Because that WAS the intention of the owner: to share their data with random, unknown 3rd parties. That's pretty much the entire purpose of P2P networks.
The main problem with this isn't that it's so rushed. It's that most of the students that will be taught this are computer illiterate. It's always surprising to me how even young tech savvy people don't even know the basics of file systems, or the difference between a hard drive and RAM.
I hear this a lot and I don't understand why everyone assumes this. Has no one ever heard of a thing called "law of conservation of energy?" Yes, it's true that the use of wind and solar don't (directly) create pollution but they remove energy from the surrounding environment. It's not the same threat we're used to but it is still a threat, and one that we don't yet know the long term effects. I'm not saying the wind power is a bad thing, but saying it "pose[s] zero threat to the environment" is false.
I love it when people respond like this. Apparently them being good at something, that you're not, means they have no life? Everyone has their own talents and just because something would be time consuming for you doesn't mean it is for everyone.
Chill out, smoke more.
Games have the firmware they need on the disc. If you try playing it on a lower firmware version it asks to update just like if there's a new update online. But if they only use it for playing movies and have no internet, you're right, they will have to update some other way when they come out with new Blu-ray profiles.
You don't need a network connection. Try playing a game that requires a new firmware. Same thing: Do you want to update?, yes, done. I suppose if you only use your PS3 for a Blu-ray player, have no internet and get a movie that requires an update to play for some reason then this service might be useful to you.
The thing that's stupid about this is that if your PS3 NEEDS a firmware update it asks you if you want to update, you select "yes" and you're done. If they don't know how to update the system how do they know they need to update it? Are people seeing the system say "Would you like to update?" and just freaking out? "OH GOD WHAT IS THIS SIMPLE YES OR NO QUESTION?! MY BRAIN CAN NOT HANDLE IT! I shall drive all the way to Best Buy and have them solve this riddle for me."
I don't hate Best Buy for preying on stupid people. I hate them for thinking of it first.
You don't need ANY instruction to update your PS3. It basically updates itself. Just use your PS3 normally and it will check for updates, and ask if you want to update, automatically. Select 'Yes.' Done.
Because condoms are made of magic... Pro Tip: You can still get STDs while wearing a condom, just like you can still get preggers.
More importantly, if they're non-technical, they probably don't even know how their computer works so how do they expect to learn how to program? There are many more thing you should know well before you start programming.
Exactly. Would you recommend someone that knows nothing about medical science to learn how to perform surgery?
There's enough bad code out there already, the last thing we need is non-technical people adding to it. This would cause the same issues that arise because of people who know how to use Windows but don't know how to use a computer. If you want to program then you need to learn how a computer works first.
Don't forget about firing your top employees instead of paying them what you owe.