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Comment: Re:Pretty close to zero (Score 1) 240

by lothos (#46775169) Attached to: How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Moon+ supports PDF, and when I looked at FBReader that was still a feature to be added. I didn't really look at FBreader very much because of that, but it looks very nice. I originally wanted Aldiko but it doesn't support storing books on the SD card on my device, since the internal memory is sdcard0. I basically got Moon+ because it was the first I came across with all the features I needed, and I had a free Google Play credit from buying the tablet :)

Moon+ will sync your reading position across devices, and it uses dropbox for that, but it's a feature I haven't used yet.

Comment: Re:Pretty close to zero (Score 1) 240

by lothos (#46706521) Attached to: How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Android here as well, and I haven't purchased a lot of apps either.

I spent $3.99 on IP Cam Viewer a few years ago, and it was well worth it for keeping an eye on my home cameras. I also spent $4.99 on the Moon+ ebook reader last night for my new tablet. Great app, and something I'm happy to pay for. Other than a few 99 cent kindle books, that's all I've ever purchased. I still have $10 left of free Google Play credits from purchasing the tablet and no idea what to spend it on.

Comment: Re:You want all your eggs in one basket? (Score 1) 178

by lothos (#45261201) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Are the Complete Hosting Providers?

I don't. Few hosts have the brains and manpower to handle that many services at once. Pick the best for each one, and be glad that they're the best. Besides, if their data center is DDOS'd, you want all your services going down at once? Likely not.

I came here to post this as well. I'd rather have redundant servers in different geographical locations.

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Comment: Re:Only applies to prewritten software? (Score 3, Informative) 364

It is no different than collecting taxes on any other service performed (eg cooking, barbering).

To my knowledge most states don't tax for services (especially not as highly as sales are taxed). Have you ever heard of a musician or lawyer (or even your aforementioned chef or beautician) having to collect any sort of sales tax?

Comment: This time I'm intrigued... (Score 3, Interesting) 109

by juventasone (#43479345) Attached to: Researchers Hack Over a Dozen Home Routers

Comprosing cheap routers is a topic that has been covered on Slashdot many times before. In every previous article, they've required that remote administration be enabled on the router, which is generally never a default setting. This report states, "tested with out-of-the-box configuration settings". Really? Yikes.

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