And looking at its direction in the past couple of years, it seems that it's falling back into its old ways (or rather an incoherent mix of old and even older, from Soviet and Imperial times both), which makes me question just where the problem has really been all this time.
Their response is actually kinda fun to read.
It's even more fun if you mentally replace the redacted sections with uninterrupted cussing! Some of the sections are quite long, so get creative!
Turkey is a fellow NATO member who has been actively supporting Daesh behind the scenes.
At this point, the real question is why they're even in NATO at all. Their interests don't seem to be in line with other members.
Russia has already announced that it will place S-400 in Syria to provide air cover for its planes.
If you're not familiar with what it is, go and read it up on Wikipedia. Basically, it's the single biggest threat that any NATO plane can face on the battlefield.
The more relevant part here is not the age of the planes, but their respective roles. F-16 is a multirole fighter, Su-24 is a tactical bomber. One is specifically designed to hunt down the other.
The surviving Russian pilot stated that they had zero warnings and zero indications that anything is going wrong right up until the point a missile blew off their tail.
(Of course, this may well be cooked to corroborate the whole "there was no warning" take that has been the official Russian position on this so far.)
The sides are well-defined, but people's allegiance to them is not. Many of units currently a part of Nusra have originally been FSA, and some units that are in Daesh have previously been in Nusra, etc.
The definition of "Europe" and "Asia" is essentially arbitrary, since geographically they form a single contiguous land mass without well-defined boundaries. Using Black Sea, which is effectively an internal lake with an outlet, as the dividing line is just as random as using Urals.
While Israel has an open door for Jews worldwide, it's anything but a theocratic state. Gentiles have the same rights as Jews there.
Try getting married in Israel, even as a non-Orthodox Jew (if your marriage somehow goes contrary to Orthodox norms), much less as an atheist.
A mindset is not something that changes radically over 60 years.
And there have been plenty of cries along the lines of "Stalin was right" referencing the deportation of Chechens after wars with them in the 90s, and the associated terrorist acts.
Oh crap! Another one of those Annie May fans who is depleting the inventory of Nixie tubes to build a divergence meter.
Because desktop environments need closer integration to the hardware/kernel/root
Nope. The kernel is there to insulate the user (and anything the user runs) from the hardware layer. OS Design Principles 101.
integration for handling things like usb devices coming and going, cdroms,
Already done. Without systemd.
Didn't even read TFS, did you? This is what the submitter complained about. Suspend and hibernate are broken (thanks, systemd) and the response to his report was basically the software support equivalent of "Fuck you!"
If they are publicly traded and their principal business is not risk, then they are required to be by law.
I'm fairly certain there is no such law. What publicly-traded businesses are required to do is to do what they say they'll do in their articles of incorporation and their prospectus. For most, these documents state that their focus is to generate a responsible return on investment (language varies, but that's what it boils down to). However, it is perfectly acceptable for them to include other goals, and even to prioritize those goals over making money.
Were SpaceX to go public, they could specify that their primary goal is to get to Mars, for example, rather than to make money. That would probably lower their valuation, but there would be nothing at all illegal about it.
Well, I'm an engineer and I work with engineers all day. I find the majority to be fairly liberal and not very religious.
Did you obtain a similar sample of people with other degrees to compare against?
Let's organize this thing and take all the fun out of it.