"Lol, you are technically correct."
Not so much actually. Please pay attention to tense, as I'm pretty sure that there are a number of Tesla owners and previous owners who haven't died quite yet.
Died after driving a Telsa.
Wouldn't this apply to all Tesla owners?
Not at the present moment.
"How would someone go about fixing an operating system whose biggest problem is that it can't run many of the proprietary applications on which he relies?"
Agreed. Way back when we were all warning you of the hole you were digging yourself and you kept spouting loudly and proudly that relying on garbage was "Tony the Tiger Great" we knew this post was coming. The answer of course is: Get yourself a clue stick and start digging
"Bottom line LibreSSL is useless here as long as it won't run Windows.'
The sad part is that you actually believe it.
"And then when there's a disaster "
You haven't been paying attention. There is already a disaster.
"You ask a complex question. Much too complex for much of what passes for insight on
/. these days, but I'll try to chime in.
Before you decided to put down the majority of Slashdotters, it would behoove you to log in, before you chime in. It shows one has at least a basic level of competence that you apparently lack. Thanks.
"especially after everyone panic-upgraded after heartbleed."
You can leave out the "panic". Everyone upgraded. Appropriately. No need for the over-sensationalism.
"The post office may not care what is in the box but its charges are based on size and weight."
Excellent! My bits are extremely small and light!
"My thermostat will never be connected to anything and does not need an end of life thank you very much."
I can see the advantage there, but wouldn't it be more useful if you connected it to the solenoid or what have you so it could control the temperature in the house?