Cures are never welcome in the industry
That would be false.
First of all, the industry has cured many diseases. It just happens to be the case that no significant additions have been made to the list of fully curable diseases for several decades.
At most, this might suggest to the layman that current trends seem to indicate that the current health industry may no longer be interested in curing diseases, but in practice, to actually adopt the premise as genuinely true requires conspiracy theories which are not logically sustainable in a rational debate, and most notably fails to consider the possibility that actually curing diseases could be a really hard thing to do and may not be something that can be reasonably expected to happen regularly in the absence of any breakthroughs happening, which are not something that can generally be anticipated beforehand anyways.
I come from Edmonton, Canada... I'm well acquainted with just how cold it gets up here.
And if your extremities are that cold, then you can be damn sure that frostbite is setting in. We're not talking about topical skin temperature here... we're talking about the temperature of what's underneath, and underneath your skin even at the extremities won't ordinarily deviate from core temperature more than about a couple of degrees. Any more than that and you have a problem.
If you are wearing proper gear for the weather, your extremity temperatures will not be any colder than normal.
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.