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The responsibility of hackers

wololo

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77 Responses

  1. OMightyBuggy says:

    Great work with everything so far Wololo!

  2. NetwoGard says:

    @Wololo est tu français ? Moi également et je débarque ici je suis un peu perdu .. A tu une adresse mail ? twitter ? aim ? J’ai certaines choses a te demander .
    Mon mail est tennydesigns4@gmail.com
    D’avance merci a toi .

  3. Vincent_kya says:

    Well, I´m from Argentine, and you know, In this country the Dollar is very expensive, makes the game price very High. I start to save my money long time a go to finally buy mi PSvita, and the stupid-higeprince Memory card. Probably this question is very stupid, But, i have to do it, ¿How monts have to wait to run PSvita iso? NOT for download, But i wanna have a backup for my game (Uncharted).
    And Buy the game for $30 it´s the only way to have a HVL?
    Thanks and good job. (I log in on this page every day, i dont know, maybe some good day , you are to release the CFW for the vita how can run the vita-isos dude)

  4. Hektik says:

    @Wololo you are one funny guy

  5. gg7 says:

    i think your right because there are worst hacker then you. And im one of them i know something you dont know.. my code name is gg7 aka goodgamer7.

  6. gg7 says:

    what so funny ?^

  7. Yes says:

    “Seriously though, my point was not to sound arrogant towards Sony, but to announce the release in a humorous post. So, apologies to many people on other websites who apparently didn’t catch that, I agree it’s difficult to understand where this post is coming from if you haven’t been following this blog regularly.”

    Since your “Dear Sony” post was written in an sarcastic way, i think that is what also caught people off guard. Because sometimes sarcastic posts can have a serious point/agenda behind them.

    Personally, i honestly thought you had an arrogant/bitter tone towards Sony just because they try to patch up exploits on the Vita (even if there is a very small chance that the exploit might be used for piracy). So i couldnt quite understand why. But thanks for poiting this out, good to know that this wasnt the case like i first thought 🙂

  8. garrei says:

    Just curious about what you said in your post wololo, you say that HBL was not meant to or never has or been a gateway to full custom firmware or kernel access to enable the pirating of ISO’s etc. What was used to launch Totaln00bs exploit a while back?… just asking nicely… 🙂

    • wololo says:

      I can’t remember if Total Noob used the patapon exploit or something else. What I know is that it wasn’t relying on HBL, and that he also had another user mode exploit ready in case the patapon exploit would not be god enough for some reason.

  9. lostarot says:

    I download movies and MP3s. You can call me a pirate, I guess, not guess, I know. But like what was mentioned, all these pepole always find a way to justify pirating. You download a book online from free sources, that is pirating. Like downloading softwares that are cracked.

    These writers they want to impress readers with things they think they know and “uninformed” readers believe them. And I bet they have more readers than a website who have readers that really just want to play “classic” games and homebrews. These writers think/pretend – maybe – that they are ethically correct people.

    Besides, “Hacking” has always been a general term. It was only recently that I knew the difference between cracking and hacking. Hacking a device like what you did Wololo, opened the system to an erternal code which meant “piracy” to the uninformed.

    Congratulations Wololo, You are now mainstream. Now “with great knowledge comes great responsibility”. LOL

  10. hook2008 says:

    The progress of mankind does not need more and more restrictions, but more and more freedom.

  11. Milk says:

    Beautiful post, well said wololo. Maybe one day sony will see it in our eyes, to be able to allow homebrew support, and possibly emulators under their sleeves, but that’s not likely to happen..keep up the great work wolo, I love your post’s, and I actually take the time to read them out.
    -Josh

  12. SONYSON says:

    Will an adjustable Spring works with my Integra STOCK SHOCKS?

  13. Iono says:

    Get rich… It solved Sonys problems…

  14. Centollu says:

    What’s up with Ridge Racer? 😉 I bought it and I’ve found your previous post really funny. This with only knowing your blog since a week ago. Have you thought if they had read it?

    I just want to thank you for your work.

  15. francesco ita says:

    Everytime i read your blog the esteem that i have towards you grows more and more!

    Keep going on Wololo 🙂

    Francesco

  16. Caio says:

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, but isn’t emulation illegal? Besides, I can easily use HBL to download illegal ROM’s and play it on my PSP/Vita.

    Nothing against you, though. Just pointing out.

    • wololo says:

      This is why I explicitely mentioned that no psp/vita piracy was involved. I personally make an ethical difference between pirating content that just came out, and content that is 20 years old. But technically, yes, downloading roms from older consoles is still piracy, yes.
      Emulation in itself is absolutely not illegal.

    • master00d says:

      In fakt playing roms in a emulator is not ilegal as long as those roms are taken from your game(that one you actualy bought)
      Its called back up 😉

  17. SsJVasto says:

    Hey @Wololo,

    I used to read your articles off psp.dashhacks.com, but figured it would be better to read from the source (and give you hits). One thing I’ve always wondered since I started on the PSP scene like you is:

    Why don’t homebrew developpers push towards code signing instead of loaders such as HBL? I’m not saying it’s a bad program, I’m just wondering if it would be more convenient to write a game that will work out-of-the-box on a stock PSP. Of course, I’m unaware of legal issues, like “you can’t use Sony’s encryption key” or “code signing can lead to piracy”, but PRO-CFW is signed and supports piracy, so that’s a non-issue now.

    @Wololo: What’s your opinion on code signing VS 3rd-party Homebrew loaders on PSP?

  18. Aaron says:

    While I will openly admit (unlike a lot of people) that I am a pirate and am not ashamed of it, I am also a person who is happy with what I get. If all I get is some great emulators of 20 year old 8 bit games then that`s awesome because frankly, I`d rather have that than any of the games available for my Vita right now. I have a 50 dollar psn card and am waiting for the next exploit game just so I can play some old rpgs on my system. This alone does not make me a pirate any more than making a copy of Rap Trax 93`that I have owned since 1993 does nor does it make the developer (in this case Wololo) a pirate OR an enabler of pirates. If someone uses a weapon improperly, Is it the manufacturers fault? Even better, if someone uses a Nike golf club to kill someone else then Nike should be held responsible for said murder. Honestly, as I write this I have become stunned that this argument even has to be had in this day and age. I`m beginning to think Darwin was wrong.

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