The slashdot groupthink would complain that they are reaping huge profits and overcharging customers for service that is sub-par.
That's not happening now (the reaping and the complaining)?
Or alternatively, why not use an appropriate charging structure, so that it becomes prohibitively expensive for the end user to consume excessive resources? And use the extra revenue earned from those users who are willing to pay for large consumption to increase the capacity.
Now that's a good business idea.
If you turn it off when you install things, doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of having it?
Not if you know exactly what you're installing.
This could grow tits on a frog.
I'm just asking. Either way, I'm sure it would fast become a popular kind of porn for some people.
Rule 34 strikes again...
The files on it probably weren't classified or particularly sensitive
I'd say names coupled with locations and mission briefings were pretty sensitive, wouldn't you? I don't expect there were any missile launch codes on the player, but still - these pieces of information could have been used for the wrong purpose and could potentially have done harm.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers." -- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a particularly vivid fantasy)