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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
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It's somewhat amusing to see Digg destroy itself in response to admins deleting anything related to a popular 128-bit secret key that's been making the rounds lately.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2007-05-02 04:29 pm (UTC)
It's a secret key that's part of the decryption process for HD-DVDs. It's not something that would be of interest to most people. But it may be that people are uncomfortable being censored for repeating a "meaningless" string of numbers.

It's true that you can't legitimately play HD-DVDs on linux, but I suspect the motivation for AACS crackers is the challenge of breaking a newer, "tougher" system. Being able to duplicate, rip, and play on linux are merely bonuses.

The people who mandate the use of DRM on HD-DVD/Blu-Ray probably don't even own computers, much less know what linux is.
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From: preshgsi
2007-05-02 07:25 am (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing. Then I remember that digg blows and I'll be going back to reddit now :P
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From: preshgsi
2007-05-02 11:00 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: rspeed
2007-05-02 03:06 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: stargazer
2007-05-02 04:01 pm (UTC)
I very rarely do this, but I have some serious userpic envy going on right now.
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[User Picture]From: rspeed
2007-05-02 11:23 pm (UTC)


Please, take!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-04 05:28 am (UTC)
Oh great, now I can't get that job with the FBI. --md
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