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]: In Sony's corner
by WereCatf on Fri 18th Mar 2011 02:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: In Sony's corner"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Why anyone would think it is a good idea to use a Sony console as a server is beyond me.


You lack imagination. Even the US Army itself were planning to use PS3 clusters.

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RE[4]: In Sony's corner
by westlake on Fri 18th Mar 2011 05:19 in reply to "RE[3]: In Sony's corner"
westlake Member since:
2010-01-07

You lack imagination. Even the US Army itself were planning to use PS3 clusters.


Each single cluster taking 1,500-2,000 PS3 Fats + spares out of retail distribution channels.

Each console sold at a loss.

With no return to Sony from video game sales, Blu-Ray, or online services.

and cannibalizing the market for any commercial cell-based HPC product.

That is not a "sustainable business model," to quote one of the geek's favorite phrases.

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RE[5]: In Sony's corner
by Neolander on Fri 18th Mar 2011 06:57 in reply to "RE[4]: In Sony's corner"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

In this case, I'd argue that the big problem is selling consoles at loss, having expectations on how much games people will buy, and going amok if it's not the case.

But well, guess this line of thinking hasn't caused enough economic crises yet.

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RE[5]: In Sony's corner
by WereCatf on Fri 18th Mar 2011 11:26 in reply to "RE[4]: In Sony's corner"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Each console sold at a loss.


It was true at the beginning, but not anymore. Ever since the PS3 slim came about Sony hasn't been selling them at a loss.

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