OT: excellent book on information theory

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Jan 18 02:55:50 EST 2006

Alex Martelli wrote:
> Terry Hancock <hancock at anansispaceworks.com> wrote:
>    ...
>>due to the Evil Conspiracy of region-coding, I couldn't
>>watch the British DVD even if I were to import it (Well,
>>yeah I could, but it would be painful, and probably illegal,
> I have a region-free DVD player here in CA -- considering that I brought
> with me a hundred or more DVDs from the old country, and I get as many
> more here in shops or via netflix, I really couldn't do without.  I
> legally ordered it on the web and it was legally delivered.  What's
> illegal about it?!
Nothing at all. But I still prefer tales of people who have hacked their 
DVD players to be multi-region :-)

Interestingly, when I made the converse move from America to Europe 
several retailers were anxious to assure me that their products, while 
single region, could easily be hacked into multi-region players using 
information available from web sites which they would deny having told 
me about.

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