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  • #11
    so apparently people have already forgotten about Geohots hack on the PS3 that lets you access everything?

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    • #12
      Originally posted by cb88 View Post
      so apparently people have already forgotten about Geohots hack on the PS3 that lets you access everything?
      Probably illegal since we have the best government money can buy. (DMCA)

      Even if the "Digital Monstrosities and Corruption Act" doesn't stifle this, then "PROTECT Imaginary Property, Promote Intellectual Monopoly, and other purposes" one probably will. It turns the user into a criminal when they try to make their property work better than the manufacturer (like Sony or Microsoft or Apple) wants it to. In Sony's case, this is even more of an insult because it criminalizes a user for restoring features that it was advertised to have in the first place.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by cb88 View Post
        so apparently people have already forgotten about Geohots hack on the PS3 that lets you access everything?
        Unfortunately, somehow Sony managed to fix that in some firmware update early, early in 2011... And then Sony made him sign something to say that he could never work on jailbreaking the PS3 again, or else they could sue him for some astronomical sum.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by nerdopolis View Post
          Unfortunately, somehow Sony managed to fix that in some firmware update early, early in 2011... And then Sony made him sign something to say that he could never work on jailbreaking the PS3 again, or else they could sue him for some astronomical sum.
          They used to advertise the PAYstation 3 as a general purpose computer since it ran Linux.

          Now that they managed to sell a bunch of them with that as a listed feature, they take it away and return the PAYstation 3 to being just a toll booth for entertainment.

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          • #15
            Goodbye... snif snif...




            PS: DaemonFC is the master of mistyped brand names

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            • #16
              Doing some looking at Groklaw, it seems that there might be some legal repercussions for "Phony"'s false advertisements about the Linux and general purpose computer functionality of their PAY Station 3 product.

              http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...10311112544990

              Sony says they warned in their EULAs and such that some functionality could be lost, and anyway, you can't accuse them of violating a warranty because the PS3s worked as advertised when they were purchased, and Sony's warranties only last one year. The plaintiffs argue that the only warning about losing functionality was related to services, and the update that removes OtherOS isn't a service, and customers didn't lose some functionality but all of OtherOS, a core functionality, or all gaming and viewing of movie DVDs, another side of core functionality, and people paid for both.
              Unfortunately they seem to have stumbled onto one of those judges that might be stupid or corrupt and taking bribes.

              The judge seemed to buy Sony's reasoning at the hearing, and I got the impression he was thinking of it as more like a company no longer supporting an antiquated browser or something, but he decided to give the plaintiffs another shot to persuade him otherwise.
              Either this judge is one of those ignorant old "internet is a series of tubes" farts, and should recuse himself, or he's been bribed by Sony and should be removed from the bench. Those are really the only two possibilities for him siding with Sony in light of such a perfect argument by the Plantiffs.
              Last edited by DaemonFC; 12-02-2011, 03:48 AM.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by devius View Post
                Goodbye...
                PS: DaemonFC is the master of mistyped brand names

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                • #18
                  I dont know the exact case but from my understanding the METLDR key (the root key for the PS3 system) was cracked (due to mistakes made by Sony in the key generation) and the METLDR key can only be fixed with new hardware meaning that all PS3s with the broken METLDR key are permanently hackable.

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