Wednesday, May 2, 2007

One code to Screw them all.

AA-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-XX (first and last two chars removed to protect the innocent. And kittens. And deaf people. And your mom.)

Who would have thought that one little code could cause so many problems? And so much anger? If you take the code, and remove all the dashes, you would be left with quite possibly the most famous number on the internet right now.

The first part of this week saw the advent of an attempt at stifling the circulation of this special number, but what do you do when all it takes is a copy and paste to add yet another reference? Apparently you whip out Cease and Desists. The plan? Blanket Cease and Desist. Hit everything that you think you have a chance in hell of influencing. Digg?? Yup, hit. Google? Yeah they got it too.

But that pesky code keeps popping up everywhere!! Like in site banners(at least at the time of this posting). Hell, it's even already a registered domain!! Viva la resistance!!

I personally think this is further testament to the phrase: "What one man builds, another can destroy." No matter what encryption you put on something, no matter the copy protection or verification, it's all a matter of time until someone just as smart as you cracks it, and distributes it.


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