Right... like it took DVD's centuries to knock VHS off.... oh, wait. No it didn't.
When an alternative presents enough advantages over what may have formerly and for all practical purposes been a monopoly in any given sector or industry, it doesn't take that long for the public to realize it and switch.
So, anyone taking bets on the temperature of Hell when we see formal charges filed here?
The terms "left" and "right" appeared during the French Revolution of 1789 when members of the National Assembly divided into supporters of the king to the president's right and supporters of the revolution to his left. One deputy, the Baron de Gauville explained, "We began to recognize each other: those who were loyal to religion and the king took up positions to the right of the chair so as to avoid the shouts, oaths, and indecencies that enjoyed free rein in the opposing camp." However the Right opposed the seating arrangement because they believed that deputies should support private or general interests but should not form factions or political parties. The contemporary press occasionally used the terms "left" and "right" to refer to the opposing sides.
If you have a factual objection to a mere 1.5 page essay, feel free to post it. Perhaps I missed something critical that you spotted right away.
Technically "wage slave" would make a better description than "underpaid".
But to explain the idea, civilized beings do their best to hold themselves to certain ideals beyond mere "consent". Bill Gates could, doubtlessly, afford to "hire" a black servant to willingly carry out his every command, submit to any humiliation, even endure physical punishment. We would generally consider doing so morally and ethically reprehensible, however.
You, uh... You might want to read up on the term National Socialism.
As for right-vs-left, I'll just leave this here. I don't agree with everything in that (fairly short) essay, but overall it makes a solid case for Nazis as left-wing extremists.
I do use triple headed monitors for day to day admin, but I can do a hell of a lot with my smartphone, just the other day I rebooted an entire non-production application stack from my phone while we were at lunch =)
Considering a full Solidworks license costs about 80% of the salary of an engineer I don't think it's being used too much in outsourced positions, the productivity hit would make the licensing dwarf the salary savings.
Especially if you want to show the world the crimes and torture of your government.
The thing about the US is that we recognize that our government doesn't always follow the law. Just because the government is going after people for airing its dirty laundry doesn't mean that the government is being either legal or constitutional in doing so.
No Healthcare, Death Punishment, many believing in Creation, I mean, that are medieval thoughts.
There is quite good health care in the USA. The only difference is that you pay for it yourself, rather than out of your taxes.
The death penalty is something I disagree with, but it's hardly common, and is on the decline.
Rejection of evolution isn't unique to the US. We are unique in that the population holding this particular superstition happens to be Christian and has been here for a while, but it's also common in the Muslim populations in Europe (which I presume you call civilized).
Come visit. We realize our government does some stupid stuff, and we'd like to change that, but our country isn't defined by its government.
Swing is the most horrible toolkit I've ever tried to use
If you need an IDE, there is something wrong with your languag
And you accuse the GP of trolling? Talk about pot calling the kettle black. Although there are some cases where using an IDE is actually necessary part of using a particular programming language, Java is not one of them. For certain types of problems, many prefer using an IDE regardless of programming language... usually because the scope of the problem being solved is too large to manage efficiently with just a text editor.
Java does the opposite of trying to help you shoot yourself in the foot, by making the code bloated and spread out.
Although identifiers in Java are frequently very verbose compared to some languages, which can result in longer lines than what you'd get in terser languages such as C, for example, the actual number of LOC in my experience is roughly the same.
And stop smoking your crack for at least 5 seconds before lying to yourself about Fortune 500 companies not hiring anything but Java programmers. What do you think they coded Facebook chat in, for just one example? Not Java!
Facebook is only one fortune 500 company and not all of them. Try checking a job board, and add up the starting salaries for jobs that use different programming languages. Java is definitely up there... jostling for position with C++, usually.
Banning calls for "racial hatred" is a slippery slope. Where along the line do you start arresting people?
Also, I think you mean "penal code"; "penile" is an entirely different word.
As someone who's been involved with universities for a while: you cannot get arrested by campus police for trespassing on most campuses. Public universities are public property, and most places in most buildings are open to the public. (Of course, if you wander into a professor's lab without his permission, you're likely to get in trouble.) At the University of Arizona where I got my doctorate, homeless people would regularly come to the library to use the computers for internet access.
Many private universities incorporate substantial tracts of public land (they consist of buildings on public streets), or are on private land but are open campuses. Only a few campuses are truly closed campuses where visitors are not welcome; those are no different than any other private land. So I don't know quite what you mean.
Actually in the law enforcement community they're always called less lethal and always have been, only uninformed idiots (sadly often including 'journalists') call them non-lethal.