I do agree that there should be some sort of aid though and would have hoped this sort of thing would have come out of the Paris climate agreement.
Britain does have a history of providing aid but one of the problems faced when donating to African countries has been the the donated funds have often been diverted by dictators towards palaces and armies.
For me, the first language was also BASIC but on a ZX-81 very quickly followed by a VIC-20. It's worth noting that with both computers, the manuals that came with them were almost totally geared toward programing immediately as well. Advanced stuff, like dealing with floppy disks, came much later if at all. The computer was a BASIC computer straight away.
I also remember the joy after having following the instructions in the manual for a while when I started to realize that I understood what I was doing and what the computer was doing as well.
Whilst I've done plenty of programming since and in many languages, given that my current role is a DBA, I think that learning BASIC was very useful given that most of my programming today is scripting rather than using compiled languages.
In practical terms, Kodi has been supportive to a degree of piracy in one way or another given that many users would have had ripped local media. The issue here is as much about PR and perception as anything else. Kodi is allowing the totally tech illiterate consumers to have very easy access to pirated or otherwise protected media and that is where the problem lies. This was bound to become an issue when Kodi moved from being used by people who were at least slightly tech savy (installing s/w, connecting storage or NAS, dealing with connectivity issues) onto consumer devices that are very simple to get going and using s/w that's virtually identical to the one they're running on their phone or tablet.
Another area that I like with Kodi is that it supports good integration with my PVR (myththv) in this case. Does Plex support something similar? I'm also able to play my multi-region DVDs and Blu-Rays from within Kodi. The only thing missing is the Blu-Ray menus but I'm not particularly bothered about that.
I'm always interested in something better. I certainly can't imagine going back to using something like xine any more.
N64 was probably the most powerful console of its generation. It was certainly more powerful than a PS. The edge the PS had however was the CD based s/w delivery whilst nintendo went the cart route.
You're supposed to use the drier AFTER you've washed your hands. In other words, you've just washed with soap and water and therefore have no germs on your hand to be blown around the room. Maybe I'm wrong and some people use the driers between using the loo and washing there hands but I certainly don't.
What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.