I ran across this fact the other day when poking around with my DVD/CD-RW… you can only change the regional setting 5 times.
I have heard or read about this before, and it always struck me as odd-- so two questions, please:
Why? (I assume that it has to do with limiting piracy in some way, but how does that work exactly?)
What is the physical mechanism that prevents me from changing the regional setting 6 times? (will my drive melt? will a SWAT team swarm in through the window, throw me to the floor and stand on my neck while I suck carpet? does the hardware start thinking of baseball, the firmware become positively flaccid, and the software succumb to the siren-song of gravity and fall right off the Windows sugar cone?)
Enquiring minds want to know… and so do I!