Now how do I get a critical fix from a coworker when the server is down.
Set your coworker as your origin and pull.
The US also had a heavy-handed progressive tax system from FDR until Reagan (at one point the top bracket was taxed at 91%), and we did pretty well. Over time, however, we have made cut after cut in the upper tax bracket and especially capital gains such that the system is now effectively regressive.
Odd that rather than increasing GDP growth year over year like trickle-down economics might tell us, in fact, our GDP growth in the last few years is lower than it was during the 90+% tax years.
You don't like a project leader? Don't contribute.
The really nice thing about open source projects is that you can go further and fork the project to replace the leadership. If there was genuinely a leadership issue, and you pick better leaders, you can expect the contributors will likely shift over to the new project. We have already seen this in practice when leadership shifts to entities we do not trust (e.g., MySql going to Oracle).
Remember, China isn't a dictatorship, it's basically a cabal. The elites of society are the ones who run the "Communist" Party, and they choose the leaders. Not that different from the USA.
Wow, only $200k, and only because of EU privacy protections that half the country are so desperate to exit? seems worthwhile to do it again.
Exactly. With a fine that small, I have to wonder how much of a net profit the pharmacy made on selling information. The $200k is just going to get written off as a cost of doing business like most other paper tiger fines.
They laughed at Einstein. They laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. -- Carl Sagan