You know, I keep seeing all these responses that Sony nuked the Other OS to prevent cheating online. Can any one of you offer any insight HOW the linux OS allows online cheating?
You can't. Because its a bullshit excuse.
Yes, the NEW hack can cause all this and worse. That's what happens when you lock the front door. Now we've gone in through the back, and discovered all the secrets.
Seriously, how would you cheat in online multiplayer games online, using the linux install? Run PS3 games on an emulator, running on YDL? Right, cause that wouldn't have issues at all...
I mean, what kind of system doesn't use server-side validation and relies solely on client side data? If the game designers left these kinds of issues in their code, let them fix it, that's why we have the ability to update the system and games.
The provisions of this chapter and section 1346 (b) of this title shall not apply to—
(a) Any claim based upon an act or omission of an employee of the Government, exercising due care, in the execution of a statute or regulation, whether or not such statute or regulation be valid, or based upon the exercise or performance or the failure to exercise or perform a discretionary function or duty on the part of a federal agency or an employee of the Government, whether or not the discretion involved be abused.
(c) Any claim arising in respect of the assessment or collection of any tax or customs duty, or the detention of any goods, merchandise, or other property by any officer of customs or excise or any other law enforcement officer, except that the provisions of this chapter and section 1346 (b) of this title apply to any claim based on injury or loss of goods, merchandise, or other property, while in the possession of any officer of customs or excise or any other law enforcement officer, if—
(1) the property was seized for the purpose of forfeiture under any provision of Federal law providing for the forfeiture of property other than as a sentence imposed upon conviction of a criminal offense;
(2) the interest of the claimant was not forfeited;
(3) the interest of the claimant was not remitted or mitigated (if the property was subject to forfeiture); and
(4) the claimant was not convicted of a crime for which the interest of the claimant in the property was subject to forfeiture under a Federal criminal forfeiture law..
Because the TSA is secretly not the Transportation Safety Administration, but is in reality, the Turing-compliant Sexuality Association, and they are creating a database of human body types and features to for their android and gynoid army. They're slowly phasing out any "potential terrorist" human travelers in favor of non-terrorist android versions.
One must welcome our new robot overlords. OR ELSE.
What's being seized is evidence in the commission of a crime.
Can you seriously be that stupid? Do you even understand whats being seized?
They aren't seizing the servers that actually HOST the content. they're just making it so www.ICESEIZEDTHISPAGE.com points to the that little warning page they have, instead of the actual server.
Let me demonstrate.
To access the TD homepage, you type in www.techdirt.com.
The request goes out to what we call a DNS.
They have a big phonebook that says Techdirt.com = 22.214.171.124.
Your request then gets forwarded on to the server located at that address. it then gives you back the Techdirt home page.
What ICE is doing, is making it so that TechDirt.com points to a different IP address and server.
If they seized TD's domain today, you can still access the site by going to 126.96.36.199 in your browser.
Go ahead, try it.
Do you see the problem now? No actual evidence is being siezed. The servers are still up and running, you just don't have a nice URL that points to them any more.
And since a lot of sites that were siezed are based OUTSIDE the US, there never WILL be any kind of trial, because US law doesn't apply to them!
So basically, the feds are trying to make the bad stuff go away, by putting their hands in front of your eyes. Yeah, thats going to be real effective.
it is different in one significant way. You can't use a 'sit in' to disrupt a company's or the gov'ts internal operations. By definition a sit in prevents the public interaction from happening by clogging up the front office.
But because of the internet housing 'all' operational aspects it is possible to stop Citibank from running its internal banking related functions that a sit in could never hope to do directly.
If Citibank is running its internal services on its outward facing webserver, they NEED to be shutdown for extreme stupidity.
Attacking a webserver has minimal impact on a companies internal operations. it merely removes that presence from the web for a short time, sort of like taking up all the seats in a restaurant, or the lobby of an office.