I lied, I'm not speechless, but if you think you're too old at 30 you need an attitude adjustment. Or to hang out with some olds who aren't as limited in their vision as you are.
If you know C++, you have the fundamentals and then some. Picking up Java, C#, etc. will be something you can do in your spare time over a couple of weeks. I know, because I was hired as a Java programmer on the strength of my C++ experience, in spite of having written only one tiny Java class. I read an ebook and was productive immediately. Granted, it took a lot longer to learn all the rest of the ecosystem, like HTTP and all the godzillions of available libraries, but it wasn't hard.
Silver Spring, here. Shovel now, like you suggest, and you'll have ice directly on the sidewalk and the car. Have fun with that! I'm waiting until it's over so the ice is on top of the snow where it's easy to remove.
Our current congress (at least the House) would probably vote to allow teaching creationism, so Congress should NOT get hands-on with standards.
Learn object oriented programming, using Java or C++. That will give you a strong basis for almost anything else you want to do (I used to be a C++ programmer, and was hired as a Java programmer in spite of having no Java experience, on the strength of the C++).
if you want to do web stuff, learn a little HTML and CSS - you don't need to become an expert because most companies have people who specialize in HTML and CSS. You just need the basics so you can understand and modify pages. Also get familiar with HTTP.
Most professional-grade sites are built on CMS's. Drupal is quite popular. Learn that with PHP and you should have a leg up.
Be prepared to keep learning new technologies constantly. Things are changing quickly, and even if you establish yourself as a PHP or Java programmer, new libraries are always popping up that you'll need to learn.
I just replaced a 5+ year old Apple Mighty Mouse - the first Apple mouse I've ever worn out (bluetooth was getting flakey). On the other hand, the mice that I get with my work PC laptops have generally lasted months, not years. Dell mice are utter crap.
Bleh. Unless you're actively spurting blood from someplace, physicians are bloody useless. Haven't solved a single problem I've ever had over the years.
My internist saved my life. Found a tumor that was asymptomatic and would have killed me in a few years.
Lousy explanation using lousy measures
And if they don't understand fractions?
>We haven't seen a true libertarian society yet.
The difference between the corporations who want to control us and the government is that we elect the government and have some say in its operations. Of course, if we're idiots and vote for power-hungry psychopaths based on political advertising and propaganda (Fox) paid for by wealthy individuals and corporations, the government we get isn't going to do a lot of good. Hence the need for controls on campaign financing, etc.
I've occasionally compared the prices Amazon charges for grocery items to what I pay locally, and the local stores, even Whole Foods, have always beaten Amazon on price. Amazon has good pricing on everything else, why not on groceries, Bezos?
There will be two kinds of people in a true libertarian society: the super-rich and the minions. That's why so many rich people want to shrink the govt. - so the people have no recourse against their power.
No, because if you exercise regularly your resting heart rate will be lower, which presumably will compensate for the higher rate during exercise (I exercise a lot, and my resting heart rate is 49 bpm - a real athlete's rate will be even lower).
And reciting Emily Dickinson poems!
A cat doesn't live for 20 years.