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by Revcb 07:21PM Tuesday Sep 07 2010

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KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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Way to go EFF.

EFF: Protecting your digital rights like nobody else.

Awesome.

TamaraB
Question The Current Paradigm
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Da Bronx
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Pirate Bay Lives On

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This is becoming very funny. It reminds me of Wack A Mole!

They own their class C and can move it wherever they want. Moscow next? Beijing? They are rapidly becoming cult heroes!

 
bob@TamaraB:~$ host thepiratebay.org
thepiratebay.org has address 194.71.107.15
thepiratebay.org mail is handled by 20 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
thepiratebay.org mail is handled by 20 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
thepiratebay.org mail is handled by 30 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
thepiratebay.org mail is handled by 30 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
thepiratebay.org mail is handled by 30 ASPMX4.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
thepiratebay.org mail is handled by 30 ASPMX5.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
thepiratebay.org mail is handled by 10 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
bob@TamaraB:~$ whois 194.71.107.15
% This is the RIPE Database query service.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
%
% The RIPE Database is subject to Terms and Conditions.
% See http://www.ripe.net/db/support/db-terms-conditions.pdf
 
% Note: This output has been filtered.
%       To receive output for a database update, use the "-B" flag.
 
% Information related to '194.71.107.0 - 194.71.107.255'
 
inetnum:        194.71.107.0 - 194.71.107.255
netname:        THEPIEATEBAY-NET
descr:          The Pirate Bay
country:        DE
admin-c:        RL4048-RIPE
tech-c:         RL4048-RIPE
status:         ASSIGNED PI
remarks:        ---------------------------------------------------------------
remarks:        ABUSE related questions mail to abuse@thepiratebay.org
remarks:        Abuse related questions to any other address will be ignored.
remarks:        ---------------------------------------------------------------
mnt-by:         MNT-RESERVELLA
mnt-routes:     MNT-STN
source:         RIPE # Filtered
 
person:         Reservella LTD
address:        P.O. Box 73852
phone:          +35738743131
nic-hdl:        RL4048-RIPE
mnt-by:         MNT-RESERVELLA
source:         RIPE # Filtered
 
% Information related to '194.71.107.0/24AS50066'
 
route:          194.71.107.0/24
descr:          The Pirate Bay
origin:         AS50066
mnt-by:         MNT-STN
source:         RIPE # Filtered
 
% Information related to '194.71.107.0/24AS51040'
 
route:          194.71.107.0/24
descr:          The Pirate Bay
origin:         AS51040
mnt-by:         MNT-STN
source:         RIPE # Filtered
 

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boog
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Trenton, OH

Re: Pirate Bay Lives On

Very entertaining, indeed! I have been getting a big kick out of watching it!
zod5000

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Victoria, BC
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Re: Pirate Bay Lives On

said by boog:

Very entertaining, indeed! I have been getting a big kick out of watching it!
I don't even uise the pirate bay, and I get a kick on how it keeps going and going. It's too funny. The only think that irks me is that when I'm buying movies/music it goes towards these future enforcement. I'd rather they charge me less for my products, and give up on this, and give up on DRM.

ArrayList
netbus developer
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Brighton, MA

Re: Pirate Bay Lives On

don't forget you can buy movies used. that does NOT help further the MPAAs cause.
Kearnstd
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Thankfully they have not broken the used movie industry because I am sure they would love to find a way. thankfully they have not yet invented a way for movies to require "registration and authentication" like say Windows due to the fact of course it would kill the DVD players in cars since a car has no internet link.
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talz13

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Avon, OH

Re: Pirate Bay Lives On

said by Kearnstd:

since a car has no internet link.
... yet!

Selenia
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Re: Pirate Bay Lives On

Mine does. Granted, it wasn't built-in. Equipment I installed myself provides wifi(with WPA2, so don't get any ideas) in and around the vehicle. The link itself is an AT&T connection established via a data card.
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Selenia
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PS3 firmware update could kill jailbreak

Somebody should just kill Sony. Like people voting with their wallet. What if Sony next decides to yank a feature you like? Then have the audacity to make firmware updates for mods that only attempt to get back the feature they stole. Die Sony! You're the reason I purchased an XBOX 360. At first, I was happy with my ps3. Consumers need to stop letting companies walk all over them. I am proud to say I purchase not even a blank CD from Sony these days.
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zod5000

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Re: PS3 firmware update could kill jailbreak

said by Selenia:

Somebody should just kill Sony. Like people voting with their wallet. What if Sony next decides to yank a feature you like? Then have the audacity to make firmware updates for mods that only attempt to get back the feature they stole. Die Sony! You're the reason I purchased an XBOX 360. At first, I was happy with my ps3. Consumers need to stop letting companies walk all over them. I am proud to say I purchase not even a blank CD from Sony these days.
Lol.. Xbox deals with their piracy as well (modified dvd firmware and jtag, can result in BAN from xbox live).

I'm guessing someone will figure out how to launch games (when the new ones come out, its inevilitble that they will require new firmware versions) without the firmware requirment. It could be tricky to get people on PSN, but thats still big for anyone that doesn't do online gaming.

The cats out of the bag, now that there's a hole, its going to be use and abused. The OtherOS feature on the ps3 was pretty useless, as you didn't get full access to the GPU or cell processors (which made for shitty HD video support). Hopefully someone ports XMBC to the ps3, this hack will give full acess to the ps3's GPU and power.

Selenia
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Re: PS3 firmware update could kill jailbreak

Yeah, I hope so too, since I already have the ps3. As to your first statements, I have no problem with a company taking steps against piracy. It's part of that business model and protecting profits to a reasonable degree. I do have a problem with a company removing an advertised feature that made some peoples' decision to buy that console over another console-all for a hack that might have eventually allowed someone to get a bit deeper into the hypervisor. Mind you, that hack is was nowhere near running pirated games. If anything, it might have eventually given Linux programs access to the GPU, but probably not until the ps3's market was past prime. This was a very tiny crack in the outer shell of the armor. XBOX 360 piracy is already a reality. You see MS banning pirates, but not punishing legit users, as well. That is, at least in terms of their consoles. As to Windows, check my posting tag
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DataRiker
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Sony took back an advertised feature without giving full refunds to those who want it.

Seems like simple fraud to me. Piss on sony.

No matter though, they shall remain jail broken as they have pissed off the most talented computer community in the world. Go linux nerds.

Backups are now reportedly working with the USB dongles. ( not sure if they are for sale yet as per the firmware upgrade thing might be a real bummer »www.engadget.com/2010/08/19/ps3-···out-inv/)

Sony meet the Streisand effect.
Kearnstd
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Re: PS3 firmware update could kill jailbreak

the Streisand Effect is one of the greatest pluses to the internet. any attempts to squelch information only cause it to multiply. best 21st century example is that HD-DVD code, that once the owners tried to get it hidden again it appeared everywhere.
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Kearnstd
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the no Linux thing had no effect on me.

But honestly they should have allowed Linux full processing access to the PS3 and not nuked the support for it. if they allowed full access people could have written some interesting Linux software for it. I imagine that things like Blender could have some nice rendering times on the Cell CPU.(though the PS3 is lacking in RAM for that).
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Selenia
I love Debian
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Re: PS3 firmware update could kill jailbreak

Still though, I can imagine a specialized blender distro that only loads libs relevant for production and rendering under blender, with almost no overhead. It being a ps3 would eliminate the necessity for the code to support multiple chipsets and cpu/gpu platforms. The potential in that would be incredible as you would be surprised what 256MB could do in such optimized circumstances. To Sony's credit, a few of their own games have given us a bit of a taste.
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