By default, LUKS ignores (errors, actually) those discard/TRIM messages at the block device layer, preventing the SSD from processing them. You have to explicitly override this in order to TRIM a block device under an encrypted filesystem, in which case you're on your own.
This is an excellent example of capitalism at work: they went with the lowest-cost supplier!
It seems that this could be considered an anti-competitive practice that might have some legal consequences for Microsoft. They are basically using their privileged position to prevent their own clients from donating funds to an open source 'competitor'.
Technically, the motto is "In God We Trust". Don't worry, Obama forgot too
I'm sure that Apple must be keeping a close eye on this case, given their own worldwide legal shenanigans.
As others have pointed out, these questions are for 4th and 8th graders. The Florida sample questions for 10th graders, i.e. the level of test that this guy flunked are here: http://fcat.fldoe.org/pdf/sample/0910/reading/FL517300_10_Rdg_TB_WT_r2g.pdf These still seem to be pretty straightforward for anyone with a BSc and double Masters...
When somebody installs a skimmer on an ATM or fuel pump, there are criminal penalties for (attempted) fraud. How is this software any different?