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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Noah Haders Re:What are they going to do? (145 comments)

Presumably it takes more than 2 weeks to execute a DVDs or iTunes release. Nobody said they're going to burn all the copies.

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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Noah Haders Re:What are they going to do? (145 comments)

nobody cares about the hackers. it's the terrorist threats of "9/11-style" violence that have people freaked out.

3 hours ago
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Cause and Effect: How a Revolutionary New Statistical Test Can Tease Them Apart

Noah Haders Re:Finally prove climate change! (100 comments)

80% of the time it confirms the scientits' exectations.

6 hours ago
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Cause and Effect: How a Revolutionary New Statistical Test Can Tease Them Apart

Noah Haders Re:No problem. (100 comments)

one weird trick to separate cause and effect!

7 hours ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Noah Haders Re:Actually (479 comments)

Good thing we're outfitting sharks with those laser beams.

7 hours ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Noah Haders Re:yea but (479 comments)

It wasn't the hacking that put the movie on ice. It was violent threats against theaters, and theatre chain calculations that the potential revenues from the movie are not worth the potential risks.

7 hours ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Noah Haders Re:yea but (479 comments)

Well, one the theater chains would face the brunt of the suits. Two, while I agree it's probably unreasonable to find Sony liable, the case would ultimately be decided by 12 panicky people.

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Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts Very Common

Noah Haders Re:game tester at home (63 comments)

i test games all day too, but i don't get paid for it. also the games have already been released. i just finished testing far cry 4.

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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Noah Haders Re: These idiots remain idiotic (370 comments)

Sell me a non-DRMed file and I'll buy it.

lies. and yet you still pirate music even though it is non-drm and one click away.

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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Noah Haders Re:My what impressive sources you have! (370 comments)

First, you stated that "The hackers" are "IRL terrorists". The hackers did not threaten anyone, these "threats" according to any other (credible) source were allegedly from the DPRK. Perhaps you need to clarify?

from NYTimes:

U.S. Links North Korea to Sony Hacking

WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent attacks on Sony Pictures’s computers, a determination reached just as Sony on Wednesday canceled its release of the comedy, which is based on a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.

Second, if you really believe that the DPRK is going to launch attacks against US theaters you should purchase a globe. If you think that somehow we will have massive amounts of fake pilots storming planes to fly them into Star Theater, you should have your head examined by a professional.

I agree, the odds of a literal "9/11-style" attack using commercial jets are small. But it's credible to think that a determined group could unleash a wave of violence. It doesn't take many people to do what happened at that batman movie.

To your credit, I thought you were going to draw a distinction between "terrorists" as in those who commit acts of violence and "terrorists" as in those who make specific and credible threats to commit acts of violence. This argument is weak at best. It's true that the definition of "terrorist" is amorphous at best, and often stretched. But I think a fair definition is "someone who uses violence to achieve political goals". I would argue that squelching the movie is a political goal, because the whole controversy is about NK and Kim Jong Il. Further, I would say that the threat of violence can be just as effective as violence itself, without shedding blood.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Noah Haders Re:My what impressive sources you have! (370 comments)

umm... Sony just canceled the xmas release of The Interview because IRL terrorists threatened to blow up movie theaters in "9/11-style" attacks if they play the movie.

So yes, I would say that the IRL terrorists are in fact terrorists, while to my knowledge Sony has never threatened a terrorist attack to get what they want.

Although I think you're just trolling at this point.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Noah Haders Re:My what impressive sources you have! (370 comments)

yes, i know it was you. i'm pointing out a bit of hypocrisy in your ointment: we have two bad actors: Sony and internet hackers / IRL terrorists. You're saying it's right for IRL terrorists to attack Sony, but wrong for Sony to attack IRL terrorists. I can't get as excited as you are right now.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Noah Haders Re: These idiots remain idiotic (370 comments)

You'd need offline viewing capabilities, and Netflix has said they will never offer that.

Why dou you need offline? Adjust.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Noah Haders Re:Nonsense (370 comments)

Mod down for trekkie reference.

Mod down for Star Trek / Star Wars confusion.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Noah Haders Re:This needs to stop ... (370 comments)

Blah blah blah you voted for this policy twice.

It's true, I voted for democrats and/or repubs.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Noah Haders Re:This needs to stop ... (370 comments)

You could always buy tickets to see the movie and then stay home. Best of both worlds.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Noah Haders Re:This needs to stop ... (370 comments)

Obama says that any man between the ages of 18 and 65 is not a civilian and fair game for Death From Above.

yesterday
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Uber Limits 'God View' To Improve Rider Privacy

Noah Haders Re:Decentralization (76 comments)

uber and the taxi unions are both part of the same hypocrisy.

yesterday

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Let's talk about #GamerGate

Noah Haders Noah Haders writes  |  about a month ago

Noah Haders (3621429) writes "It's been a while since #GG has been foaming at the mouth, and I feel like we've never had a good nerdrage post about it. So let's get it out of our systems! I'll ask the question: What do you think about #GamerGate? What lessons should a budding games designer take from this?"
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Google buying satellite constellation network; will watch your every movement

Noah Haders Noah Haders writes  |  about 6 months ago

Noah Haders (3621429) writes "The Wall Street Journal profiles one of Google's recent acquisitions which has implications on mapping, competitive intelligence and even privacy. Skybox Imaging is an intelligence company that by the year 2018 will be able to take satellite imaging to the next level:
By the time its entire fleet of 24 satellites has launched in 2018, Skybox will be imaging the entire Earth at a resolution sufficient to capture, for example, real-time video of cars driving down the highway. And it will be doing it three times a day.
The ability to take such frequent imaging will certainly aid Google's Maps product, but it also opens up a market for competitive intelligence. Skybox says they are already looking at Foxconn every week and are able to pinpoint the next iPhone release based on the density of trucks outside their manufacturing facilities.

Google plans on initially using the technology to improve their Maps product, potentially providing more up-to-date satellite images, but Skybox executives have long term plans for offering their data to outside developers for a fee."

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