I am not a Trump supporter...
Neither am I, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. There are a few things he's done right, but by-and-large his presidency is a dumpster fire right now.
I know it's fashionable to dump on the Java ecosystem around here. However, given the tools and libraries that are available, I find it incredibly easy to write apps quickly and efficiently. Personally, I've started to use Kotlin and it rocks. Between it and Groovy and the massive wealth of libraries in the Java ecosystem, I haven't found anything else that lets me be as productive.
That said, some of the frameworks out there just plain suck. My employer is building a Spring/Hibernate Servlet system, and while there are a few things that are kinda cool about Spring, I think it's mostly a clusterf**k of an over-bloated framework. I guess you have to use it when you are communicating with a bunch of disparate systems, but I'm certain that it's killing our team's productivity hugely.
I've tried Go, and I like it but there is not very much of a community around it, and the database package was designed by morons. I've tried Rust. I think it has potential, but it's really hard to spin up your head around it. And again, not much of a community.
She was a very complex person, and before people start beating her up because she "let herself go" (which, by the way, she readily admitted)... You weren't her, you didn't have her problems and her life. Could she have done things differently? Of course. But, it is what it is. An early death is generally the price paid for drug abuse and not taking care of yourself.
She was witty A.F. and an excellent writer. I was 13 when I saw her for the first time on the silver screen. And *wow*. Over the years, I've appreciated what she has done - which is why people that knew her loved her deeply. Leia was just the start.
Surprise! The very high end cars have already done this. Lexus, BMW, Rolls Royce, several others all have drive-by-wire systems, the steering wheel is controlled by individual electric motors(sometimes a single motor). And and electric motor on the pedal simulates the feel of hydraulic pressure.
No, that's wrong. Consumer cars (Lexus for sure, not sure about RR) have a physical connection from the steering wheel to the steering mechanism attached to the axle. This system is *assisted* by either hydraulics or electric motors. If these fail, you can still steer the vehicle. Of course, it's more difficult, but it can still be done.
... because their product sucked.
True. I had the unfortunate experience of owning a Windows phone for a while. About every other call I got would crash the entire thing. Worthless. When I would use the features of the phone (browser, mostly) it would crash regularly.
LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES
Bullshit. Any decent motorcycle rider knows to drive defensively because everybody else is out to get you. The loud motorcycles tend to cause (at least some) motorists to get surprised and swerve dangerously when confronted with one. I have a Honda Goldwing - it's quieter than most cars. It's big, so that helps for visibility, but I've driven many, many miles without incident because I've been vigilant. I've had several other smaller bikes as well. Not to say there haven't been any close calls, but I get through them by always having an exit strategy wherever I am. The MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) is a great place to learn to actually be safe while riding.
For those folks that wonder how the loud cycles can get away with it, it's because motorcycles are currently exempt from noise/emission regulations, for some dumb reason. Today, those reasons really no longer exist. It should be fixed, IMO.
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.