Based on my experience I disagree with your (often cited) theory. Of the cities I have lived in that decided to build roads vs ones that did not the only thing that has been a variable is the quality of life and drive times. People actually prefer to live in the suburbs and will still chose to live there regardless of traffic.
Who cares what it is called if it works. Just have a mindset if continual process improvement. If something causes pain and isn't offering value remove it. Don't be afraid to try new stuff etc.
That is actually a common anecdote in agile training/books.
You describe a bad team and bad management. No methodology will help there.
If you don't care what the people on your "team" are doing you aren't actually on a team at least as far as your work goes you are working independently on a project. So yea daily meetings would be pointless.
Wouldn't altitude and velocities in geosynchronous orbit have to be exactly identical by definition? Otherwise it wouldn't be geosynchronous orbit and stuff would drift forward or backward.
Saturn V program had payload to LEO of 120,000kg. Falcon Heavy 53,000kg.
I don't like windows or linux all that well (they are just tools) but for a user desktop I far, far, far, prefer windows to anything linux and I run quite a few linux machines as novelty (they are fun to mess with). If I had to use linux as my desktop I could but it is buggy.
Common linux distros break far too often and due to how the popular distros work require re-installing more often than windows (the upgrades break fairly often).
I understand it just fine. I run linux on a server and have it installed in various VMs to mess with. I wouldn't dream of running it as my main machine as I feel Linux just isn't ready for prime time on the desktop.
I have no problem fixing various things when they come up but they come up far, far too frequently for a consumer level OS.
Whatever it does RDP is far, far faster and more versatile than X forwarding. X forwarding is slow and buggy to the point that I use vnc on my unix servers and vnc is awful.
I live in Olathe and we have had fiber to the curb for a few years. I had 25 up/down for a while and downgraded it to 10/10 to save cost. I didn't notice a huge difference other than large files. Of course the difference between 25 and 10 is pretty small maybe with gb I would find new ways to use the internet that I had not considered before.
You don't understand reflection evidently. Reflection is a core feature of languages such as C# and java. You simply can't get rid of it without completely redesigning the language.
This isn't a problem with reflection as much as sloppy programming. There is zero reason why a competent development team couldn't make reflection perfectly safe.
Reflection in C# is used all the time. If you have written anything more complicated than hello world you have definitely used it. Not directly but the APIs you call use it.
Do a serious calculation on what you pay in vs what you get back. Also consider what you are likely to get back on eventual medicare spending. Insurance will eventually drop you when you get old.
Believe it or not most middle class people break even. Now if you don't have (or don't plan to have) children you are correct.