I agree we've been working through the hierarchy of needs, but only once-over to provide those things. I think once they're fairly-well covered we will rewalk the hierarchy for a cycle of gaining ownership. We are seeing it already with solar panels, home 3d printers, etc.
With socialized health care, it's in the government's best interest to keep their population healthy. So dangerous things can be taxed. Also, government funds are more readily available to investigate causality (rather than insurance guessing or drug companies rushing out the next symptom-reducing pill).
The effects are felt all the way to city planning: visit Canada & you'll see their cities are friendlier for walking.
I doubt that's all legislated, but it changes the mindset of the people b/c someone in every planning will ask about the health impact, if at-least to keep up with the neighbors or to toe the line.
A Google-led lawsuit would be far more powerful. Think about it, they could be held guilty for copyright infringement of movies. That could change their relationship with the MPAA.
So when 2 closed behemoths both want each other's content, they'll go after the weak link: the copyright system. Neither needs it. Each are multiples larger than the companies that need it. This is "a good thing"
I always liked that setup.
No tricky paths.
Parallel old/new installations.
With dedup, it would work even better since you won't need library mappings and could have parallel installations (though with a larger package size).
... the entanglement theory.
BTRFS has had online dedup proposed. That solves the disk & memory hit. What would the linker need?
Agreed. Although I think we could beat imperfect recall with some kind of cross-reference to a more reliable source (roughly an internal Google search), the others seem like part of the system. Sleep (like a maintenance run) seems a guaranteed necessity.
So many companies don't realize how their existence depends on the technology running it. They treat their technical people poorly for years (layoffs) and now they have technical debt. Businesses that can't delegate responsibility to competent people will fail.
I've worked with cement & other industrial plants (maybe even yours) and the best solution I've seen was simply the hardware boards with whatever hooked to them all wrapped in an airtight steel box with a tiny air conditioner attached that didn't expose it to outside air.
That allowed newer boards and progress in difficult environments.
Often I sight-see, get intentionally lost, or even prefer to visit locations with no name (to hike, to consider buying, etc).
Are driving cars another round of "consumer" vs "creator"?
Having young kids, I can disagree with this. There was so much attachment to their mother that they didn't attempt a word for her at first (just cried). She was interested most in keeping me (the father) engaged, so I was the first "other" to be given a label once they were cared-for & acting rational enough to communicate.
What's wrong with Ubuntu (in the context you stated)?
- Stable: > 5 years since last driver kernel panic.
- Consistent: any Unix-ish utility from the Win XP timeframe should work fine.
- Re-invent the wheel
FreeBSD may beat all these points & security, but lacks development pace. It depends on your needs: I wouldn't use FreeBSD as a Win XP desktop replacement.
I think a great advantage of SQLite is no stored procedures.
I've seen stored procedures munge backup/restore operations and have all kinds of unintended consequences when a developer is over-aggressive with them.
Then they're difficult to scale versus up-scaling front-ends that run the logic.
As an ex-DB-Admin for ~100 developers, my rule was: no stored procedures.
I could tell in one bite of Heinz ketchup in Canada that they get better products. HFCS is nasty. In Texas, some restaurants offer premium Coca-cola from Mexico where it's made of Sugar due to Mexico's higher health standards.
HFCS is far worse than sugar with its greater obesity effects, likely because people are more hungry after eating it.