January 28th, 2009

Captain Obvious

"It is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish W3C specs from Onion articles."


Apparently, a group of interested parties has converted smilies to XML. It is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish W3C specs from Onion articles.

<emotionml xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2008/11/emotionml"><emotion><category set="humaneDatabaseLabels" name="Amusement"/><intensity value="0.7"/></emotion></emotionml>


http://plasmasturm.org/log/527/
ronin

Killing PDF copy/paste protection.


Dear "secure" PDFs with text copy prohibited:

SRSLY?? You'll let me read what you wrote, but not copy and paste it? You're willing to encrypt your files, and obsfucate your own running program's memory, just to prevent me from getting at the text? You really want me to retype (or use OCR software) that badly? Bonus points: This was a PDF file made by the FBI - which means it's a public record.

Well, fuck you. Here's a quick, free (for the moment) web-based PDF cracker to crack your shit wide open:

http://www.ensode.net/pdf-crack.jsf

Kindly consume excrement and expire,

-Ben