Hello, Neo. The Matrix Revolutions opens today.
It’s Guy Fawkes Day in Britain. Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in 1872. Happy Birthday Roy Rogers, Ike Turner, and Art Garfunkel.
As expected, the FCC has voted 5-0 in favor of “broadcast flag” rules that will require that all devices capable of receiving digital TV signals come equipped with anti-piracy protection to keep flagged programs from being copied. By July 1, 2005 all TVs, VCRs, DVD players, and PCs must include anti-copying measures that prevent redistribution of flagged material. How long before these measures are cracked and defeated? Does anyone not know how to defeat region-encoding?
Microsoft is offering $250,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest of the creators of MSBlast and SoBig. News.com says this is the first time a company has offered a reward for the capture of cybercriminals.
Speaking of gaming machines, Sony has announced a new low cost handheld for late next year that will do everything but change the baby. The dual-processor PSP is a GameBoy competitor that will include a 16:9 24-bit screen, iPod like features, and maybe even a cell phone.