Second of all, there should be no concept of a downmod.
Without downmod SlashDot will become a dumpster diving experience. I find the StackExchange system interesting, where each downmod costs you a little karma. I am not advocating it, as there is probably more trolls than modders on this site at any given time. On the other hand, the downmodding of unpopular opinions is vicious.
4. The dispute process for transactions.
Are you saying that Vigilant is also handling disputes of the payments to itself? This is even before I mention using state police as private debt collector goons, who are also armed, have license to kill and to deprive of liberty. All of this sounds like a sci-fi horror story.
We are coming to the end, though it may still take 100s or 1000s of years, of the primitive aggressive parts of our brains running our society.
Aggressive parts are there to give you a chance at natural selection. It cannot be abolished. Just because we stopped spearing people we don't like does not mean we stopped reaping benefits of sometimes being aggressive.
Having a weapon for self defense does have the risk of it being turned on you.
If an attacker is capable of wrestling a loaded gun from you then the risk of it "being turned on you" is irrelevant, as he can equally easy drawn you in a toilet.
1) Sex is expensive....you are married, which is the most expensive
Unless your wife makes more than you do. What do you need money for, anyway? Cannot take it to your grave.
And normally you don't need to manage either? Might save on rent as well in #1 and move into a cardboard box.
3) Sex is dangerous.
Do it with a steady GF or your legal GF. Avoid putting it in other men if you can help it.
No matter how much you get, you still want more.
Do it daily or something? Add a productive use of lunch hour?
5) Sex is gross
So is eating, pooping, and beings made of meat
6) Sex is not necessary.
it is not
friendship cures loneliness whereas romance does not
Unless your SO is also your friend, which makes the whole "research" kinda meaningless
One does not need any puritanical/religious beliefs to see that it is in one's selfish best-interest to avoid sex altogether.
Completely true. And that is why we don't put it into everything that moves. However, if you go overboard with it your self-interest might come to an untimely end with nobody to take the flag -- which still is a perfectly valid choice.
For smallish web-oriented apps and internal scripting there are choices like Php, Python, Perl, and Ruby. But if you want a compiled language
All of the above are compiled at execution time, and can also be compiled to an executable if desired. Also, why on earth would you want a compiled language in the first place -- need to be compiled is a necessary evil, not an advantage.
vastly better than the scripting languages, even Python. The ability to find problems at compile time is very important indeed
I run lint after every edit in Python. Should be vastly better than compile at finding errors. Need to get Emacs to auto-run for me.
Thus far active shooters in schools and public places have become an actual problem.
You are confusing "evening news material" and "an actual problem".
Obviously, there is no conclusive research proving that GMO is harmful, or it would not be peddled to us so aggressively. There are, however, a few caveats:
1. The side effects could take decades to develop
2. Side effects cannot be linked to GMO. Let's say people are dying of cancer, but since GMO is not labelled it is hard to collect relevant statistics.
3. Since GMO is linked to corporate profits, the corporations can cut financing to public GMO research via bribe err...lobbying. They do forbid export of GMO to Europe, maybe the Europeans found something?
Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.