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Regardless of how many people actually used it, it was a feature of the product that was removed. You don't just take it away from someone because you mucked it up.
I agree that they shouldn't have removed it but they only did because Other OS was used by people who wanted to produce a hack to run homebrews and pirated games, so people like Geohot who are hailed as heroes here are the very same people responsible for the removal of Other OS functionnality.
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post #12 of 52
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I agree that they shouldn't have removed it but they only did because Other OS was used by people who wanted to produce a hack to run homebrews and pirated games, so people like Geohot who are hailed as heroes here are the very same people responsible for the removal of Other OS functionnality.
What exactly did they THINK was going to happen with the Other OS feature? I dunno...probably the same thing they thought would happen when they removed it and started prosecuting whoever tried to bring it back.
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Investigate?
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What exactly did they THINK was going to happen with the Other OS feature? I dunno...probably the same thing they thought would happen when they removed it and started prosecuting whoever tried to bring it back.
This makes no sense to begin with, however..

Sony tries to protect its interests. That's a fact. Now, regardless of anything, if a hacker group got word that the PSN network is extremely vulnerable and didn't encrypt customer data, well then that just makes it open game, regardless of any other reason. Is this BECAUSE of the lawsuits? I would say.. Absolutely not.

If someone was hacking the PSN because of the lawsuits they are GRAVELY TWISTED.. This isn't just hurting Sony. This is hurting the consumers. And what about selling users credit cards?!

These are not internet white knights, these are hacking thieves that did this. This is a lesson to Sony, however these guys aren't hacking it out of spite. They are doing it for money. You must realize this.
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Investigate?
They didn't really do anything illegal, just unwelcome.

edit: Nevermind, I remembered this wrong.

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This makes no sense to begin with, however..

Sony tries to protect its interests. That's a fact. Now, regardless of anything, if a hacker group got word that the PSN network is extremely vulnerable and didn't encrypt customer data,
1. I really doubt they "got word". They probably picked a target and found a way. No doubt they had a reason for picking PSN rather than, say, XBL.
2. Nobody encrypts personal information. Only financial information.
Edited by Coma - 4/30/11 at 2:01pm
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Why didn't Homeland Security do anything when Sony infected millions of law abiding citizens computers with rootkits?
So true it hurts !
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It's not that far fetched to think that Sony might have lost the console market, beginning with all the PS3 troubles.

If you think about history, where is Sega now ?

Where is Atari ?

Where is Commodore (more of what a console nowadays really is - a computer that can do PC stuff and also games) ?

And Sony is also known for projects that didn't make it -

- where did BetaMAX go ?

- what happened to the minidisc ?

- where are their overpriced flash cards MS Pro / Pro Duo that even Sony cameras only use as optional nowadays ?
 
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If someone was hacking the PSN because of the lawsuits they are GRAVELY TWISTED.. This isn't just hurting Sony. This is hurting the consumers. And what about selling users credit cards?!
You hurt the consumers, you also hurt the Company.
Sure its a dick way of attacking, and there are other ways, but doing it this way sets up a message.
    
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why didn't homeland security do anything when sony infected millions of law abiding citizens computers with rootkits?
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Cause the other OS feature is advertised on my PS3's BOX. I paid for the right to use it.
I don't know about this, got pictures? I just looked on my 60GB launch and no where does it say OS feature on the box and also looked on my Slim box nothing.
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