the illegal side of mathematics

I always knew that there is the bad taste of crime and the smell of illegality involved when it comes to mathematics…

“The first illegal prime to be announced, when interpreted a particular way, describes a computer program which bypasses copyright protection schemes on some DVDs. Because that program has been found illegal by courts in the United States of America, this has produced debate about whether the number itself could be considered illegal.”


speed: play games as fast as you can.

There are gamers who don’t enjoy the games the same way the average gamer does. They are called runners. And they are doing Speed-Runs through games.

For example: the complete HalfLife 2 in 1 hour 36 minutes and 57 seconds…

And there is an archive to give you an insight on what is going on in the speed-run-scene:

“SDA is the home of speed runs done on many computer and console games. A speed run is a video of a player striving to complete a video game in as fast a time as they can manage. Sound easy? It’s not! A large number of tricks are usually used, possibly skipping whole areas of a game in the process, and there will always be mistakes.”


hands-off! unattended windows

Since Nico wrote some articles about the Windows unattendet installation procedure I decided to take a closer look. And you can too:

“Have you ever wanted a Windows CD that would install Windows by automatically putting in your name, product key, timezone and regional settings? And have it merged with the latest Service Pack to save time? Followed by silently installing all your favourite applications along with DirectX 9.0c, .Net Framework 1.1 and then all the required hotfixes, updated drivers, registry tweaks, and a readily patched UXTheme.dll without any user interaction whatsoever? Then this guide will show you how you can do just that! “