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(Government Technology)   1,716 Sony PlayStation 3s have been combined to create the only supercomputer that can't get online   (govtech.com) divider line 44
    More: Interesting, PlayStation, neural networks, supercomputers, Air Force Research Laboratory, computer engineering, project engineer, Sony, general relativity  
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2011-04-26 12:45:51 PM  
Old news, ect.
 
2011-04-26 01:01:26 PM  

tototototo: ect


etc.

Or, if you want to be fancy, &c.
 
2011-04-26 01:33:15 PM  
goddammitsomuch
 
2011-04-26 02:43:07 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: tototototo: ect

etc.

Or, if you want to be fancy, &c.


Damn lysdexia.

But still, this will be the third (that I can find with one search) article involving multiple PS3s as a supercomputer. The idea behind it was that since Sony sold 'em at a loss it worked out cheaper than a real supercomputer.
 
2011-04-26 03:39:00 PM  
so... can they use something like this, with a basic "neural network" as a robot's "brain"? I mean, essentially have that control a separate standalone Asimo-type robot.
 
2011-04-26 04:02:48 PM  

timujin: so... can they use something like this, with a basic "neural network" as a robot's "brain"? I mean, essentially have that control a separate standalone Asimo-type robot.


So it can go back in time and write this article in 2008, find Sarah Connor?
 
2011-04-26 04:06:01 PM  
I think we just found the cause the blackout
 
2011-04-26 04:06:13 PM  

tankjr: timujin: so... can they use something like this, with a basic "neural network" as a robot's "brain"? I mean, essentially have that control a separate standalone Asimo-type robot.

So it can go back in time and write this article in 2008, find Sarah Connor?


Something like that. ;)

But, no, I'm not really asking about an autonomous robot, but rather a physical, controllable extension run by software on a supercomputer.
 
2011-04-26 04:06:49 PM  
Repost...no?
 
2011-04-26 04:08:40 PM  
As long as someone doesnt put it one of the new games or blu-ray movies that come in with the firmware update.

And the PSN network is still down anyways =P
 
2011-04-26 04:20:39 PM  
I'm kind of hoping that the downtime compells all those FPS junkies to try something different for a change. It's sad seeing people who think the be-all-end-all of gaming is COD's online multiplayer.
 
2011-04-26 04:24:05 PM  

Dinobot: As long as someone doesnt put it one of the new games or blu-ray movies that come in with the firmware update.

And the PSN network is still down anyways =P


Still? I stopped checking after the third day.

And the PS3 isn't the greatest blu-ray player anymore, particularly since it doesn't play nice with a fair amount of the 3D titles.

/antiquated hardware is antiquated
 
2011-04-26 04:26:56 PM  

Dinobot: As long as someone doesnt put it one of the new games or blu-ray movies that come in with the firmware update.

And the PSN network is still down anyways =P


The outage is really the least of your concerns at this point:

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained.

Change yo' shared passwords, fools, and enjoy the onslaught of phishing attacks you're about to receive.
 
2011-04-26 04:27:58 PM  
 
2011-04-26 04:29:56 PM  

Splinshints: Dinobot: As long as someone doesnt put it one of the new games or blu-ray movies that come in with the firmware update.

And the PSN network is still down anyways =P

The outage is really the least of your concerns at this point:

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained.

Change yo' shared passwords, fools, and enjoy the onslaught of phishing attacks you're about to receive.


"We don't share information with third parties"

Well, you will eventually - morans.
 
2011-04-26 04:38:12 PM  
My favorite part of all this is that it took thse assholes 6 days to finally confirm that, yes, personal info was stolen.

Sony, meet my wallet. You'll never see it again.
 
2011-04-26 04:45:58 PM  
The browser on the PS3 is garbage anyway.
 
2011-04-26 05:15:35 PM  
media.247sports.com
 
2011-04-26 05:15:50 PM  
Pretty sure the supercomputer by IBM, Watson, was not connected to the internet either. Subby fails.
 
2011-04-26 05:18:33 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Splinshints: Dinobot: As long as someone doesnt put it one of the new games or blu-ray movies that come in with the firmware update.

And the PSN network is still down anyways =P

The outage is really the least of your concerns at this point:

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained.

Change yo' shared passwords, fools, and enjoy the onslaught of phishing attacks you're about to receive.

"We don't share information with third parties"

Well, you will eventually - morans.


The press release I read also included the loss of credit card information.
 
2011-04-26 05:21:34 PM  

Splinshints: My favorite part of all this is that it took thse assholes 6 days to finally confirm that, yes, personal info was stolen.


[citation needed]

Sony, meet my wallet. You'll never see it again.

Isn't this, like, the 23rd time you've said something like this about Sony? Are you super-duper not gonna give them money now?
 
2011-04-26 05:22:27 PM  
The blog post only admits to personal information, but given how badly Sony has farked this up so far I think it would be foolish to not assume card data was stolen.
 
2011-04-26 05:31:41 PM  

Splinshints: The blog post only admits to personal information, but given how badly Sony has farked this up so far I think it would be foolish to not assume card data was stolen.


You know my bank at one point was compromised and lost a lot of account information. You're not used to it because consoles weren't needed to be online until this generation, but it's going to happen a lot more in the future.

Shiat happens. Even banks can't keep info from slipping occasionally, and they have the best security and encryption required BY LAW. This is the price you pay for playing online with your buddies. Start getting used to it.

It's not any one corporation's fault, it's just how criminals work. Sony got hit first, but they'll all get compromised at one point, trust me.
 
2011-04-26 05:32:26 PM  

Splinshints: The blog post only admits to personal information, but given how badly Sony has farked this up so far I think it would be foolish to not assume card data was stolen.


Pretty sure that data is thoroughly encrypted on the database side, as with any retailer. In any event, definitely an example of why, should you provide card info to online retailers, you NEVER use your debit card. With a credit card, you can challenge the transaction before actually ever paying it off. With debit cards, the money is gone buh-bye and thus so has your leverage to challenge.
 
2011-04-26 05:47:12 PM  
Why do people do this shiat anyway? Wouldn't it be cheaper to be more specific with your materials when building a super computer? Are PS3s really that cheap?
 
2011-04-26 05:48:37 PM  
This news is so old you robbed it's grave to bring this to us.
 
2011-04-26 05:48:41 PM  
Still can't hold Crysis up to 45 fps, though.
 
2011-04-26 05:49:28 PM  
BTW, i'm trolling that guy with the apostrophe picture

/its a good day to post it's complaining picture right?
 
2011-04-26 05:56:05 PM  

Splinshints: My favorite part of all this is that it took thse assholes 6 days to finally confirm that, yes, personal info was stolen.

Sony, meet my wallet. You'll never see it again.


If anyone is assholes, it's Anonymous, if rumors are true... People on IRC have been saying a group w/i Anonymous did this or helped someone else to do it, as the attack began virtually identical to the one two weeks prior. That, along with Anonymous originally implied they did it ('Hope all of Sony's customers have an extra special Easter weekend.' the same day the current attack happened.
 
2011-04-26 06:06:26 PM  
The PS3 is about to get a whole lot cheaper on eBay because of the data breach.
 
2011-04-26 06:11:31 PM  

quiotu: Splinshints: The blog post only admits to personal information, but given how badly Sony has farked this up so far I think it would be foolish to not assume card data was stolen.

You know my bank at one point was compromised and lost a lot of account information. You're not used to it because consoles weren't needed to be online until this generation, but it's going to happen a lot more in the future.

Shiat happens. Even banks can't keep info from slipping occasionally, and they have the best security and encryption required BY LAW. This is the price you pay for playing online with your buddies. Start getting used to it.

It's not any one corporation's fault, it's just how criminals work. Sony got hit first, but they'll all get compromised at one point, trust me.


start buying points cards instead of paying directly with your card i guess
 
2011-04-26 06:13:10 PM  
Re: Pete

Dear Subby,

I think I have seen this one before.

Sincerely,

Old News Is Old
 
2011-04-26 06:13:46 PM  

YouIsATard: Splinshints: My favorite part of all this is that it took thse assholes 6 days to finally confirm that, yes, personal info was stolen.

Sony, meet my wallet. You'll never see it again.

If anyone is assholes, it's Anonymous, if rumors are true... People on IRC have been saying a group w/i Anonymous did this or helped someone else to do it, as the attack began virtually identical to the one two weeks prior. That, along with Anonymous originally implied they did it ('Hope all of Sony's customers have an extra special Easter weekend.' the same day the current attack happened.


it's all exploitations of sony's weak-ass security on the PS3 that was a little too "all eggs in one basket" to prevent all hell from breaking loose if anybody ever figured it out...

lesson learned i guess, trying to make the ultimate anti-hacking security device can turn into a nightmare if somebody breaks it
 
2011-04-26 06:23:05 PM  

AdamK: YouIsATard: Splinshints: My favorite part of all this is that it took thse assholes 6 days to finally confirm that, yes, personal info was stolen.

Sony, meet my wallet. You'll never see it again.

If anyone is assholes, it's Anonymous, if rumors are true... People on IRC have been saying a group w/i Anonymous did this or helped someone else to do it, as the attack began virtually identical to the one two weeks prior. That, along with Anonymous originally implied they did it ('Hope all of Sony's customers have an extra special Easter weekend.' the same day the current attack happened.

it's all exploitations of sony's weak-ass security on the PS3 that was a little too "all eggs in one basket" to prevent all hell from breaking loose if anybody ever figured it out...

lesson learned i guess, trying to make the ultimate anti-hacking security device can turn into a nightmare if somebody breaks it


It doesn't change the fact that, if true, Anonymous isn't who they claim to be. That they would be using terror as a weapon to change people's behavior. It's the fact that they're organized.
 
2011-04-26 06:25:56 PM  

AdamK: start buying points cards instead of paying directly with your card i guess


I'm not worried about the card. Worst case there I lose $50 and have to get a new one. The personal information is a much bigger issue and you can't really get around that with points. Well, unless you just lie about everything on your account anyway.

YouIsATard: If anyone is assholes, it's Anonymous, if rumors are true...


It's a RUMOR that anonymous did it, it's a FACT that Sony took six days to tell people that their personal info was stolen. That's pretty assholish.

And if it turns out that Sony new or should have known earlier about any potentially compromised credit card info there could be serious legal issues as well.

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Isn't this, like, the 23rd time you've said something like this about Sony? Are you super-duper not gonna give them money now?


You've confused me for someone else and you've asked me to cite that which is a direct quote from Sony's blog. And I'd wager take a wager that says the database info stolen, aside from the password, is encrypted. It probably was not.
 
2011-04-26 06:55:06 PM  
+1 For the headline
 
2011-04-26 08:38:01 PM  
I was looking into getting a console again, after selling mine and switching to PC gaming (Reason: I want to play Red Dead Redemption again, and Rockstar are being assholes and not releasing on PC).

Guess which console I'm NOT buying? Hint: It only does everything, but not online gaming when the network is f♥cked for "the foreseeable future".

/I had both PS3 and Xbox 360 at one time, too.
//Don't need both. Barely need one.
 
2011-04-26 09:55:34 PM  

AcneVulgaris: +1 For the headline


Ditto. Every last one of you complaining about it being a repeat needs to back down into your mother's basement and finish that AI program so that maybe IT can see the humor that you couldn't.

/not subby
 
2011-04-26 10:44:36 PM  
It can't hold a candle against F@H, almost a joke too, they built it too big.
 
2011-04-26 11:47:06 PM  

SteakMan: AcneVulgaris: +1 For the headline

Ditto. Every last one of you complaining about it being a repeat needs to back down into your mother's basement and finish that AI program so that maybe IT can see the humor that you couldn't.

/not subby


A cheap-shot at the joke of the week 6 days in and you're shiatting your pants laughing?

/Why isn't this red for repeat yet?
 
2011-04-27 12:36:54 AM  
Also the only supercomputer that can sell your credit card info to a Nigerian.
 
2011-04-27 11:17:24 AM  
I was under the impression that they can't put it online because it will pick up the firmware update that breaks linux installs.

But hey as long as Sony's network is offline, it's not a problem...
 
2011-04-27 11:40:52 AM  

EdNortonsTwin:
"We don't share information with third parties"

Well, you will eventually - morans.


There are so and I do mean SO many ways around a statement like that which don't involve directly lieing to the consumer. Here's an obvious one: Give the details to an internal department that DOES give information to a 3rd party.

The department you're dealing with is completley correct that it has no dealings with 3rd parties nor does it sell your personal details to such. Internal transfers are not a 3rd party.
 
2011-04-29 05:42:00 PM  

Ball of Confusion: I was under the impression that they can't put it online because it will pick up the firmware update that breaks linux installs.

But hey as long as Sony's network is offline, it's not a problem...


I know we're all joking and stuff, but I'm assuming the first thing they did with them was either disassemble them or use the Other OS option to install Linux and then get online. As long as you don't boot back into the XMB, you'd be ok.
 
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