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Comment: Re:2 Pines Mall/Lone Pine Mall (Score 1) 454

by Chris Brewer (#34019640) Attached to: The Time Travel Paradoxes of Back To the Future

It's quite funny how many paradoxes there are in BTTF, and still they managed to put in some truly obscure consistency:

I remember seeing that the first time I saw BTTF during it's first theatrical run in New Zealand. I'm surprised that people are surprised about this.

Comment: Re:Not sure about the hype (Score 1) 495

by Chris Brewer (#31820232) Attached to: Do You Have a Secret Immunity To 3D Movies?

What type of 3D projector also determines your experience. Because you watched in IMAX 3D, there was more 'popping-out' because that's what IMAX 3D is all about. I saw Avatar in Dolby 3D and everything stayed within the screen (or at the very least didn't pop-out into the audience).

Before the screening they showed the trailer for Alice in 3D and I was going "oh, is that it? Why does everything look flat?" Didn't realise until the other day that the reason was because it was done in post, not in camera, which explains a lot. Does this mean we have to wait another ten years for the second proper 3D movie?

Comment: Re:Using older versions of IE? (Score 1) 409

by Chris Brewer (#27766737) Attached to: IE8 Released As Critical Update For XP

Probably not as down the page it says:

Multiple IE is no longer maintained and there are no plans to continue maintaining it! Thanks and good luck!

Never mind, you could always just have an XP VM with the IE8 blocker installed, running IE7 plus MultipleIE. That way you won't need to worry about having that extra cruft on your host.

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Apple DMCAs iPodHash Project 453

Posted by timothy
from the if-google-is-a-verb dept.
TRS-80 writes "Apple has sent a DMCA takedown notice to the IpodHash project, claiming it circumvents their FairPlay DRM scheme. Some background: Apple first added a hash to the iTunesDB file in 6th-gen iPods, but it was quickly reverse-engineered. They changed it with the release of iPhone 2.0 and a project was started to reverse the new hash, but wasn't successful yet. My guess is Apple used the same algorithm as FairPlay for the new hash, so Apple could use the DMCA to prevent competing apps like Songbird and Banshee from talking to iPods/iPhones. BTW, don't tell Apple, but the project uses a wiki, so the old page versions from before the takedown are still there."

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