fwPack/fwUnpack in php?
briany at qldlearning.com
Tue Mar 2 15:58:50 CST 2004
> While I'm intrugued by the contest nature of that, you could perhaps
> more easily just use the functions in a stack with one field and one
> button. :)
Yeah, I guess I'm functioning in lazy mode today. I'll probably grab
the stack sometime later, "real" work calls =).
> If you need a challenge I should send you a GIF file with an embedded
> steganographic message (alas, my "Stegasaur" app was days from
> shipping before 9/11 and people started getting all weird about
Steganography actually has a very interesting application that nobody
has really capitalized on, and that's in the card-based gaming
business. All of the major players have "online" games (i.e. Magic
Online), and are struggling badly to create a solution by which they
can distribute digital versions of their cards while maintaining
ownership of the files, allowing for trading and selling, use in games,
etc. I've gotten more than one serious comment that whoever grabs that
segment of online gaming and digital ownership will be a very wealthy
individual (or company).
So... I can confirm steganography isn't just for terrorists =).
Although I do have a very technical book on it which not only discusses
the mal-intent issues, but also apparently puts me on some sort of
watch list for buying it. Sheesh.
But if anyone has the spare time to write a robust card game engine
complete with e-commerce backend and embedded ownership of digital
cards, I'm in the stages of launching a card game company that would
like to capitalize on it =).
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