Check the slide switch on the front of your laptop. Firstly it's probably a cheaper component to replace if anything is wrong with it, and secondly, switches do wear and fail after heavy use.
I hope that it is this as it can easily be rectified.
[quote="droidattack"]One last thing: what was the key word and what was the method of encryption?[/quote]
Hi Mate, keyword 'Knaresborough' and the encryption type was TEA (Tiny Encryption Algorithm) and BASE64
Not quite in the league of AES i know, but effective nevertheless.
There are some very good and interesting points made above. As is always the case, there are good and bad points both for and against any idea.
Regarding the issue of [i]'Breach of copyright'[i] KAT radio is already in breach of the act by [i]'publicly broadcasting copyright material'[i] so I think that question can be largely thrown out the window. Now I'm not getting at anyone here, I'm simply stating a fact!
If there were any concerns at all? then it's a simple matter to improvise, set a timer on the player so that it plays the first 10 mins, 20 mins or whatever of the movie, then switches to another movie.
The [b]'Official line'[/b] then from KAT, would be along the lines that it is [b]Promoting[/b] the movie in order to increase sales and cinema viewings for the producers, by way of showing [b]'Trailers'[/b] of their products [b][u]For Free![/u][/b]
Taking the next point raised, [i]'Wouldn't allowing embedded youtube videos achieve the same?'[/i] Well not exactly, you see with youtube videos, content can be used from anywhere on youtube, the Idea was to have somewhere [b]for the members here[/b] to use for the showing of their uploaded work. Not some area where anything and everything with no connection to the members here, could be shown.
Next point about extra servers required etc. Not necessarily, it's a reasonably simple task to embed a played in the web page and make it point to anything you wish, however I do concede that probably not all formats would be supported, anything zipped for instance probably wouldn't be supported, so there would be some limitations.
As for time and effort? I could probably knock one up on my site in a couple of hours if allowed to do so, and i'm an amateur really, so from a professional point of view it's probably kindergarten stuff!
Now it is true that the authorities are getting stricter in almost every country regarding streaming or any type of broadcasting/sharing of copyrighted material. However they generally tend to take a more sterner view of the sharing aspect than the streaming aspect, Mainly because it is a lot easier (in their eyes) for people to make a copy from a torrent than it is from anything that is streaming. Of course anyone here would know that's nonsense, however i think that we should let them continue to think that.
Anyway the idea is there, if there is a demand for it from the members then so be it, if not then ok. It was just my thought, that's all!
[quote="zandore"] [user="tuneman"] what's you user name there?
Where do you mean my friend? my site? if so it's Darklord. The invincible heehee.
Right back to business.
I must admit i didn't expect so much interest, there are 2 individuals who stand out in the posts here.
Zuludawn, you were on the right track, and Droidattack very well done for the steps you took to crack it, again you correctly figured out the right approach but were stumped by the lack of the keyword.
So to both of you, you now have a plus 1 for your efforts!
Why the code? it's just to show you guys about security of your laptops, a simple password is not enough, now you see how hard it is to make any sense of a simple message that uses encryption, you may wish to consider encrypting your hard drives, (or at the very least, the important data on them) a simple procedure, but it can save you a lot of agony if you are hacked or you lose your laptop etc.
Thanks for the reply's guys.
Oh, I almost forgot, (heehee) the important message, what was it?
It reads: 'A very happy New Year to all at KAT from Tuneman and Rena13'
Have a good one guys!!!!!
To all the valued members of our site, who are also members here.
Earlier this year i said that we would have video chat installed at some point.
Well we have delivered on that promise! Thanks to the long and hard work of Darklady (Rena13) we now have a dedicated video chatroom with conference facility, (multiple people can videochat at the same time)for our members.
Enjoy yourselves and have a great time! [url="http://learn4free.freeforums.org/index.php"]Link to our Main Page.[/url]
About time you got to 3 years, you still tryin to catch me up? hahaha.
I haven't voted, 'cos the reason i wanted isn't there! What is it? 'You're just an all round great guy!' i guess you didn't put it 'cos you're modest?
Anyway mate Congrats and all the very best! here's to the next 3 years!!!