Youtube on the Loudness War

Larry pointed me to a really cool video that graphically and audibly demonstrates the effect of the Loudness War, and what happens to samples under excessive clipping. http://createdigitalmusic.com/2007/05/16/loudness-war-music-over-compression-demonstrated-on-youtube/ The createdigitalmusic link also gives a pretty good synopsis on the loudness war from the perspective of the production industry.

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Tweaking Legacy Installers

Last time I talked about legacy applications, I hinted at a hole in the UAC model that could be exploited by a social engineering attack.  The issue lies in the “installers” category.  Because it’s a legacy app and doesn’t have a manifest, Windows doesn’t have any way of knowing whether an installer actually needs elevation…