Backstory: I'm currently in an apartment building that has one connection for all the residents. When one person gets caught pirating something, it cuts off the connection for everyone until someone acknowledges the notice. And of course, the chances are slim to none that the person doing the pirating is the person who will see and click through the notice, so it's pointless to begin with.
As for the author, I do question why he got a bank loan rather than a federal loan.
Because you can actually default on a bank loan. You can't default on a federal student loan. Well, you technically can, but it does nothing. They're allowed to garnish wages and other nasty stuff, so there's basically no getting away from it, barring extreme circumstances or leaving the country. The difference between federal student loans and a mafia loan shark is that one of them is legal.
Only problem is that it seems for every new version that comes out, you have to install more and more addons just to keep the browser the same. You could always just use Firefox only when accessing a site that requires java, and use another browser for everything else.
It's a lack of money. The class sizes are too large and they mix the special ed kids in with the other students so that they are constantly getting interrupted while an undertrained teach tries their best. Meanwhile the parents are broke so the kids game tons of problems at home.
I love the way everyone in America tries their best to ignore the disadvantages of poverty and the privilege that comes with money
The problem is that while I'm sure there are plenty of legitimately disadvantaged people who are trying their best to get an education but can't due to underfunded or incompetent schools, there are also people that just don't try in school. Whether it's plain immaturity, a "doing well in school is for " attitude, bad parenting, or something else entirely, the number of people that simply aren't there to be successful is astounding.
Even though there is a soft correlation between being richer and trying harder in school, a poor person who actually tries in school can easily outperform a rich person that doesn't.
If I wanted to split economic hairs, I could just say that any event where the tickets sell out and there are people who would still like to pay face value for a ticket (to actually attend, not for reselling) was technically underpriced, as the demand at that price point was higher than the fixed supply. Most places do tend to underprice a little bit since they would rather err on the side of underpricing rather than having empty seats, which is understandable. But tickets reselling for 2-3x the face value or more generally goes outside an acceptable margin of error.
It's only going to get worse and worse as computers hide more and more of their internal workings from the user, especially in the realm of phones and tablets.
Refactoring is much easier when the language is actually conducive to refactoring. Java isn't conducive to refactoring at all, so as a result you have to always plan for the worst case scenario (e.g. use getters and setters for everything). Contrast to Python, which makes refactoring objects quite easy due to the amount of control you have over every aspect of your object.