What exactly were you smoking?
Taxes are what the rich pay for the privilege of staying out of the guillotine.
Repurposed plasma screens are just that; you're making use of a huge supply chain designed for providing TVs to provide for a special purpose application. It would cost rather a lot to produce 30" eink displays, and there aren't many people to spread the initial costs around.
They'll give you a "discount" for using cash or debit.
There are more people using Baidu. Who cares if it works on Windows Phone or not?
But if they push too far, Google has the option to close them and nope itself outside of their jurisdiction. They'll still be able to sell and display ads to Europeans, safely on the other side of the internets.
They shouldn't have been issuing certificates trusted by default anyway. Pare down the CA list included by default in browsers since so many of them are no more authoritative than self signed certificates anyway. If someone wants to trust TURKTRUST, let them import them themselves. The vast majority has absolutely no reason to.
Both of them?
Is that really too much to ask?
Well that was damned classy. My toque is off to you, yankee.
Even just putting up a standard ad landing page would generate income, there.
We'll see if ICANN just brings down the hammer for powerful corporations here.
Commercial users are being expected to pay extraordinarily low commercial rates. Someone call the Wambulance.
If they were providing 8 as a free update, you might have a point, but who is really going to be shelling out $100 for it?
And no one bought that any more than they'll be buying 8.