And a well-armed citizenry has prevented precisely none of those abuses.
Labour costs on a microwave are $700? Wow we need to outsource to the USA at once!
Weather cannot be affected by human activity. Fox News and posters on the internet have comprehensively debunked the lies of these so-called "scientists" and "experts".
One typo and one error in semantics oh noes. Datacenter still costs what it costs and you won't be able to legally use it unless you pay that money.
You could plug a smartphone or tablet into a screen and with a bluetooth mouse and keyboard quite happily create things.
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, which is the server version of Windows 8.1 costs $6,155 basic so what's the excuse now? Your argument also falls down because Linux costs nothing and there has been no mass migration to that.
A clean error code that has the message "An unknown error has occurred". Now maybe it's just me but if you know enough about the error to assign it a specific code then how can it be unknown?
They quite often are the owners at least in part.
Where has this idea that Databases can't scale come from?
Offer a free upgrade and a reliable compatibility layer for stuff that won't work on NT6.x and XP will be gone within the year.
Commercial software that my organisation depends on.
It doesn't since neither of those have full Win32 compatibility which is required for a migration. If it was as simple as you pretend then XP would've have disappeared years ago.
Microsoft failed to provide a decent upgrade path to NT6.x. That is most definitely their fault. End users are well aware of the need to upgrade, but when you have 800,000 desktops all running software that doesn't work on any flavour of NT6 then it's not a small problem, it's a hugely expensive problem that even when solved will provide no real improvement in the day to day functioning of the organisation.
I bought a netbook in 2010 that had XP on it so support until 2020 please.
Then why did they make it so difficult to do so?