Infamous PS3 Hacker, Geohot, Arrested (For Marijuana)

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Infamous PS3 Hacker, Geohot, Arrested (For Marijuana)

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The man famous for his crack just became a felon for his pot.

22-year-old hacker George "Geohot" Hotz, the man responsible for compromising the PlayStation 3's security and jailbreaking the original iPhone, has been arrested .... for pot chocolate. Mr. Geohot, a.k.a. "million75," a.k.a. "mil," a.k.a. "dream," a.k.a. "hax0r," was on his way to the SXSW conference in Austin when driving through Sierra Blanca, TX, a small Western town famous for one thing: a notoriously proficient local sheriff's department currently allied with a world-class drug-sniffing pooch patrol. Geohot was stopped, doggie noses did their thing, a cop spotted the pot, and the cuffs went click.

Geohot holds a medical marijuana license in California (for those pesky headaches, clearly) and as such, was legally allowed to tote around a confectionary treat bag of THC-infused sweets. Sadly for Geohot, as he may or may not have noticed, he wasn't in California when a sheriff pulled a 1/4 oz. of Mary Jane from the glove box, alongside a pack of chocolates said to contain less than 1/8 oz. of the same Wacky Tobacky.

As you may or may not know about being busted for Hippie Lettuce, the amount you have, and the value of said amount, matters when it comes punishment time. According to the report on Geohot's incident, there was apparently an argument about how to measure the cocoa component of his stash; the sheriff used the weight of the full treat for determining value ($800) while Geohot argued that it cost him a measly $15. While the outcome of that debate is still hazy, we do know Geohot was placed in jail on felony charges, then subsequently released on a $1,500 bail.

Before this most recent indiscretion, Geohot had actually gotten away with his tinkering on both the PS3 and iPhone, even after being taken to court by Sony. After that mess, he was offered a job at Google, and then accepted one at Facebook, where he reportedly worked until January of this year. This guy tangled with two of the largest hardware manufacturers in existence, only to be offered a job by two of the most popular websites in existence. Before this week, it seemed as though Mr. Geohot was on a bit of a Geo-hot-streak. Now, after all of that, he may become a felon for storing a legally-obtained chocolate ball made with $15 worth of weed in his glove box. Go figure.

Source: Above the Law

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YOU FOOL! YOU FOOLISH FOOL OF A FOOLISH TOOK! YOU FOOL OF A FOOLISH FOOL OF A FOOLISH TOOK! Pot in texas? WE EXECUTE FOR THAT HERE! Or we want to... I realize its boring as fuck here but get a gameboy or something. You won't get shot for that... Well you might but not by the cops. Well a gameboy could be mistaken for a gun in this state... Just stay out of this state. It is safer that way.

Lol. The sad part is people are probably going to give him support simply because of who he is.

I don't particularly like this guy, but c'mon. After all the shit this guy goes through, he gets busted for smoking them tweeds?

That sucks. For once, I'm on his side.

So... breaking open trade secrets of two major hard/software companies and gets off almost scott free. Carry $15 worth of pot in Texas, and he gets throne in jail... is there something tragically ironic here or what? Also, would this be ironic?

Mike Kayatta:

The man famous for his crack just became a felon for his pot.

Holy cow, that pun was awesome.

After seeing his videos challenging Sony, is anyone surprised he's on drugs?

Fappy:
Lol. The sad part is people are probably going to give him support simply because of who he is.

Even sadder because he's the dude who probably killed the movement.

Hehe classic stoner move GG sir. Getting busted for that but not jacking open the trade secrets of massive corperations if there was ever a classic stoner moment thats it right there.

Tohuvabohu:
I don't particularly like this guy, but c'mon. After all the shit this guy goes through, he gets busted for smoking them tweeds?

That sucks. For once, I'm on his side.

Al Capone got busted for tax evasion and O.J. Simpson is in prison for assault (I think). Some people dodge bullets only to be hit by a shovel.

It'll get pleaded down to a low level misdemeanor or dismissed entirely once a half way proficient lawyer gets a hold of the case. He'll likely be let off with a fine and a stern warning. Either way he's spent all the time he's going to in jail over this.

of all the things he had to get busted for

Alright, raise your hand if you're surprised this guy did weed? Don't be shy we know you're out there.

That picture of Geohot should say "Dude where's my car?"

I live in Holland and im getting stoned of my ass right now makes me pity people in the us with its backwards anti drug laws.

Mike Kayatta:
The man famous for his crack just became a felon for his pot.

That's putting it rather bluntly don't you think?

DVS BSTrD:

Mike Kayatta:
The man famous for his crack just became a felon for his pot.

That's putting it rather bluntly don't you think?

You think so? I thought it was rather doobieous.

[Obligatory comment about how stupid the marijuana laws are in the USA]

I mean come on. There's evidence that at least a certain sense of legality has absolutely no severe impact on the populace. It's called the Netherlands.

Mike Kayatta:
. Now, after all of that, he may become a felon for storing a legally-obtained chocolate ball made with $15 worth of weed in his glove box. Go figure.

How convenient that you seem to be forgetting about the other 1/4 oz of pot that he was caught with. Plus you have to consider that they use the street value of the drugs taken and not the amount that medical clinics charge for it.

Fappy:

Tohuvabohu:
I don't particularly like this guy, but c'mon. After all the shit this guy goes through, he gets busted for smoking them tweeds?

That sucks. For once, I'm on his side.

Al Capone got busted for tax evasion and O.J. Simpson is in prison for assault (I think). Some people dodge bullets only to be hit by a shovel.

Al Capone was the head of a major Prohibition-era crime syndicate responsible and was found guilty for tax evasion, in that he'd covered up a steady stream of illegal income from said syndicate, and O.J. Simpson, after being found (it should be noted) not guilty of killing his ex-wife, is currently in prison for armed robbery, kidnapping, coercion, and conspiracy.

I'm not a fan of his public persona, but it's not like anyone was ever harmed by him. In fact, we've got greater consumer rights as a result of the suits brought against him.

Mike Kayatta:

DVS BSTrD:

Mike Kayatta:
The man famous for his crack just became a felon for his pot.

That's putting it rather bluntly don't you think?

You think so? I thought it was rather doobieous.

Seems like a rather toaken pun to me.

HobbesMkii:

Fappy:

Tohuvabohu:
I don't particularly like this guy, but c'mon. After all the shit this guy goes through, he gets busted for smoking them tweeds?

That sucks. For once, I'm on his side.

Al Capone got busted for tax evasion and O.J. Simpson is in prison for assault (I think). Some people dodge bullets only to be hit by a shovel.

Al Capone was the head of a major Prohibition-era crime syndicate responsible and was found guilty for tax evasion, in that he'd covered up a steady stream of illegal income from said syndicate, and O.J. Simpson, after being found (it should be noted) not guilty of killing his ex-wife, is currently in prison for armed robbery, kidnapping, coercion, and conspiracy.

I'm not a fan of his public persona, but it's not like anyone was ever harmed by him. In fact, we've got greater consumer rights as a result of the suits brought against him.

I'm not trying to imply I have anything against him. I actually appreciate some of the things he did. I was simply drawing on some historical (albeit more serious) comparisons.

The headshots make sense now.

Thanks!

Das Boot:

Mike Kayatta:
. Now, after all of that, he may become a felon for storing a legally-obtained chocolate ball made with $15 worth of weed in his glove box. Go figure.

How convenient that you seem to be forgetting about the other 1/4 oz of pot that he was caught with. Plus you have to consider that they use the street value of the drugs taken and not the amount that medical clinics charge for it.

HAHA - that HUGE amount of 1/4oz!

It amounts to 7 grams. Do you know what the 'street value' even is on pot? It's $10 a gram ON THE HIGH END. Its usually less. That's like nothing. Its what an average personal smoker buys for a week.

You should also know that an average small plastic sandwich baggie weighs almost a gram (just weighed one, it's .9 grams actually). Triple that weight(at least) if he was holding it in a ziplock. The cops ALWAYS weigh the baggie as well. So we're probably really only looking at 40-50 bucks worth of weed here (in a sandwich bag, mor elike only 20-30 in a ziplock). You realize these cops decided a chocolate ball was worth $800 bucks based on weight? That doesn't strike you as just a tad completely ridiculous?

rolfwesselius:
I live in Holland and im getting stoned of my ass right now makes me pity people in the us with its backwards anti drug laws.

What time is it there? I read this and thought "Wow big day ahead of you huh" then realized that your time is way different than mind.

OT: Loser

Fappy:
Lol. The sad part is people are probably going to give him support simply because of who he is.

As in, he doesn't deserve any support? The whole drug war thing in the US is so retarded it blows my mind.

Fappy:

Tohuvabohu:
I don't particularly like this guy, but c'mon. After all the shit this guy goes through, he gets busted for smoking them tweeds?

That sucks. For once, I'm on his side.

Al Capone got busted for tax evasion and O.J. Simpson is in prison for assault (I think). Some people dodge bullets only to be hit by a shovel.

I thought OJ was in prison for stealing his own memorabilia from a sports museum or something like that. :P That might be a previous charge though.

Kinda sad the money that will be wasted on this "felony bust" after everything is all said and done they will hit him with the biggest fees they can just to make up for the low cost of the actual crime.

Hammeroj:

Fappy:
Lol. The sad part is people are probably going to give him support simply because of who he is.

As in, he doesn't deserve any support? The whole drug war thing in the US is so retarded it blows my mind.

No, he deserves support from his friends, family, lawyers, etc. The support I am criticizing is what he will inevitably get from the internet community at large. He committed a crime, he'll plead his case and he'll pay for it if found guilty. I know the internet will find a way to make this more complicated than it should be.

Mike Kayatta:

DVS BSTrD:

Mike Kayatta:
The man famous for his crack just became a felon for his pot.

That's putting it rather bluntly don't you think?

You think so? I thought it was rather doobieous.

This chain is rather spliffy? I know it was terrible but you guys are awesome.

Fappy:

Hammeroj:

Fappy:
Lol. The sad part is people are probably going to give him support simply because of who he is.

As in, he doesn't deserve any support? The whole drug war thing in the US is so retarded it blows my mind.

No, he deserves support from his friends, family, lawyers, etc. The support I am criticizing is what he will inevitably get from the internet community at large. He committed a crime, he'll plead his case and he'll pay for it if found guilty. I know the internet will find a way to make this more complicated than it should be.

See, when it comes to whether or not someone deserves support or not, I look at it from the perspective of "Did he do something wrong?", not "Did he break any laws?", because everyone who doesn't live in a bubble of one's own home knows that there are some frickin' stupid or downright wrong laws out there. See the War on drugs.

That said, I've little personal investment with Geohot(z?), the main reason I'm commenting is the sad fact that people are getting incarcerated for what amounts to bloody nothing. Geohot or not, people who get in this situation deserve support.

Das Boot:

Mike Kayatta:
. Now, after all of that, he may become a felon for storing a legally-obtained chocolate ball made with $15 worth of weed in his glove box. Go figure.

How convenient that you seem to be forgetting about the other 1/4 oz of pot that he was caught with. Plus you have to consider that they use the street value of the drugs taken and not the amount that medical clinics charge for it.

Because the difference between $15 dollars and maybe $150 (if prices are high in your area) is huge.... it just happens that he got caught in a crappy state. In Ny this wouldn't even be a misdemeanor, it would be a civil citation and fine of about $100.

Ah Texas and their backward laws. The fact that cannabis is still illegal in the 21st century is a fracking travesty. Good waste of taxpayer money right there. Now maybe that sherrif can go bust some real criminals.

Hammeroj:

Fappy:

Hammeroj:
As in, he doesn't deserve any support? The whole drug war thing in the US is so retarded it blows my mind.

No, he deserves support from his friends, family, lawyers, etc. The support I am criticizing is what he will inevitably get from the internet community at large. He committed a crime, he'll plead his case and he'll pay for it if found guilty. I know the internet will find a way to make this more complicated than it should be.

See, when it comes to whether or not someone deserves support or not, I look at it from the perspective of "Did he do something wrong?", not "Did he break any laws?", because everyone who doesn't live in a bubble of one's own home knows that there are some frickin' stupid or downright wrong laws out there. See the War on drugs.

That said, I've little personal investment with Geohot(z?), the main reason I'm commenting is the sad fact that people are getting incarcerated for what amounts to bloody nothing. Geohot or not, people who get in this situation deserve support.

See that's a stance I can get behind. I was being critical of people supporting him because of who he is, not because of what he did.

Fun fact: I was part of a jury selection a few weeks back for a drug case and when they asked the question, "Do you think marijuana should be legalized?" I didn't raise my hand because I thought it was a trap :P

Fappy:

Hammeroj:

Fappy:

No, he deserves support from his friends, family, lawyers, etc. The support I am criticizing is what he will inevitably get from the internet community at large. He committed a crime, he'll plead his case and he'll pay for it if found guilty. I know the internet will find a way to make this more complicated than it should be.

See, when it comes to whether or not someone deserves support or not, I look at it from the perspective of "Did he do something wrong?", not "Did he break any laws?", because everyone who doesn't live in a bubble of one's own home knows that there are some frickin' stupid or downright wrong laws out there. See the War on drugs.

That said, I've little personal investment with Geohot(z?), the main reason I'm commenting is the sad fact that people are getting incarcerated for what amounts to bloody nothing. Geohot or not, people who get in this situation deserve support.

See that's a stance I can get behind. I was being critical of people supporting him because of who he was, not because of what he did.

Fun fact: I was part of a jury selection a few weeks back for a drug case and when they asked the question, "Do you think marijuana should be legalized?" I didn't raise my hand because I thought it was a trap :P

it is a trap, assuming (and IANAL) that they are screening for the same thing when they ask whether you support the death penalty in any case. They will disqualify you based on how you answer if the death penalty is in play.

Richard Allen:

Fappy:

Hammeroj:
See, when it comes to whether or not someone deserves support or not, I look at it from the perspective of "Did he do something wrong?", not "Did he break any laws?", because everyone who doesn't live in a bubble of one's own home knows that there are some frickin' stupid or downright wrong laws out there. See the War on drugs.

That said, I've little personal investment with Geohot(z?), the main reason I'm commenting is the sad fact that people are getting incarcerated for what amounts to bloody nothing. Geohot or not, people who get in this situation deserve support.

See that's a stance I can get behind. I was being critical of people supporting him because of who he was, not because of what he did.

Fun fact: I was part of a jury selection a few weeks back for a drug case and when they asked the question, "Do you think marijuana should be legalized?" I didn't raise my hand because I thought it was a trap :P

it is a trap, assuming (and IANAL) that they are screening for the same thing when they ask whether you support the death penalty in any case. They will disqualify you based on how you answer if the death penalty is in play.

My strategy was to be as anonymous as possible and answer as few questions as was necessary so that when the lawyers discussed who they wanted and didn't want they wouldn't even remember who I was. It worked!

Richard Allen:

Mike Kayatta:

DVS BSTrD:
That's putting it rather bluntly don't you think?

You think so? I thought it was rather doobieous.

This chain is rather spliffy? I know it was terrible but you guys are awesome.

I'm glad we could all come together for some joint observations on this matter.

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