If I may be perfectly sincere, a medium-large dog that barks when startled is generally all you need to protect your home. Most all dogs are incredibly vigilant, and no burglar wants to deal with a dog. From a criminal's perspective, it is much easier to move on to the next house than fight off a potentially dangerous dog (or dogs - it can be hard to tell whether a home with a dog has one or several). Most burglars don't spend days, weeks or months casing a house like bank robbers in movies do.
I did have a break-in once. There was no dog and no car in the driveway. 1:00 in the afternoon on a weekday and some homeless 37 year-old drug addict decided my house was the one to loot. Too bad for her (yes, her) I was home. Too bad for me that the prosecutor inexplicably refused to speak to me and had the charges dismissed six months later. Lucky for her I did not have "hardware" handy at the moment and was in utter disbelief.
In this case, the person with the laser should know better and it should be easier to find them.
That's your answer? Lasers aren't really a problem because the people using them should know better, and they should be easy to catch? Good one!
Examples: Win 95 - somewhat groundbreaking, Win 98 - buggy as all hell, Win 98 second edition - much better, Windows Millennium Edition - huge pile of crap, XP - much better, and still widely used, Vista - a bad joke with no punchline, 7 - best Windows ever(?), 8 - does anyone actually like or want it? Win 8 is probably so bad that 8.1 can't fix it enough, and isn't enough of an overhaul to count as a new version, but Windows 9 is going to be killer!
Disclaimer: I was a DOS and OS/2 user until they faded away, and have been 95% on linux since 2007 (except for my Android addiction), so maybe my opinion of Windows doesn't count.
I don't need employees who double as cheerleaders, just competent people who take their jobs seriously and come to work ready and willing to work. After all, it is work and most of us won't do it without reasonable compensation. If my dad taught me one useful lesson about work it is that your employment need not (perhaps should not) define you as a person, and it should certainly not run your life. I suppose if you are passionate about painting or something and can support yourself solely via that, then passion is in order, but if you are working for someone else it is a little crazy to have a 24x7, job-first mentality.