The idea that a policy of no cold calling "suppresses worker wages" is absurd.
In any case, I didn't even make the argument that it was "technically not illegal", I'm saying that what they did was actually reasonable and perfectly alright.
Right, my point is that suppressing worker wages is never alright.
Do your times support current hardware when your old one breaks?
Seriously? You have to ask this?
Using the magic of the internet, I can buy hardware going back 10+ years.
Using the magic of my operating system, I can install hardware that is 10+ years old.
The only real issues are DX10 and 11, and ram limits, if you can really consider those to be major issues.
Do the times support the old software you run?
Yes, because if I paid someone to make me custom niche software I likely need that software to keep doing what it's doing. Why pay someone to make it again when it isn't necessary?
Are you exposed to any security risks as a result of not being with the times?
You know, I probably am. However, Microsoft is now proving themselves to be another one of the security threats. So I can bend over and take it from Microsoft, or I can roll the dice. I think I'll take my chances.
The thing that is finally starting to bug me is that guns with clips exist for one reason: killing people efficiently. That's what a gun is for. That is the purpose of a gun. Yes, you can take your semi-auto to the range, or to hunt, but that's not what it was created for.
Do I think that responsible people should be allowed to own semi-auto guns? I used to think so. Not so much after this past year. I feel that people who would use guns for violence have spoiled it for the rest of us. I don't think the cost in lives is worth it.
Bolt action, break action, pump action, anything that disallows for wholesale murder is fine with me. If you're really that afraid of your government, I'm not sure how much more semi-auto is going to help you against their fully automatic weapons, IR scopes, and night scopes.
If you're really interested in defending your house from intruders, a pistol probably isn't the best choice if you care about your kid in the next room.
I wouldn't be against registration of semi-auto weapons, but I wouldn't care if they took them away so it's a little moot. Registration of non-semi weapons might be a little overboard. I hadn't really considered them to be a problem.
Egotist: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. -- Ambrose Bierce