the only REAL way apple could sue is if they had copyright over the "sync" process. meaning around the messages they are sending. Since the pre is doing 2 way sync, they are obviously interpreting the commands that itunes is sending and doing whatever it's supposed to do. they couldn't be sued over appearing like an ipod via USB.
"Dr. Harman, where would you like to do the trials at?"
"What country has an over population problem?"
"Fantastic, lets try it there. Hopefully it works or we'll just be making matters worse."
An anonymous reader writes: There's April Fools jokes, and then there's misrepresenting account balances to customers, allowing them to spend the money, and charging them a steep transaction fee as penalty. The Consumerist reports that online brokerage Zecco pretended to add millions to customer accounts, then panicked when people started using the money to to make real trades.
from the because-he-said-so dept.
An anonymous reader writes "API Lead at Twitter, Alex Payne, writes today that the Internet was 'built wrong,' and continues to be accepted as an inferior system, due to a software engineering philosophy called Worse Is Better. 'We now know, for example, that IPv4 won't scale to the projected size of the future Internet. We know too that near-universal deployment of technologies with inadequate security and trust models, like SMTP, can mean millions if not billions lost to electronic crime, defensive measures, and reduced productivity,' says Payne, who calls for a 'content-centric approach to networking.' Payne doesn't mention, however, that his own system, Twitter, was built wrong and is consistently down."
One thing that I did not like about the book was how it handled source. I personally like to see colored formatting of source, but at a minimum source code should have a different background than other text on the page, where this book just had a monospace font to set aside source code. This just made it a bit harder to navigate the source.
darrenkopp writes: Scott Gunthrie announced today that Microsoft will be releasing the full source code for their.NET framework, including comments, for download later this year. It will be released under the Microsoft Reference License (MS-RL). Doing this will allow developers to both view the source code, as well as step into sections of with a debugger that formerly were unavailable.
It is unknown how this will affect Mono development, but assuredly this will speed it up. However, one may wonder, based on Microsoft and Novell's recent agreements, if the Mono community could use large poritions of the frameworks code.