The vast majority of slashdot users are not americans, the editors know and don't care.
I downloaded a Windows 10 preview from Microsoft last week, it works, sort of, feels slow and MobaXterm keeps launching new windows for some reason...
All I found was supposed summary of the interview. Given that Fried's attitudes about open hardware are at best schizophrenic, I'm not sure I trust her summary of the conversation. Fried is on record saying that "tools don't matter" -- so to her it doesn't matter if open hardware designs are only editable using proprietary tools, or even if the design files aren't released at all except as a pdf of the schematics. She is very, very short-sighted in that regard, but hey, it's a profitable form of short-sightedness.
As for Makerbot -- until proven otherwise it is best to assume they are beyond redemption. After all, they are owned by an aggressive patent-hoarder in the 3D printing space.
Sorry Jimmy, I just got back from London a few days ago, back to Sili Valley where I have lived for almost 30 years. Living in London would make me hate life after about 6 months. Heck, after 3 days I was more convinced than ever that the American war for independence was a very smart move. I'll take Sili Valley over London any day.