It's a simple story about a responsible owl, trying to raise a curious (human) son and a geeky (human) daughter in their giant treehouse while dealing with his longtime bear buddy (and honey researcher), Steve. Though it debuted
, humbly enough, in the Cracked.com forums, Benjamin Driscoll
's drolly sweet comic Daisy Owl
soon gained a loyal following, earning a regular feature
there (courtesy of David Wong) and routinely making the front pages of sites like Digg and Reddit. In March 2009, Driscoll went pro, quitting his job to work on the comic full-time and making Daisy Owl one of the few self-sufficient webcomics
on the net. Its quirky, character-driven humor, focused mainly on children, friendship, and families, has earned more than a few comparisons to Calvin and Hobbes
, as well as plenty of fan art
. Highlights: Basement
- Skittle on the Moon
- Movie Night
- Thrift Store
- Classic Dad
posted by Rhaomi
on Apr 21, 2009 -
by ccc and ill chemist is a mash-up of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
and an amazing array of songs you know. While not quite on par with the focus and sheer audacity of DangerMouse's Grey Album
, Cracked Pepper is a smart, rich, and rewarding listen. Available track by track or as a torrent. See inside for tracks sampled.
posted by saguaro
on Jul 30, 2007 -
Cracked Magazine is back.
I used to read this back in the day, but I hadn't seen it in ages. I always thought it was inferior to Mad, but I liked it anyway. Supposedly it's on shelves now. Has anyone seen a new copy?
posted by SisterHavana
on Jun 5, 2002 -
Good news for Mac-owning, Celine Dione fans "The process is pretty easy: I took a bit of electrical tape and applied it to the edge of the CD, the 'shiny side', - just a half inch of the stuff - and aligned it with the very edge 'data track session ring' visible on these copy protected CDs. Took the tape out to the outside of the CD and put it in my CD Rom."
posted by schlaager
on May 14, 2002 -
Anti-rip CD system bypassed.
heh. nice try, boyos. i've never understood how people can believe something digitized can possibly be protected in such a manner as to be foolproof. what one process can scramble, another can undo. [via /.
posted by fuzzygeek
on Aug 1, 2001 -
A while back, you'll remember, a professor from Princeton cracked the SDMI watermark, but couldn't publish [MeFi search
], and weren't awarded the prize because they wouldn't NDA. Well, a French team has also cracked it, and not being bound by the US DMCA, they've published
. Good thing? Or bad?
posted by baylink
on Jan 23, 2001 -
A new era in movie piracy
. These guys managed to hack Microsoft's MPEG 4 codec, and have provided a means of ripping DVD movies to this new format (check the readme file). The little program they have on their site will "update" your Windows Media Player to be able to play the new divx format.
The compression is comparable to current .avi and .mpg formats, but the image quality is near-DVD. Wow. I just watched "Disturbing Behaviour" in this new format and I must say I'm very impressed. No ugly chunky blocks like with MPEG. I dunno if I'd ever pay to see movies in the theatre again. Heh, sure sounds familiar eh? (*cough* MP3 *cough*) Looks like there might be some big new players joining the RIAA real soon. :)
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on May 8, 2000 -
says that it has broken the encryption used on the RealNetworks streaming media format and they have released a tool that converts RealAudio to MP3
. This would probably be more useful if the actual quality of RealAudio files made it worth ripping them to my Rio.
posted by grant
on Nov 14, 1999 -