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Comment He doesn't believe any of it (Score 1) 182

He's just setting up a story so he has supposed business justification for ubiquitous DRM and surveillance components in software that's supposedly for fun. In reality, he knows this Christmas season's biggest moneymaker is going to be Nintendo's Classic NES for HDMI, for exactly the opposite reasons of what he pretends to believe here. But he has to pretend to believe it, because his supercustomer masters require him to keep providing excuses for surveillance. I'm so happy I am not this man.

Comment Re:Verhoeven's version is too smart for its own go (Score 1) 457

You have offended the resident fascists, they don't like it when you call them nazis (or fascists for that matter).

Hmm. That would be shooting the messenger. I didn't make up that "Beautiful young people fall in love, fight aliens, become Nazis" summary. That's from the supplemental materials from the laserdisc of Verhoeven's Starship Troopers. Anyone offended, don't blame me. I recall this being the summary the production crew worked with when first creating this movie. If you find this offensive, there's some piece of this story somewhere that you need to understand better. Anyway, I didn't call anyone a Nazi, and I don't like the accusation of trolling.

Comment Re:Verhoeven's version is too smart for its own go (Score 1) 457

I'm afraid that if someone produces a sincere, straightforward film adaptation of the novel, the result will be unintentionally hilarious. At least Verhoeven's take is satirical on purpose. Verhoeven's original project "Bug Planet" probably would have been a good movie, too, even if they hadn't opted to get the Heinlein license after the similarities to Starship Troopers became apparent. My point in bringing that up is this: Verhoeven's people had a movie idea, and it wasn't just "adapt a novel". The idea "young beautiful people fall in love, fight aliens, become Nazis" was the kernel, and they built a great movie around that. I'm not sure "make Heinlein's book into a movie" is in and of itself such a great idea. I would need to know more before I thought it was good or bad. Would you like to know more? (Click here.)

I see from Comment Moderation that I've been accused of trolling for the parent comment. Anyone who is offended care to explain? I don't get it. Who have I offended?

Comment Verhoeven's version is too smart for its own good. (Score 3, Insightful) 457

I'm afraid that if someone produces a sincere, straightforward film adaptation of the novel, the result will be unintentionally hilarious. At least Verhoeven's take is satirical on purpose. Verhoeven's original project "Bug Planet" probably would have been a good movie, too, even if they hadn't opted to get the Heinlein license after the similarities to Starship Troopers became apparent. My point in bringing that up is this: Verhoeven's people had a movie idea, and it wasn't just "adapt a novel". The idea "young beautiful people fall in love, fight aliens, become Nazis" was the kernel, and they built a great movie around that. I'm not sure "make Heinlein's book into a movie" is in and of itself such a great idea. I would need to know more before I thought it was good or bad. Would you like to know more? (Click here.)

Comment This man believes there is no spoon... (Score 1) 270

...so why should he believe in us? I don't take advice from him. You guys are killing people by not doing what I want. Right. Safety versus freedom, blah blah blah slashdot modmedown call me a troll, i'm practically falling asleep from boredom after reading these comments.

Comment Re: DRM ahoy :( (Score 1) 551

Well? Where are you, Apple proxies who are Slashdot "community members"? No comment? This guy sure sounds like he knows what he's talking about. I think I may give up iPhone permanently based on this. I'm not kidding. Bet I'm not alone. If you want to keep your hipster base, Apple, the stuff you say is good has to be good in _some_ way. This looks like a shit idea done for shit reasons in service of some shitty DRM master plan that's certain to drive away all quality loving snobs, and the big fat icing on the cake is you're lying about why. If you don't keep the customers who love quality, your whole fashion-based marketing scheme will fall apart. You're not going to make it fashionable to give up your headphones. You're just not. You tried making the white plastic earbuds fashionable...sort of flew for a few years of dancing shadow silhouette commercials, but the kids I see now are not wearing them. That failed. You tried buying a headphone company; its image started to tarnish immediately after you bought it. Now you're going to try to make me part with my Grados. You have ZERO chance of this. Either you own the analog headphone in the device, or you will be out of the music game. The conversations people are about to overhear between nerds at work, at school....those conversations are NOT going to get you new customers.

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