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Comment Says it is money well spent (Score 1) 184

From original TFA:

Eventually everyone is going to settle. (Steve Jobs may have wanted to drive Android out of existence, but that’s probably not going to happen.) The question is what kind of terms will everyone get in these settlements. The court fights are really just a way of jockeying for position and trying to gain leverage for the great settlement that is yet to come.

In that sense, whatever Apple is spending on legal fees is probably money well spent.

Comment Re:Good. (Score 2) 354

Is getting a search warrant on someone really that time consuming?

More time consuming than not getting one; I'm sure most people reading Slashdot understand the potential for laziness. I don't think you need to fire the officers that used GPS; I'm sure they were told it was ok by a bunch of lawyers in their respective departments and bureaus.

That said, I'm happy to see this ruling from the Supreme Court.

Comment Re:After looking at Life on Earth, I have to say.. (Score 1) 416

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Or at least I hope the iPad 3 comes in a 256GB version, because the first 51 pages of "Life on Earth" weigh in at about 1GB. A fully interactive AND full-length textbook at 19MB/page is going to end up being something like 16GB per book.

What if they deliver the books over the air and you have a library like iTunes Match?

You could have your whole library downloaded to a PC or have a mobile device with which you sync books before you travel outside of internet range and that mobile device wouldn't have to that much larger than they are now (max size 64GB for iPad and iPod Touch).

Comment How do we... (Score 5, Insightful) 172

... get rid of the legal structure in place that makes this type of lawsuit have a good enough chance of prohibiting or delaying a competitors product that it makes good financial sense to proceed?

I wish that money spent on lawyers was spend on engineering, or alternatively, entertaining commercials.

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