Right... like it took DVD's centuries to knock VHS off.... oh, wait. No it didn't.
When an alternative presents enough advantages over what may have formerly and for all practical purposes been a monopoly in any given sector or industry, it doesn't take that long for the public to realize it and switch.
Swing is the most horrible toolkit I've ever tried to use
If you need an IDE, there is something wrong with your languag
And you accuse the GP of trolling? Talk about pot calling the kettle black. Although there are some cases where using an IDE is actually necessary part of using a particular programming language, Java is not one of them. For certain types of problems, many prefer using an IDE regardless of programming language... usually because the scope of the problem being solved is too large to manage efficiently with just a text editor.
Java does the opposite of trying to help you shoot yourself in the foot, by making the code bloated and spread out.
Although identifiers in Java are frequently very verbose compared to some languages, which can result in longer lines than what you'd get in terser languages such as C, for example, the actual number of LOC in my experience is roughly the same.
And stop smoking your crack for at least 5 seconds before lying to yourself about Fortune 500 companies not hiring anything but Java programmers. What do you think they coded Facebook chat in, for just one example? Not Java!
Facebook is only one fortune 500 company and not all of them. Try checking a job board, and add up the starting salaries for jobs that use different programming languages. Java is definitely up there... jostling for position with C++, usually.
"If [an injection of cash from outside the economy] is large enough and sustained for long enough... [W]e find that a large influx of capital is successful in escaping the poverty trap"
That should generally be true anyways... for individuals as well as for poor nations.
...now that Bitcoin has PROVEN to be more dependable than any fiat currency in the world...
Bitcoin has proven itself of no such thing yet. It hasn't existed yet even for five years.
Wake me up when a country that uses it widely recovers from a full-on economic recession.
THEN it will have proven itself dependable.
An employer can still fairly readily deduce your age from your resume/CV if you have any dates on it describing important things like when and where you got your degrees.
Of course, you might just put your degree as a suffix on your name at the top of your resume/CV, and not mention where or when you received it at all, although that can very easily be suspect.
I suppose it depends on the importance that one weights those features.
There are three distinctive languages features of C++11 that sold me on using it once and for all: lambdas, constexpr, and user-defined literals. Of these three, Visual Studio 2013 has only one. One out of three isn't "most"