In January 2004, Major League Baseball announced a new drug policy which originally included random, offseason testing and 10-day suspensions for first-time offenders, 30-days for second-time offenders, 60-days for third-time offenders, and one year for fourth-time offenders, all without pay, in an effort to curtail performance-enhancing drug use (PED) in professional baseball. This policy strengthened baseball's pre-existing ban on controlled substances , including steroids, which has been in effect since 1991.  The policy was to be reviewed in 2008, but under pressure from the . Congress , on November 15, 2005, players and owners agreed to tougher penalties; a 50-game suspension for a first offense, a 100-game suspension for a second, and a lifetime ban for a third.
I grew to like Vista after a few months of figuring out and correcting the bugs (all but the one that doesn't allow changes to property access even as the admin, that is). That laptop died in Nov and I replaced it with a new one with Win8. Now here we are at March. I've applied many of the fixes discussed here and elsewhere, added one of the start shells, and rid the damn thing of as many non-functioning or redundant options as possible. But I swear I still can't handle W8, tho like many of you I've been computing since the DOS era.
I have CRIED about the frigging W8 start menu and stupid charms, xbox (altho I finally got rid of that piece of crap), and other metro shit taking over my desktop and obliterating my work if I get too close to the left or right side of the screen. I have partial paralysis, and the necessity of repeatedly trying to get the cursor to the top left to return me to the desktop, and to then go there again to close whatever had taken over, is just too much for me. I can't get work done. I can no longer participate in the one online game I've played for years because it's a timed-game. Having my screen blocked has ruined any fun I got from playing.
I thought I had the swipe screen nonsense killed but guess what? At least 2 Win updates have returned that crap. I have never been so unhappy with a product, and have never felt that I was a disabled person until now. I hate it.
The Telekom Affair – In May 2007, several former riders admitted to using banned substances (including EPO ) while riding for the team in the mid-1990s, including Erik Zabel , Rolf Aldag , Brian Holm ,  Bjarne Riis ,  Bert Dietz , Udo Bölts and Christian Henn including the seasons in which Riis and Jan Ullrich won the Tour de France.  Team doctors Andreas Schmid and Lothar Heinrich also confessed to participating and administering banned substances. The latter was Team Telekom's sporting director until 3 May 2007, when he was suspended following allegations published in former team member Jef d'Hont 's book.