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Comment Bad summary (Score 1) 282

The password reset issue is not intentional. Normally Sony would email you a URL with a security token in it, this is required to reset your password. As it happens that security token can be gotten from another form if you have a user's username, email address, and date of birth. Kotaku has a list of steps used for this exploit:

Comment Fascism (Score 2, Insightful) 909

I think it is safe to say, without even a hint of hyperbole, that Steve Jobs is a fascist. As soon as censorship becomes a "moral responsibility", something has gone deeply wrong. Supporting Apple is supporting the death of the creativity and freedom that the company likes to pretend it nurtures. Think too different, and your work will be dragged out in the middle of the night and shot.

Comment Re:Depressing, but not uncommon (Score 2, Insightful) 1251

A region that has 6% of the population of the United States has a lower unemployment rate? What a shock! How well do you think your policies would scale to a country the size of America? My guess is not very well. It's a lot harder to provide that sort of social welfare when you're the third most populous nation on earth. If you're going to going come at us with your smug sense of superiority, you could at least provide some constructive criticism.

Comment The corner of Irrelevant and Nonsensical (Score 0, Flamebait) 327

As BoingBoing Gadgets' Rob Beschizza points out the fact of the matter is that the iPhone's not selling in Japan. You can argue all you want about why this is, but unless you're Apple's Japanese marketing director, it's largely irrelevant. No amount of ranting about perceived bias on Wired's part will change the numbers, all it does is prove that diehard Apple fans are immune to reality.

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