"have killed investigative journalists" - do you have any proof? There are lists of "killed" journalists, but by looking at these lists, many of "journalists" worked as journalists in the past, years before being killed. Others did not touch politics at all and where killed because they found criminal activity in some firm.
"work-books" were used to calculate pensions. In many ex-USSR countries they are still in use, so I guess that they are considered useful.
Usually if only IE is supported, it is IE6. And even IE7 is not IE6-compatible.
It was not done intentionally, it was a matter of serious errors made by government when serious bad harvest occurred. Most of data on Holodomor that is known in USA and other countries is a falsification by Yushchenko who wanted to propagate information that only Ukrainians died in 1932-1933. But still, there is nothing similar to that in 1970-1990. All countries had serious problems in past.
Cult of personality ended in 1960-1970. Holodomor was in the beginning of USSR, when whole world (including USA) suffered from famine.
Yes, like my country Moldova, which is now a ring for pseudo-liberal and pseudo-communist party fight.
You know only yellow press data about USSR. In 1990 (a year before fall) there was already almost no spying, at least no more that US has.
Yes, they release fixes. Soon. For IE you can wait up to 6 month for a fix.
I guess you also think that in USSR there were bears walking outside the office, drinking vodka with KGB agents....
thecarchik writes "America loves to complain about gas mileage and the cost of gasoline. As it turns out, part of the problem is us. How much does it really matter? A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a 1.1 percent increase in self-reported obesity, which translates into extra weight that your vehicle has to haul around. The study estimates that 1 billion extra gallons of fuel were needed to compensate for passenger weight gained between 1960 and 2002."
SP2 on Win64 will be supported till 2014.
1. fork - that how Perl won one of speed competitions for multicore.
2. PAR has encryption support. Also look at Module-Crypt.
Perl 5 is developing quite nicely. And number of users is raising (in absolute numbers, and recently, even in relative). See http://www.slideshare.net/Tim.Bunce/perl-myths-200909
Perl is the most compatible language - that's why they are unsure that compatibility will be the same that in previous releases. But it still will be better than other languages.
Perl usage is raising, you should not look at relative figures.