join the 2nd world by becoming more closely allied with Russia and China than with North America and Western Europe. Domestic production must be prepared to cover for sudden interruptions in the flow of imports.

Comment Re:So, it's not only the Russians that hack, huh! (Score 1) 77

Prior to this, I'd have thought America and especially its government agencies do not hack.

The US has a long history of hacking spying. One of the recent complaints against the NSA is they keep exploits for their own use, instead of finding them and fixing them (thus they potentially leave everyone exposed).

The Stuxnet attack was a difficult one to pull off because they had to go over an air-gap, and attack very expensive equipment (most of us don't have access to that equipment, and can't afford it).

Snowden reported quite a bit of hacking. It's also known that the NSA was monitoring Angela Merkel's phone, presumably through hacking it.

In a very cool hack, the US sent submarines to spy on Soviet underwater cables.

I've read reports that the US had a corporate espionage program in the 80s and 90s, but I can't find any reference to it right now somehow.

Comment Re:We're not doomed [Re:We're Doomed.] (Score 1) 342

There is now and has been for a while significant changes going on. Those in a frenzy however, either believe or really wish that it were possible to throw a switch of some nature and it all be magically done. Those types will complain until that last 1% has been switched and then look for something else to complain about. It's the hysteria that's annoying about all this.

Comment Re: Baby Goes Whaaaaaaaa! (Score 1) 146

No, I'm a grown adult who has made that decision when I needed to on several occasions. I'm just not entitled and whiny when things don't go my way... Know what happens when companies lose their good employees to greener pastures? The companies either learn from their mistakes, or they go under. A strike is a temper tantrum, nothing more.

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