History Headscratchers / JohnnyMnemonic

2nd Dec '15 7:34:45 AM dreamofwritting
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*** TwoWords - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plausible_deniability Plausible Deniability]]. And they ''do'' call in the army anyway when they lay siege to Lo-Tek headquarters.

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*** TwoWords - Two words: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plausible_deniability Plausible Deniability]]. And they ''do'' call in the army anyway when they lay siege to Lo-Tek headquarters.
26th Dec '14 4:38:23 PM Quag15
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* The "Corporations Rule" the world. There isn't an independent Switzerland anymore. With the cure released, they're about to have a world-wide FrenchRevolution. They killed her as their parting shot.

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* The "Corporations Rule" the world. There isn't an independent Switzerland anymore. With the cure released, they're about to have a world-wide FrenchRevolution.[[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French-style revolution]]. They killed her as their parting shot.
28th Jun '14 3:58:46 PM dangerdan97
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** No, they gave Takahashi a ''wakizashi'' as one of two signature weapons (the other is a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]]) because he's Japanese, Yakuza, and preparing to engage an opponent he is attempting to behead, while in an enclosed space. Given all that, one would be hard pressed to come up with another weapon more appropriate.
12th Jan '14 10:17:55 AM SeanMurrayI
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*** By potholing this to RealityIsUnrealistic, do you mean to suggest that this movie is ''reality''?

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*** By potholing this to RealityIsUnrealistic, do you mean to suggest that this movie is carries any basis in ''reality''?
4th Jan '14 9:24:36 AM SeanMurrayI
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*** FridgeLogic: But if a treatment is more profitable than a cure, why in the world is [=PharmaKom=] then wasting those very profits on creating a cure that they have no intention to use in the first place? Moreover, it's not like a cure for the disease wouldn't [[CutLexLuthorACheck reap tremendous economic benefit for the cure's creator]], anyway.

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*** FridgeLogic: But if a treatment is more profitable than a cure, why in the world is [=PharmaKom=] then wasting those very profits on creating a cure that they have no intention to use in the first place? Moreover, it's not like a cure for the disease wouldn't [[CutLexLuthorACheck reap tremendous economic benefit benefit]] and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity a ton of goodwill and a glowing public image for the cure's creator]], creator(s)]], anyway.
30th Oct '13 10:52:43 AM AaronAAardvark
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*** The data can't even stay in Johnny's implant, anyway, because he exceeded its capacity for data storage. If the data is leaking into his brain, then it was never very "secure" in the first place. Heck, if such an implant can't have safeguards to ensure that data limits for storage capacity are not exceeded, then the only alternative without easy access to a download code (nevermind issues of how the download code would even be able to retrieve excess data that has already already leaking out of a storage unit and into someone's brain or the the original point brought up here about how specifically "downloading" data doesn't ''remove'' it from its original source) would be an emergency medical procedure to override the implant and flush everything out of the person's head. The EverythingSensor at customs at the Newark airport even implores Johnny to specifically seek medical attention for his condition so something could definitely be done here about this, and if Johnny only cares about his own life and nothing else, it's a wonder why he doesn't seek this out.

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*** **** The data can't even stay in Johnny's implant, anyway, because he exceeded its capacity for data storage. If the data is leaking into his brain, then it was never very "secure" in the first place. Heck, if such an implant can't have safeguards to ensure that data limits for storage capacity are not exceeded, then the only alternative without easy access to a download code (nevermind issues of how the download code would even be able to retrieve excess data that has already already leaking out of a storage unit and into someone's brain or the the original point brought up here about how specifically "downloading" data doesn't ''remove'' it from its original source) would be an emergency medical procedure to override the implant and flush everything out of the person's head. The EverythingSensor at customs at the Newark airport even implores Johnny to specifically seek medical attention for his condition so something could definitely be done here about this, and if Johnny only cares about his own life and nothing else, it's a wonder why he doesn't seek this out.
**** The villains themselves also plot to "extract" (Ralfi's words) the data from Johnny's head without having a completed download code. So there are definitely established methods to hack and override the implant's download encryption protocols.
30th Oct '13 9:28:30 AM SeanMurrayI
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*** The data can't even stay in Johnny's implant, anyway, because he exceeded its capacity for data storage. If the data is leaking into his brain, then it was never very "secure" in the first place. Heck, if such an implant can't have safeguards to ensure that data limits for storage capacity are not exceeded, then the only alternative without easy access to a download code (nevermind issues of how the download code would even be able to retrieve excess data that has already already leaking out of a storage unit and into someone's brain or the the original point brought up here about how specifically "downloading" data doesn't ''remove'' it from its original source) would be an emergency medical procedure to override the implant and flush everything out of the person's head. The EverythingSensor at customs at the Newark airport even implores Johnny to specifically seek medical attention for his condition so something could definitely be done here about this, and if Johnny only cares about his own life and nothing else, it's a wonder why he doesn't seek this out.
18th Oct '13 1:41:33 PM SeanMurrayI
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*** Not to mention that their explicit orders to cut off and retrieve Johnny's head must mean squat to them, if they just figure they'll risk shelling him with a rocket launcher.
13th Oct '13 8:42:42 AM AaronAAardvark
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* When checking up on the body of a [=LoTek=] RedShirt, J-Bone was incapable of sliding down a rope without alerting Baldy, standing just a few feet in front of him with his back turned, to his presence. However, a short time later when Johnny turns his back to him, J-Bone is able to vanish without a trace... along with the body of the dead [=LoTek=] soldier, which J-Bone is presumably carrying with him. That's about 150 lbs of dead weight burdening a man who is surely either bumbling off in plain sight just a couple of feet out of frame or slowly and noticeably climbing back up the rope and pulley which is unlikely to be able to bear their combined weight. How does Johnny lose sight of J-Bone like this? How is J-Bone this successful doing the absolute impossible when he can't do something more straight-forward like touch ground without a nearby {{mook}} noticing?

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\n*** Of course, even if they ''had'' planned to fire rockets into the bridge, it's questionable why this wasn't Step 1 of their siege strategy, ''before'' sending foot soldiers up to infiltrate it, if they were going to utilize rocket launchers at all.

* When checking up on the body of a [=LoTek=] RedShirt, J-Bone was incapable of sliding down a rope without alerting Baldy, standing just a few feet in front of him with his back turned, to his presence. However, a short time later when Johnny turns his back to him, J-Bone is able to vanish without a trace... along with the body of the dead [=LoTek=] soldier, which J-Bone is presumably carrying with him. That's about 150 lbs of dead weight burdening encumbering a man who is surely either bumbling off in plain sight just a couple of feet out of frame or slowly and noticeably climbing back up the rope and pulley which is unlikely to be able to bear their combined weight. How does Johnny lose sight of J-Bone like this? How is J-Bone this successful doing the absolute impossible when he can't do something more straight-forward like touch ground without a nearby {{mook}} noticing?
30th Sep '13 11:58:38 AM AaronAAardvark
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*** But then they have no business being described as "straw capitalists" in the first place, if they're not in it for the money, and there's no point in any of the primary antagonists being involved in running a MegaCorp if their principal goal ''isn't'' to turn a profit. Through their actions, they'd be hurting ''themselves'' (both personally and as a corporate entity) just much as they are hurting the rest of the world. [=PharmaKom=] doesn't even distribute the cure to their own high-ranking staff and their own families, as evidenced with Takahashi, so that they could be immunized from NAS while the rest of the world dies off from it. This isn't ForTheEvulz at all; it's just pointless, easily-avoidable suicide at the expense of the rest of the planet, which would only be dragged down with them, which is is flat out irrational and stupid.

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*** But then they have no business being described as "straw capitalists" in the first place, if they're not in it for the money, and there's no point in any of the primary antagonists being involved in running a MegaCorp if their principal goal ''isn't'' to turn a profit. Through their actions, they'd be hurting ''themselves'' (both personally and as a corporate entity) just much as they are hurting the rest of the world. [=PharmaKom=] doesn't even distribute the cure to their own high-ranking staff and their own families, as evidenced with Takahashi, so that they could be immunized from NAS while the rest of the world dies off from it. This isn't ForTheEvulz at all; it's just pointless, easily-avoidable suicide at the expense of the rest of the planet, which would only be dragged down with them, which is is flat out irrational and stupid.
stupid. It's a wonder how [=PharmaKom=] even managed to build itself up as a massive corporate entity in the first place, if their sole intention is only to run themselves into the ground and NOT sell certain products that are in ''increasingly'' high demand at prices which could turn a sizable profits.
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