Government contracts. After all, when you can print your own money spending a hundred mill or two over what you actually have isn't really noticeable...
Of course, the basics that help make good STEM students - teaching kids how to learn instead of just rote memorization and regurgitation of facts, how to solve problems using the tools at hand, how to think critically - are very useful no matter what field someone ends up in, be it programming or performance art.
Ah, not quite. The version you can download from their git repo is NOT the same as what is running if you have a hosting contract with them. And of all of the schools I know of that use Canvas (I'm the Canvas admin for the college I work for) none of them are using a self-hosted version. Not even the schools that have the resources to do so (University of Florida, UCF, etc - and I know the admins there too).
The "know it from inside out" support, etc.
Same reason people use companies like 1and1 for webhosting or one of the companies that provide Big Blue Button instances - sure, anyone can get a VPS or a dedicated 'net connection and server machine(s) and install Linux, Apache, PHP, etc. and run a site or a mail server or BBB instance. All with Free (and free) code. But not everyone is an expert at doing it, or keepign it up and running, or configuring it just right, or integrating your authentication, or answering end-users support questions or
And the same reason groups use vendors to host non-free stuff even when your license allows you to download and run a local version. The college I work for did it with our last learning management system - sure, we had a local instance, but it was used for testing API code, new features, confirming bugs and bug fixes the company announced, etc. Our students and instructors didn't even know about it - they only used the vendor hosted instance.
Were you there with the doper, the beauty queen, the goth chick, and the wrestling jock?
Nope, use it for all command line editing, working on remote systems, etc.
But... if I have a desktop session, I'm probably using Kate/Kwrite. With the konsole package installed, so I can have a terminal window right there at the bottom of my editor. Where I sometimes run joe for a quick peek at another file.
Because the Constitution says nothing cities, counties, or planned communities?
That the 2nd Amendment should really include crew served weapons?
I enjoyed my very first hangover on an early morning flight on a 727 "Whisper Jet". Whisper my ass...
Or a lot of shock porn like the goatse guy, etc
Well, at that point your organs, etc.
Oh hey, if things went all biometric whoever gets your (kidney|eyeballs|lungs|heart) could use your DNA to authenticate...
Yeah buddy, got a good liver for you, but it comes at a cost...
Can we slap the offender in the face with a large trout?
Eh, the wife wanted one. Doesn't take any more space than a regular drip coffee maker.
I got myself 4 of the "use your own grounds" cups, simply because a K-Cup only produces decent coffee when it is on the "small cup" setting. So you need to make 2 of 'em to get a decent cup of coffee. Average price, even with sales, etc. is 60 cents per kcup so $1.20 for one cup of coffee. A $5 container of grounds (10.something ounces by weight) I get about 2 weeks worth of coffee.
But The People as a whole gained from the improved transportation infrastructure. Not sure what gain for my tax dollars when it goes to paying someone not to work instead...
- Bill Gates was driving a porche when he started uni - back then Porches were rare as hen's teeth
Nope, not rare. Not expensive either. About 2x what an American car would run. I've got the receipt for the '65 356C coupe my dad bought new in July '65, and his out the door price with an aftermarket AC unit was $3700. A '65 Mustang would've cost him about $2000.
In the later '60s and early 70s there were the "budget" Porsches - the 912 and 914....
Now if he was driving a Carrera2 or one of the 30 901 badged cars (Porsche got sued, changed the model to 911), then yeah, rare.