Well, you've demonstrated that you don't understand Marxism, but the rest of what you said may be correct. (I don't have any direct knowledge of recent versions of MS software, so I can't say for sure.)
IIUC, the government certifies OSes and if they certify it you are indemnified against and OS initiated violations of the HIPAA. I presume that means the government agrees not to prosecute you rather than that you aren't breaking the law, but the first-level effect is the same.
Yes, but marketing and sales are full of liars. You may well end up being the product even if you do pay.
Well, and FWIW, if the OS doesn't insist on calling home, you can run it in a virtual machine for as long as you want. Be sure you have updated backups, though, because the virtual machine partitions are HUGE files, and can become unreadable, or experience undesirable degradation due to actual bit rot. You may also want to forbid Internet access to the virtual machine, to allow for security issues not being fixed.
Sorry, but the BSD license doesn't say you can't sell it. So BSD is closer to Free as in beer.
Actually the GPL doesn't say you can't sell it, either, but it makes selling it more complicated, so it's closer to free as in speech.
And for MS Windows I would have said "Free as in M.S.", but herpes is a bit clearer, even if M.S. is more immediately damaging. (Not everyone thinks of M.S. as Multiple sclerosis.)
How do you know it won't auto install, and then auto-debit your credit card?
Reference counted pointers eliminate accidental overflow in non-recursive structures, but they don't address memory leaks due to looped links, and they don't address intentional attacks from referencing beyond allocated bounds.
This is why I rank Woodrow Wilson as the worst US President of All Time: He really put into practice this idea that "Europe's problems are America's problems", and it's saturated the minds of Americans ever since.
Unfortunately it didn't. We stood by for two years while Hitler took over almost all of Europe, and it took Pearl Harbor to crack through our isolationism.
Your assertion that an Atlantic Wall is enough to protect us also makes me suspect that you're forgetting what happened in WWII.
The Russians are deeply pragmatic. What would they have to gain by annexing the Baltic states?
Russia just invaded Ukraine in 2014. What did they have to gain in that case? I hate to send you to a George Will article but it popped up in my first Google search and I have to go now.
> Meanwhile I've owned 3 Mac (1 iMac, 2 Macbooks), 1 pad
> and 2 iPod, and they all turned to shit within 2-3 years.
Ooh yay, I love this game! I currently have and use...
- an original G4 Mac mini (as a server), 11+ years old, always on
- a MacBook Pro from 2007 (for video capturing; battery swelled up but it's otherwise fine.)
- an iPod from 2004 that I don't use but it still holds a charge and will play for 2-3 hours
- an iPod from 2006, I think, that I still use; holds a charge just fine and plays for many hours
- my work MacBook, issued to me Sept. 2012 and still working fine
- my wife's 13" MacBook, used to be my mom's, about 6-7 years old now
- an iPad mini, 3 years old now
In summary, Apple gear for the most part is only "disposable shit" if you treat it like shit.
Car model: VW Beetle
Car brand: Toyota Corolla
WTF? In both cases, there is a model (Beetle, Corolla) and brand (VW, Toyota).
And everyone always forgets about trucks. Ford had sold 28 million F150s as of eleven years ago.
They sell a couple million per year. Probably well over 40 million by now, maybe close to 50.
There are two kinds of egotists: 1) Those who admit it 2) The rest of us