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Sony - Why is THE harddrive destroyed?
Geohot - I was playing with speakers and my harddrive was nearby. It was totally all a accident!
Sony - -_- ****
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Originally Posted by AppetiteNZ View Post
This doesnt do anything, you can still get data back from formats. All this does is write zeros over the data to make the OS think there is no data there
...Format it, it writes 1's and 0's over all the data.
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Originally Posted by gbatemper View Post
Sony - Why is THE harddrive destroyed?
Geohot - I was playing with speakers and my harddrive was nearby. It was totally all a accident!
Sony - -_- ****
dont think that would hold up in court but it is a good excuse



and everyone is saying he didnt do anything illegal,
isnt releasing his hack breaking copyright laws? hes releasing a portion of sony's copyrighted code in his hack
    
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OK, to all the people suggesting format/1,0,random fill, etc...As others have already said, that's tampering with evidence. To the ones suggesting a HDD swap and a dummy OS/files...you do realize that every file stored on a Windows OS (and just about every version of MacOS and Linux) are time stamped, right?

His only real option is to turn over his rig, and accept the consequences. We don't have to like it. The DMCA is in Sony's favor, and they will win. No, this won't solve the problem since the hack is already in the wild, but Sony isn't above making an example out of him.
 
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OK, to all the people suggesting format/1,0,random fill, etc...As others have already said, that's tampering with evidence. To the ones suggesting a HDD swap and a dummy OS/files...you do realize that every file stored on a Windows OS (and just about every version of MacOS and Linux) are time stamped, right?

His only real option is to turn over his rig, and accept the consequences. We don't have to like it. The DMCA is in Sony's favor, and they will win. No, this won't solve the problem since the hack is already in the wild, but Sony isn't above making an example out of him.
Psch, this isn't a criminal investigation.
Tampering with evidence is only applicable when said evidence is within authoritative custody.

Besides, they have no way to prove that the system didn't randomly catch fire in a flaming thermite inferno because of an underlying defect

Simply suggesting he should be rolling over and taking it from a corporation is horrendous. Most of the base charges are simply tacked on and aren't specific with combating this user specifically. Where is your spirit? I could REALLY use a 'disappointed' emoticon on this forum right about now.
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Sony, why?

Geohotz, destroy your hdds, take out gpu/etc. Give them trash.
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This doesnt do anything, you can still get data back from formats. All this does is write zeros over the data to make the OS think there is no data there
Oh there are ways to strip a drive where there is NO way to get data off it.

And I'd just give Sony an old 486 and call it done lol.
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Psch, this isn't a criminal investigation.
Tampering with evidence is only applicable when said evidence is within authoritative custody.

Besides, they have no way to prove that the system didn't randomly catch fire in a flaming thermite inferno because of an underlying defect

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Wait, they're making him give up his computer? Is that even legal?

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Back up hard drives, reformat installed hard drives, give to Sony.
This. At the very worst, the guy loses the monetary value of the computer.
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Wait, they're making him give up his computer? Is that even legal?



This. At the very worst, the guy loses the monetary value of the computer.
Depends on the computer
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