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All these people hoping for the collapse of Sony are stupid; they provide no reason it would be good other than it would make them happy because they dislike the ps3.

Sure Sony should be held accountable for not having an 100% impenetrable network, but do you think anyone has a completely impenetrable infrastructure?

Do you people feel the hackers shouldn't be held accountable for their actions? I could be wrong, but isn't it illegal to break into someones network and steal sensitive information on people; not just illegal but immoral. Heard the term mala in se?

Has Sony led innovation? Hell yes they have! One small example fromwikipedia "In 1984, Sony was the first company ever to introduce the industry's first portable CD player called the D-50" compact discs "Sony first publicly demonstrated an optical digital audio disc in September 1976"
"Later in 1979, Sony and Philips Consumer Electronics (Philips) set up a joint task force of engineers to design a new digital audio disc. Led by Kees Schouhamer Immink and To****ada Doi, the research pushed forward laser and optical disc technology that began independently by Philips and Sony in 1977 and 1975, respectively"

Were CDs not a big deal? Sony as well as most other electronics producers played a large role in developing DVDs. And have you heard of the Blu-ray? It's an industry standard you know.

If Sony collapses it will hurt the economy and consumers a lot more than many of you are acknowledging; how long would it take to develop a new HD optical standard and how happy would consumers be to have to buy new home theater equipment and movies?

Yes the Sony employees chose to work for Sony, but would you want to lose your job? how will that impact unemployment and the ability for people to find jobs throwing a lot more unemployed people in the job market? There will be even more people than there are jobs and the remaining companies can pick and choose who to employ and can pay even less for the jobs because there are so many people who need them.

Also with fewer manufacturers there will be less competition.

Think more about the consequences than "oh, I dislike them, hope they go under, lol. let me get back to my pr0n and sheltered meaningless life bumming off my parents developing uninformed opinions on things way larger than myself that I will never understand and be able to offer any valuable input on how to fix"

If you read all this congratulations, but more than likely the people who need to read and realize how obtuse they are will never make it past the first sentence.
Edited by veritas-truth - 4/28/11 at 11:54am
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Props to veritas
Except for that second last paragraph. Unnecessary.
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Props to veritas
Except for that second last paragraph. Unnecessary.
Thank you for reading. I know the second to last paragraph is unnecessary but it made me feel better lol.

Edit: think I should just go ahead and remove that paragraph?
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So holding a corporation accountable when they break the law or do something insanely stupid is BS? Yes kpriess, lets not hold BP Oil accountable when they destroy millions of animals and ecosystems just to make a few extra dollars. There are privacy laws in many countries, including Canada and a lot in Europe, where companies must keep private information secure and if it is found that a corporation did not take proper steps to keep that info secure, they pay the price. It is illegal to do what Sony did in Canada, and they are going to burn badly for it. Allowing all PS3's on Earth to be easily modified so they could access the network all 75 million unencrypted accounts and credit cards sat on is illegal.

Bye Sony, don't let the door hit you in the bum on the way out.
They didn't break the law or do anything really stupid... these things happen.

There's no point bankrupting them. If anything, bankrupting them is bad for you. The alternative - having them sponsor identity protection, as someone else suggested, is much better.


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Were CDs not a big deal? Sony as well as most other electronics producers played a large role in developing DVDs. And have you heard of the Blu-ray? It's an industry standard you know.
Why would we need a new high capacity optical disc standard? If Sony dies, Blu-ray will become a free standard in practice since there won't be anyone to claim royalties. Maybe some head honchos at Sony will still be able to claim royalties, but I doubt it -- unless some of them are registered by name under the patents.
Edited by Coma - 4/28/11 at 12:09pm
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Sony use to be a pioneer in technological pioneering, but in the last 2 decades, Sony has not done anything worth mentioning. You can't keep riding past achievements forever (well unless you are Intel). I believe there was actually an article about how non-innovative Sony now is.
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woohooo we can all sue sony haha
 
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Solid proof PSN credit cards are being used for fraud:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...blame-sony.ars
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Still love my PS3 .

I think most people are just trying to cash in on this now, kinda sad really. No evidence besides really random reports that could easily be faked ... yet people are jumping to some pretty crazy conclusions. Sony does need to learn from this though. MS upping security now.
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Sure im mad that this whole thing happened but i still love ps3 and i hope they never shut down........
 
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