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Anyone know why Anonymous got behind geohot but don't give a **** about this guy?
They are behind him, they mentioned him in they're public statement.
Originally Posted by reck
Why don't we have a dislike button?
Originally Posted by Mello357
Not again! This is just crazy! Sony has really lost their minds! I can't wait for the next piece of news about Sony. I hope next time it's news against them.
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I just sent this to the BBC, thanks for the template:
Originally Posted by McLarenMP4
I came across this story about how Sony have once again raided the house of a well known developer by the moniker of Graf_Chokolo
PS3 Development Page | graf_chokolo
Now graf is not a pirate and his development is to add BACK a prominent feature which Sony removed 3 years after the system's release even though they marketed the PS3 as having this function. This feature is called "Other OS" ie the ability to run linux and therefore internet browsers, music players, email, word processing - anything that a windows pc can do.
There is currently a class action suit against Sony for the removal of the OtherOS feature.
Sony Sued For Removal Of Linux Support From PS3 - PS3 News at IGN
Now another part of this is that in the EU Sony claim that the Sony PS3 is a computer rather than an entertainment device. This means that they pay a lot less tax. Significantly, however, since Sony removed the Other OS feature it can no longer objectively be classed as a computer and as such Sony should have to pay the EU a large amount of back taxes. Conversely, if the PS3 is indeed a computer, as Sony still maintain, then Graf's development on the PS3 is not illegal.
Kotaku, the Gamer
Please highlight this case as it's once again a case of a big bully corporation using the courts to harass and intimidate an innocent user that happens to legally get in the way of their business model.
"graf_chokolo has not been raided as claimed by ps3crunch and other sites. Sony has sent representatives with a court order to seize his equipment, the police were not involved.
"I didn't tell that it was a raid, I said they came and had a right to take my equipment. This time no police, because they knew I won't do anything bad" ~graf "
General life lesson: There's always someone older and more experienced than yourself that will tell you that "the days of old" you personally remember aren't all that old, and you aren't all that correct about them either.
Originally Posted by XxRaVeNxX
I'm one such someone. Hackers have always done things for peer recognition in their own circles. That peer recognition has usually been attached to nicknames and not real names, but that's still a recognizable persona.
Contrary to your post, graf_chokolo seems indeed to be a true hacker of old in his approach. I'm not surprised, that culture is much stronger in Europe in general. There's a reason fail0verflow are mostly Europeans and disclosed their findings, as is prudent, at a CCC event.
**** sony. they are raiding because thats all they can do. Luckily i'm not graf or my house would be rigged to kill invaders (shotgun rigged to door?) and i wouldn't be living there.. prob be a thousand miles away with my new computers at someone house that cant be traced ( a friend/family i dont talk to they wouldn't know to be at).
**** sony. Graf just needs to be somewhere else but his home. If he goes to court with them then they will stop raiding his house (because they cant then because they are in a case). If you don't want to get in a court case, then your choices are paragraph 1) (moving away without no one knowing where u are anonymous style but we think you are home) or
2) hit anonymous up (didnt they say not to attack geo and graf in their message?)
P.S. to fight the system im selling 3.55 hacked with 2000+ roms and games. i wil have some with 500 gb with 50 games internal and perhaps a tb with 100 ps3 games also soon. So check those out 2.
If one doesn't fight he is a slave. Choose to be free
Originally Posted by Dangwoot
rofl anonymous is a joke. They go and make a public statement how they're going to take down sony servers, and they do it for what a day? and they feel like they accomplished something? lol they're like little toddlers throwing a temper tantrum that last a few minutes. They should be embarrased to ever mention their name again.
Originally Posted by reck
Heh... I think of them as a bunch of guys that have watched "V For Vendetta" too many times...
Originally Posted by elitecoder