Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th May 2011 21:07 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Games There's fail, there's epic fail, and then there's Sony. You may've thought it wasn't possible, but Sony has just outdone itself on the fail scale, forcing us to add yet another notch. During the congressional testimony this morning, Dr Gene Spafford of Purdue University revealed just how badly Sony managed its Playstation Network servers. It's... Bad.
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RE[4]: Poor analogy
by Savior on Fri 6th May 2011 06:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Poor analogy"
Savior
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2006-09-02

Jesus guys, PC should have its limits too. This is way over that.

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RE[5]: Poor analogy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 6th May 2011 14:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Poor analogy"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Its not about political correctness, its about Justice. I'm trying to keep my reply polite as this is a polite message board. But, if you think that's in any way acceptable, you must be fairly ignorant of sexual assault.

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RE[6]: Poor analogy
by Savior on Fri 6th May 2011 18:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Poor analogy"
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

But, if you think that's in any way acceptable, you must be fairly ignorant of sexual assault.


I am not ignorant of that; however, there is a difference between being assaulted and actively invoking it on yourself. The sentence in question brought an example of how stupid Sony's behavior would look like in another context.

We must accept that there are criminals on the internet, and it is dangerous not to protect yourself somehow, even if you are a regular user, in the same way as most cities have areas you should avoid at night. Disregarding this fact will only make a random user careless; but for a trillion-dollar enterprise, it is actively asking for trouble. Hence the analogy. Yes, this is the case where Sony was asking for it.

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