Pretty silly. They owe money to other European citizen, not to banks. The banks are just the convenient intermediate here. They owe a total of 300 billion euros to other european countries. I don't know how devaluation of the drachma will help here, there is a limit on the amount of olives and feta cheese I can eat. Getting paid in monopoly money won't help neither to reimburse any debt in euros. And you are wrong, they have no budget surplus now. They still need to borrow money to meet this month's end obligations.
Well said. Greece owe about 300 billion euros to other european countries that put together the plan to help them, this money is owed to ordinary citizen. Greece still need more money because the budget is having a negative balance. Who and at which conditions someone will be ready to lend more money to Greece now?
Apparently they voted against austerity. They may soon discover the one ahead is manifold worst than what was imposed upon them by the European Union so far.
... Since most of them are jobless, it's a way for them to make money legally.
Not really legally since Uber is illegal.
So what. C is also used for many critical systems. What is your point? Did Ada succeeded? It seems not since it is not much more widely use than it is after many years in the market. But, anyway, the original assumption is not about the language, it is all about the "cowboy style". This is a false discussion.
I am not neither sure the cowboy style argument itself hold waters. Anyone has numbers to compare the security breach in the automotive industry due to bad programming practices vs the rest of the world?
As far as I know, there tighter and stronger procedures, QA and certification requirements for automotive software in critical systems than for a web browser.
Another point that may prevent using the new programming language "au goût du jour" is the realtime requirements. You need to control very precisely the instructions and the execution time of them for safety reasons when controlling the mechanical parts of an automobile. That's not something you can do with every programming language, in particular those hiding a lot of stuff under the cover to make the programmer's life easier.