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[5]: Poor analogy
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 6th May 2011 08:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Poor analogy"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

"Maybe remove the entire line completely, instead of just striking it out?


I concur. Even striked out and association with criminal behavior removed it still perpetuates the "she was asking for it" myth.
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Wait - you're linking this to rape? Wtf is wrong with you people?

Edited 2011-05-06 08:06 UTC

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RE[6]: Poor analogy
by Icaria on Fri 6th May 2011 09:26 in reply to "RE[5]: Poor analogy"
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

You are kidding, right? Even if it didn't initially click, you'd have to be some kind of retarded not to see it now. The 'she was asking for it' attitude is still very prevalent and still a massive issue all over the world.

Upon reading, my mind immediately drifted to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncovered_meat#Comments_concerning_dre...

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RE[7]: Poor analogy
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 6th May 2011 09:32 in reply to "RE[6]: Poor analogy"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Honestly, this is getting way out of hand. This has absolutely nothing to do with rape or anything even remotely related to it. I'm sorry, but I can't help it that a story about a damn *lack of software security* somehow gets linked to *rape*. That's just *insane*. Maybe you guys should spend a little less time in /4chan/, and not link a completely unrelated and perfectly innocent line to something as horrible as rape.

What's next, no more winking smilies?

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RE[6]: Poor analogy
by sirspudd on Sat 7th May 2011 00:48 in reply to "RE[5]: Poor analogy"
sirspudd Member since:
2010-10-13

Normally when I get angry at Europe, it is this hypersensitivity which I cite. If you come from an armpit of a country like me (South Africa) people tend to worry about real problems and therefor don't take all the joy out of a colorful analogy.

The only reason the character in this analogy is female is because Sony was penetrated, and traditionally this is the role of the woman. If we view the security flaws as protuberances, we can rehash it as:

Sony appeared to have gone looking in ever nook and craggy for a suitably shady glory hole to poke us (its customers) into. Repeatedly.

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