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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Wikipedia Locks Out "The Number"

Wikipedia

Wired blogged the cracked processing key for HD DVD (you've seen it: "09 F9 11 02 ...") nearly three months ago, but The Number's power still grows.  Today, the Wikipedia page named for it has been locked to prevent the former secret from being posted again.  The page on HD DVD is locked, too, to keep out The Number.  Wikipedia's isn't the only takedown: Digg earlier removed what's been said to be the site's all-time top post. 

What a waste of time.  Piracy is bad, yes, but does anyone really think the magic sequence is going to vanish from the Internet, or even become hard to find?  Throw in the towel, folks.

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