Jacob needs to fix it. It's your duty Jacob, no matter what shit they try to throw at you.
Do I detect a hint of narcissism coming from the AC? Are you trying to say that Jacob is the only person in the whole world who can fix Tor, no matter how many other skilled developers work on Tor and no matter how much they don't want to work with him?
I still use FreeDOS regularly to run 20 year old research software. I use DOSEMU, which lets me edit files and move data around in Linux, and then read them into the DOS program without stopping and starting a virtual machine. So I have a DOSEMU terminal open, and my favorite text editor next to it, and maybe tail the log file in another terminal, all at the same time.
That old DOS software is still superior to any new point-and-click software. The config files leave a precise record of what parameters I set, and the logs leave a precise record of the result. It's fully auditable and reproducible, which is what science should be. And it will still run just as well as the day it was bought in another 20 years from now. The director tried to get us to buy some 'modern' software to do the same task. It 'only' cost $5000 and ran in MS Access. He was surprised when I refused the offer. Does it leave a written record of what I did? No. Are the results reproducible? No. Will it still run in 20 years time? Fuck no. Some things aren't broken yet, leave them alone.
So what's the second thing that us ignorant peons get to learn? Besides Engrish.
The pedants are revolting?
I honestly think people want tasteless food, because that is what they buy. Take grapes for example. Almost all grapes had seeds 50 years ago. But some people didn't like the seeds, so breeders cross bred with a few varieties which were naturally seedless. And while they were at it, they made grapes that were crisp, sweet, won't shatter from the bunch, and thin skinned. The result is tasteless, but people loved it. Now the only grapes I can buy are tasteless red and tasteless green. That's not even down to GMO. Just cross pollination and selective breeding.
The best grapes I ever tried came from a little shop in Greece while on holiday. They had big hard seeds, thick purple-brownish skins, soft flesh so some berries at the bottom of the bunch would squash, and words can't express how good they tasted. But shops here won't sell them, because people won't buy them, because they have seeds. I planted my own grape vines now so I can get some decent grapes.
GP is talking about the stock market. The link you gave is an opinion piece about the immediate effect on the GBP/EUR exchange rate. Two different things. But because the FTSE is denominated in GBP, you can sum the drop in value of both to get the absolute drop in value of the FTSE. The GBP closed about 8% down, and the FTSE closed about 2.5% down on Friday. That's around a 10% absolute fall in the FTSE. I can't find current figures, but according to Wikipedia the total market capitalization of the FTSE 100 was GBP 1.904 trillion as of April 2015. The FTSE 100 is made up of the 100 highest value companies, representing about 81% of the total market capitalization on the London stock exchange. Not all UK companies are traded on the London stock exchange. Lets just work with GBP 1.9 trillion for simplicities sake. Ten percent of that is GBP 190 billion, lost in one day. In support of GPs comment, 20 years * 8.5 billion annual payment to EU is GBP 170 billion, which is close enough. If your point is that such market fluctuations are common, so people shouldn't complain about paying 1/20th of that to the EU, then I totally agree.
Those figures are just for the UK. Last weeks rebellion affected markets all over the world, and it's not over yet either. Markets don't like uncertainty, and there's plenty of that to go around. Market tumbles typically take weeks to run their course, so it's too early to say what the final cost will be right now.
What proportion of the population do you have to arm before deaths from gun massacres drop to an acceptably low number? About a third of American households have access to a gun of some sort, at least some of the time, and massacres happen. I guess we both agree that some people should not be allowed to own firearms. Children, the infirm, the insane, anyone already convicted of a violent crime, and maybe anyone on a watchlist would quickly add up to a third of the population. So we could comfortably arm two thirds of the population. Would massacres reduce to near zero if the proportion of households with access to a gun doubled to two thirds? I suspect not, because someone who wants to commit a massacre could still choose a soft target such as a sport event, a TSA queue, or a school bus.
And what would happen to the mundane everyday gun related deaths we hardly hear about? Wikipedia says there were just over 33,000 firearm related deaths in the US in 2013, excluding those from legal intervention because we don't want to skew the numbers
Beware of the Turing Tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy.