I guess I am okay with this, as long as we can install stuff on their machines as well. I am pretty sure that they have a lot more to hide than I do...
Hmmm... I think I just wire the output of an inverter back to its input and I get an oscillator... Add more in a chain if I want a bigger delay, or a counter/divider... No analog circuitry required, just the fact that there is a propagation delay.
+1. This put a big smile on my face.
Any company which does not take advantage of these tax loopholes is doing something dumb and will not be in business very long. If you don't feel good about the loopholes, then work to get them changed.