The Unix Haters Handbook is online: http://web.mit.edu/~simsong/ww...
Because the Iranians are all peaceful and stuff, right?
As a matter of fact, yes. Iran hasn't invaded another country in over 270 years. (They invaded India and sacked Delhi in 1738-9). Compare that with the United States: http://academic.evergreen.edu/...
A more comprehensive list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...
It's even worse on CentOS 5.9; the default Python there is 2.4, and you can't change the system version or you'll break Yum.
Tony (-6.00, -5.90)
Didn't Perot spin EDS out of General Motors?
Fair play; you're right, lazy Googling on my part.. He wrote "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" in Glasgow, but was back in Fife by the time he wrote"The Wealth of Nations". I think I'm good on the other two, though.
Adam Smith, "The Wealth of Nations".
Mark Millar, "Kick-Ass".
Alistair MacLean "The Guns of Navarone", "Ice Station Zebra", "Where Eagles Dare", too many others to list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_MacLean
PC-BSD + Gnome2
I was with you on most of those right up until the last one. Admittedly they could all fall under the rubric of "right wing litmus tests", but really? I can understand committed vegetarians who object to animal butchery for human consumption, or for any other reason (though I find that hard to reconcile with the fact that our own immune systems slaughter millions of bacteria, not to mention our own cells, every day). But I really cannot think of a sane rationale proscribing ritually prepared food, other than xenophobia, in a country where eating meat is legal.
While I commend your initiative, taking horse pills tends not to happen in countries with state sponsored healthcare either. Even if the doctors do prescribe antibiotics for viral infections *cough* France *cough*.
No, I expect the state to pay for them out of general taxation. Modern strains of TB, common in South Africa and the New York prison system require a multiple month course of very nasty, old fashioned drugs. They make you feel sick as all hell, and you can't afford them anyway:
We fix that in the civilised world by not requiring people to pay for medicines essential to public health. Sadly, that does not yet include the United States.
This doesn't happen in countries with universal medicine. Don't get me started on routine feedlot medication.