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January 26, 2012

Just how old is this box?

by @ 1:11 pm. Filed under Personal

This is the box I just got from McMaster-carr with some bolts I ordered.

Notice anything odd?

Rubber Band Ties

by @ 12:56 am. Filed under Personal

Can’t believe I didn’t think to make these sooner on my 3D printer.

Rubber Band Ties
Rubber Band Ties

January 25, 2012

Excess MXL Pulleys

by @ 10:59 pm. Filed under Personal

I have some excess pulleys here that are no use to me since I’m using GT2 belts. I’m selling them off.

Pitch: 0.080″ (2.03mm)
Outside diameter: 0.362″ (9.19mm)
Hub & flange diameter: 0.551″ (14mm)
For belts up to 0.16″ (4.05mm) wide
Number of teeth: 15
Bore: 0.2″ (5.08mm)
Set screw: 4-40 (Included)
Material: Aluminum alloy

2$ Each, includes shipping inside the US.

Send me an email if you’re interested, thanks.

January 23, 2012

Piratebay adds “Physibles” catagory

by @ 3:10 am. Filed under Personal

Well, seems the concept of downloading files to print your own stuff has finally reached the world of Piracy.

Piratebay as added a “Physibles” category, https://thepiratebay.org/browse/605 and it already has it’s first infringing file that was removed from Thingiverse.

I have a feeling it’s not going to take long to fill up as those files removed from sites based on copyright infringement (Really it’s patents that have to be claimed on 3d creations, but that’s a topic for another post) show up on Piratebay.

January 16, 2012

Copyright infringement is not theft

by @ 1:25 pm. Filed under Personal

Someone was nice enough to point this out to me today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowling_v._United_States_(1985)

The federal government brought its initial case against Dowling in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, arguing his guilt on the basis that he had no legal authority to distribute the records. Dowling was convicted of one count of conspiracy to transport stolen property in interstate commerce, eight counts of interstate transportation of stolen property, nine counts of copyright infringement, and three counts of mail fraud. The charges of mail fraud arose out of his use of the United States Postal Service to distribute the records.

Dowling appealed all convictions besides those of copyright infringement and the case moved to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where he argued that the goods he was distributing were not “stolen, converted or taken by fraud”, according to the language of 18 U.S.C. 2314 – the interstate transportation statute under which he was convicted. The court disagreed, affirming the original decision and upholding the conviction. Dowling then took the case to the Supreme Court, which sided with his argument and reversed the convictions. From the Reporter of Decision’s syllabus:

“The phonorecords in question were not “stolen, converted or taken by fraud” for purposes of [section] 2314. The section’s language clearly contemplates a physical identity between the items unlawfully obtained and those eventually transported, and hence some prior physical taking of the subject goods. Since the statutorily defined property rights of a copyright holder have a character distinct from the possessory interest of the owner of simple “goods, wares, [or] merchandise,” interference with copyright does not easily equate with theft, conversion, or fraud. The infringer of a copyright does not assume physical control over the copyright nor wholly deprive its owner of its use. Infringement implicates a more complex set of property interests than does run-of-the-mill theft, conversion, or fraud.”

January 13, 2012


by @ 12:21 pm. Filed under Personal

So I hear is that this is the code to jailbreak a PS3 that Sony itself retweeted.

Welcome to the Streisand Effect Sony.

import sys, hashlib, hmac
print hmac.new("46DCEAD317FE45D80923EB97E4956410D4CDB2C2".decode("hex"), sys.argv[1].decode("hex"), hashlib.sha1).hexdigest()

Posted here under my First Amendment rights, and as the Copyright Office concluded in 2010 that, “while a copyright owner might try to restrict the programs that can be run on a particular operating system, copyright law is not the vehicle for imposition of such restrictions.” (I don’t even own a PS3, heh)

Consider it payback for your illegal 2005 CD rootkits.

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