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Comment: This is "If you have nothing to hide" again (Score 2) 264

by cybersquid (#40811553) Attached to: Will Real Name Policies Improve Comments?

I've heard this argument a lot over the years. In roughly chronological order:
If you have nothing to hide then...

  • you won't mind the hidden microphone at work
  • you won't object to random drug tests
  • you don't care if we search you every day when you leave the office
  • you won't mind if we monitor your email and eavesdrop on your phone coversation
  • you won't mind supplying your real name

...and on and on. Personally, this argument always fails for me.

Comment: Re:Right... OtherOS removal continues to cost Sony (Score 1) 321

by cybersquid (#35919526) Attached to: Sony Blames 'External Intrusion' For Lengthy PSN Outage
My wife & I are in the same boat.
I sit and marvel at Sony's approach to public relations. Exactly how much would leaving OtherOS in place have cost them? How much would restoring it cost them? Compare that to how much the lawsuits and these attacks cost them.
Plus the lost business from people like us who can no longer purchase DLC or even new games that require firmware updates.

Comment: Re:Settlement terms confidential (Score 1) 310

by cybersquid (#35793970) Attached to: Fellow Hackers Blast Geohot For Sony Settlement
Oh, like maybe OtherOS will return? I would like that.
So would Sony. I used to buy DLC & rent video via PSN.
That was before their feature-stealing "upgrade" was required to let me log in.
Of course, so far Sony has been too stupid to know whats actually in their own best interests.

Comment: Fire the supporting representatives (Score 2, Insightful) 489

by cybersquid (#33276130) Attached to: NAB, RIAA May Seek Mandate For FM Radios In Mobile Devices

We have a war on 2 fronts, a damaged economy and climate change. Still congress has the free cycles to sell out the public interest in return for some bribes (I mean lobbying fees).

Maybe we should fire them? Anybody have a list of which representatives supported this?

After all, they're supposed to be representing their constituents.

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