May 02 07 · news, create, social news

Fighting the Man: The Digg Story (0)

When someone posted the code that decrypts HD-DVD format DRM on the social news site Digg, Digg administrators took down posts and banned accounts over it. Little did anyone know, that was just the beginning of a tremendous uproar.

What’s the big Deal?

The controversy started when a Digg user posted a string of hexadecimal code that is used to decrypt the DRM on the HD-DVD format. That string can be used with certain software to allow the playback of HD-DVD content on Linux systems, which are otherwise unsupported by the movie industry.

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Apr 08 07 · create, humor

Press Button, Receive Bacon. Enjoy Bacon. (0)

A search of the keyword “bacon” on flickr.com produces 16,950+ results that range from photos of bacon sandwiches to bacon-wrapped-just-about-anything to pigs to an elevator with walls that look like bacon to clouds that someone thought looked like bacon to a kookaburra bird eating bacon to bacon grafitti to “bacon dispensers” (pictured here - “Press Button, Receive Bacon, Enjoy Bacon”).

Thanks to flickr, I’ll never again be able to look at a hand dryer with a straight face.

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