This is not the way to get the ethos behind file-sharing taken seriously. It's counter-productive and childish.
As are most religions. I love the way they are going about it. Says more about organized religion and the way governments tolerate it than anything about file sharing.
"Following this, the team declared Sony's security to be EPIC FAIL!"
Is it really necessary for everybody to talk like complete dicks nowadays?
To be honest I'm not sure how you can call Sony security a failure. As far as popular consumer devices go, the PS3 lasted for eons. I am both a Sony and Apple fanboy (somewhat), and have to laugh at the hours (literally) it takes any Apple product to be cracked while Sony (as dysfunctional as any company there is) makes a product that lasts for years.
Cracking the keys was inevitable, but Sony should be recognized for making it more difficult than anyone else
Only in your world. You do realize that reverse engineering for interoperability is actually a textbook case case of fair use?
I didn't know "fair use" included charging people monetarily to view the portion you are supposedly "fairly using". Also fair use does not stipulate you can use 100% of the source.
ME. Right now. Why would I want to have my tax dollars on this. I have to pay the mortgage. I have to pay the $320 Comcast bill. Going to Mars isn't going to get me anywhere. Human mentality...
You're the problem. Go ahead and extend your attitude to everything which has ever been done or researched and let us know how humans progress.
Honestly, most Amercians would say "No one don't make a diesel car do they?"
I know it is popular to make fun of Americans...but at least do it in such a way that doesn't make you look like an idiot. I live in nearly the most impossibly redneck area in the country (southwestern Missouri), and not even a two-toothed grease monkey would say what you just typed.
How the fuck do you go 90k in 8 years?
Are you aware the terms of a typical lease are for 12k miles per year? Ever heard of a "3 year / 36,000 mile warranty" ? 90k is damn close to what the industry says you should drive in 8 years.
Myself...I drive 45k-50k per year. I like newer cars and could never afford to lease one.
The "victim" still has their product to sell. It's not like I'm "stealing" something from them.
This is a very valid point. They should stop calling this "theft".
I had a chuckle at the "manually edit" part, as well.
The fact is, editing by its vary nature is manual, so the modifier is redundant. The shopping list or letter to grandma in Word, or the one-liner email in Gmail are all manually written and manually edited.
If you've ever worked any sort of support you'd understand that a solid 95% of the American public are terrified to edit anything they didn't write themselves. I completely agree that it's very similar to editing that grocery list, and this would even come with directions!
However, there is a funny thing about directions given to the average person. If they get above 4 or 5 steps (this includes mouse clicks), people see too much and get overwhelmed immediately. I am so blessed as to spend my day job supporting a service force who have been given their own laptops for the last 12 years. I still get many calls every day from technicians (who spend their days disassembling and repairing printers) saying they can't follow a 5 step process for loading firmware into said device.
My favorite ever feedback was "You think in too many steps, please simplify this." The moral of the story is... if there's more than 3, even mouse clicks are hard.
You will be successful in your work.