On Linux I am connecting one of the two monitors using the onboard Radeon card. This is a little buggy, but I just don't do things that I know will crash it.
But your governments should consider helping engineers get out of this country. They should issue special work visas (like Australia) for the graduates of top universities. Many of my friends who are working in Iran (even in the military sectors) do so only because they need the job. Getting these people out would be the most effective and the cheapest way to do damage.
OTOH getting these people out may be a double edged sword. Although unlikely, if anyone is going to put sense back into the system it's these guys.
The people here are also very unreadable. On the one hand most of the religious shiites want more freedom in different part of their lives, for example in speech, in the economy, and in the society; but on the other hand they seem reluctant to relinquish their control over their female relatives or believe that other faiths should not be able to advertise their beliefs.
This religious adherence of the people plays into the hand of the government. The government rides these sentiments and from them derives and portrays its own, albeit different, version of what the people want through the media. Based on this portrayal the government implements some very annoying policies. This includes the severe restriction of the press, the internet and political figures, it includes the hijab police on the streets who arrest people based on their cloth. It includes systematic filtering of university students and professors and also our foreign policies.
There also are the Bazzaris (those with the money) and the religious leaders who are not affiliated with the government. These I haven't had much contact with and don't know much about.
What do you think?
Please, don't spend your dollars on coming here, spend them on getting people out!
With this third parties have a better chance of getting voted up.
Another note, the prestiges subjects in Iran is engineering. So just as the brightest US kids study law, the bright kids in Iran "get" to study engineering. I am guessing the same phenomenon holds for India. This may be the reason why the Indians and the Iranians far out perform the US kids in STEM.
One final note, yeah, I studied in CE in the top eng college in Iran. So although I may not be very socially knowledgeable, I probably kick the scientific hell out of the rest of y'all.