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It'd be good if they had 2 lobbies. If using a KBM you go to the KBM lobby and if you use a gamepad you go to that lobby. It'd let you play however you damn well please.
I think it sucks when IP laws hurt creativity by letting stagnate IP owners sit on something and then sue when someone actually tries to create something. If they are actively creating, as a consumer, I'm totally fine with that.
That would be hilarious.
Do it for the lulz!!!
The advantage here is that you have the OPTION to manipulate the files. Too cumbersome to do with touch? Sit down and do it with your KM since in the end at least it has a full featured OS.
The customer you had clearly KNEW that he could install updates by himself. You think any parent buying the PS3 for their child for this holiday season is going to know these things? They are going to see signs like that and think, "Oh I should probably get it updated while I'm here anyway!".
Other than that, if someone wants to pay for free software to be installed, so be it. Just don't trick people into it. It should be clearly noted that the Firmware update is free itself. Or, if the customer asks how to install it themselves they should be provided the information.
I agree with you that I'm not seeing it either in public instances. I think that you're right that there is little chance of corruption in a case of government run fire depot.
In fact, I'd prefer my fire depot run by my county as well rather than privately.
We're not talking about this specific case. I'm just saying that Private and Public fire depots would be equally able to run such a racket. In both cases you'd have a house burnt and someone extorted and then someone (hopefully) prosecuted and sued.
The case of what actually happened is akin to someone not paying their taxes (it was a fee in this case because it was not the homeowners county) for their public service and therefor not receiving their service.