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Sony caves to threats of theater massacres

The Truth

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There could be a number of driving factors here. I guarantee you everyone who knows about this story can tell you the name of the movie now.
 

Logan 5

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Good marketing ploy. Get threats coming out from NK (not hard to do, really), postpone the release, and then go John Wayne on them and say "we're releasing it anyway!" Now the number of people that were going to see it just tripled, if not more.
 

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It is not the content of the movie that is the issue, it is the principal actors...namely Seth Rogan, that is the issue. I don't blame TPDRONK one little bit.
 

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The most disturbing part of this whole incident for me is seeing opinions coming from Fox news saying that Sony should not have the movie in the first place.

**** you Fox news.

"EVERY ROOM in NK has pics of their leader and it is a crime to insult leader; #Sony is ignorant of NK; erratic country w/ nukes"
"Sony could have made up a country and done the movie-instead Sony shows how ignorant it is of the dangers w/NK"
"anyone who has been to NK knows how dangerous it is and would not have been so stupid to make that movie"
"How #stupid- #Sony could have made a fictional movie but instead insults unstable country w/nuclear weapons.Sony= #idiots"
 

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grrr. This is a private company in charge of their own cyber security. Please don't talk about the "super power's under belly" unless you are advocating laws the government should impose to DICTATE the level of security private companies must have!
 

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grrr. This is a private company in charge of their own cyber security. Please don't talk about the "super power's under belly" unless you are advocating laws the government should impose to DICTATE the level of security private companies must have!
I abhor the government dictating anything to us. I guess you missed the Gadsden flag in my avatar.

Some folks on this forum seems to have a bad habit of twisting my words and interpreting them incorrectly.

Let me spell it out for you in words that you might understand.

Yes, this Superpower is vulnerable to cyber attack. A well known problem that Senator John McCain made clear.

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2014/02/27/lawmakers-call-for-new-cyber-security-laws/

If our Superpower, with all of its resources is vulnerable, then guess what sir, We are all vulnerable. The entire Superpower!

Get it now? If not, I will be happy to expound.
 
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XD40sc

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If sony had any balls they would release the movie for free through every outlet they could, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Roku, etc., etc.

in 2005 sony attempted to install a rootkit on computers of everyone that put one of their music CD's in their computers CD drive, without the users permission. They caught a bunch of bad press from that, and I have not purchased anything from sony since, I don't have a lot of sympathy for them.

OBTW, sony is not an American company.
 

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If sony had any balls they would release the movie for free through every outlet they could, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Roku, etc., etc.

in 2005 sony attempted to install a rootkit on computers of everyone that put one of their music CD's in their computers CD drive, without the users permission. They caught a bunch of bad press from that, and I have not purchased anything from sony since, I don't have a lot of sympathy for them.
Best idea yet on release method since most theaters won't touch it now. If I owned a theater, I would screen it and advertise that if you come open carrying, you can get in for free!

Apple did something similar with a U2 video. They sneaked it into ITunes and folks couldn't delete it. My wife being one of them. They finally came up with a "fix" so it coul be deleted.
 

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You know, there is no requirement of companies to put their sensitive information on any type of network.

Sony's full of security morons? Or just relying of technology to save them?

I remember doing business before computers ... WOW ... and most of my current business, while done using computers as information storage devices and computators, each one is not not connected to any network.

Hey, here's all the personnel files, lets put them on a PC connected to a network. Yea ! Dummies.

The FBI now concludes that N. Korea did it, confirming that they did not.
 

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"Would these cowards dare attack a well armed populous? I think not! " -- SovereigntyOrDeath


You're too limited in your thinking, that "terrorists" would not do something in particular. Imagine your surprise when they DO it. Further, they aren't cowards, either, and you once again misjudge them.

So yes, they would "dare attack a well armed populous."

You have to remember that most of them are suicidal, so they don't care about dying and don't expect to survive the incident. And besides attacking "innocents" such as ordinary civilians and children even, they also attack police and military, both of whom are armed. Not fearing death makes them the ultimate enemy as they are "supremely focused" and have to be killed to be stopped.

It's not AT ALL easy to override the "Prime Directive" if you will: Self Preservation. It takes GUTS to do that (one reason suicide is NOT "the coward's way out" as ignorant people say -- it never HAS been).

But I do agree that a movie theater IS a place where one would want to carry...as are so many OTHER presently GFZs, most all are places where large groups of (unarmed) people congregate, which makes them such a high-value target to "terrorists" or your everyday garden-variety psycho-shooter as we have here especially in America. In a place where a bomb has been planted, being armed won't help AT ALL in that kind of terror attack, but for incidents that happen when terrorists conduct "mall invasions" (as they have in Arab/African countries) in-person -- shoot up busses of tourists/school children, attacking individuals in their cars, or simply round up people off the street and into a building (like just recently in Sidney, Australia) -- then being armed WILL help!

America isn't experiencing the regular bombings taking place elsewhere (yet, anyway) so our CARRYING should help is any terror attack here targeting citizens as they will be done by PEOPLE, not a bomb (YET, as I said). And terrorists are no less vulnerable to bullets than their intended targets are.

But I view criminals no differently then I do terrorists, so I am armed for either of them, as each needs the same response.


Anyway, when it comes to being armed in a cinema, I think fellow OCDO member (and fellow Coloradan) "Saxxon" would agree that one should. ;-)
 
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Bernymac

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I am just surprised that Sony has not been cyberschtupped sooner when they released and rebooted the atrocity that is "Spider-man". That franchise ticked off a lot more nerds/geeks/dweebs since the appearance of Jarjar Binks. :uhoh:
 
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