The only hole now is that the steam ID is probably unencrypted, so malicious users can probably troll others by posting the error message on Steam tech support with their victim's steam ID. But since Valve has the balls to release this info, they probably already have some mechanism in place to prevent these trollers from doing so.
I assume they would simply compare the SteamID posted in the forum against the your Steam forum user name, and would have some questions for you if you were posting someone else's Steam ID. Also, while I'm not 100% sure, I think they might have a way of checking what you currently have installed in your Steam folders on your system when you connect, so they could also check if you have Garry's Mod installed, but are not on the list of purchasers.
The cops can come knocking on my door for no reason whatsoever; that doesn't mean I'm going to jail.
True, but it would still be simpler to avoid the hassle and accusations altogether. Most college students generally don't have the spare cash for a defense attorney if they end up facing an overzealous prosecutor who decides to press charges. And if law enforcements decides to confiscate your computer equipment as evidence to prove or disprove it was you (since their warrant after tracking your IP would probably call for taking your computers), you're SOL if your term papers and other assignments were all stored on it. Even if you weren't responsible for what caused the original subpoena for the IP, a lot of college students (and other people) probably have at least a few things on their computer that would have questionable legality.
Examples of wifi activity that could cause problems:
- Child pornography
- Sending death threats, bomb threats, other terroristic acts
- Large amounts of file sharing (hundreds of GB)
- Script kiddies and other want to be hackers using your wifi connection
- VOIP Caller ID spoofing for "swatting" and other similar pranks
If the college gets a request/subpoena for an IP address owner, they're going to give the room/resident that the wifi router is in, and that student will have to deal with the consequences. Even if they can eventually show it wasn't actually them, they're the one that will be targeted.
Sharing protected wifi with trusted friends is ok. Leaving a wifi router open in a college dormitory is not a good idea. Connecting to an open wifi connection in a dorm is probably just as bad of an idea, unless you know what you're actually connecting to.
I actually got a chance to try it out at Best Buy yesterday, and I have say the 3D was pretty good for the little demo I got to play (Pilotwings Resort), and the depth is easily adjustable with the slider on the side. The analog stick works well too. The only uncomfortable thing about using it was that Best Buy has it hard mounted to a stand about 36 inches off the ground and you're supposed to be 10-14 inches away from the screen for the 3D.
I can understand some complaints about the battery life for long flights or being stuck at the airport, but maybe users could try something else for a while, like reading?