Oh come on, every knows Orcs an global warming denialists don't read!
Well, then it's an even *more* pointless comment since you are comparing two completely unrelated things.
And, 1995, when you were what, about 4?
And no need for misconceptions about Ruby - I have seen a minimally interesting (but clearly poorly designed) Rails app use several GB of RAM just because the garbage collector is so bad (if you have to insert manual calls to the GC in a scripting language, it's NOT GOOD AT MEMORY MANAGEMENT).
Then again, your login is "rubycodez". There are few languages I have seen that are worse for memory usage than Ruby. Combine that with Rails and it's legendarily bad.
You might also note that 'core CPI' doesn't include gasoline (or food) costs, so your car example also fails.
Did you even read the link you posted? The BLS specifically states that their index most useful for inflation does include them...
"Again, while we publish many indexes, our broadest measure of inflation includes all items consumers purchase, including food and energy."
the percent change in the CPI is the inflation rate
Also incorrect. CPI != inflation. CPI is a statistic, inflation is an economic concept. Useful for estimating inflation but not the same thing. And again this is fully explained in the link you provided!
the most bloated crap on the planet is written in c/c++, by Microsoft
No, no, it's not. The most bloated crap on the planet can be seen every day on many of your favorite web sites.
Not that Microsoft should be absolved of blame there. WinJS is an abomination.
Or someone actually comes up with something *new* in computing and changes the game again. For example, quantum computing has seemed like a bit of a pipe dream so far, but a major breakthrough there would kickstart a whole new era of development.
Or maybe it will come from another direction - if we can only improve 2 of (speed, power consumption, cost), what if someone came up with an exponentially improved battery technology? And/or drastically reduced the power consumption for the same cost? Those could easily result in some very interesting new technologies spurring new industries we haven't even thought of yet.
...for about five desktop computers.
Hey, wise men have said dumber things...
Just because the increase in transistor count slows down, that doesn't mean *inflation* will increase. It just means technological gains will be slower. You think somehow the average computer is just going to jump to $10,000 because Intel just needs to charge $8000 for some absurd chip no one wants? If that were true the Itaniam would have been popular.
Or to use the usual "car analogy"
You're both wrong, of course. The last controlled US lunar landing was in December, 1974 by the Apollo 18 module. It just never returned.
Do note that America sent humans to the moon 3 years after the stage that China is in today. And China does not have original work. They are simply copying others, which makes it MUCH faster and easier to get there.
However, at the same time that LM5 comes, SpaceX will launch FH which will do 53 tonnes to LEO. Throw in a raptor engine as a tug, hooked to a BA-330, and we can send 5-7 ppl to the moon easily. And this is doable by 2020. All that is needed are crafts that can land on the moon and take off again. Thankfully, NASA and others (including SpaceX) are working on this.
This is why historians look at their actions and not their words. That is also why historians and MOST political scientists regard NAZI's as far right, and only in a few obscure American republican political scientists do they say otherwise.
OTOH, POPPA Bush was a real republican in the same vein as Lincoln, Teddy, and somewhat eisenhower.