Jayne vs. Spike?

A couple of years ago, the comic book community was abuzz with news that the character of Superman, the Man of Steel would be killed off. The event came and went, and of course they resurrected the Man of Steel a couple of months later, but at the time, many a fan was deeply saddened.

On 18 September 2007, a direct to DVD animated movie based upon this story arc called Superman: Doomsday will hit the streets. The voice of Superman/Clark Kent will be supplied by one Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Serenity), and James Marsters of Buffy and Buzzy Multimedia …

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make_iso.sh v1.0 - A shell script that automagically makes .iso images to burn to CD.

From time to time I find the need to build .iso images of files that have to be burned to CD-ROM disks for storage or transport. However, the
CDRtools, while powerful, can be unweildly to work with because of the large number of command line options that each one offers. They can be downright confusing to keep straight in a hurry, which is why I put the most commonly used options for mkisofs into a simple shell script to help speed up the process. You run it like so:

./make_iso.sh /path/to/put/new_iso_image.iso /path/to/files_to_burn

To …

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Blu-Ray DVD copy protection cracked!

First HD DVDs were cracked; now Muslix64 has gone for an encore and cracked the protection on Blu-Ray DVD's so that they can be ripped in unencrypted form. It seems that he didn't even need a Blu-Ray player to figure out how to do it, he found an attack that sidesteps the AACS (Advanced Access Content System, which does anything but let you access content) by finding the key used to encrypt the media data hidden inside the cyphertext. To prove that he was successful, he posted a ripped copy of Lord of War to the Net, which was subsequently …

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You got Time Lord in my chainsaw! You got a chainsaw stuck in my... huh?

The first pressing of the DVD boxed set of Doctor Who, season 28/2 has a strange glitch in it: Footage from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre It seems that the master tapes were used for the movie as well as New Earth, so partway through the episode you'll get to see someone having their legs cut off. Also, the special features on that disk are inaccessible because the content just isn't there, and some of the descriptors appear to be corrupted. So far, this has only been seen on copies rented from Netflix; it isn't clear if anyone of the …

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