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Old 01-18-2011, 03:18 AM   #16
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:32 AM   #17
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:41 AM   #18
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:27 AM   #19
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Thanks for maintaining such a valuable resource. I bought several hundred ebooks last year, but only because I knew I could remove the DRM and keep them safe. I wouldn't have bought them otherwise!
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:41 AM   #20
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:57 AM   #21
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:14 AM   #22
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:11 AM   #23
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You're my idol!

We'll miss you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your efforts and help. But, like the song says, it's knowing when to fold them.

Good luck to you, and as someone else here has written, post widely if you need any help - many would be happy to return the favour.

You will be much missed. xx
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:00 AM   #24
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:04 AM   #25
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:05 AM   #26
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Although, I have not followed your teachings and not known about your existence until yesterday, thank you so much for what you were doping.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:19 AM   #27
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Did he write the scripts, or just make them easier to find? The former would be more of a problem if Amazon, etc decide to update their DRM.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:20 AM   #28
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:27 AM   #29
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:52 AM   #30
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Did he write the scripts, or just make them easier to find? The former would be more of a problem if Amazon, etc decide to update their DRM.
Alf himself said, in his first blog post, "I have no great knowledge of encryption systems."

So I suspect that the people who actually delve deep into the reverse engineering of DRM systems are still out there.
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