Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Mar 2011 13:19 UTC
Legal And so Sony's crusade against Playstation 3 hacker George "Geohot" Hotz continues. After Sony getting all of Geohot's computers and access to server logs and personal details from many of his websites and social media accounts, Sony has now been given access to Geohot's PayPal account, and all information within it - including of the people he has had financial dealings with.
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RE[7]: Oh well...
by Neolander on Fri 18th Mar 2011 12:53 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Oh well..."
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Even today, the original MD could compete with modern storage media in some areas. It is, to the best of my knowledge, the most reliable cheap high-density storage medium ever attached to a computer, and as such it would be perfectly suitable for archival purposes. The underlying technology is pure physics genius, and I just can't figure out why no one has taken it one step further, save for Sony themselves with Hi-MD. Maybe it was patented ? Guess we'll never know...

How Sony managed to screw this up by inventing DRM and using a pre-alpha release of that technology on MDs remains beyond me.

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