I like that quote. I live in a gentrified area of Somerville right by Boston. With my "dinky little" million dollar condo, I'm pretty much the poorest person living in the development.
While most people here have cars, pretty much nobody uses them to go to work (they do for groceries and to bring their pet to the vet or to go buy furniture...that's it).
Its all about the subway.
Competition between the techies will do it, regardless of landlords (well, I guess the landlord has to agree in the end, but...).
Reality of the world is: most places suck to live in. Most people rather not hear a dog bark all night or have people drink screaming on top of their head. And if you can help it, most people rather have conveniences near by.
That leaves a very small subset of places where people would prefer to live if they can help it. That subset generally is smaller than the amount of middle upper class people in any given metro area. So they compete against each other for them. The landlords just make popcorn and enjoy the show.
Its more pronounced with real estate, where you can actually see actual bidding wars, and then its definitely between the buyers...but real estate value going up affects rent pretty directly.
The solution to that isn't very hard honestly. Make more places that people would agree to live in. There's kind of a plateau: if your neighbors aren't too noisy, you don't hear stomping over your head, your place is clean, and there's a grocery store near by, its enough for a lot of that crowd. Not everyone wants a mansion even if they can afford it.
Actually enforce city noise ordinance, build houses in brick, not in stupid cedar that falls apart about 5 years, have actual noise insulation....all of that isn't very expensive or hard to do when compared to the price of the land. Then you have a LOT of places high salaried people are happy to live in, and it delutes the market.
The difference in cost between building a place with paper thin walls, wood finishes, and a 20 gallon water heater, vs one in brick with premium insulation and a tankless is 50-100k, not 1-2 million. Look no further than Boston to see where all that goes wrong...
Net result: everyone with money cluster around the 10-15 buildings with acceptable condition, then anything built to basic standard is advertise as "luxury living", and you end up with prices skyrocketing.
To be fair, that culture comes from both sides. When your neighbor is blasting their music at 2 in the morning or have an idiot dog barking all evening and you try and get the city laws enforced, half of the time you're told to deal with it, mind your own business, and if you don't like it, get the fuck out.
It doesn't take too many times of crap like that happening before anyone with a bit more money than average takes the hint and does just that. Which means after a while, all the rich people just isolate themselves from the rest. And since there's only so many places where they can "get the fuck out", you end up with gentrification.
So really, everyone's responsible.
Yeah, I tried Azure recently, and its pretty damn nice. Amusingly, I was looking for an environment for a node.js project, and the git integration for node.js deployment is just beautiful.
I did not expect that.
While that's obviously a problem, it isn't what the article is about, and is not at all what i was replying to.
Ironically, where I went for high school (admittedly, not in the US), basic electrician stuff (how to put circuits together, etc. Not talking about resistance and all that jazz, that was in physics) as well as basic woodworking was indeed mandatory (as part of the same class). I had to take an elementary accounting class in 12 grades too.
Auto repair though, no. Then again I'm in my 30s and still don't know how to drive, so go figures.
So you're basically like every average 20something year old ever.
When I was 25, I ate like a pig, bring in the bacon and tower cake and chocolate mousse all over, barely exercised (I'm a stereotypical nerd, though I do walk a lot as I hate driving), and honestly wasn't careful at all. All I did was go wall climbing at the local gym once every week or two. I was quite fit, had perfect weight, and never got sick.
Fast forward 6 years, I eat less and better, I exercise more, I'm way more careful, yet I'm fat, get sick every 3 months, and am out of breath going up the stairs (and I made sure I didn't get diabetes or anything like that). I'm in the process of fixing it and I'll be fine before long...
At 25, you're basically invincible. If you're lucky, at 30-35 you'll still be invincible (I wasn't lucky). It doesn't stay that way lucky or not.
The ability is off by default, you have to go pretty deep in the options to turn it on, when you do turn it on, you get all sorts of warning telling you to watch out. And if you do turn it on and do something stupid, you may get malware
That's leagues better than not having the option at all (or to have to use what basically amount to root exploits to enable it), as well as better than having the option on by default for everyone.
There's some collateral damage (the cheap bozos who wants to save 5 bucks and get owned in the process), but its worth it.
Pretty much every successful video game developers do just that... The bugs get fixed...sometimes....someday....maybe....if the stars are aligned...
Realistically, coding against video drivers (regardless of platforms) feel like web development, where you have to fight over countless (well documented ) bugs on each implementation until you're blue in the face, and if you're lucky, 5 years down the road, it will get fixed.
Free birth control that doesn't put all the responsibility on the woman? That actually sounds pretty good.
Wait, what side are you on anyway?
Yes, but we're not talking about everything and anything here. We're talking about the common flu that happens every year, in which case the health of the individual absolutely DOES matter.
Generally flu shots aren't for you. They're for the people you hang out with.
I'm a healthy early 30something guy. I can get the flu, I've had the flu, I made it out just fine. I also only hang out with people in the similar demographic, I'm psychologically allergic to kids so I'll never be seen around one, my friends overall don't have kids, my grandparents are in another country. There's a small chance I may get the flu and before I notice, I transmit it to someone at the restaurant, but realistically, it won't happen.
Now, if you're the parent of 3 toddlers, have your 80-90 years old grandparents coming every other day to help out, 2 of your toddlers go to daycare all the time... you could seriously get someone killed if you get the flu and spread it around. Thats why you want the shot. If its not the case? Sure, skip. The flu won't kill you.
They're just stretching the definition of language. They of course meant a language + core library. And in a world of C++ and Boost, Ruby and Rail, C# and
And yes, if you give me a nice domain specific language made to handle common operations when creating a new operating system, and it has KernelManager object with a LoadKernel method where I can just do KernelManager.LoadKernel("Linux vABC").Run() and it spawns a virtual machine in a data center with the appropriate kernel and boot it up, Its going to be cool. Just like this is cool.
The problem with that (and its seen too often in the US, and many other countries), is that if not complying with the law is a frequent option, reasons to get rid of bad laws become much fewer. So you end up in a world where there's a ton of irrelevant laws, and no one really knows which ones are important, which ones aren't, the reason behind them, and even lawyers have to shuffle through a billion laws. People can be arrested for anything and everything, etc.
Even worse, each and every individual then use their own personal moral to decide, and without good background information, that will be wrong more often than not.
Common sense is not a common thing. Laws need to be maintained, reviewed, and updated. If you just ignore the ones you don't like, that will not happen.