Hmm.. another conservative ploy to hand out gaydar equipped underwear to combat don't ask don't tell...
I disagree. The correct analogy is this: It is stupid of someone to change their clothes with their window curtains open - but that does not give the right to any passerby to take photos of it and keep it. I think most slashdotters are nerds who think anyone who does not understand wireless security is not worthy of owning a computer. Look at it from the other side.
The placebo effect works when there is no real ailment. The placebo effect cannot cure cancer, but it may cure restless leg syndrome.
Won't be long before Fantastic Voyage (1966) becomes a reality!
I bet the revenue made by BestBuy charging 30$ to remove the bloatware will be more than the revenue made from customers who actually pay for the full versions. If people are looking on the net for ways to remove it, why not do it right here and charge 30 bucks for it?