Squeak Smalltalk was done by Disney and Apple, is pure-OO, and is very, very easy to teach.
I won't hire someone who admits to being on G- or has a resume or card with G- on it. It shows an inebriated lack of the skills I need.
I don't think I'd want to work for someone who is so totally short-sighted as you sound there. Also, weird use of language.
IMHO, the whole Email thing is past its time. Letting just anyone send means spammers will. When people ask me for my email, I now give out a website where they can set me a message
That sounds like a terrible idea. As soon as I saw the login form, I'd go away. That might be my loss, it might be yours, but neither of us will know as you have a too-high barrier of entry.
I tend to push the windows key and the unity dash pops up, type a couple of letters in, and whatever I was looking for appears. It's pretty quick and convenient. The ones I use the most are kept on the launcher, but for everything else I go through the dash. None of this having to memorise a fixed layout, or poke through menus to find things.
I think perhaps you are misunderstanding, and just aren't willing to change. Which is fine, but it's not their fault that's the case.
A quick skim of the IMAP RFC doesn't mention anything obvious about labels, but there are flags which seem like they could serve a similar purpose. However, I'd expect that no clients support this (of course, if gmail implemented it, they probably would before long.)
Though, it looks like they do something sorta similar.
As another non-American, I'm mostly affected because the Astronomy Picture of the Day isn't auto-updating the background on my phone
I've been looking at Filaments of the Vela Supernove Remnant for days now...
For open source systems, the person or persons who inserted the weak code should be identified and kicked off the project. It may just be incompetence, but that's a good reason to keep them out of security-critical areas.
You want to kick off the people who are most likely to never make that mistake ever again? That doesn't seem wise.
One of the things that your link quotes Shuttleworth as saying is "Strengthening the LTS point releases".
That would seem to be the opposite of not having them.
Perhaps also have a look at the bit where he says he's not going to have rolling releases.
Would NO ONE open a file browser, and navigate to that media, and select that file he was interested in? NO ONE AT ALL?
Saying "NO ONE" in capitals so often doesn't really matter, because you're presenting a false dichotomy. It does matter if you go from 90% of people able to install something to only 25% of people. These numbers are totally made up, but I bet they're not totally off-base.
Now, you're right to say that there are other solutions to just making a walled garden. Ubuntu uses another method: installing from CDs is something that's pretty much never done, it has a software centre, so it has little need for autorun. But simply turning off the autorun option across the board is blind and foolish. You need to replace it with something so that the millions of Windows users without a clue can still get things done. Otherwise all they have is a large paperweight.