Public transportation that works, in my America? Ha ha... unlikely outside of NYC and a few other urban hotspots.
No the 'MERICAN solution would be to have a fleet of air cranes (helicopters with freaking huge electromagnets) on standby that could come pluck your car out of traffic and set you down near your destination while you laugh manically at the losers stuck behind in gridlock.
You're conflating two types of customers: individuals (who just want to grab a tool and get on with their job) and corporations (who want every procurement to have a business case and approval from IT Security, Legal, Supply Chain, a Business Analyst, and 3-4 managers). The open source product wins because the developer/engineer/analysts/creative can just use it and
I recently advocated for my company to buy a cloud-based product from an existing ISV whom we already had a relationship with. It took MONTHS, despite this product being mission-critical (the older on-premise version had no DR, wasn't getting backed up, etc.). Legal went around in circles trying to revise the ISV's standard contract before capitulating. (Duh... they have a monopoly on this industry segment and they're the only source of the data.) Much hand-wringing was made about using a vendor-hosted solution (okay, somewhat valid, but the data was at more risk sitting on an unpatched server in our DMZ). At least 3 managers and 1 business analyst had to stomp for it, and we only had ~1 month left in the fiscal year when we inked the deal. If that arbitrary date had passed, there would have been a huge headache about how to fund it. If the hard drive in that server had failed, we would have been hemorrhaging money for weeks.
I work on a team. With a high functioning team, the ability to ask and clarify a question, while typing the code, is amazing.
Were you all working on the same software/product? If the interruption is closely related to what you're focusing on, it doesn't cause the context loss that's so harmful to productivity. That's why some book I read (Peopleware, possibly) recommends private team offices of 2-5 employees each.
Funny enough, he was actually executing many of his supporters. The SA's/brownshirts helped Hitler rise to power; they were the Nazi party's own paramilitary wing.
However, they were also a political liability. As mostly working-class people (often left jobless in the lurch of the Great Depression), they wanted Hitler to follow thru on his promises of redistributing wealth. This brought them into the conflict with middle/upper classes and the army (which had deep root in the Prussian aristocracy). Taking out key SA leaders gained him massive approval from the army (which, as chancellor, he had not previously been able to control). Shortly after, he justified his action against "treasonous ringleaders" and passed retroactive legislation authorizing the killings.
Everyone seems to be attacking or defending the clock along thinly-veiled pro/anti-Trump lines. Let's pause for a moment and start a discussion about the underlying state of the world the clock is supposed to represent. To help with this, here's a short list of why the clock moved closer to midnight, taken from the 2017 Clock Statement written by the scientists who made the decision to move the clock:
As a reader of various online forums, I would like a community where I can read a broad spectrum of polite, well-thought out responses to current events. Leading up to the election, I wanted to hear from the Trump supporter, the Hillary supporter, and even the Sanders/Johnson/Stein supporters.
What I don't want is (1) spam, (2) astroturfing, (3) straight-up lying ["fake news"], (4) personal attacks, (5) abusive language, (6) people who can't follow context, and (7) simplistic/repetitive comments that don't add anything new.
I'm not looking for a bubble or a safe space or an echo chamber, but neither do I want to swim thru the sewers.
I wouldn't be completely surprised if they did open source Windows, but in a way that leaves out key drivers, subsystems, and applications.
We've entered the age of OPINO: open-source in name only. Android teeters on this boundary, because you've got to install the Google Play spyware to access most applications. (Tip-o-the-hat to the F-droid guys here... they almost make it possible to avoid Google.)
My first thought was revulsion: people don't want to be treated like children. They will start bringing decoy phones or even box cutters.
Then I saw that they're also being marketed toward schools. Treating children like children makes more sense.
Also, it's better that we have technology like this instead of denial features getting baked into the phones (as has been proposed in the past) by law or by corporate collusion.
Unfortunately, habituating your developers to call
What you have with Result<T,E> and especially Option<T> is the concept of null delivered in a purposefully non-ergonomic form, with the theory being that the extra explicitness will drive developers to write better code by default. However, that unwrap() escape hatch is mighty convenient; time will tell if the theory was right or not.
Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.