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Comment: Re:You made this? (Score 1) 306

And to be fair to Sony, this is almost certainly the result of an automated scanning system that identified what it thought was Sony content, and blocked it per Sony's policy on their own content. Whether or not that should be a valid way of protecting one's IP is a separate question, but I'm 99% certain there's no malice on Sony's part here, and it will likely be resolved within a day or two.

Comment: Tassimo Did It (Score 1) 769

by TheSpoom (#46394169) Attached to: The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

This has been done. Tassimo has barcodes on their 'pods' that tell the system how to brew that particular pod. It lets the system have greater variety, e.g. there are latte, cappuccino, cocoa pods.

It was quickly reverse engineered on the internet.

Moral: Unless this thing has a mandatory internet connection, it's not going to stop anything.

Comment: The hardest part will be breaking the encryption (Score 1) 227

by TheSpoom (#45640417) Attached to: The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

Games, both downloaded and on optical media, are likely to be encrypted eight ways to Sunday on modern systems. Before you can even begin to emulate games from a modern console, you need the unencrypted binaries, or you need to resign yourself to running community-developed homebrew. This means extracting the console key from a console, which is not likely to be a trivial matter.

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson

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