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round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 95.454/100.305/112.454/4.305 ms
Apparently across the pond.
Would you walk around downtown Compton with $100 bills flopping out of your pockets at the middle of the night? What about with a KKK outfit on? Maybe that would be asking for trouble? I would assume that the results of the actions of the person doing these things was their own fault.
That said, it's only tangentially related to the thread topic and not particularly relevant since a rapist is still a rapist. The fault ultimately is on the criminal; a jewel thief that snatches a jewel from an unprotected display case is just as liable for the crime as one that steals from a vault.
I would say that Java is the worst though. I can't count the number of programmers and managers who have to deal with it's terminal bitchiness every day. You didn't even mention all the security vulnerabilities that have caused it to be disabled by default on so many of our corporate customer's machines these days.
Java == Unreliable insecure miserably unproductive busy work.
- AMOS Basic
- Lattice C
I hate the Republicans as much as you appear to do, but honestly the Democrats are just as bad. Accusing the Republicans of being "crony capitalists" is a complete joke because the Democrats are just as much or more. Just look up Ener1, Beacon Power or Solyndra for Obama specific examples. (At least Obama's crony buddies are failing to make environmentally friendly gadgets, instead of freedom endangering voting machines like Cheny and Diebold, or TSA security scanners.) Both parties secure their power by buying support with the public treasury. The problem is pervasive and the literal people are the targets (as opposed to the theoretical "people" as a metaphor for the state.)
Historically, the people saying "the people are stupid and shouldn't be trusted" were the ones who were stupid and should not have been trusted. You are one of "the people", one of us, and chances are you're not very bright. But we'll let you live freely in our society anyway, and you can take responsibilities for your own actions. Which will be punishment enough.