This. I was recently looking for an app to use an alarm clock and most of them wanted access to my pictures, for x-sakes!!
Nobody's ever said "spend the next week doing nothing but keeping your spaceship running, and do it on your own schedule".
Actually, that's pretty much what happened to Sergei Krikalev who was scheduled to return to earth in October 1991, but stayed in the Mir Space Station until March 1992 due to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
he Roberts Court, for example, has averaged 40-50% unanimous rulings in recent years
If at all possible courts rule only on the parts they all or the vast majority agree on and skip parts they don't agree. For example, one judge might want to overturn the entire law, another just this specific application. Then the court unanimously rules to reverse the case and remains silent on the bigger issue.
Yet you are complaining about people who do not fit your description. They didn't start wealthy and have earned through their talents.
Jealousy is not a good reason to stop someone from earning more money. Inheriting wealth and then acting like you earned (a la Mitt Romney or the Koch brothers) is a good reason though.
I know, so if i had been saying something even more controversial I would have posted it as AC. For the purposes of my previous posting pseudonymity suffices. For others I want full AC protection [say when uploading whistleblower files].
It greases up communication. If I had to attach my name permanently to this comment, at best I would have to spend 15 minutes fully thinking out every implication of it, at worst I would likely not make it at all.
However using either AC or a pseudonym I can post my initial thoughts and let someone else support/refute some of the points using their own personal experience and knowledge.
One arrives to the truth much faster by collaborative debate than by solitary thinking or not posting at all.
The other thing they are missing is a long battery life cellphone which is also a smart phone. Here's what I mean: a smart phone such that when the battery goes low it switches off all smart functions and is left with just enough battery to operate as basic cell phone+bare bones contact list for two days.
Let's imagine Amazon runs a script and raises all their prices, every single one of them, by 1% Would anyone notice? Would anyone care?
Yes, as every one with retailing experience can tell you it's a cutthroat business with profit margins in the 1-3% range, so a 1% change is huge.
that all too often gets mistyped into
Why the fuck do we need more? Why does everyone feel the need to crank out new 'languages', when 90% of them are just derivatives of existing stuff and don't actually provide anything of value apart from making things that much more difficult for developers in general?
You answered your own question there. First we need things that are a bit more than derivative. But we also need a language that truly cleans up all the messes of the C/C++/Java family, starting with
Careful since some of those teenagers choose to be unemployed since they live at home. Give higher wages and some of them might voluntarily leave the ranks of the unemployed thus driving total unemployment down. Around here it is very hard to fill McDonald's positions. Kids just rather chill out in the summer. I bet this wouldn't be the case if they offered 30% higher salaries
I've looked into Wayland, and it really does sound like X12. Grab the parts of X11 that are still used, clean them up and ship them.The real question is as you say, why exactly did it take them this long? X11 was long in the tooth by the year 2000.
It seems to be that his definition of "sucks" is "has room for improvement"
The point is we need people like him to remind us that certain things suck and need to be replaced (cough, X11, cough) otherwise we ae stuck with old badly architected technology for decades.
This much I agree with. It will buy you a few months. Thereafter you better have a plan B.
That hasn't really been the case since the invention of the firearm
I must have imagined concrete bunkers and pill boxes all over Europe.
A single person (or a few people) with a bunch of bullets in a reasonably well selected location
Erh, nowadays we have this thing called artillery. A band of marauders is likely to have availed themselves to at least one piece.