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Yes, I'll be modded down, yes some will think this is flamebait but the next generation wont.
Again, it's not that we don't need to "sleep" twice in a day, more than likely we do. there is evidence that points to its benefits, however as we are finding out with medicine today, it would be and should be tailored to the individual and their schedule.
while English and Greek speakers are statistically poorer and in worse health than Germans.
Greece is in serious financial trouble and Quebec (primarily french) is going the same way and has been called the Greece of Canada.....interesting....and of course Germany is a economic powerhouse of the EU.
Of course, if you don't take the Tiobe rankings seriously [timbunce.org], than all of this is moot, but I guess it's something to talk about on a Friday.
It's so funny to see so many taking the Tiobe index as an actual indication of a language's true popularity. I remember a few years back as a noob, when the site hackers.com was still around. I used Tiobe to show just how popular C was... circa 2002 - and I was laughed off the board. One senior member just systematically tore me a new one and why Tiobe was a crock of ish....sigh. sure wish that site was still around.
I think it highlights the importance of a common labelling for software in the same way that other consumer products have. In the past I thought it was important to have software labelled for "phones home", "displays adverts", "closed source", now this would require "has government mandated backdoors".
Yes, but you're still trusting the goverment to do this and the point that should be seen here is we can no longer depend on elected officials to look out for the people. All this simply reaffirms is what Richard Stallman has been preaching for awhile now. It is up to the people to educate themselves and take the proper precautions. Of course the 99% won't and cannot and thus this is the reason we will soon see an event like Arab Spring spreading to the west. Sounds a bit crazy but the revolution will be here...soon.