Now that CJPC will soon have his own dump to study (oh wow, ambiguous), I'm thinking about how far the other sceners are?
Maybe they found something useful already but won't tell anyone?
That is exactly why we are doing this, as originally we weren't planning on it since CJPC actually has a few other interesting projects he's working on.
It appears unless we do it and share the dumps, those who don't have the money to spend on hardware will be stuck waiting (Devs included)... and as you mentioned, the few people who did get GeoHot's HV dumps aren't sharing their findings or reversals meaning it will take all the longer to fully hack the PS3.
We'd rather get the dumps out and let thousands of potential people examine them- who knows, someone around the world may find something the "select group" who has them now simply overlooked.
excellent news! i can't wait to learn more about programming (besides defining classes, using pointers and arrays) to help with stuff like this in the future. by the way, what language does the cell interpret? c? c++?
i know that sony, ibm, and toshiba had to implement an assembly language for the new architecture. just wondering if it can use a higher level language also. i'm sure they didn't write the ps3 os in pure assembly, or did they?