Archive for May 1st, 2007

Three Quickies

Three quick notes of potential interest – A fun anti-Bush site with a hilarious music video for an awesome song by a cool band I’d never heard of before, and, via them, an interesting string of digits:

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

Which, according to this site, is the “HD-DVD processing key for most movies released so far.” As you can probably imagine, the MPAA isn’t too happy about this string of numbers being available in the world at large. Hopefully, this doesn’t bring a new cartooney down on my webhost.

Probably more interesting than the actual number itself, is the fact that someone has worked out how, exactly, to extract processing keys from HD-DVDs (or, I expect, their players.)

Lastly, John Young at Cryptome has updated the site with new information about the termination of his hosting by Verio; seems the most likely suspects are the USCG. Seems a little petty of them; after all, Cryptome and Young didn’t author the information about the Coast Guard that was recently posted – an easily-identifiable third party did. Still…

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