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Originally Posted by Brr No one has come up with another very plausible explanation. What if he's got such a huge war chest he had to slow it down? Maybe...
02-21-2011, 10:09 PM #61
02-21-2011, 10:09 PM #62
...Ok. I understand if logic and reason don't have enough gas to make it to this party. I understand if you want to hold grudges. Whatever. For for the people that want to make this about themselves and how they feel about his products/services rendered, take this into consideration:
If he loses, this will get you. This will ruin jailbreaking for you. As of now, we have the stronger hand in terms of the legality of jailbreaking (regardless of how companies try to intimidate us out of it). But this is a card game in which the deck is constantly being shuffled. We may have three of a kind, but if SONY gets the flush, Apple will deal back in.
I say again. If SONY wins, we lose. Flame away.
02-21-2011, 10:10 PM #63
The kid doesnt need to get sued, not like he stole his PS3 from a store or anything.
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02-21-2011, 10:15 PM #64
yup. if sony wins this deal it's more government regulation on what we can and can't do with our stuff, so essentially it's not really our stuff anymore, it's the government's stuff and they let us borrow it as long as we use it how they tell us to, just like in China. If Sony wins this we might as well just kiss this whole forum goodbye.
02-21-2011, 10:16 PM #65
Also, the whole limera1n being buggy thing...he may have been an @ss to release it pre-emptively, but that pushed the other devs to fix it up and release a less buggy jb tool. It got some people the jb they wanted earlier. Not just that but all jailbreaks are buggy, some less than others, but nonethless still. GP on 4.2.1 took me 3 tries to work and that was also released buggy. They fixed it along the way, at first it wasn't even working for the first batch of Mac users.
It's not to say jb is not possible without him, it's just to say he contributes largely to it.
02-21-2011, 10:19 PM #66
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02-21-2011, 10:25 PM #68
How about if you see someone or a friend or a buddy or a peer who has cool awesome really neat-o stuff on their iphone or ps3 and you say hey friend buddy peer how did you get your iphone or ps3 to do that? and then they tell you and you say wow friend buddy peer could you help me do that so I can have cool awesome really neat-o stuff on my iphone or ps3 too? and they say yeah man I'll help you do that. Does this count as "encouraging other people to mess with theirs by spreading a hacking program?"
because that's pretty much what I did.
point being it's not like he pushed anyone into jailbreaking. we all could have seen that very first video of the unlocked original iphone and said..."meh...not very cool geohot dude...I'll keep my iphone the way it is on at&t and with that boring-a** old black background." We all took the red pill (and continue to do so on a regular basis) willingly.
02-21-2011, 10:28 PM #69
02-21-2011, 10:31 PM #70
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The big issue with sony and apple and all companies that wabt to stop jailbreaking is apperantly wether or not the device's OS is licenced or sold to us.
Im not sure about anyone else, but as soon as i buy my items i assume everything, including the OS, now belongs to me for this device and therefor i should do whatever the hell i want to it because after all i just finished paying 300+ for it.
02-21-2011, 10:31 PM #71
I thought it was a cute remark
Not exactly the best comparison but a good point
02-21-2011, 10:31 PM #72
02-21-2011, 10:33 PM #73
I can honestly say that I've never used geohot's stuff.
02-21-2011, 10:34 PM #74
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02-21-2011, 10:49 PM #77
I wouldnt get too offended. It was just proving a point.
I suppose it wouldve looked better if the comparison was made with a white person in context, as long as it isn't a minority.
Like I said, not the best comparison, but point well made with no insult to any race/gender/person, in fact its quite supportive towards Rosa Parks. Indicating she had a right, and did good for people with her actions.
02-21-2011, 10:52 PM #78
And started a well needed revolution in this country.
02-21-2011, 10:55 PM #79
Very much so
02-21-2011, 11:00 PM #80
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geohot for president <333333333333