More like six tweaks and one "run another study" option. It's all very disappointing, especially when fix #4 actually demonstrates why software patents are unethical: if people can stumble across the oh-so-hard solution to a problem independently, why was anyone given a monopoly on it? When this happens all the time, why are these monopolies being systematically issued?
The answer, as it is for almost everything now in the post-industrial economies, is that it's another way to print money and generate economic activity not actually doing something, but instead doing something around that thing in an increasingly tangential fashion. So your power company might not actually generate power itself, but instead be a power trading company, buying up supply and passing it on at a near zero mark-up, relying on pre-payment and financial acrobatics to turn a profit.
The sad thing is that our societies appear to reward such speculation much more than investment in the things that actually generate genuine value.