I feel so mature after reading this last bit, shouldn't be too hard to solve.
For the honesty proverb. It's somewhat sensible, but it is indeed inaccurate. A lock does keep an honest person honest, yes, but they are slightly more than that. A simple notice saying please leave off the fucking door knob would do just as much if that were true. The saying is just meant to convey the reality that no lock is foolproof and most aren't even a hindrance. It has nothing to do with honesty at all, an honest person just happens to be the only one affected by the lock on a sure basis. To an honest person, it's a signal notifying them to fuck off, as opposed to a barrier they have to get through.
Tommy. Panties. Fix.
I'd say they're in a bunch, but you're way past that. It's the internet, stop responding to his wonderful sense of humor with whining. Call him a cunt punting assfucker and be done with it already.
Industry thinks that there is enough proof that pirates are guilty and they do make a decisions. If you don't want to prove anything to industry, just don't do it and never talk about DRM and piracy
It's that simple
Everyone will agree to disagree.
In which case I'd be happy with the situation. Do explain where exactly EA is only making the pirates prove their innocence? Perhaps you enjoy a good assraping every now and then?
If I have to play phone tag with EA reps for a week to get my game reactivated, how am I not being forced to prove my innocence in a crime they can't even prove is hurting them? I've already explained this in multiple previous posts, piracy isn't a one way street. Pirates buy games because of piracy, this is as inarguable as the fact that some pirates might have bought instead of pirating, for the exact same reason. It's the level that is unknown. Until some shittard executive bothers checking into that well known phenomenon, I'm telling them to fuck themselves when they tell me to prove I'm not a pirate at their convenience.
After they prove they're suffering from it, I'll reevaluate my standards.
Also, sarcasm has dethroned kings. A little thing like winning an argument on the internet is, if anything, beneath it's power.
Someone being a psychiatrist wouldn't help their cause either, arguing over whether they're all idiots or not is impossible because the populace is fucking retarded though. They haven't figured out that the massive rise in mental problems are simple cause and effect following the rise of modern psychobabble. Since you seem to put great store in a degree, you'll be equally brain dead.