I would advise against eating or drinking whilst reading this, at least if you value your keyboard. Also, possibly NSFW.
Also, awful diseases in human waste.
Very true. In the UK you have to get immunisations for most of them, but you also build up an amazing immune system. Doing sewer surveys I never got ill in 5 years.
From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none...
I have to do my own ironing?
Where is the fraud
Well I don't know if this would be called fraud, but in the UK it does break consumer protection laws.
In the UK, goods sold must be "as advertised" and "fit for purpose".
The PS3 update breaks both of these: the PS3 is now no longer "as advertised" or "fit for purpose" as the advertised OtherOS function has been removed.
Likewise, if you do not update, another advertised function (the ability to play on PSN) no longer works.
Giving the consumer the choice of which function to give up isn't much consolation (no pun).
I do wonder, though: if the record industry somehow managed to successfully sue someone for more money than the entire world combined made last year and also magically managed to get payment in full, how much would the artists who made the content under dispute get?
Nothing, same as they got in all the other lawsuits/shakedowns.
oh, yeah. we can compete with the companies that own the mass media.
Of course we can. ACTA isn't just about piracy you know. What really scares big media is that they lose control. They don't want people to realise that music and films can be home made and self published. After all, why would we need them any more if that were the case?