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[3]: Oh well...
by nt_jerkface on Thu 17th Mar 2011 21:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well..."
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

Right, because God forgive they'd blame Sony for not designing their software properly.


Sony made a mistake in their encryption but Geo made a conscious decision to release software that he knew would be used for piracy and cheating 99.9% of the time. His decision is not justified by Sony's mistake.

Thankfully the lynch-mob is not the preferred means of justice these days.
Maybe taking gaming less serious might be a good idea too.

For millions of PS3 owners there has been a loss of value as a result of the key release. A civil society does not have lynch mobs but also does not ignore widespread devaluation of property.

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RE[4]: Oh well...
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 17th Mar 2011 22:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh well..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The online experience was compromised because Sony is incapable of programming decent software. The PSN was already broken and an absolute pain to use even before Hotz came along. Compare the effortlessness and slickness of the Xbox 360/XBLto Sony's mess of a PS3 UI/PSN.

The only people to blame for the cheating are... The cheaters. You're blaming the hardware store for the murders committed by the guy who bought the axe. This shit wouldn't fly in any other industry - why is the software and computer industry ALWAYS held to different standards? It's fcuking infuriating.

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RE[5]: Oh well...
by Neolander on Fri 18th Mar 2011 07:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh well..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

The worst here is that Sony *are* able to program decent software. My Sony compact camera is just wondrous for its price, firmware included. Firmware wasn't my MD recorders' big problem either. No complaints on the overall usability and stability of my parents' Sony TV and HDD recorder's software either.

The problem is that when Sony focus on making money from a product *after* it is sold, terrible things happen. This is when you get SonicStage and Connect Player. Home appliances that will display photos but not videos from an USB pen drive, forcing you to use the low-res chinch connectivity if you want to show your own videos to your parents. And, apparently, the PSN is another victim of this mysterious law of nature.

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