And military spending is obviously less important to the powers that be than social welfare:
And the writer of the piece (Richard Stallman) published by the Guardian seems to be marketing for free software..
Richard Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, marketing free software?
Have you notified the authorities yet?
Boards don't generally view CEOs who generate huge and increasing profits, and vast quantities of free publicity, as fruitcakes.
Many people find target shooting "fun" and a legitimate sport. Which doesn't involve killing anyone.
I think you'll find drugs and prostitutes can kill also (ODing and STDs). As can most objects and human activities.
One day many people will abandon the asinine left-right dichotomy over such things and embrace genuine libertarianism.
You didn't nuke urban and military areas of North Vietnam not because of PR issues but because of fear of Soviet nuclear retaliation.
But that didn't stop Nixon and Kissinger privately musing (at different time periods) of the desirability of a nuclear strike.
Nuking jungle areas of South Vietnam and/or Laos/Cambodia would have been stupid from a PR pov and militarily ineffective. And also still risking a nuclear response.
No, because it doesn't directly use entanglement and superposition.
Like your car uses electricity, but it's probably not an electric car.
Because it's our job to make the website look nice for everyone.
No it's not, because that would involve supporting every single browser, however old and however non-compliant.
You draw the line somewhere (or the client does). If that line is the wrong side of IE6 you have my pity. Mine is elsewhere (not involving any version of IE whatsoever).
When we write programs that "learn", it turns out we do and they don't.