What's the biggest run of consecutive pages of equations in it?
I can't agree with that even in principle. That's like asking others to take advantage of you. Of course you should care for your own people more than for strangers, that's basic common sense. Everyone should know where he belongs (the Us), and where he does not belong (the Them).
That's true even today. I think Slavs should stand together, because I doubt the West cares about us as much as we do.
Instead of actually learning the philosophy of idealism
I'm afraid I'm a proponent of the philosophy of realism instead.
While I understand what you mean, I prefer not to play with word definitions. For me, spoken language is a democratic process, and words mean what the majority of people believe them to mean. That's how language develops. It's called semantic shift. If the majority of people have the "wrong" definition, then it perhaps the word has simply shifted its meaning, and it's time to acknowledge that.
That said, what is the colloquial meaning of socialism? How does the common man on the street define it? I'm from Eastern Europe, and here for example, anyone you ask will tell you that socialism mean the way things were in the Warsaw Pact - a one-party state, propaganda, jobs provided by the state, and all life organized by the state. Nobody here would call Norway socialist. In fact, most people here would simply call them a capitalist country, because to us, any country West of the Warsaw Pact, including Norway, was simply a capitalist country. Socialism meant Us, and capitalism meant Them, and Norway wasn't part of Us.
Of course, that's what socialism means in Eastern Europe, perhaps it has a slightly different meaning in America.
Ukraine was a Russian province during Tsarist Russia, and then part of the Soviet Union. Perhaps we could say they're just taking that land back?
I think the word "rebel" is more appropriate than terrorist. I'd save terrorist for people who blow bombs for a political agenda, not for armies that take over cities.
Separatist have motive - they are trying to shoot Ukrainian military planes
I agree to that, I had come to say the same. The whole thing doesn't make sense if done intentionally by Russia, because it makes them look bad - they don't gain anything from it.
The most likely thing is that they mistook the civilian plane for military, and just shot.
It seems that adding Metro UI to Windows 8 has resulted in their tablets and phones going from 1% to 2%. Was the whole exercise worth it?
Insulin resistance doesn't magically get cured by eating right and exercising.
That's true, eating right and exercising prevent you from getting it in the first place. But once you've gotten it, they can't undo it, it's too late by then.
Yes, ultimately they were all "consenting adults". But did the board act against the shareholders' interests? Ultimately, it's the shareholders who appoint the board, so even then they should blame only themselves.
As Stalin said "Cadres are a key to everything" - meaning be careful who you appoint to what. The shareholders should have thought about who they are appointing as directors, and the board (if the shareholders appointed them well) should have thought about who they appoint as CEO.
It's sad that they got bought just at the moment when Microsoft's CEO was going to change. I fully expect the new CEO to soon admit that the mobile market has been lost forever, and discard Nokia. In the end, all the Nokia saga would have been for nothing.
No humor, I really thought it was not available. Is it stable? Why did the parent list it as a reason then?
One other thing I really like is how they use the Makefiles as a package manager, and how the Makefiles themselves are under version control. It's a really elegant solution, basically they created Debian's apt without coding anything, using only existing tools.
From what I've read about ZFS, it sounds like it comes from science fiction. Built-in snapshots and copy-on-write, are you kidding me? Too bad there's nothing comparable in Linux. Well, there is btrfs, but it is not stable last I heard. Why can't they just port ZFS to Linux?
the disasters are already happening
But those "disasters" are insignificant. They are more like warnings than real catastrophes. Even if there is bad weather, it hasn't caused people to go hungry yet. If that happens, they'll start paying attention. Oh, and I mean going hungry in America and Europe, not in Africa.