Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 21:12 UTC
Windows The moment Microsoft announced it would lock other browsers out of being installed on Windows RT, we all knew regulatory bodies the world over were wringing their hands. Today, this has been confirmed: in the wake of an investigation into Microsoft not complying with the existing antitrust rulings regarding browser choice, the EU has also announced it's investigating Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 RT (ARM).
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nothing more than protect stupid people from themselves. Nanny states are the in thing right now ;)

Yet, somehow, places popularly disparaged as "nanny states" are generally the nicest to live in...

The overall idea with forming govs is to protect the interests of their people. And you can't possibly follow even 1% of the issues which form your comfy modern life - so does that mean the whole infrastructure or complex regulated societal interdependencies are there to protect you from... the stupid you?
(BTW, a place being reasonably comfy is more or less a requirement for effective system of education - less stupid)

And WRT "ignoring or glossing over the fact that an increasing number of influential EU member states are on the verge of bankruptcy" from your post just above ...ignoring? Where have you been? (plus, perhaps the main underlying reason for the mess is that there's a supposedly central European financial institution, tasked with trying to act as one, but which wasn't actually granted with the usual regulatory powers of a central bank - because too many member states were "tired of the EU sticking its nose into every little thing that really doesnt concern them")

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