I agree that this is a stupid idea, but isn't this even more stupid than you give it credit for? Patents last 20 years, this idiocy would last for 5 (or 12). What are they going to do, patent the drug and not do the clinical trials required to sell the drug until the patent is almost up?
If anything, this is a ploy. Sneak something in that can easily be shrugged off and they can extend quietly in the future. The TPP negotiators are being played (or played with depending on if they know or not.)
There was a recall on Jeep Libertys a few years ago because the gas tank can leak in rear end collisions. But according to you they shouldn't have had to had the recall since it was only a safety concern if someone rear ends the vehicle.
I don't think you know what the term "safety concern" means.
I may have to test this. Supposedly, I have a different plan than their unlimited. The only problem is it doesn't say anything about me getting messages letting me know and only getting a lower priority, so I may never know.
Unlimited data is the only reason my sister has Sprint. Outside of that, she is not pleased. I'd bet that she's going to switch back to Verizon soon.
T-Mobile does have unlimited data. Not that "Unlimited" plan that they advertise that gets throttled after 7G, they have a truly unlimited data plan (I think it's actually called "Truly Unlimited"). They don't advertise it, you can't buy it online, and you have to spend lots of time explaining exactly what it is you want, but you can get truly unlimited from T-Mobile. It also costs $80-$90 a month.
Somebody signed up with G-mail and actually got an address with a period in it? G-Mail does have protections against that (unlike, it seems, Comcast). They expressly ignore periods in addresses, even says so when trying to sign up.
Just as a test I tried to sign up for my account with a period in it and it said someone already had that account. I know no one else has that account as I use that address myself. The period in a G-mail address is a long known trick to help sort e-mails.
I'm not saying that the problem is impossible, I know far too much about technology to think that any failure is impossible. I am saying that it sucks you have this problem. Google is notoriously hard to get any support from when there is a problem (let alone one that most people would think is impossible).
Somebody got a threatening visit from a couple of people in really nice suits. If they were wearing blue gloves, I'd have done what they said as well. Granted, I would have quit and emigrated after that.
So your solution to those who break the law is to encourage others to break the law? Because that's exactly what you're doing. You're saying that due process and justice should be ignored just to get those bad guys.
Beware the rode that you walk down for it leads to the same place you claim to oppose.
TotalBiscuit did some digging (Youtube) into this. Most developers seem to be taking a "wait and see" approach, but are optimistic. Most of the ones that TB pointed out that mentioned how many refunds were issued said that a high rate would be expected initially. Especially since Valve seems to be giving refunds for games purchased months ago. People who would have refunded the games would have spread out over the months if refunds were possible.