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mengel (13619) writes "In attempting to review some docs over at cherrypy.org, I see pages: "Coming soon: Another fine website hosted by WebFaction." — does anyone here know what happened? Does the cherrypy project need assistance?" Link to Original Source top
mengel writes "You probably already know that today is Talk Like a Physicist Day, but you may be wondering, how do I talk like a Physicist? Being as I work where you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a physicist or two, I thought I'd help you out.
So for some good sample reading for discussion topics, I'm recommending Fermilab's Special Result of the Week; or perhaps you might want to watch Chris Quigg's lecture
on Mass from December.
So, there you go. I give you two topics: Neutral pion parity and good old Mass. Discuss." top
mengel writes "(in the news-from-the-future department)
According to a press release dated August 31 (ten days from now) on the allofmp3 press page; now that a Russian court has ruled that they "operated within the bounds of Russian Law", they will be resuming the allofmp3.com service selling DRM-free mp3s as soon as they get a few ducks in a row. Between this and the class action suit, the RIAA folks must have steam coming out of their ears." Link to Original Source top
mengel writes "Accrording to the folks at SecurityFocus the number of bot-infested systems has surged to nearly 1.2 Million. This after a
big drop in December when lots of people replaced/upgraded
Time to upgrade your spam filtering software, the onslaught is coming..." top
mengel writes "This year, Tribune.com put up a site emergencyclosings.com, and with
the first big Chicago area snowstorm, the site is snowed under with
traffic. Many organizations and sites in the Chicago area have
told their employees and students to use this site as their
first point of contact for closing information. This morning, with
over 4 inches of snow on the ground, and up to 6 more coming, what's the
only answer available from the site?
mengel writes "SecurityFocuswrites
that Christopher Maxwell, who was endicted
in February, has been convicted of operating a BotNet, and been sentenced to 3 years of jail plus 3 years of "supervised release".
At sentencing, Judge Marsha J. Pechman stated that MAXWELL's crime shows "incredible self-centeredness" with little regard for the impact on others. Judge Pechman said a prison sentence is necessary for "deterrence for all those youth out there who are squirreled away in their basements hacking."
While the DOJ press release summary says "millions" of computers were broken into, they seem to be counting multiple breakins to the same systems; in the text further in they refer to "over 629,000 unique IP addresses".
What do Slashdotters think? Is 3 years too much time, or too little for Pwning over 600,000 other people's computers?"