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Genius hacker Geohot promised Musk 12 weeks to fix Twitter search, but posted for help because he wouldn't react

via:新浪科技     time:2022/11/26 12:00:42     readed:162

IT House on November 26 news, to the first breach. A talented teenage hacker known for his iPhone3GS and PS3. @GeorgeHotz (nickname   Geohot is now on board at Musk's invitation. Twitter, and promised Musk that he would fix Twitter's "crumbling" search function within 12 weeks.

IT House has learned that Geohot is known for first cracking Apple's vaunted software in 2008. He was sued by SONY a year later for cracking the PlayStation3, but the two eventually settled out of court. Hotz has now agreed to join Twitter on a "temp" basis.

In fact, Geohot has been busy with various projects in the years since he became famous. For example, he joined Facebook in June 2011 for mystery work, he joined Google in July 2014 for ProjectZero, and now he is gradually starting his own business, CommaAI. It also launched its autonomous driving system, CommaOne.

It's worth noting that Musk offered him a multimillion-dollar contract to develop autopilot software for Tesla in 2015, but Geohot turned it down and the two had a falling out.

But since Musk took over Twitter, he's been laying off employees like crazy and asking the remaining employees to work overtime. Musk was pleased when GeorgeHotz said last week that he could work for the company for three months and that "it's not about money, it's about making the world come alive."

He also tweeted about what he promised Musk to do to fix "a search function that thousands of people haven't been able to figure out for months," though he didn't disclose how much he was paid for the three months.

Then he began his work.

However, he encountered a number of issues along the way, such as front-end code issues, and had to post for help on how to change react.

He also showed off a search function based on open source code, which shows that he's really trying to work for Musk. As for the final result, it may be 11 weeks before we see it.

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