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While reading my daily news I noticed that there was an article posted on abcnews.com about a blog that featured humorous, satirical and opinionated little articles with pictures of the most ridiculous crap found at this store chain — and what really disturbed me was to see that Forever21 was threatening her with a lawsuit (an affront to free speech anyone?). There are already plenty of blogs that point out how terrible the quality of the products are such as a blog at the Huffington Post and there are even a few Facebook groups pointing out that ‘Forever 21’ sucks, so why would they be suddenly offended that a regular customer who actually purchases much of the stuff she writes about and would chose to share her impressions of these items with an addictive sense of humor? I for one will definitely be dropping by to read her blog just because she has such a unique sense of humor. Kudos to her and I am glad to see so many people supporting her in her ability to exercise her constitutional right. It is truly sad when big corporations attempt to bully and use scare tactics against bloggers who don’t even get paid to do what they do. Luckily, this is the age of the internet where this kind of behavior does not go unnoticed. Schools can’t even get away with unfairly punishing a student anymore.

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News: Console Hacker Arrested

Posted: August 5, 2009 in News
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http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/04/console-hacker-arrested-faces-up-to-ten-years-in-jail/

I’m getting tired of purchasing things such as movies (which I don’t do very often these days since they all pretty much suck), consoles and other such items and not being able to do what I want with them. Why shouldn’t I be able to mod my XBOX so that it can connect to my home network, ad a huge hard drive and store my movies and pictures on it? I bought the thing so why can’t I use it the way I want it to. But of course, the days of taking apart your radio and tweaking it a bit so that it picks up stations a state down are over. Sadly, people who are otherwise outstanding citizens (other than some spending their time relaxing with a toke or two) end up with their lives ruined because they hacked a console. I understand if they had hacked it in such a manner that it gave them an advantage in online gaming but this is sad. Some people might disagree, but I don’t think these console hackers are hurting anyone that I know of and I certainly feel no sympathy towards Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft that might have a dime or two taken from their wallets as a result of these hackers’ actions.

So, what do you think? Did this hacker deserve a 10 year sentence? Why and why not?

UPDATE:

It looks like now it is legal to “jailbreak” iPhones, but how will that affect modding consoles?