Well, that's because there was danger to the profits.
One is a civil matter and the other is a criminal matter. Ie, OJ Simpson was acquited in the criminal court but ended up having to pay a lot of money in the civil wrongful death suit.
The referendum in Crimea was pretty worthless too.
There's a new joke about the Russian tourism slogan. Visit Russia, before they visit you!
Russia is far more fascist than Ukraine by any measure. They've got a dictator, a military culture, and a an attitude that one ethnic group is superior within their empire. I'm not saying Ukraine is a moral do-gooder, but compared to Russia it's a saint.
All these Maidan stories... It was a popular uprising, it was not dominated by the neo-nazis in any way. It was just an uprising against the bastard Yanukovych. Ukraine may have a lot of political problems but it is far more advanced than the backwards looking Russia that misses the good old days of the commies.
Don't forget that the self proclaimed leader in Crimea was a politician that got no more than 2% of the vote in previous elections.
There is no evidence the separatists have a majority of popular support. They have had no elections and instead have a self-appointed "prime minister". They quickly tried to seize power after the Crimea affair (totally due to Russian invasion they have admitted). However when Russia did not quickly come to their aid outright and only have sent a few advisers or supplies initially, and few civilians wanted to support them, their movement became a quaqmire.
In Crimea this worked, because most of the population were Russian citizens, worked on the Russian naval bases, or were family of Russian military members. The Russification program in Crimea has lasted a lot longer than in Ukraine.
But the separatists do NOT have the will of the majority people, they just have the majority of bullies is all. This is not like Crimeawhere it was dominantly Russian, but a more evenly split area. Even though Russian speaking politicians win the elections there by some amount, it does not mean every Russian speaker is pro-split. The self-proclaimed leaders of the separatists were never elected.
And it wasn't a coup in Kiev, the Russian puppet was losing all political support and fled with his billions that he stole.
I turned off Microsoft's automatic updating and such, after the first mistake. I've rarely seen any popups. I don't know what setting I have that enables/disables them. I never see anything on boot except for the ongoing patches that started when I shut down.
Apple pops up a notification (more annoying than Microsoft actually) that says "install these patches now or later?", and you have to click and open up before you can even see what you're clicking "now" or "later" for. Then it turns out it's just something stupid like itunes. So I ignore it. Then a few days later it repeats. Then a few days after that. And so on. It's basically the apple store window, even though I have zero software anywhere on or in the vicinity of the mac that even saw that store. So yes, I am indeed crawling under that sink to see what shit the plumber left there.
At least be glad microsoft isn't merging their updates and patches with their store.
The thing is that most of those stability patches are no such thing. They are for cards you don't have on your computer, for a product you don't use, and in some cases have nothing to do with stability but instead added new features.
When you click for more details it tells you to visit a web page. Then on that web page, full of long boilerplating, there is some description. Useful description, but it takes you enough time that to follow that patch for every update is a tedious chore. It would indeed help if the patch description said something more useful than "stability pach" or the name was something other than "KB11878723".
I think the rationale is that either the interns it would take to do this minimal work are costing too much, or they want customers to blindly install everything shoved at them.
Nonsense. Consumer protection is probably worth only 1% of a game's price. Unless the company is putting out games where most of the customers are going to complain about it.
I'm utterly baffled that EA has any customers left.