One of these things is not like the other

Glenn Fleishman (who the Macalope has the utmost respect for):

[George Ou will] be at Toorcon and offer coverage of that event.

George Ou:

[Exploiting a MacBook Pro right out of the shipping carton is] precisely what I intend to do.

[UPDATE: Upon slow-motion review, it appears George was saying that recording the exploit of an out-of-the-box MacBook Pro was what he intended to do.]

Sounds like Ou will be actively participating in SecureWorks’ demonstration, not covering it.

  • Gary Patterson:

    It’s moved from the interesting to the comic and then to the tragic.

    Occam’s Razor is cutting against Ou and his cronies. It’s far simpler and requires no grand conspiracy for Apple’s version to be true. Ou claims that 3rd party hardware was used to protect Apple but the hack is an Apple vulnerability. Apple has too much to lose to be caught in a trivially dis-provable lie (and why would Apple cover up a security issue anyway? They have a history of patching those).

    It’s just not believable any more.

    Ou’s anger about this is transforming into a bias that he’s happy to speak about, making him worthless as an impartial blogger.

    He’s a steadfast anti-Apple blogger, and anything he says is tainted by his own comments.

    Sad. Comic. Tragic. You decide.

  • Steve:

    I’d love to have front row seating for the SecureWork’s demo. It’ll hopefully be as funny as Monty Python’s Spamalot.

  • Daniel Axelrod:

    That may not be what he’s saying.

    “…in front of the mainstream press with mics on & videographers rolling.” That’s precisely what I intend to do.

    He could be saying (albeit with wierd grammar) that he intends to be the press in front of which the exploit will take place. (An interjection about whether Ou is “mainstream” basically writes itself.)

    Even if that isn’t what he means, it may be what he or someone else twists his words to mean later. Just keep that in mind.

  • George is just sad that Dvorak is better at Dvoraking than he is

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