I don't remember Gartner, IDC, and such getting it right at all. I only remember them getting nearly the opposite at their worst and getting it vaguely right at best. Random chance is probably more reliable than them.
You have to avoid everything to avoid cancer. There are causes, but there are far too many known causes to avoid (let alone unknown), and most of them have absolutely nothing to do with western decadence and are not avoided by the latest fad in fake ancient eastern holistic advice. You can be following your advice to the t and still get cancer.
It's not bad code. It might have been reviewed by someone who knows security and someone who knows functionality and stability but doesn't know arcane laws.
True, but unjust laws should not be obeyed by either FOSS or proprietary code.
They do have snazzy outfits...
Right and left don't fit well with anarchist and authoritarian, which is the dichotomy you are describing.
Are they claiming to have invented something? If so, they are engaging in some form of fraud at least similar to plagiarism, but it would seem more likely that they are using the trade secret as a trade secret themselves. If they don't claim it's their own work, it's not plagiarism.
What 'proper news sites' are you talking about? Even significant amounts of tech press dumb things down, let alone news sources aimed at the general public.
I'd say it's a fair wager that the number of parties that are interested in this and know what Jolla/Sailfish is outweigh the number of parties that don't know but are still interested. Slashdot is not intended to be a general purpose news site, and it has no reason to spoonfeed all readers on subjects that they are quite likely to already be familiar with.
The 'current crop of terrorists' are not a huge threat in the grand scheme of things, and not terribly far from other periods in history. The big difference is the lack of a credible military threat to overshadow it. They've also managed to be largely incompetent, although often times slightly less incompetent than our intelligence agencies. It's basically keystone cops vs. storm troopers here.
Only the first generation would be irradiated. The point of this seems to be getting around Monsanto's patents and perhaps selling crops in areas where GMOs are banned.
What about the people whose rights are trampled on by this? How about we treat spying on allies as a serious crime for which heads will roll like they should.
This would probably be a far more useful application of it. Say that you have a tendency to drunkenly dial/text a certain subset of people. If your phone detects that you are drunk, it prevents you from dialing those numbers and embarrassing yourself.
How to use Windows and Office are going to fit that category but AFAIK, there are no certifications for those. But I think that you'll find more people are going to be using tools or raising kids than using sharepoint.
You pick up some degree of skills that are helpful, yes. You also pick up other skills that make it harder than to just learn from scratch. This is especially true if a company has a tendency to ignore neutral standards.