Also "too," while we're at the GN thing.
Dearest representatives of the corporate interests of the United States of America:
It behooves me to request that, as we collectively drop the rears of our trousers, would you kindly bend down and kiss our asses? Only if you please, eh?
With tender, gentlemanly affection,
Your friendly neighbour,
java was only "the most popular" because it was force fed to people who didn't want it.
I don't think you understand how schools and their curriculae work. Nobody is holding a gun to the collective and independently-operated heads of CS departments to demand which language they use for beginner courses.
Java was historically chosen because it was a safe option; used widely in industry, decent documentation and tools, it supports good programming practices, and it provides reasonably powerful options while being relatively beginner friendly. Java largely replaced C and C++, which are not beginner friendly.
What is Songza?
I don't know how popular it is as a browser-based service, but it's a very popular mobile app. Particularly when linked through home media systems, it allows a user to very quickly jump to a playlist based on a desired genre, activity, or mood.
Driving in the Left Lane
Unwinding after work
Correct, and though you can pretend you don't know what they will be used for, if you sell military vehicles, punch-card tabulators, or cucumbers to the Nazis, you're still doing business with the Nazis.
The US entry into WWII had just as much to do with incurring minimal damage as it did with ensuring that the allied nations were sufficiently depleted that they would need to lean on the US for their recovery.
The trope that the US won WWII is ridiculous and myopic. They won the entire post-war long game.
Why do people from all over the world keep coming to U.S. universities?
See the parent post: prestige. Attendance at those institutions is one of the shiniest resume items that can be earned/bought/bartered.
When someone tells me that they attended an Ivy League institution, I immediately think, "Wow. You must be really smart and/or rich and/or connected."
It *should* work both ways, if we want to be honest.
We shouldn't draw conclusions about socialism from the USSR without considering present-day Northern Europe.
Similarly, the recession-inducing, wealth-consolidating potentialities of capitalism do not erase the benefits of incentive and economic mobility.
There are benefits from both systems - proven by history - available as long as there are counterbalances to the unchecked accumulation of wealth and power.
To be fair, representative democracy is a great first step in terms of avoiding absolute, termless power accumulation. The system just needs additional development.
The problem with capitalism is that it just adds more layers of corporate parasites and concentrates power in the hands of unaccountable plutocrats.
You're confusing the term "socialist" with "greedy opportunist." The latter exists in just about every political/economic system.
"Never judge a philosophy by its abuse."
-- Saint Augustine
...Online voting is pretty much demanding that some evil person runs our government.
So... status quo?
Exactly this. Virtually all invasions are justified, at least according to the invader.
Class isn't defined by heredity.
Attaining wealth is not the same as earning it.
Wars are rarely declared by the instigators.
Certainly not. That's the easy part.
No, they think "axe" is something you do with a question.