It is not about just rebuilding using a different configuration, the application is still working running without JIT on non-SSE2 cpus, it is about generating x87 math instructions which is a bit trickier than using the SSE2 floating point assembler instructions.
Granted, this is on an old dual-cpu Athlon MP system so the absolute results are not comparable to anyone else but the relative results are
I seriously hope someone is fired or loses a contract over this.
No, they got cake.
You haven't taken into account that when the first CFL dies, the LED is probably cheaper than it is today. So you could get a higer ROI if buying one or two CFLs before buying a LED.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.