Playing the devil's advocate, when was the last time you got sued for malpractice for bugs in your code?
Malpractice for bugs? I think the medical analogy of this would be a doctor suing the scalpel vendor in turn. I'm not really sure the engineer can be blamed for that - anything this critical ought to be vetted by scores of people before even being allowed into a situation in which the engineering artifact can cause any harm. And if that harm actually happens, the engineer can't possibly be the single scapegoat?
Walking is a privilege, not a right.
That's what she said! (The feminist, about disabled people.)
Wait for the Bearing Strait to freeze up, and you can make it.
Hey, it's spelled Bearing Straight!
However it's a security nightmare for sysadmins (which is all outsourced)
So it is the security nightmare that is outsourced? Finally someone got outsourcing right.
Passing in registers is not a standard C parameter passing method
So, when are you going to finally upgrade to AMD64?
Doing complex multiplication / division in our head is just a matter of fact - it's nothing fancy, actually, once you get your brain wired up you can pretty much do many things, without even reaching for a slide-rule and/or calculator.
That's exactly what we were doing in two years of college physics. This being an EE faculty, you were given the problem and were expected to come up with an answer within a 20% tolerance off the top of your head. As I had been doing the same thing throughout high school (my own personal quirk, don't even ask), I was actually usually within 2-3%.
Two things; Never go to management with a problem, go with a solution
If I'm not mistaken, he went to them with a solution: hire one more guy. And they would make money out of it by allowing the company to continue doing business because it wouldn't fall like a house of cards. Ergo, your conditions are fulfilled.
It's mature, feature complete almost to exhaustion, and turns modern-day developers to focus on business requirements and integration.
You could say the same thing about Franz Allegro CL, or pretty much any established environment for that matter.
WinRT, which is NOT a complete CLI environment
That's sort of a logical consequence of the fact that perhaps with the exception of the metadata format, WinRT has nothing to do at all with CLI. Therefore, it's not even a partial CLI environment, much less a complete one!
I don't even like
I think you have misspelled "Scheme".
those high-powered NSA satellites can do this from orbit.
. Five words: wavelength. Antenna size. Beam width.