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KingRobot (703860) writes "Right from the horses mouth: "Cloud Players comes in two verieties: Web and Android. All you need as a computer with a web browser and you can listen to your music with Cloud Player for the Web — no software to install — just a web browser. The Android version is an app that lets you do the same thing from your Android phone or tablet."
Looks like it is paired with a cloud storage system that you can keep anything on — starting with 5GB of free space. Music purchased from Amazon apparently doesn't count toward the 5Gb limit." Link to Original Source top
KingRobot (703860) writes "For the last several years, I've run a small web service that has become fairly popular. I recently noticed some strange activity on the server, and discovered I'd been hacked. About two weeks later, one of my visitors sent me a message asking about a nearly identical clone site — the domain differed by a single letter, and there was absolutely no doubt that the site was running a verbatim copy of all my code.
This has largely been a hobby, and I make absolutely no money to speak of (it barely pays for it's hosting costs), but I've put at least a couple hundred hours into small details making the service work just right. As you may imagine, it's extremely frustrating to have all this work stolen and mirrored by someone else. Of course, I recovered from a known good backup and patched up the vulnerability used to hack my site, but the damage has been done.
I've tried sending DMCA notices to the hosting and name provider, as well as contacting them by other means, but all attempts have of course been ignored. The name provider is in China, and the hosting provider is a very shady looking outfit in L.A. Barring an expensive attorney, which I simply can't afford (as noted, I really make no money from the site), what are my options? Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing?" top
KingRobot (703860) writes "Hackers have hacked into the security chip on an ePassport and changed it to say it belonged to Elvis Presley. From the article: "What we did for that chip is create passport content for Elvis Presley and put it on a chip and sign it with our own key for a non-existent country. [The] device that was used to read chips didn't check the country's signatures." Next up, you can soon have your own personal Michael Jackson passport!" Link to Original Source top
KingRobot (703860) writes "CNN is reporting that a recent test of the U.S. missile defense system has failed, apparently due to a problem with the sea-based X-band radar. Given the increase in tensions with China, and depending on your allegiances, you may want to hope they get this fixed soon." top
KingRobot (703860) writes "For the last eight months, I've been selling some small shareware programs I've written. It has been successful enough that I am earning a few hundred dollars a month.
With things like the Wisconsin download tax starting to take place, I'm concerned that I may not be handling the business aspect of things correctly. I have no business license, and this year I simply reported it as additional income on my tax returns.
All the research I've done turns up information for "real" brick-and-mortar type businesses. Does anyone know how to develop a legitimate business where everything is run purely online?" top
KingRobot (703860) writes "I am an IT Manager for a company fast approaching 75 employees. Our IT inventory has grown rapidly in the last several years; we started with a simple spreadsheet, then moved to an in-house web-based database... We're currently outgrowing this (it's all manual — no automation or bar code tracking, and the accounting department has been requesting that the system have asset-tracking — for depreciation, etc.)
What do the Slashdotters out there who manage larger networks use for their IT inventory management? As I explore my options, is there anything I should really stay away from, or really look into?" top
KingRobot (703860) writes "I recently got married, and my new wife is a quite the movie buff. So, I've taken to spending a lot more time behind the silver screen than I used to. Anyhow, I'm quite fond of a good Sci-Fi flick now and then, but I seem to have run out of options for anything of quality.
What are your recommendations for a good (perhaps lesser known) Sci-Fi flick? (I've likely already seen most of the cliche ones; Matrix, Star Wars, Serenity, Stargate, Resident Evil, Men in Black, etc.)"