Political speech criticizing the government and it's policies? Of all the protected speech in this country, that is by far the most protected and, indeed, the EXACT reason for the creation of the First Amendment (well, part of it at least).
So now someone will have to get it mailed to their home and then turn around and mail it back out to Muckrock. It will probably have it's intended effect of keeping things off of there because too many people will either forget or not be bothered to make the effort or just plain won't want to spend the extra money postage.
Well the US rule has a sunset clause, it's only for 96 hours. Not to say that they definitely won't extend it but for the moment it is set to expire (which also suggests a specific threat they were reacting to).
More like 4 versions, really. Vista and Windows 7 have already passed the end of mainstream support (meaning that they will basically only get security patches) and even extended support for Vista ends next month (so no security patches either).
Also, what happens if you simply say, No, I'm not going to give you my account passwords? If you are a foreigner then they can refuse you entry but they cannot legally keep you from re-entering the country if you're a citizen. At least not yet and I'd be willing to be that the courts would have a lot to say about any attempt to allow that.
The ground in Nashville is not well suited to burying utility lines. It is mostly karst and shallow limestone so you're basically having to cut through a lot of rock to do it. Very slow and exceedingly expensive. Nashville is also a rather large city, geographically speaking, about 525 sq mi (1350 sq km). A few areas, mostly newer subdivisions, do have below ground lines for power, phone etc but they're the exception rather than the rule.
Actually, the majority of the poles in Nashville ARE already owned by the local government via Nashville Electric Service. The property that AT&T is complaining about them seizing is (presumably) the AT&T lines that are being moved.
Except that if you bothered to read the ZDNet article that was linked (especially with the updated statement from Lenovo) it becomes a lot more obvious that MS had nothing to do with it. If you didn't want to read that it was also posted in the comments above.
Punishments for what? Releasing new hardware that doesn't have a driver for every OS? That's going to cut down a lot on new hardware being developed since it will have to maintain that backwards compatibility.
...it's likely that no one would really make the connection that she is even related to the guy making beer. But now there are going to be quite a few Google hits where her name is now linked to the brewery. Good job!