It could be intentional. I certainly didn't recognize his name, but certainly recognized the bull. Bringing attention to his art (which is quite a stunning piece) by a stupid lawsuit does not diminish his art, so *advertisement*.
Now if they could just find the right fearless girl lawyer to oppose him...
Does Sheeran have the power to undo the suspension? To reset the strike?
I don't think so; he's going to have to invest time and energy arguing with Atlantic/Warner to undo it all and hope the 'bots don't do it again (I would _hope_ they are able to whitelist, but I'm not certain they care enough).
He may have some leverage; it all depends on his contract. I have my doubts.
But more to the point, it could dual-boot. Not only did you get a nice toy to play games on, but you could even use it to practice your linux-fu. They advertised that. And then they just took it away, probably because those who used it for linux weren't buying any games.
Y2K was a deadline and people really behave differently when there are deadlines (just ask a student!)
HIPAA was a deadline and healthcare industries scrambled and fought to be ready when it went into effect.
HHS (or whomever is in charge of hospital regs) needs to define repercussions for hospitals not taking security (and backups) seriously. Not sure what the effect will be with the new administration, but it is certainly something that needs to get done *now*.
If you are running a hospital/enterprise computer system, you *are* doing backups. You are doing daily/weekly/monthly rotation backups. You should *not* be losing more than a single day's data should the worst happen. A large hospital/enterprise system would also have in place disaster management plans even in the case of when the worst does happen.
I place the most blame on email systems which permit links to be "followed." Yes there are also attachments to blame, but links are, I believe, the primary route for infecting computers; there should be a policy switch for turning that *OFF* across all mail readers.
"...Comcast will suffer significant, irreparable injury to its [...] customer relationships.They seriously wrote that down? Comcast? I know lawyers are professional truth spinners, but that *had* to hurt.