a car and three iphones?
the man's an idiot
A New Jersey teenager has cut a deal to trade a hacked iPhone for a new set of wheels and three further iPhones, Yahoo! reports. Seventeen-year-old George Hotz, of Glen Rock, made the announcement on his blog, having successfully unlocked the Jesus phone. Duly released from the shackles of AT&T, the device was then swiftly …
I've seen less addicted crackheads than some of these Mac fanboys...
Steve Jobs could take a shit, wrap it in clingfilm, stamp iCrap on it, put it in a shiny box and people would still go queue outside shops months in advance.
All the while they'd be producing thier own artists impression of the new product and posting it on their local iShat blog. Awaiting the applause and kudos from the other worldwide fanboys.
Jobs in the meantime is laughing at you. Thats right, he's having a really good chuckle at your expense. You morons.
He got a smokin' deal. The 350z is a fantastic car - my dad (bastard) got one a couple of (bastard) months ago. It's (bastard) gorgeous, fast (bastard), and even though he's 66 and (bastard) has crazy engineer hair, the first time be (bastard) stopped at a hotel, a (bastard) high school girl stopped him and (bastard) told him how gorgeous his (bastard) car was.
Insanely fun to drive. Hopefully the kid can go to a competition driving school so he doesn't get himself kilt.
"He got a smokin' deal. The 350z is a fantastic car - my dad (bastard) got one a couple of (bastard) months ago. It's (bastard) gorgeous, fast (bastard), and even though he's 66 and (bastard) has crazy engineer hair, the first time be (bastard) stopped at a hotel, a (bastard) high school girl stopped him and (bastard) told him how gorgeous his (bastard) car was."
So, no hard feelings then? :-)
Damn the man ... closest I'll ever get to a 350Z is playing Gran Turismo or similar. As for the iPhones? Meh .... I'd have just taken the car and called the deal a good 'un. The offer of a consultancy post is probably timely - I'd imagine the insurance costs for a car like that will be suitably crippling.
I recently saw a 350Z speeding through a local village; a little later I saw it garroted on a set of railings at a roundabout with a teenage boy standing next to it, on the phone, presumably to it's owner/his dad, looking incredibly pale and worried. Not sure if it was an iPhone, though it made me chuckle... Stupid boy!
Lovely car, apart from the bronze paint and the dents and scrapes.
of Certicell before, now I have which means so have
probably a million or so others I doubt those phones
and that car are worth anywhere near the money
that this kind of exposure is worth to a small company,
and it's pres so it's a great deal it just required the right
bait. All of this is probably incredibly embarrasing to ATT
and Apple but being who they are they might not notice.
While I agree the 350z is not so terribly attractive to me, I believe the young man asked for the iPhones for the other 3 conspirators, err, friends that helped with the hack. Quite a noble gesture, until you think about the fact that he got a car.
Depending on how the deal was structured, trade/barter vs sale, he may not have any tax issues, mind you the IRS probably have him on their radar regardless.
iShat, ha! Ha ha! Nice.
to go to the 3 people that helped him crack the thing... or so it was said on the Fox News version.
"The 17-year-old Hotz said he will be sending the three new iPhones to the three online collaborators who helped him divorce Apple Inc's popular product from AT&T's network."
"hmm mebbe it's the cost of changing it from left to right hand drive, and adapting it to go round corners - as we all know US cars don't do corners.."
Hate to be pedantic, but is a Jap car, and they drive on the proper side of the road in Japan.
Also, Love it or hate it if youv'e ever driven one you'd know it is a very good car (But not to everyones taste). If you havent been in one and your just anti Nissans then get a life.
And... dosent £14K = aprox $25K? Hum... Its not just computors that work on that system then.
I have a 350Z and a Mercedes, and I've owned many other types of cars, including other sportscars. I have to say that Japanese cars are King when it comes to build quality and the 350Z is the finest piece of engineering I've ever had the privilege to drive. I'd take a Japanese car over a German one any day. I love it and I can't believe someone would swap one for a silly little phone.
...for committing the company into signing a 5-year "exclusive" deal that hackers are already opening up to one and all. This situation reminds me of the computer security firm that, in the early 2000s, sold the recording industry an "unbreakable" protection scheme for music CDs. Within a week of its deployment, a teen posted on his blog that he was able to bypass the copy protection by holding down the Shift key during bootup. Word spread quickly, and the security firm became the laughing stock of the news world. Rather than admit their stupid mistake, the security company--its value and name now in ruins--sued the boy.
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