Archive for November, 2005

Best Christmas Lights Ever

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

(via rocketboom)

Best Christmas Lights Display Ever

Snopes is cautious, calling its status ‘undetermined’, but it seems like something that would be doable with a few thousand dollars worth of light-o-rama boards.

Okay, I’d like to be their across-the-street neighbor for maybe one day. After that, not so much.

Time-Lapse Figure Drawing

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

(via Drawn!)

Time-lapse figure drawing

and an online app that lets you do your own.

More On Sony Malware

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Remember the Sony ‘CD’s that installs a trojan horse program (rootkit) on your PC?

Well, it turns out these bastions of copyright protection (Won’t somebody please think of the content creators?!?) may have used copyrighted code in violation of the license.

As slashdot author CmdrTaco puts it “So apparently Sony violates your privacy to create a backdoor onto your machine using code that violates an Open Source license.”

Sony is no longer selling the malware discs, and will be pulling them from store shelves.

In the meantime, virus writers found out about the trojan’s file-hiding capabilities which now infects computers on a href=”,1294,69573,00.html”>a half a million networks. Sony issued a patch to remove the trojan – the patch stays on your computer, allowing any website you visit to download and run code on your computer. Sorry, pal, you don’t own your computer anymore.

Lovely. Just lovely.

They’ve even

Slashdot | Bad Day To Be Sony

Insist On Genuine TIN Foil Hats!

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Sorry, aluminum make make things worse.

How Many Punch Card To Store An MP3 Song?

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

21 boxes of cards, a stack over 5 1/2 feet tall.

Sony Music CDs Install Trojans

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

(via ZDNet)

Sony apparently installs a rootkit when you try to play certain CDs on your Windows PC as part of their DRM scheme.

Be very careful when buying any CDs, once you open it, very often you can only return it for another identical copy of the deliberately broken CD.