Whoop dee fucking doo.
The iPad doesn't have a keyboard. QED.
Wow, that's much ado about nothing.
for every state along the cost.
"How many wars have been waged or led by democracies in the past 200 years? Quite nearly all of them. "
Or none of them. The ones democracies participated in, were started by dictatorships invading their neighbors. But even if you add up all the dead in all the wars of the last 200 years- you're still at only a fraction of the 56 million that we've lost to abortion in America alone since 1973.
"How many wars have been waged by actual socialist countries - not just ones who were playing with words - in the past 200 years? Almost none of them."
By playing with words, do you mean the ones who have actually claimed to be socialist? Plus, of course, socialism and democracy does have a rather strong overlap.
"Hell just the number of people that our democracy has killed in war in the past 15 years is likely larger than the total number killed by all the military actions of all actual socialist states in the past 200 years."
Hmm, larger than the 15 million Stalin killed outright? Not in war. But abortions, yes.
Your average modern war kills a few hundred thousand tops.
6. Wishing I had used this money for PAX.
" I would have paid double or more of what I did especially in hindsight.
so you're saying LASIK also improved your hind sight? Impressive.
1) Something might go wrong
That's a pretty weak excuse. Something might go wrong while wearing glasses to. Maybe you'll get hit by a buss on the way to get new glasses. Oh MY!
FYI: there has never been a case of blindness from LASIK.
I suspect those programs are used to ignoring good design and engineering principle in the private sector.
I can built a road quicker then the government, but you will be replacing it in a year becasue it won't be engineered.
government usually is, and the contractor always says it's clear.
If I tell you, I want 4 apples for a dollar, is that clear?
And you say yes.
Whose fault is it when you bring me 5 tomatoes?
No it's not.
Not that I expect you to use actual facts when trying to stuff you ideology into a discussion.
Exactly. Bring engineering back into software engineering.
I think the problem here is, to some extent, people assume that "STEM" degrees are somehow special. I suspect that impression largely comes from the egocentrism of people who hold "STEM" degrees.
I keep putting "STEM" in quotes because it's a dumb term. I don't know why people have suddenly decided to use this term. I suspect it was come up with by some marketing/propaganda professional, at the request of either a politician or businessman who was looking to push an agenda. Otherwise, I can't think of how such a stupid term came on so quickly, in apparent ignorance of the fact that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics cover a broad range of fields, education, and types of work.
But it seems as though programmers and CS majors have really latched on, I suppose in order to place themselves in the same class as astrophysicists and god knows what else. This has lead to an assumption that, if you have the capability to work in a "STEM" job, of course you'd want to. I mean, it's understandable why a marketing major would want to become a programmer, but why on earth would a CS major want to work in marketing?
The truth is, lots of us chose our major in college when we were in our late teens, when we didn't have a lot of experience. Maybe the we chose a major because we were interested in the subject, and not for vocational training. Maybe we chose a major for vocational training, at at some point afterwards realized that we didn't want that vocation. It will happen for marketing majors and CS majors both.
IT would be funded from the money the agency pay when they need a major job done.
Of course, I've seen this sort of thing before. In my case we got what needed to be done, done on time, and done well BUT it took longer the private busines claimed they could do it in, and cost more the what private business claimed they can do it for.
Neither of which is true becasue they were always extended.
replacing a large legacy system will take 2-3 years is ignorant or a liar. Neither of which should be involved.
Once again, corporation signed and agreement,. wiggle around for more money and tried to put an organization on the 'it's too late to stop now treadmill'