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Enabling DRM in the kernel?

Enabling DRM in the kernel?

Posted May 21, 2009 4:06 UTC (Thu) by PaulWay (subscriber, #45600)
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> as a generic stand-in for whoever is Hollywood's current monkey paw towards trying to implement DRM

Because it's Pedantic Thursday, I'd like to point out that the actual allegory would be "cat's paw"; in the Aesop's fable, the monkey asked the cat to fetch some chestnuts from the fire, and while the cat nursed its singed paw the monkey ate the chestnuts.

A monkey's paw is actually a gift that has unintended (terrible consequences), after he horror short story by W. W. Jacobs.

Have fun,


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Enabling DRM in the kernel?

Posted May 22, 2009 17:29 UTC (Fri) by shapr (guest, #9077) [Link]

Seemed to me that saying monkey's paw as a pun on cat's paw was in fact perfectly correct.

Today this company is doing Hollywood's bidding, tomorrow Hollywood owns them. Sounds scary to me.

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