Dude, everything stomped the Pentium IV. It was a shitshow from start to finish. It made a pretty decent space heater, though.
You should apologise, not to me, I have nothing to do with your education system, apologise to the people in your own country for destroying a perfectly fine free market capitalist system that they had in the nineteenth century and in the early twentieth and destroying it with socialist and of course fascist movements that your pathetic society has developed over the last 100 years. It happened to your society in a completely organic fashion, you didn't even need a revolution.
Poor people are poor in your socialist/fascist system and they will stay poor and will get poorer. Poor people were made richer by a free market capitalist system that you decided to destroy in exchange for a promise of security and free bread crumbs and pieces of pork and circuses, that politicians promised to throw your way. Of-course they promised to steal from those, who still produce and to subsidise those, that you are supposedly interested in helping, but of course as per usual, these motions lead to the exact opposite outcomes.
Your freedom to move... on the property of others.
- wrong. I was born in the USSR, I am talking about freedom to move without government impeding on it, which is what we had - government impeding on our ability to move as free people, which we were not.
As to property of others, I am against all public property and so AFAIC all roads should be private and it is between individuals to come and various road providers to come to agreement as to how the roads can be used and it has nothing to do with:
to be secured for you by others (yet without cost)
which only has meaning by dint of the power of the collective to enforce the contract.
- wrong. Freedom to contract means without government interjecting into the terms of contract and setting rules as to how contracts are written and enforced.
you were free to own yourself and your property... unless I understand you to be objecting to eminent domain
sure, eminent domain is a huge problem, but you are still wrong, people are not free to own themselves and property as long as governments can collect income taxes and declare what money is and inflate money supply by printing fiat.
roads, railroads, etc. that the nasty collective forced upon your noble and downtrodden individuals.
- all roads and railroads should be private, as they used to be as well.
Kooks here are the likes of you, not just kooks, socialist/fascist ideologues.
Nonsense, a free society is free from government oppression, which creates the instability in the economy, the inflation (money printing) that keeps politicians afloat, the business regulations and income taxes that destroy productivity and promote theft and murder (and obviously higher prices).
Free market capitalism produces outcomes that are affordable by most productive people and push prices down specifically to gain more market share and to make more money in the process, which is the ultimate moral good: making money by giving the people the choice of giving you their money for the product that they want and reward you for.
The only entities that keep pushing prices up are the governments, who want to bail out the politicians by constantly pushing for more and more inflation (money printing) to give them the free out of jail card to promise shit to the masses of idiots, who want free shit that they do not personally produce and pay for (at least not directly as they understand it).
Your double speak is powerless to hide the reality, there are no rights that are only ensured by denying rights of other people and that is exactly what you have to do to provide your 'civil entitlements', not rights.
A civil entitlement system exists, unfortunately, you are correct. A civil right system does not exist, anything that has to call itself a 'civil right' is based on discrimination, theft and use of force of government and its weapons to steal rights/liberty/property of people to provide the entitlements. The societies that create such is systems are sick, I give you that, most societies are sick. Societies that are based on denial of rights, denial of equal rights of people under law, based on theft and threat of government violence are sick societies.
We have what we have, all we can do is understand what exactly is going on and help these societies to commit suicide, a collapse, which is inevitable and desirable. I would rather have war and destruction than these so called 'civilised societies' that destroy the individual by promising to the majority to steal and redistribute. These societies do not deserve the light of day and they will collapse under that weight and total lack of morality, the morality that matters - morality of respect of the freedom of the individual being more important than any group any collective. Freedom first of all means protection of the individual against the destructive power of the collective, freedom to own and operate his/her own self and his/her property, freedom of movement and freedom of contract.
Sick, paternalistic societies will end themselves so that eventually freer societies can emerge, too bad we are living here today before that happened.
Wrong, poor people could afford education out of pocket, people could work for a summer to pay for the education that they could actually use in the real world. A wealthy society allows parents to pay for their children's education out of pocket specifically because it is a wealthy, productive (producing) society. You are a troglodyte, stuck in a box with no lights that can't even imagine that beyond the box there is an actual world.
The whackjob here is you, insisting that some people have to be enslaved by the system to provide some other people with a good and a service just because you want to call that particular good/service a 'right'. A right cannot be given, a right is protection against government abuse, it is absence of government abuse and equality under law. People cannot be equal under law if they are forced to provide a good/service to anybody under the guise of 'right'. At best you are confused and cannot see the difference between a right and an entitlement, at worst you are a blood thirsty socialist/fascist monster that will justify any violation of freedom and life as long as it aligns with your ideology of theft and dictatorship.
Correct. Fix the public schools by shutting them the fuck down, stopping the theft of money from the people that they could otherwise channel their resources to where the market needs those resources to go at the time, so it wouldn't be a situation where some stupendous central authority needs to wake up to the realities of the market but instead people would be solving their own problems and offering those solutions at competitive prices. Education systems are not supposed to be something static, they have to change with times to provide the economy / society what it needs and individuals within the economy acting out of their own self interest try to figure out what are the best products / services that the rest of the market participants would prefer at any time and the competition (the invisible hand) creates the necessary pressure and pushes people in the direction that helps others rather than impeding them.
Please tell me what the fuck is wrong with you? A guy works in a company in India, he is making a market set wage there, obviously he is not forced to work in the company, he is making the best money he can in his country in that company, otherwise he'd be working somewhere else in his country.
He comes to the USA to do some installation work of the product that was developed by his team in his country. How is this at all a sane idea that he now needs to be paid something entirely different based on the country where he is doing installation rather than what his actual salary is back in the country where he was hired and where he has his actual job?
Sarcastic? What is wrong with you?
That's fine if the products services are not something you personally find useful or enjoyable, of-course that's not fine for all those people that are fired and who will be fired in the future and it's not fine for those who actually want to use MS products (I suppose there people in that group as well) and it's obviously not fine for the general state of USA economy, as MS is just a symptom of a much larger trend. It's not fine for USA trade imbalance for example.
Of-course MS is firing American workers, why is it a surprise? The surprising part is that they are not doing it faster and bigger, but I guess everything in its time. There will be more cuts and then more and eventually MS will transition its operations to Asia out of the West, where the productive Asians can actually afford to purchase their products, while the Americans can purchase less and less, made unproductive by their socialist/fascist state and ideology.
What stolen wages? From who were wages stolen? The only thieves in this case are the government, who stole money from a company on a pretence that some 'wages were stolen'.
A bunch of Indian people are working in India, making Indian wages come to the USA to do some temporary installation work and they continue being paid Indian wages. What the fuck is wrong the AMERICA?
Remote support of friends and families running GUI enabled operating systems.
I used to do remote support on Windows NT 4.0 servers over a 33.6kbps dial-up connection. With the right remote admin tool, it's no problem at all.
You young ones and your insatiable hunger for bandwidth.
Supply side is the only economics that exist, if there is no supply there is no economy, all real economies are based on creating stuff, consumption is the trivial part of the process.
Of-course to consume you have to produce, which means if you are unproductive you cannot afford to consume what other people produce and what the economy became with all the taxing, regulations and inflation (money printing) is exactly this: vendor financed consumption without any chance of returning the debt that is accumulated for all the consumed products because the economy that is taxed, regulated and inflated does not produce.
Social Security is a scam, so is fiat money, so are any regulations of business and any income related taxes and all money printing by government.
There will be a bootable DOS disk image for Mac and Linux users. It's supposed to be released late October, according to the download page: