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Why DRM cannot work

Cory Doctorow (of boingboing fame) wrote a nice column where he explains why DRM (Digital Rights Management) will never work. The article is intended to explain to non-technical people why DRM is impossible. It also explains why DRM only hurts people who actually go out and buy the content and NOT the pirates. The thing…
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HowTo replaygain your entire collection

Every time I need to do this, I forget where I found it. This information is copied from here. Vorbis ogg: vorbisgain -arfs * mp3 (using mp3gain): find -type d -exec sh -c "mp3gain \"{}\"/*.mp3" \; mp4 and mp3: find -type d -exec sh -c "mp3gain \"{}\"/*.mp3" \; mpc: find -type d -exec sh -c…
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My own encryption key

Thanks to all kind of funny laws in the US of A I can now call myself the owner of the following 128 bit integer: 41 D5 77 97 FA B1 7B F9 3F D8 B9 06 DF 74 37 1C. Nope, you can not use this number anymore, it is mine. You want one…
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Usb sound card, alsa and udev

Found the following information on Joeys blog: If you’re like me and had to buy a usb sound card since the laptop’s onboard soundcard creates too much noise, and would like to have that card used by default when it’s plugged in, but otherwise have builtin card be used, create an /etc/udev/rules.d/00_local.rules containing: # Default…
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Bogus agreements.

READ CAREFULLY. By reading this article, you agree, on behalf of your employer, to release me from all obligations and waivers arising from any and all NON-NEGOTIATED agreements, licenses, terms-of-service, shrinkwrap, clickwrap, browsewrap, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-compete and acceptable use policies (“BOGUS AGREEMENTS”) that I have entered into with your employer, its partners, licensors, agents and…
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