July 5th, 2003

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01:43 am - hop onboard the Clue Train, microsoft
Even when you own the hardware, even when you set up a fucking VPN from chip to chip right on the motherboard to lock us out, even when you don't give us a system shell, and we don't have so much as a keyboard or a mouse to work with, you still can't secure a fucking box, you ass clowns.

You know, I'd love to believe that the message Microsoft gets from this that the Palladium initiative is ultimately hopeless and will serve to do nothing but alienate their own righteous customers. Somehow, though, I have a sneaking suspicion that they'll just try to apply what they've "learned" from their failure to secure the X-box towards making Palladium somewhat more of a pain in the ass.

But I still can't help feeling a little better for the future. =)

Current Mood: amused
Current Music: Jesus and Mary Chain - Take It

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[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: July 5th, 2003 - 08:05 am

on a related note,

There's this wonderful little bit of funny from Penny-Arcade. In the latest newspost they also note that MS can defeat this by releasing a new version of the dashboard (the gui shell thing that the xbox has, from what I understand of it,) which, via Live, isn't that hard for MS to do. (Although since Live isn't ubiquitous, they're kinda sorta SOL on getting it to be across the board.)

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