If these computers are within a secured network and particularly if they don't have access to the internet, then there isn't any great risk in continuing to use these XP machines.
This move should come as little surprise to anyone. While the main battle in getting net neutrality has been won, the war is far from over. The legislation was only proposed now because the FCC's net neutrality rules were just published in the Federal Register today. In addition to the legislation, a new lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by USTelecom, a trade group representing ISPs.
At the moment politicians serve almost exclusively those who choose to donate large sums of money. That's honestly not a better situation than your alternative, even if it came to pass as you describe.
I totally agree we need pollution tax. However we have to be careful with its introduction as you may introduce a competitive disadvantage for your businesses. So the tax needs to fall on both domestic and foreign business (for example be applied at the point of sale).
The dependence on campaign funding negates the idea that everybody has one vote and each vote is as important as the other.
Forward secrecy is desirable as we see the NSA hoover up messages then store them until they crack the keys.
Has anybody attempted to bolt forward secrecy on top of SMTP? I would assume that it would need some kind of session key exchange between sender and recipient which would preclude the use of SMTP.
Writing an OS kernel is very tough work
Writing a shell is very tough work
Writing a graphics driver is very tough work
Developing a package management infrastructure and packaging a large number of programmes is very tough work
Developing a compiler is very tough work.
I maintain that elementary OS have contributed no more than 1% of the effort of their distribution.
I am not saying that elementary don't deserve money, but that they should get to the back of the queue and they absolutely should not demand money for other people's work.
Elementary OS' contribution to their own distribution is probably less than 1%. Almost all the effort into writing and packaging the software has been carried out by others. They are standing on the shoulders of giants. Why the fuck should they demand money for other people's work? It is disrespectful to call people cheaters, when they are grabbing money in exchange for other people's work! If anything, that is cheating. Elementary OS are so entitled its untrue.
Manually saving an application's state doesn't make sense
But in summary your advice is not to use the application
...but its been missing some basic features for years (in the windows and android versions):
1) preserve playlist between invocations of the programme (playlist resets every time you close vlc)
2) preserve state of music library as soon as you make changes to it (add music to vlc library, don't close vlc, library never gets saved)