The environment getting much worse -- mass deforestation, global warming, declining fresh water supplies, much of it abetted by ever-spiraling population growth?
The environment is getting better. You should have seen how bad the air pollution was in the 70s, for example. Rivers have been cleaned up and come back to life since then.
A dedicated gaming console has a better cost-benefit ratio than building your own gaming computer.
But it doesn't run Starcraft. Therefore the benefit is 0.
I heard that $640 was enough for anyone.
A GUI needs to provide process management. Modern GUIs in particular, where there is an expectation of dozens of processes running notifying the user require quite sophisticated process management. Arguably the thing that drove the biggest change in Gnome 3 / KDE 4 from Gnome 2 / KDE 3 was introducing a framework dependent on much more sophisticated process management because they wanted notification to work well.
ok, let me look into that.
Non process managed systems are simply not going to be supported.
Unsupported by who? Who gets to decide what is supported and what is not?
The thing is, the majority of these issues stem from people that specifically DON'T work as a web developer. These cases usually come from other people in a company told to come up with a website and are reasonably smart in a related area, like programming, so they do a quick once over of JS, SQL, PHP and the sort, put together some crap website and call it a day. Don't forget large amounts of copy-pasted code straight outta stackoverflow-ton.
This isn't an excuse
Protests are about dissent.
More than one protester has gone to protest just because protesting is very fun.
I like work; it fascinates me; I can sit and look at it for hours.