...to das Auto. Then again, that pun already works in English, so nevermind.
It's ok! I got you covered! Wait... crap!
Or, more specifically, Object Pascal. The work that Anders Hejlsberg did on Turbo Pascal and Delphi are very underrated, and conceptualized a lot of ideas that would bear fruit in C#.
What is true OO and how C++ prevents me from doing it? Show some code.
It's like a resume question from Evil Overlords, Inc. software division.
That is pretty much exactly the opposite of what he said.
Real gamers use swords and steam tunnels.
I avoided the prequels; haven't read a single one. It's the two follow-ups to Chapterhouse that have me pissed off for all eternity. They took Frank's notes and shoved Brian and Kevin's fan-fiction into it. That, on top of the fact that the writing was high-school level next to Frank's.
The TZ novels were fine. I enjoyed them thoroughly. The rest is trash. In particular, I have special dislike for Kevin J. Anderson who, after ruining Star Wars Expanded Universe, went on to ruin Dune with his fan-fiction bullshit.
Given that Star Wars was in any case not "cerebral" to start with
Oh, but it wanted to be. The places where it tried were solipsistic, cosmic-humanistic dreck, and the weakest dialogue in the original trilogy.
Actually, this is GOOD. Farmers that don't buy the missing ingredient won't have to pay Monsanto for cross-pollinated crops. Their own harvests won't be contaminated by unlicensed GMO.
for every dollar spent on the IRS, government takes in 5-7 dollars.
Just because it collects the revenue does not mean it generates the revenue. You need to demonstrate that reducing the IRS's budget will, in fact, mean that people pay fewer taxes, which is a specious argument.
it seems like having a functional government would be something to support.
Bolded the key word there for you. We currently have the most inefficient, nonsensically bureaucratic bloated warthog of a government in the western hemisphere. It's eating our capital to sustain its own largesse and that is stealing.
They aren't going to cut enforcement. They're going to cut the check-writing department.
Hence my question: why did they wait until now? I don't think they had plans to upgrade until there was a crisis that could prevent them from doing so, loudly and publicly.
If these upgrades are so critical, why did they wait until THIS year, and especially during tax season, to do them? Sounds like PR, like the public park "closings" where they actually increased staff to keep people out.