I think its also crap how you can buy an imported car at times with nearly 1% APR, but an education that does not depreciate or get repossessed must not only accrue ridiculous finance fees, it now must also involve indentured servitude.
I believe you answered your own question: in case of default, a car can get repossessed and sold, an education can't. If you were in the lender's position, why would you lend money to students knowing they could default and walk away from the debt?
No, PC browsers (with the possible exception of Safari?) don't do anything nearly so braindead, nor do any of the other kinds of PC software that use a JIT (a few examples: Java,
For Chrome, at least, you're completely wrong. Chrome (or more specifically V8) maps all code pages as RWX, then starts writing and modifying code in-place in those RWX pages. Having writable code is required for several V8 features, like inline caches and code garbage collection. Chrome is just as bad in this regard as Safari. However, it's not allowed to do this on iOS, only on desktops and Android (AFAIK).
All that effort could have been put into creating a PHP-to-Java converter or something along those lines.
They have created a PHP-to-C++ translator called HPHP (or HipHop), years ago. The code that it generated wasn't really human-readable or maintainable.
We get plenty of systemic legalized taking from the poor to give to the rich.
Such as? If you're going to say "taxes", I'll object; taxes hit poor people the least.
No, you know what he can, should, and will do? He'll fucking murder you, and take your stuff. If your world view relies on the underclass laying down and dying for your convenience, you're going to be in for a rude, and fully deserved, awakening.
That is a horrible and seriously criminal attitude. You're arguing that if others don't give you something you need, it's fine to just murder them (your words, not mine). Unprovoked violence is never justified; whatever your problems might be, you have to solve them peacefully (unless you get attacked first). This kind of Robin Hood-style violence does not belong in a civilized, developed society.
we will have human level ai in 10 years, but even if you are not, 25-50 years is easily more than enough time to complete it
That's what people have been saying for the last 50 years or more, and I don't think we're any closer now than we were back then.
University is effectively free, and you get a part-stipend, part-loan for your living expenses
It's not effectively free, you just pay for it later through higher taxes (schools cost money to operate, and that money has to come from somewhere).
The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.