Bingo. If there are millions of dollars in subsidies at stake or a multi-million dollar firm, paying a bunch of lawyers to take a bunch of lawyer-politicians to dinner and on vacations.
Force Congress to work securely from their respective state houses (make the lobbyists travel if they want to influence) and simplify the tax code (a recommendation of the President's Simpson-Bowles commission which only the GOP has embraced) and you'll go a long way to limit influence.
So...Morpheus was right?
"We've got him."
"Yes, that's just what the world needs: the rigorous code quality of PHP combined with the high performance and lightweight Java Virtual Machine."
Fortunately, I had already swallowed my coffee so the keyboard was safe.
However, your point is valid. Just because you can theoretically run something on something doesn't mean it's a good idea.
Anyway, I need to get back to writing a JVM in VBA. This is going to be the tits.
Without a copy of the agreement, it's hard to tell how nefarious this is.
Easy there, fella.
We all understand you've got the Ewok love.
Of course, this espouses laissez-faire economics:
And yet we spend twice as much on entitlements as on defense.
Get a Mac.
And enjoy what you can do without computer headaches.
Well, as I'm a Mac person these days, I've swapped out those sorts of issues for the ones that Apple produce.
...yeah, if I've gotten a slipstreamed install disc with SP3 on it, I could have saved myself a lot of time when I did the same experiment. *shrug*
Out of interest, which version of IE did it have after install completed? I see you were prompted to upgrade to IE8, but my memory is hazy on whether IE7 was ever included on later XP install discs.
'Its brain required abundant oxygen, so it presumably did a fair amount of thinking.'
humans brains require abundant oxygen but most do not do a fair amount of thinking...
For example, anthropomorphizing ancient sea critters.
But XP? Not so simple. XP has lower system requirements, it works well on systems that are dog slow under 7. It's STILL BEING SOLD for that very reason, and the machines that ship with it will generally not work with other versions, either from lack of resources, lack of drivers, or both.
I'm aware you can still get XP discs second-hand or ex-stock here in the UK - Amazon lists several versions, although some look suspiciously like they may be OEM versions that are tied to specific brand/model PCs. I'm not aware of any PC maker here in the UK offering an XP options, though - maybe Windows 7, for business systems and workstations.
Ultimately I will probably just put Slackware on the machine that's running XP now but if ReactOS were a little more mature I might use it instead.
I recently wiped my old (2003 vintage) laptop, which originally came with XP, and installed Linux Mint - considering the machine's specs, it works fairly well.
I've read about ReactOS, but given the slow pace of progress I regard it as curiosity rather than a viable alternative.
I am a lot of things, but Morrissey ambiguous is not one of them.
Just because he's dead is no reason to lay off work.