Well.. over at boingboing.net there is a hilarious post on why, if you don’t already have one, you need to hurry up in getting sorted as they are going fast. And here is a link to a specialised machine for generating one for you.
Here is a link to the a post that gives a detailed account on how this number was found by the man who found it. Note this number allows for the “cracking” of all HD-DVD and BluRay discs released so far… and if you were worried he did anything untoward to discover this number
Nothing was hacked, cracked or even reverse engineered btw: I only had to watch the “show” in my own memory. No debugger was used, no binaries changed.
As an aside I have a particular fondness for boingboing as my nickname when I was a first-year student at UCT was boingboing because I used to boingboingboingboing up and down the stairways in Smuts hall when I was living there.