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A bigger problem is that companies that outsource manufacturing tend to lose touch with the underlying technologies that make their products possible. If you're not very careful (and Apple is more the exception here than the rule - and I speak as an ex-Apple engineer
Apple is the exception because the elements of consumer technology are familiar to most American trained engineers from their experience as budding consumers. The same does not apply to aerospace, heavy manufacturing, and most other high tech areas. If you're not building the stuff in those areas you'll soon run out of people who have any idea of what they're doing...
Note that the story only suggests that the vaccine doesn't help the elderly and weak. They even admit this themselves in a q&a:
"One of the most compelling arguments for flu vaccination is to provide herd immunity. In other words, by keeping young healthy people from getting sick it is believed that we can slow the spread of the disease to others. That could help to protect those who can’t benefit from a vaccine due to a weak immune system. Studies in nursing homes suggest that there is benefit to the elderly when caretakers are immunized along with residents."
I think they're being dishonest when they conflate two claims:
* the vaccine may not help the elderly and weak
* the vaccine has no value (a much stronger claim and one that they don't make a good case for).
Herd immunity is pretty much the whole point of mass immunization. Ignoring that make them guilty of exactly what they accuse the other side of. Not pretty....
Those "cryptic" commands are one of the few advantages that Linux desktops have at the moment. Right now I'm using a Ubuntu machine which displaying applications from a nearby Suse Enterprise laptop and often displays distant (via NX if its over a VPN or straight remote X otherwise) apps from various servers running other Linux variants.
The inability of OSX or Windows to this sort of thing actually matters in an enterprise setting. Whatever issues X has supporting games matters somewhat less. And seeing as Linux is hardly going to beat XBox et al in the games area, maybe the enterprise would be a good place to focus?