Lesson learned: Never mess with the guys who know what they're doing!
That's not to say that those who crack things (essentially "pirates) like SecureROM and SafeDisk aren't intelligent, but the fail0verflow is on a whole 'nother level.
"Pirates" who were unable to crack it.
"Homebrewers" who didn't want to (because it previously run Linux so they could do homebrew without cracking it).
Sony remove the Linux ability, so the second group ("Homebrewers"), now had motivation to crack it, and succeeded.
If anything I think veb's comment was complementary of homebrewers. He is saying they succeeded where the pirates failed.
Now that all the signing keys are leaked, I'll be interested to see how long it takes for universal installers to appear that work even on PS3s that don't support "OtherOS".
All a matter of perspective ;)
With the root key cracked and homebrew soon exploding I'm scheming a quality XBMC port to GameOS... sooner than never ;-)
If I'm going to go through all that trouble and cost, it makes more sense to buy a low-cost ION GPU HTPC ($300) that can just run the video (even HD) without transcoding.
The cells SPUs are comparable to modern ATI/NV GPU computing, and new graphics cards are released every year. Wouldn't it be more cost-effective to buy a GPU card?