Friday, May 11, 2007

Quantum Computing Progress

The folks over at Ars note that some people have been making progress towards practical quantum computing. I still think that if this ever catches on, God is going to start complaining about lag.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

I own an integer

I am now, according to the DMCA, the proud owner of the integer
83 00 FC D2 47 2F 80 96 D4 41 4A 23 43 DA A6 3F
Anyone else who distributes this number would be officially violating the DMCA (at least, that's what the AACS people would have you believe), as this number is an encryption key which could be used to decrypt a copyrighted work.

You can get yourself an integer, too.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

HD DVD Master Key Found

Apparently the HD DVD master key was found a while ago. However, due to the well-thought-out decision by the MPAA to attempt to suppress the spread of the key, it is now spreading all over the place. Digg has been especially fulkl of stories about the key, but Digg admins are trying to suppress them as well. So much for unbiased news sites.
Anyway, nice work, MPAA. Suing customers, trying to assert ownership over numbers--I think you're doing a great job of being "the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries" ( I especially like the part where you make people hate you.