The solution is pretty clear: just implement RFC 1149 and RFC 2460 and connectivity will be fine in even remote areas.
Hey man, the Soviets gamified work and it became a worker's paradise as a result!
Mixture of things:
1. In many states, the community-college system is still heavily subsidized, while the flagship schools have been moving towards a "user-pays" model. For example, the state of California has cut its per-student subsidy to the University of California system by about 60% in real terms over the past 30 years, but has cut their per-student subsidy to the community-college system by only about 20%.
2. Community colleges typically are looser in who they'll hire to teach classes: no PhD required, can teach part-time, no research expectations, etc. Like with any field, if you have lower requirements, you can get staff for lower salaries, e.g. hiring C++ programmers vs. web designers.
3. Prestigious universities have suffered more administrative bloat, I guess because it's where the prestige is, so attracts empire-builders. Community colleges don't pay their President $500k/yr, or have an army of Assistant Vice Chancellors.
4. To be a "top school" there are higher expectations of the other resources provided besides the actual classes. A community college typically has a small or no library, while UC Berkeley is expected to have a full-coverage research library. UC Berkeley is also expected to provide good laboratory and computing facilities, dorms, security and healthcare for an on-campus resident population, etc.
Also, the pained facial expressions might be related to the lack of tacos and/or tequila drinks.
Let's not be unfair now: Comrade Dice has clearly indicated that the people's wishes are being fully consulted, and the New Slashdot will only be rolled out in such a manner as to benefit us all.
Often it is done in HTML5 too, by the same people. I've uninstalled several websites' apps because the apps were actually less featureful, slower, and buggier than just using the website in a mobile browser. A common organizational reason for this is when the mobile app was contracted out to a third party dev shop as a one-off. When it first came out, it might've been on par or better than the mobile site. But then it never gets updated, because it was just an outside contract job, while the website is actually maintained and quickly surpasses the bitrotting mobile app.
the preceding post is an example of posturing
It's why you are foaming at the mouth trying to characterize the first honest system by a failure that doesn't shake the system at all despite its magnitude.
the problem is you idiots have an effect on the rest of society. we have to bail your ignorant asses out when you inevitably fuck up. so grow a brain
payment processors getting together and colluding is an example of no regulation
your example supports govt control, it doesn't dispute it
you call yourself realistic and you persist with a naive simplistic belief that the basics of economic history disprove?
dealing with you free market fundamentalists is like dealing with creationists
no logic or reason, just irrational faith in a really bad idea
resulting in exactly the kind of story we are commenting under
so apparently some still cannot learn, either the easy way from the simple facts of economic history, nor the hard way: from the subject matter of the very story they are commenting under
a diehard true believer. endearing? pathetic?
but they need to be heavily regulated by the government, obviously
it seems like the entire story of bitcoin has been heavily propeled forward by naive, enthusiastic free market fundamentalist types. ideological children
and now they are learning what the rest of us know from economic history, but apparently their gullibility means they have to learn the simple lessons of history the hard way
the free market fairy does not actually solve all problems. that's a quasireligious statement of faith, and is in complete contradiction to our simple experiences with markets throughout human history
There's always the idea the U.S. Founding Fathers had: citizens should join a defensive militia, but not a standing army.
the venezuelan system doesn't work, and the people are organically angry about that, with the venezuelan govt
it has nothing to do with the usa
i don't know how or why you frame this as the usa doing something it did in the cold war, when all of the angry venezuelans on the street right now are in the street because of how fucked up the system is in venezuela is right now, because of something their own govt is screwing up. nothing to do with the usa at all
you don't really have any understanding of the situation in venezuela. you have the same tired old cold war thinking that the propaganda by the venezuelan government deploys. which, because as the existence of people like you show, still works as propaganda
but it has nothing at all to do with reality. the cold war is long over