The online edition of IEEE Spectrum magazine alerted me to some major calculator hackage. A dude cracked the TI-83 Plus calculator from Texas Instruments. He got the signing key figured out. Now the key can be used to transfer your own O/S onto the calculator.
There was just one problem. The dude posted the key on his blog. The result was a cease and desist order from Texas Instruments. Damn. Apparently he was charged with violating the DCMA. The guy submitted and took down his post. Ouch. That's weak.
Another dude wrong about the incident. He linked to a page that had the signing key. I bet you can guess what happened. Texas Instruments slapped him with a cease and desist order. WTF?
Good-fast-cheap. Pick two. - I got invited to a meeting with the customer today. There was a problem in production. And the customer wanted answers. When it came time, I explained wha...