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Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed the silence.
Your followup response I can more or less agree with up to a point. I guess it's just the extreme frustration boiling over sometimes that gets the best of me.
Originally Posted by Twisty
In a way, I have advocated going underground in a way in the past - but still believe overall that the situation is getting so serious that just giving in to their demands will be a massive setback for hacking in general.
What disturbs me even more are the kinds of people that actually condone Sony's actions on blogs/gaming sites. It's not only that there is a company that poses a serious threat to freedoms - it's that these people's overall tendency to side with the 'victor'/platform holder is as serious a cause of concern.I think I agree more or less with this post on NeoGAF:
NeoGAF - View Single Post - Magistrate grants Sony access to visitor personal data on Youtube/Twitter re: GeoHot
He's not even exaggerating BTW if you look at some of these gaming sites. I have seen calls for Geohot to get sliced and diced all six ways to Sunday (well, I think you can figure out what they want to have done to them) - I have seen offers by some Sony fans to actively 'hunt down' CFW users on PSN (I guess this would work in a similar way as 'child protective services' or 'report a suspicious person' - at least that would be what the guy envisions) - I have seen all sorts of abusive gunslinging arguments between users - the extreme lunacy of these people just has to be seen to be believed. And why are they so mad at CFW users really? The possible 'fear' that somebody might hack their favorite multiplayer game - some identikit military FPS where everybody talks trash over their headsets all day? This is the vast threat to their 'enjoyment' that gets them all riled up to side with a company like that? It's sad really - it's even against their own self-interests in the end.
At this point I am seriously scared for the future of the human race. Part of me thinks its just the fanboy in people that would allow them to support some of SONY's actions lately but another part of me thinks people really are this corrupt in their thinking. I'm sorry but some of you need to realize most of us aren't singleling out SONY here we are going after their actions and overall handling of this.
God, another SCENE IS DEAD THREAD!
What is the matter with people, has no one used technology for more then 2 months? or less?
Were you all born yesterday?
The SCENE is a wave it goes up and down, and sometimes it is rough sailing with all men on the deck, and at other times it is dead quiet with just the boat sailing thru with no action, and other times you get out right shipwrecked, and have to swim to shore and start over again.
I been around since '79, I see the ARCADE scene, the first HOME COMPUTER scene, the first CARTRIDGE home gaming scene, the vast of nothing new in anything after the '80s crash, then the flood of the PC scene, then the rebirth of the new video gaming scene, then the switch over to the 2nd generation, now the flood of portable gaming devices, and digital only downloads, better and at the same time weaker encyptions.
It is all the same. -- I think I should for the fun of it, find all the dozens and dozens and dozens of "the scene is dry", "the scene is dead", "it is all over" threads from our vast 10 years of database, and merged them all together, it would surely be a laugh of the day.
Until then, time to bring out the handcuffs and lock this thread down!