LPT: If you're being murdered, tell Alexa.
Alexa: My brother in law Jerry is here and has a knife and is stabbing me! Ow!
They tried that. Up until around 1999, Microsoft wouldn't allow a new PC to be shipped with anything but stock Windows (and before that, DOS). Pre-installed software was forbidden by the licensing agreement.
An antitrust lawsuit in the late 90s claimed that this practice was anticompetitive because OEMs couldn't put alternative web browsers on PCs. So Microsoft was forced by the courts to allow OEMs to install whatever they wanted on prebuilt PCs.
This is the Internet. The net is so wide here that you are literally quite likely to find a man that has bitten a dog.
Off-topic, but since you brought it up
I was four years old. My parents had an overly exuberant keeshond that delighted in nipping at me. It is possible the malevolent hound was only being playful and socializing, but to me it was behaving more like a competitive, overbearing sibling. For example, it never nipped at me when an adult was around. One winter day, after we were all outside in the snow, my mom went upstairs and this treacherous canine knocked me down from behind and nipped at my ears "playfully". Still in my one-piece snowsuit and wearing mittens, I'd had enough of this cantankerous pupstart's behavior, and I demonstrated the evolutionary advantages of an opposable thumb by grabbing his snout with both mittened hands, and finishing with a powerful argument delivered by human incisors directly upon his loathsome, black, wet nose!
Naturally, the little bitch shrieked and whined theatrically over the comeuppance, but I stood over him triumphant. "How do you like it?!"
For physical purchases, sales tax is based on where the sale happens, so the tax rate will (presumably) depend on whether or not the McDonald's has a bus stop on its block.
But if I ship you a bicycle fender, do we base it on whether there's a Houston bus stop on your block, or on mine? The law has always been that you have an obligation to pay if there's one on yours; this new law is attempting to shift the burden to me (a seller in another state who probably doesn't even know how Houston sales taxes work) to find out whether or not you have a bus stop on your block, charge you the appropriate tax, and send a check to the City of Houston.
New Balance officials say one big reason is that they were told the Department of Defense would give them serious consideration for a contract to outfit recruits with athletic shoes.
But no order has been placed, and New Balance officials say the Pentagon is intentionally delaying any purchase.
New Balance is reviving its fight against the trade deal, which would, in part, gradually phase out tariffs on shoes made in Vietnam. A loss of those tariffs, the company says, would make imports cheaper and jeopardize its factory jobs in New England.
Disk crisis, please clean up!