from the quoted article: "(For statistical reasons, I chose to use figures that include mining and utilities as part of manufacturing.)"
i'd like to know those statistical reasons.
You're 50% more likely to agree with me if I use those figures.
They need to come up with a reliable way to fix this, make absolutely sure it actually fixes the problem, and then make sure the patch doesn't cause crashes on any of the OS variants out there. Otherwise the chaos would be worse.
Indeed: just imagine the riots in the streets if they accidentally broke Farmville. Having millions more PCs in botnets will be much less harmful.
The sad thing is, I'm not 100% sure you're wrong.
Or naaah, they can just start charging extra now for passengers to not get hit by stewards/stewardesses with fly-swatters. Or maybe for a tiny extra fee, you could be seated in an area where they don't randomly throw passengers out..
I see you fly United too.
What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.