London to Paris is less than 350 kilometres.
Even a plane flying at 350 kilometres per hour or a bit less is going to take less time getting from one to the other than driving a car across either of those cities.
neither of them are serious text editors for power users.
No but it's a good example of drastic changes to a functioning piece of software that leave some users unimpressed.
Being able to see the future that others can't
Others saw the future and they relayed the message. Your local newspaper would have more employees than the 100 that Stratfor reported as their peak staffing level.
*sigh* I still hate typos, and they still slip through Preview too often. *sigh*
I prefer to see the article subject as a typo - this sounds better:
Trump Approves Crude Mission to Mars - "Grab it by the Olympus Mons" he tweets.
Therefore it's likely we've got a President who is more receptive to the nuances of the real world
Boy are you in for a shock! Or are you joking?
a calamity -- as she did in Libya
Every second day in Afganistan, Syria and Iraq appears to be a more significant calamity when you remove the now outdated political namecalling.
because only those that are good at what they do (and hence have other prospects) will leave
That is not seen as a problem at the top of the tree where only managers are seen as having true value. A good manager can take anyone out of the gutter and turn them into a subject matter expert without the manager knowing anything about the subject - so the oft believed legend goes.
So IMHO when you see such demented practices it's a bit of a symptom of such a situation.
then they're probably either avoiding such cases entirely, or deferring them to some other, larger and better-equipped organization
Yes, but there's also cutting corners or outsourcing them to the guy with a disk copying business.
but the NSA/CIA/etc. can do a *lot* if they are properly motivated
Once again "The Hacker Crackdown" applies - if things can be skewed to make something look like a headline grabbing crime that could lead to promotion there is motivation but not in a direction to the benefit of anyone other than the individuals putting together a high profile case. Justice often loses.
Work smarter, not harder, and be careful of your speling.