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Comment Ugghh! (Score 2) 404

It takes time to find out what has been compromised. The hacker won't just come out and say "All your base are belong to us" Sony told us when they found out. If they did say that there is a possibility on day one that it may be compromised then there would be a lot of hectic and closing bank accounts on an hunch. If nothing had been compromised and they told us it may be (on day one) then people would be mad and still sued Sony for misleading them. Crap happens, suing doesn't make it better. Plus nobody said you had to create an account, nor did you pay for it.

Comment Re:passwords? (Score 1) 645

They were storing passwords in a way that could be unencrypted?

I'm not positive, but awhile ago (couple of weeks) someone hacked into the PSN and found that no data or anything was encrypted. Possibly because of the fact the the PS3 was 'unhackable' so Sony didn't encrypt anything although something about the way information was sent, like, it couldn't be read. I don't know this is all vague memory I'm going off of here.

Submission + - Cisco to Close Flip Camera Unit

necro81 writes: When the Flip video camera arrived on the scene a few years ago, it made a splash. Compared to its camcorder brethren, it was smaller, lighter, easier, and cheaper. It was a much ballyhooed touchstone of the Good Enough Revolution. Competitors rushed in; the Flip evolved. Now the Flip is seeing its last days. Cisco, which bought Flip for more than $500 million just two years ago, will close Flip down as part of a money-saving restructuring. The ubiquity video-capable smartphones and pocket cameras has largely eliminated the Flip's niche market.

Submission + - SPAM: Convicted Felon May Own Half of Facebook 1

An anonymous reader writes: Paul Ceglia, a convicted Felon, claims he owns 50 percent of Facebook and has the contract and emails to prove it. Notably, DLA Piper, a global law firm, has taken his case.

Ceglia sued Mark Zuckerberg last July due to an alleged agreement made in 2003 where Zuckerbeg promised 50 percent ownership in the project that became Facebook. Now, Ceglia is represented by the elite law firm of DLA Piper.

Link to Original Source

Submission + - GeoHot Joins Anonymous' Boycott Of Sony

An anonymous reader writes: Follow up to this story: where matt_gia writes "I wonder if Anonymous will proceed with their anti-Sony campaign."

They will, and GeoHot is joining them:

PlayStation 3 jailbreaker George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, made a joint announcement with Sony today, saying the two parties have settled the lawsuit SCEA against Hotz. That was legal side of things, but here's the other side of the coin: GeoHot is joining Operation Sony and fighting back with Anonymous in person.

Submission + - Are Graphical Calculators Pointless? (

An anonymous reader writes: "Texas Instruments and Casio have recently released new flagship graphical calculators but what, exactly, is the point of them?

They are slow with limited memory and the ‘high-resolution’ display is no such thing. For $100 dollars more than the NSpire CX CAS you could buy a netbook and fill it with cutting edge mathematical software such as Octave, Scilab, SAGE and so on. You could also use it for web browsing,email and a thousand other things.

One argument heard for using these calculators is ‘They are limited enough to use in exams.‘ Sounds sensible but it begs the question ‘Why are we teaching a generation of students to use crippled technology?'"

Submission + - File sharing case argued in appelate court ( 1

luge writes: Harvard students, along with Prof. Charlie "eon" Nesson, took the next step in Joel Tennenbaum's case against the RIAA this week, presenting their arguments on the unconstitutionality of huge copyright damages to a panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals (one level below the Supreme Court.) Serious junkies can hear the audio recording of the discussion here. This is an appeal of last summer's ruling, which reduced Tennenbaum's damages — to $2,000 per song. The appellate court's ruling could come in a few months.

Submission + - Sir James Dyson praises failure ( 1

Chubcorp writes: From cardboard and duct tape to ABS polycarbonate, it took 5,127 prototypes and 15 years to get it right. And, even then there was more work to be done. My first vacuum, DC01, went to market in 1993. We’re up to DC35 now, having improved with each iteration. More efficiency, faster motors, new materials.

Comment Re:That's preposterous! (Score 1) 347

The use of a boycott in this type of situation, it seems to me, would be pointless. Based on the fact that Sony can afford to lose a couple of costumers, believe it or not, most people I talk to don't know who GeoHot is, that the PS3 is hacked, or even that Sony is in a big lawsuit about it. I think that what Anonymous is trying to do here is create a ripple effect. What I mean is that by shutting down systems, servers, and just attacking Sony, they show that Sony isn't this great big invincible corporation. I think that this is just a small stepping stone in the overall effect of the GeoHot case. Those that hack are incredibly smart, they interpret laws and think things through in every aspect. When they band together, which Anonymous is doing, they can cause some serious damage. Sony on the other hand has money, and lots of it. How this whole thing will turn out, I haven't a clue.

Don't they understand the concept of private property???

Well, you could turn that the other way, the PS3 was private property and GeoHot never signed any Terms of Service or other agreements.

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