Your non-government % of GDP says you trust yourselves. Like government, that works better in theory than practice.
Peak oil isn't about quantity of oil, it's about rate of oil extraction. For example, Mexico's Cantarell field at its peak produced oil at a greater rate than the entire Canadian tar sands despite being around 0.1% of the size of what Canada has. We don't yet know whether the rate of production from this field will do anything at all to when peak oil happens.
It's not at all unusual for the 5v and 0v (Vcc and GND) lines to be in the middle of a DIP package (the Slashdot summary sort of implies it's an odd thing). It means the leads within the package are shorter for those lines, lowering parasitic inductance and capacitance for the power supply to the chip, generally you want the decoupling capacitors to be as close to the actual chip as possible so they can be as effective as possible as the power demands change. Putting the supply pins at opposite corners (like it's done on things like 14 pin 74-series standard logic) would very significantly lengthen the distance that the actual supply rails on the chip are from the decoupling capacitors.
The Z80 is still manufactured in classic form. It may be considered a trade secret and Faggin might not be at liberty to divulge anything about the inner workings of the chip without you signing an NDA.
It involves writing tons of boilerplate code for the GUI
That statement alone tells any experienced Mac or IOS developer that you have no idea what you're talking about.
But as I've said many times since then, I'll switch when something better comes along. That time has come. Swift is a major improvement over Obj-C, and it was developed to meet Apple's internal needs, by engineers who know Obj-C inside out.
It's kind of a kick being a beginner again. Swift takes some getting used to, but I expect it to give me as much of a productivity improvement over Obj-C as Obj-C gave me over C++.
nobody liked Pascal/Delphi and there was very little useful business logic implemented in those languages
I beg to differ. While I never used it myself, I do know of several trading systems implemented in Delphi that worked very well indeed.
The popularity of Java demonstrated just how desperately the world needed something better than C++.
Anyone who says 'X' language is crap, can safely be ignored.
Unless they're saying it about Java.
Why are the parents going to school?
That's a very long-winded pile of bullshit you posted there. How much of your neighbor's earnings do you believe you're entitled to take and use for your purposes?
What is it with governments and wanting to spy on every citizen, just because the technology might allow for it?
As Robert Heinlein pointed out, there are two kinds of people in the world: those who seek to control others, and those who have no such desire. Governments are comprised of the assholes in the first category, and mass surveillance is all about power.
Governments can not be trusted. Privacy on the internet is an engineering problem, and will only be solved by technical means.
Let's abolish the personal income tax altogether, disband the IRS, and fund the government's very limited constitutional obligations by selling off the land that the federal government has no business owning in the first place.
Why not delegate them a third level domain? Your stuff on example.com, give your CDN control of cdn.example.com.