18 years Ago
SDMI is the secure digital music initiative. They issued a challenge last year to any comers to crack their protection. Anyone who agreed to enter the contest was bound to secrecy, though and not allowed to reveal any details of how they cracked it, if indeed they could. Once group from Princeton declined because of this proviso and cracked it anyway. Turns out they can now be prosecuted under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) which purports to disallow reverse-engineering of software... [More]
19 years Ago
Stevie Wonder and Tiger Woods are in a bar. Woods turns to Wonder and says, “How’s the singing career going?”
Stevie Wonder replies, “Not too bad. How’s the golf?”
Woods replies, “Not too bad, I’ve had some problems with my swing, but I think I’ve got that right now.”
Stevie says, “I always find that when my swing goes wrong, I need to stop playing for a while and not think about it. Then, the next time I play, it seems to be all right.”
Tiger says, “You play golf?”
Wonder says, “Oh, yes,... [More]
Here’s a web site that lets you see who says pop and who says soda. This is only of interest if you have ever left your hometown and you’ve ordered a ‘soda’ only to get soda water.
You can even participate.
George Bush was invited to a get acquainted tour of the White House.
After drinking several glasses of iced tea, he asked Bill Clinton if he could use his personal bathroom. He was astonished to see that the
President had a solid gold urinal.
That afternoon, George told his wife, Laura, about the urinal. “Just think,” he said,“ when I am President, I’ll get to have a gold urinal!”
Later, when Laura had lunch with Hillary at her tour of the White House, she told Hillary how impressed Dubya... [More]
This is an interesting article focussing child suicide rates and why they are ignored in favor of reporting child murder rates.
Another pick-me-up article:
Apparently, the Beta testers are somewhat upset about it already. There’s a good alternative suggestion culled from the newsgroups, and an all-too-real and all-too-expected reason why it probably won’t get done.
A major network is planning the show “Survivor 2” this winter. In response, Texas is planning “Survivor, Texas Style”.
The contestants will start in Dallas, travel through Waco, Austin, San Antonio, down to Houston and Brownsville. They will proceed up to Del Rio, on to El Paso, then to Midland/Odessa, up to Lubbock and Amarillo.
From there, they proceed to Abilene, and on to Ft. Worth and back to Dallas.
Each will be driving a pink Volvo, with a bumper sticker that reads:
“I’m gay, I... [More]
This site is by one of the leading hardware guys on the web…he’s from Germany. His writeup is huge, but if you’re interested in the feature set:
My take is that the GeForce3 introduces some amazing new techonologies and the card kicks ass. However, the next card will take some of the rough edges off of those technologies and kick even more ass.
Here you’ll find a 526 byte Perl script that can descramble DVDs in real time.