First car I ever bought - a 1977 Leyland Mini (a real bomb, as it turned out) had its engine die within 300km of buying it. When I took it to the mechanic, it turned out that the problem was that a family of rats had built its home behind the dashboard and chewed through the cable for the oil warning light, so I never received a warning that I was low on oil.
Nice to see that nothing has changed...
I find it interesting that anybody found out where he lives, given that Michael Atkinson refuses to reveal where he lives.
With no proof one way or the other, I suspect that the note story is made up. Just like the barbecued cat story.
Blizzard was subpoenaed:
“None of that information was sound enough to pursue on its own, but putting everything we had together gave me enough evidence to send a subpoena to Blizzard Entertainment. I knew exactly what he was playing — World of Warcraft. I used to play it. It’s one of the largest online games in the world.”
Due to the guy being in a different country, there was not a need to respond to it, but I guess that there would have been nothing to have stopped one being sought in Canada....
Unfortunately, fixing the defective iPod support is completely out of Songbird reach as Apple makes it clear now that they don't want any other player than iTunes to support their iPods. Doing the opposite could even be considered as breaching the law. That is why Songbird has stopped supporting the newest versions of iPod and have released/open-sourced the iPod support to the community.
It also seems that all versions of the iPod are not working with Songbird. With third party support failing across the board what alternative would someone who bought an iPod 2 years ago have? There has already been, at least, one filed case in regards to Apple tying iTunes to the iPod as well as tying iPhones to providers (which in the Rest of The World isn't always the case) but everything to help the consumer seems to be lacking in North America so would we have a chance at getting third party iPod support back or should those who don't like iTunes dump them on eBay and get something else? Is this indicative of where we can expect Apple's product updates to take us?
We can found no scientific discipline, nor a healthy profession on the technical mistakes of the Department of Defense and IBM. -- Edsger Dijkstra