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Comment: Re:Umm.... what? (Score 1) 217

by B4light (#34812100) Attached to: Intel Insider DRM Risks Monopoly Investigations
Actually, you're right, the blu-ray in encrypted, so if you didn't have the DRM decoder installed, then you would be having problems. The DRM code lets you play your copy-protected discs, and doesn't care about regular video files. The only problem you would ever experience is when you try to be the original pirate for the video, which every consumer doesn't need to do. Someone somewhere will be able to circumvent the copy-protection, and then someone will upload the video, so really there's no problem for anyone except the media companyies. (They do get 3 or 4 years of actual copy-protection before it breaks sometimes, which is pretty good because I don't like to wait that long before watching my movies)

Comment: Re:Missing Story Tag : DRM (Score 1) 143

by B4light (#34809982) Attached to: Sandy Bridge Motherboards Dissected, Compared
Yes, this is what we need, 16 equally sized cores is useless, and having 1 large core and 8 parallel cores would have much better performance results than trying to use Turbo Boost. There is the problem of trying to tell the consumer about the configuration of the CPU, but the benefits outweigh the losses of not being able to say 16-core.

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten