its hard to even add blocking regex's since they actively try to thwart that, too.
One thing they'd have a harder time thwarting is DNS blacklisting. If I know a particular hostname means nothing but trouble, I can tell any computer that I control to refuse to resolve that hostname by adding it to the computer's hosts file. This means the server behind that hostname will see no connections from my computer.
Linux is always an alternative.
Not if the publisher of a particular business-critical application refuses to make it work in Wine, or the manufacturer of a particular business-critical peripheral refuses to provide a Linux driver.
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Even if there are cures, few can ever afford them
The next generation can more easily afford the generic knockoff of the cure once the patent has expired.
if researchers find a way to transform cancer from near-death sentence into a condition that people and their doctors can manage for decades, much as they do many other medical conditions today, then that's close enough to a "cure" as any of us could reasonably hope for. Or is that too difficult a concept for the average person on this myopia-infested site to handle?
The difference is that a treatment with ongoing costs is more like life support than like a cure. Insulin is not a "cure" for diabetes mellitus caused by pancreatic failure (type I). Nor is metformin a "cure" for diabetes mellitus caused by insulin resistance (type II). But I still agree with you that an upgrade from a horrible disease to a condition managed through life support is worthwhile.
when did cars in the US start getting so much bigger than in other places?
Around the time crash safety standards rose, if rally2xs is to be believed. Or when CAFE was instituted and automakers found they could comply by reclassifying their station wagons (called "estate cars" in some markets) as light trucks, creating the minivan and SUV.
seek the council of Saruman.
Saruman, Saruman, does whatever a Saru can, but how will that be enough?