Re: Playstation 2

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Date: Fri Oct 27 2000 - 13:25:30 PDT

Second that....

Much as I dislike MS, Japanese monopolies make MS look like open source.

Just look at NTT, Sony, Hitachi, etc.....

A big little bit paranoia for you: Who knows, in a few years, it may all
just be a bunch of Japanese monopolies running the technology world!!!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eugene Leitl" <>
To: "Joseph S. Barrera III" <>
Cc: "'Damien Morton'" <>; "'Adam L. Beberg'"
<>; <>
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 10:09 PM
Subject: RE: Playstation 2

> Joseph S. Barrera III writes:
> > Is there a version of nethack for it?
> > (angband will do)
> You first have to sign an NDA with Sony, and buy a very expensive bit
> of devkit hardware (some 10 k$ at the time).
> Then you port a Linux to it, or port Angband to their proprietary OS.
> Then you send it to Sony, who will encrypt it with their proprietary
> crypto, and press a few disks.
> (I've been part of a PSX2 Beowulf thingy (the float performance of the
> Playstation is adequate for the price), but it never went anywhere,
> due to above reasons).
> Sony makes Microsoft look open. Bleh.

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