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: In Sony's corner
by WereCatf on Thu 17th Mar 2011 17:52 UTC in reply to "In Sony's corner"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

On the subject of Hotz, trying to enable homebrew only is weak. An intelligent person should weight the pros and cons of his/her actions. And honestly, he was the enabler for the hacks (whether he intended to do so from the beginning or not). There is no question of that.

So as a gamer, I want Hotz to be made an example of.


Gee, that is not only ignorant but also damn selfish. Blame the people who create the cheats and hacks instead. It's like blaming LG for creating DVD-burners because other people then use those to burn pirated DVDs! Or do you go and blame for example the people who create hammers? You do know that some people those to kill others, don't you? Oh, wait, to be more in line with your argument you should actually go ahead and blame IBM for creating Cell and for actually making IBM PC-compatible in the first place!

Argh. I am so annoyed by you selfish little pr*cks who just want to place blame on anyone they can instead of blaming the people who are actually responsible. Cheaters and those who create the cheats are the responsible parties and that's that, but oh no, you rather place it all on a person who himself never encouraged piracy or cheating in the first place.

EDIT: Thought to add that cheating WAS already possible way before even the first CFW appeared. But you choose to ignore that, it's more comfortable for you to have someone to blame. Also, it's apparently not the companies' fault themselves not to sanitize input and just blindly trusting whatever client reports to the servers, right? ANY sane gaming company should always, at all times, sanitize the input, but they just chose to blindly trust anything they get and then you get this kind of a mess. Again, it's just easier to blame it on Hotz than the companies themselves...

Edited 2011-03-17 17:55 UTC

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RE[2]: In Sony's corner
by infekt on Thu 17th Mar 2011 19:05 in reply to "RE: In Sony's corner"
infekt Member since:
2008-03-30

Argh. I am so annoyed by you selfish little pr*cks who just want to place blame on anyone they can instead of blaming the people who are actually responsible.


Jesus. So much for being civil. Look, this will send out a message to stop stealing bread and butter from developers pockets used to feed families. We live in a capitalistic society. Once we reach a Utopian / resource based society where the basic needs to all humans are fulfilled, I will conform to "your ways". Until then, I'm allowed to have an opinion; right or wrong. No need to personally bash someone.

Anyways, back to playing Hard Corps Uprising. ;)

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RE[3]: In Sony's corner
by No it isnt on Thu 17th Mar 2011 19:34 in reply to "RE[2]: In Sony's corner"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Well, in this capitalist society, the capitalist will sell you something, promising certain features, then take those features away after you paid for it. Just like they did with the games you whine about. You're misplacing blame on hackers instead of the people who don't deliver the service they sold you.

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RE[3]: In Sony's corner
by atriq on Fri 18th Mar 2011 01:18 in reply to "RE[2]: In Sony's corner"
atriq Member since:
2007-10-18

Jesus. So much for being civil.
Tone trolling right out of the gate, eh?

But really, if you don't like people on the internet criticizing your position, go complain to the power company; it makes just as much sense as your current position.

Look, this will send out a message to stop stealing bread and butter from developers pockets used to feed families.
By the looks of the situation, you're in a far safer position if you're a pirate than if you're trying to help others reclaim stolen features.

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RE[3]: In Sony's corner
by Morgan on Fri 18th Mar 2011 03:31 in reply to "RE[2]: In Sony's corner"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

What "bread and butter" did Hotz steal from you and your family? How in the hell is re-enabling OtherOS and homebrew possibly going to affect your paycheck?

Good lord, the Stupid is with you today.

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