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So disappointed in GeoHot!
So disappointed in GeoHot! –
With his many interviews he really thought he was going to WIN. I am soooooo disappointed with him. I really thought he was going to stand up for all of us instead he folded. I really think their is more to this story, their just has to be. Maybe he took a job with sony and just writing some stuff on his blog to hide this fact. In his one interview he was sooo sure that he would win. Why not fight for all of us Geohot? I know I'm not in his shoes but does he realize what he would have meant to all of us if he would have won, which I really think he would have. I just think this is the absolute worst news we could hear. Our only last resort is Graf, but he's in a different country so now no one is fighting sony in the US. I think him settling is just as bad as losing. Now this will continue to happen every time something like this happens sony will just sue. If Geohot would have fought we really could have had an answer. But in the end, if you don't stand for something, you end up standing for nothing. I think that 50 years from now when he looks back he will think, Geez why didn't I fight for what I think is right, I could have changed the whole Scene, If only I could go back & do it again. I dont know about all you but I just think we all lost now, and I unfortunately be putting my modded ps3 on craigslist & just stick to my xbox & wii. Its just too bad!
He's young, nobody can blame him for not wanting to spend years fighting the *******s at Sony.
As for those suggesting he stole all the work or hung on to some cash, I think they're being incredibly ignorant, heh, geohot was the first person to obtain hypervisor access (albeit with custom hardware) and the EFF are certainly the organisation to deal with these freedom issues although I'm still surprised they didn't provide him/graf_chokolo with proper support, they do have lawyers after all....
I understand he just wanted to be done with it, and stuff but I mean he came out saying he was fighting to put linux back on the PS3.. got tons of supporters.... then bailed like a little puss puss...
I would have stood up for what I belived in, whats the worst that could happen?
in a legal courtroom with a bunch of dummies who dont know what custom firmware is, yeh its not gonna be easy but yeah still what a PUSS PUSS
as far as you goofs go who say the scene is dying...
in the last 2 months we have got...
-classic arcade emulation
-ability to run games off your hdd
Portal 2 comes out and you all pull up your socks and go running like a bunch of babys...
there will be a work around dont you worry
psn will return soon
and best belive there is way more software available then meets the public's eye
so if you all want to be puss puss's like geohot then by all means update that console to the latest firmware and use it to play games the way it was intended.
all of you say CFW's are for piracy and backup managers etc
geohots firmware does not allow lv2 meaning no backup managers, the only way it works is by adding something else to it.
its strictly for homebrew.
It's a good thing nothing like an HTML editor (or notepad for that matter) exists and we can all believe this screen shot blindly. Nice round number there GH. Totally believable!!!
10k on the dot!
Quite right, sir! (Un)Luckily geohot's lawyer were a stupid bunch - they probably opted to get payed only in the case they WIN the court. So ha-ha, in-your-face, geohot lawyers. Not a single cent for you! He surely took it all for him self. After all, a receipt can be faked, so it likely is faked. Right?
Originally Posted by satanrules666
Indeed it does. But that is by no means geohot's fault.
this scene fails compared to the xbox 360 and past psp scene
What do you mean? Sony had no case - so they settled outside of court. (Sony was the plaintiff - why would they *not* want to go to court?) Sony has the financial means to drag out this court case for years. Geohot does not. Would you not take the offer of "hey let's forget this, just don't hack on the ps3, ktnx. Here's a few bob for you to get your self some new toys"?
Originally Posted by klbarnes1
Us. You gotta be new in the scene. Have you seen the bashing geohot has gotten - even in this thread. I'm doubtful Jesus Christ himself could stand to turn yet another cheek. Why the **** would geohot do anything for us? (Besides, he already did - original crack + some other goodies)
Why not fight for all of us Geohot?
What would one decision matter when charges are so blatantly outrageous. You think new, innovative charges cannot be spun up against the next hacker? ululas athenas ferre, say I.
If Geohot would have fought we really could have had an answer.