The Funzastream

A stream of words from Henrik Fohns


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Myten om Play og Microsofts DRM

Berlingske Business skriver i dag om TDCs web-tv tilbud You See, der kun kan ses af brugere med Windows og Microsoft Explorer. Artiklen gentager myten om, at DRM på Play ikke kan brydes. Jeg har tidligere i Harddisken omtalt, hvor forholdsvist nemt det kan lade sig gøre. Og Berlingske Business har også tidligere bragt historien. Det er naturligvis ulovligt at bryde kopisikringen, men hvorfor TDC skal bruge en ineffektiv teknologi og dermed ikke give adgang til Firefox-, Mac- og Linuxbrugere – som du kan læse i linket herunder – det undrer mig. Hvorfor ikke vælge et andet og mere “åbent” format, så alle TDC-kunder – inklusive undertegnede Mac- og Firefoxbruger – kan have gavn af TDCs tilbud? Det nuværende valg af DRM er alligevel et meget lille figenblad til glæde for musikbranchen.

Yousee ikke for alle – Tech & Mobil

Cleaning up the office before moving out

iPhone er for dyr i DK

Jeg vil så gerne have en iPhone, men jeg synes helt ærligt, at Telias bud på en prisstruktur er helt i skoven. Det er simpelthen for dyrt. Når man kan få et 3 modem med over 7 mbit downloadhastighed og fri trafik til 300 kr. pr. måned, hvorfor skal man så betale 600 kr. for 300 MB hos Telia, som ovenikøbet har en meget dårligere 3G dækning end 3? Det kan godt være, at en iPhone er fed – men hvis pengepungen skal flåes for at bruge den…..

Computerworld – Danske iPhone-folk blæser til mail-storm mod Telia

New Documentary on Hunter S. Thompson

Though one should not try to copy what he did – at least not in life but maybe in writing – I bet it will be highly entertaining to watch this documentary on one the greatest writers of the 20th century.

Film – ‘Gonzo,’ a Documentary, Recalls Hunter S. Thompson – NYTimes.com

Arduino OS-hardware

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is the CEO of Tinker.it Limited, a technology and design consultancy with close ties with Arduino. @Reboot she gives a very interesting talk on Arduino – open source hardware made in Italy and supported by a global community. Tinker works on what it means to build a business that relies on the welfare of an open-source platform for creativity and DIY technology.

MAKE: Blog: Arduino Archives

Buzzword bingo

Buzzword Bingo

by Jeremy Keith

Notes on the Security Guru talking

Bruce Schneier on the panel about privacy and security in the network age.

All we do today creates data. The creation and the storage of data is getting cheaper and cheaper. This means that we save data that we would normally throw away. Now they are saved, because they are cheap to save.

The result is what Schneier calls “wholesale suveillance”. It’s no longer “follow that car” – it’s “follow every car!”

Moore’s law is really good for intrusive tools. They become smaller and cheaper and ubiquitous.

The surveillance and the collected data go into the background and you will get used to be recognized – everywhere.

In 10 – 15 years we won’t need an id-card, because “we” know, who you are. And even if you have a life recorder documenting your every move all through your life on audio and video – it only takes 900 gb.

Every conversation will be saved and be public available.

“The whole world becomes like an airport security area. But I don’t not wanna know, who the guy next to me on the plane is. I just don’t want him to blow up the plane. And if he does blow up the plane – I still don’t care who he is….”

Often you get the question: “How much privacy will you give up for security?” That’s rubbish! It is not security versus privacy – it’s liberty versus control. That’s the fight.


3 trends for social media

Joe Kraus from Google sees three trends in social media:

Discovery: from solitary to social – we will become more social with others in our information gathering

Sharing: from active to passive – we will share information about ourselfes in a “publish then filter” way

Social: from site to web-wide – being social will no longer take place on specific websites, but it will saturate the web

Joe Kraus – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Martin Grønbæk at Supernova

I lost my concentration during this panel, but Martin was on the spot:

OpenLife » Markets are languages with a poor vocabulary

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