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Old people dying very slowly of 'natural causes' are expensive to look after.
(Pretty sure that smokers at least are actually a net win for the government here in the UK - lots of tobacco tax, less pension paid out when they die younger)
Yet we've not seen this tech used as a weapon. Why? - because an amateur drone is a rather fiddly, unreliable, and failure-prone method or carrying out any sort of attack, compared to the simplicity and much higher payload capacity of a suicide bomber or car/truck bomb.
It's about ctrl-esc bringing up the start menu search box, where almost anything can be launched by typing the first 2-3 characters of the application name then hitting enter, without a highly disruptive switch in and out of full-screen mode, to and from a full screen of rainbow-coloured animating tiles - in a completely different UI, almost a completely separate OS within an OS, a world of restrictions, code-signing, and app stores...
MS don't want to encourage that any more than they already have....
And even with all the digital distribution options out there, there are new all-powerful middlemen controlling what has a chance of real success - Steam, Humble, Apple (featured content), etc
Personally, I loved the 90s, when the technology was really exciting and evolving fast. The indie boom of the late 2000s was cool too, but now we seem to be facing oversaturation and race-to-the-bottom pricing (even beyond mobile).
Named C+= (pronounced C-plus-Equality, or See Equality), the language aims to explore the ways into which a feminist approach to logic and linguistics can help build a more inclusive programming language. The language is currently still in its infancy, those patches are welcome."
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