Subject: Bypassing HDCP with a $350 FPGA board
Researchers in Germany have developed a device for stripping HDCP from a digital video stream using an FPGA-based board that costs around 200 Euro (US$350) to build.
[ http://aktuell.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/pm2011/pm00386.html.en ]
Great. Now our buddies at the MPAA are going to start lobbying to make FPGA programmers difficult to own or obtain legally, because they are now "implements of crime" or somesuch.
If that sounds ridiculous to you, remember how they did that exact same thing to Smart Card programmers when people figured out how to clone DirecTV cards.
I got a lovely email from amazon.com today telling me the good news: an album that I bought in 2005 has been added at no charge to my amazon.com download music library.
Gee, if I wanted those songs in MP3 format, dontcha think I would have ripped the CD by now?
they do this to save disc space in the cloud. So if you rip any random record, upload it i into the google cloud, you will get cd-quality mp3s - then they just need one copy without the sparkling from records.
Trust the Cloud. The Cloud is your friend. Not trusting the Cloud is treason, and treason is punishable by summary execution.
We're referred to as "server huggers"
hm, after data hippie the first name I could identify with.
For a simple test of validity, replace the word "cloud" with "clown" and re-read the statement.