somebody will figure out how to pirate the film from their living room with much better quality and have a full resolution torrent up within 3 hours of the film's release.
Even if that happens, pirating weirdly hasn't seemed to cut into the movie studio's profits. So, they probably don't care about that (exception being of course when they're asking for tougher copyright laws).
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.
You could argue, for example, that the reason quantum mechanics is indeterminate is that the simulation doesn't actually calculate the location at particles at the smallest level until that level of accuracy is needed. It's a neat idea, but indistinguishable from "That's just the way physics works."
Soooooo......then if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?
It's like every New Age fruitcake using the word "quantum" in sentences to make the word salads and bullshit they spew somehow sound "sciency".
Quantum mechanics has discovered action at a distance and that's why I can see your aura will benefit from homeopathy. Don't try to argue, it just turns your aura green.
We should still try to know if Russia attempted to interfere regardless of whether they were successful or not in changing the outcome. Focusing on the outcome itself just turns into a political scuffle
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