Out of the box, VS wins hands-down.
Until you need to target a non-MS operating system...
When telegraph was first used to pass data (both trading orders and share price-affecting information) around, I'm sure, it was also seen by some as "dishonest", "unscrupulous", and "disadvantaging small players"...
The difference you are looking for is between "telegraph" and "network", and "human" and "computer", not between "computer" and "telegraph".
Mossad is the sort of organization that will drive up next to you on a motorcycle in traffic and throw a magnetic grenade on your car. What are you going to do, sue them for wrongful death?
If ever there was a time to reverse the polarity on the deflector shield, that would be it.
Metadata: "the field 'originating_phone_number' contains the caller's number."
"Jenny" is data. "Customer name" is metadata."
Let's get it right, folks. People's lives depend on this.
What I'd prefer seeing instead of a Sales Tax (consumption based) is a flat tax of ten percent with no deductions/allowances (everyone pays the same amount)
Ten percent on what? Income or profit?
If you say "profit", what do I get to deduct from my income to call "profit"? Wages? Rent? Equipment? Raw materials? Transportation costs? Marketing and advertising? Employee training? Sales retreats? Investment expenses?
If it is income, I buy 100 shares at $10, and sell that 100 shares for $11, when I sell the shares I have an income of $1100, but a profit of $100 (actually less once you figure in brokerage commission). Are you going to let me deduct the cost of the shares I bought and the brokerage commission? Or do I have to pay $110 in taxes on that trade?
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