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Declarative programming obviously. Of course sometimes some pieces may be missing, and sometimes they may be most conveniently implemented using a more imperative programming style or language, but once you have the pieces, it's liberating to be able to just declare how they fit together.
Node.js is the server. Perl and PHP are rarely used as servers. Python's Twisted stuff resembles Node.js in many ways, I believe. Not domain expert, I'm sure someone corrects me shortly.
"try to teach everyone", yes, absolutely. Same way we try to teach everyone some arts and crafts: skills (using equipment), knowledge (knowing colors, notes, names of tools etc) and history (famous pieces and artists etc).
Not everybody will learn or remember much, but that's ok.
Carbon dioxide is about the furthest thing from toxic it is possible to get
Umm... Actually carbon dioxide is pretty deadly. 10% carbon dioxide in breathing air starts to kill people, even if there's normal level of oxygen. And this can actually happen, for example in mines (this is why canaries were used, as they're more sensitive to high CO2 levels than humans). Carbon Dioxide can kill in exceptional but realistic concentrations, so it's not very far from being toxic.
I think the planet's asleep...
Where do I make my voice heard that I don't want the US government manipulating the climate?
Quite an extermist, you are! But realistically, the best we can hope is manipulating the climate less. That's what the whole "fighting the anthropogenic climate change" gig is all about.
Ask them what they willing to actually SACRIFICE to fix it and I bet you'll get a very different answer.
That's one point of having representatives, who can work on what needs to be sacrificed by everybody. A voter doesn't need to decide or even have knowledge to decide themselves. All they need to do is pick a candidate they think will do the best job at that (and everything else).
If you imagine quotes around first and second paragraphs, does that put the pompousness into different light? The style was indeed intentional, though I would not call it pompous.
About you setting up straw men about "writing everything from scratch". Nobody does that. By that criteria nobody in the world understands IT. If I really meant that as useful standard, wouldn't it be a humble admission, not arrogance?
You probably failed to read the last paragraph, or then I just wrote it too poorly to be understood.
That being said, I do understand how the browser, the OS, the
Hmm. If you can't read, you are restricted to looking at pictures. If there is someone to read for you, then you can hear the parts of text they choose to read for you, otherwise you are pretty much restricted to children's picture books. A lot of what happens in the world is simply a mystery to you.
If you can't program, you are restricted to using existing features in the way they are implemented. If there is someone to help you, then they can write a piece of code for you to do whatever mundane task (be it VBA, shell script, a feature or a complete application), otherwise you are pretty much restricted to clicking at links, icons and menus. A lot of what happens in the computer is a mystery to you.
Hmm. Not convinced, myself.
A massive spinning magnetron gradually slowing down until centrifugal force can't keep it from collapsing into a black hole anymore.
If you te going to make that much popcorn, you probably should not use microwave owen anyway. Use a kettle, it's cheaper, tastes better, and easier to get seasoning and butter just right.
I think Jupiter makes sure any highly elliptical orbit coming near Jupiter's orbit would not last too many orbits before having it's orbit radically changed, like happens with comets sooner or later if they survive long enough otherwise.
At that range, you have to wonder enough time has elapsed since the formation of the solar system for them to have "cleared the neighborhood" around their orbits.
If they are detected by looking at how they herd the minor bodies in the outer solar system, then I think it is safe to say they are indeed planets.