In his example of three lines, there is still a 2/3 chance that you are not in the slowest line. So unless "one in three" has become "likely," the headline demonstrates a failure at basic maths.
I'm not an expert in the field, but my understanding is that Homeopathy is based on the idea that there is a fundamental vital force that is responsible for overall well-being, which can be strengthened by taking particular concoctions that resonate with this force in the person. Maybe these placebos inadvertently had a homeopathic quality that was helpful for IBS sufferers.
Have you checked out Craigslist? Look at both the jobs and the "gigs" sections. I see ads for single-project development all the time as well as some ongoing stuff. I know a few people who do this sort of thing freelance full time and make a pretty penny too.
I live in one of the more tech-active areas in the country (Boulder, CO) so this may or may not apply...
I have uninstalled this parasitic piece of crap from the same guy's laptop no less than four times over a period of months, even doing my best to educate him about the situation. The Malware Removal Tool is not going to make any difference if the user is intent on reinstalling it as soon possible.
An actually responsible thing to do might be for Microsoft to run a friendly educational campaign about malware and viruses... a lovely dream.
Many people I am responsible for will be getting new notebooks within the next six months and the extra 150 EUR save from not bundling Windows could be put towards peripherals or better hardware. What is the new best practice for getting a Windows refund?