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Comment: Re:Wanna know a secret? (Score 2) 107

by kesuki (#49156297) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

a good firewalled computer will block 99.999% of the outbound requests and only transmit via backdoors in the system. they then are breaking the law to claim you are breaking the law, and thus you have a right to sue them for using a backdoor on your systems.

citation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_BMG_copy_protection_rootkit_scandal#Legal_and_financial_problems

"In addition to violations of the Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act of 2005, which allowed for civil penalties of $100,000 for each violation of the law, the alleged violations added in the updated lawsuit (on December 21, 2005) carried maximum penalties of $20,000 per violation."

Comment: Re:Actually (Score 1) 532

by kesuki (#49098829) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression

"Or what if testosterone levels in the developed world were reduced by almost 30% by using an insidious combination of phyto-estrogens, cholesterol-reducing statin drugs, plastic water bottles, ubiquitous soy, and birth control pills polluting recycled water."

those words don't mean what you think they do.
1 hidden text
2 or()
3 what if(test toaster one,$level-in-the-devorce-eloped-world) ... aww damnit the hid the rest before i could translate it

Comment: Re:Up next: Apple Sues NASA... (Score 1) 26

by kesuki (#49097443) Attached to: In Space, a Laptop Doubles As a VR Headset

my best guess is that 'ig no run ce' has to do with a Personal Digital Assistant running windows CE. i spelled it out because someone thinks PDA means public display of affection. which is possible but just guessing randomly is going to cause crashes!!! I should Know I Used Windows 95 on a pentium 120! with F00F bug!

Comment: Re:ummm... (Score 3, Informative) 81

by kesuki (#49056767) Attached to: The Revolution Wasn't Televised: the Early Days of YouTube

having been around (online) in 1997 i can assure you video cds and avi files were rampant on irc networks at the time. real player was around as soon as yahoo was launched (acoording to wikis) and while real encoder wasn't free it wasn't long after the release of the fraunhauffer codecs for audio that mysterious mpeg-4 as divx came along.

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Journal: *spoiler* winter dragon The wheel of time review 1

Journal by kesuki

i saw the pilot for a potential wheel of time tv series. if you've read the books, it's nothing new but for any diehard fan it is a must see. it takes place in the age of legends just after the taint. the actors did a decent job, the scenes were ok and the special effects were laughable. but this is a pilot and it was based on perhaps 1 or 2 pages from the book. apparently the company that holds the rights to WoT was obligated to make something WoT to not lose the tv/movie rights. it was f

Comment: Re:WTF- DRM-free please! (Score 3, Informative) 106

by kesuki (#49003039) Attached to: Kickstarted Firefox OS HDMI Dongle Delayed, DRM Support Being Added

"Pfft can't do anything via HDMI without HDCP to keep movie studios happy."

not true at all. my alienware laptop will only accept inbound HDCP codes from modern updating gaming consoles, as such trying to display a desktop on the laptops display doesn't work because HDCP is not fully implemented in windows linux etc. yes if you use powerdvd to play a bluray it will use HDCP but in truth the windows and linux devices don't use HDCP by default unless software with the current HDCP key is used. to protect that key it is not included with windows. and powerdvd uses encryption to protect its key. make a roll your own home theater pc based on an open source distribution and all your 'ripped' or 'downloaded' content will play to any hdmi device and it will play just fine

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Journal: bought a color laser printer from newegg

Journal by kesuki

it's a Brother brand printer and supports linux, but it's wifi enabled too, and the wifi and lan printing are exclusive of each other. the linux machines are only postscript over lan supported but since i rarely print and my dad needs to be able to print wirelessly i am using it's wireless drivers. i can see why they don't recommend color laser printers for home users. anyways it's an awesome setup and well worth the money, in my oplinion

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