[conspire] No Sony DRM around here; I'm proud of you

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Dec 9 00:54:03 PST 2005

The key line was actually this one:

> Resolving connected.sonymusic.com...

I would have thought my sense of humor was accessible enough for most
people not to miss that in this context.

On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 00:49:04 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):
>> Sorry, but I couldn't resist:
> [...]
>> danielg4 at linuxmafia:~$ exec wget -O - http://connected.sonymusic.com
> [...]
>> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
> Well, I've not actually tried to find out what Sony BMG and
> First4Internet have been doing with their ability to covertly control 
> (and spy on) half a million Windows boxen during the past year-plus,
> because that's actually the _least_ interesting aspect to me, but:
> 1.  I'm not at all certain the host ever responded on port 80.
> 2.  If it did, it'd be a bit reckless of them to provide anything 
>     positioned right at the document root.
> 3.  And I'd be really surprised if that host were _still_ doing 
>     much of substance, after all this publicity.

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