If it was alpha or conceptual, that's fine. Beta means that they are testing out a product, and the final product is probably going to be fairly similar.
I think their desire to release one version of windows is the problem here, not the solution. They are trying to force desktop users to use a phone environment, when these are two different things.
Easy for you to say. Now tell me, how do you legally define "a" presence. If Pear corp buys a widget from Pear distribution(a wholly distinct entity) corp in Ireland and sells it at cost in the USA, so their revenue is zero, then how much taxes do they owe? Meanwhile, the shareholders of Pear corp happen to coincidentally own shares of Pear distribution, which is making plenty of money.
You know, a subscription model for light bulbs would actually force the manufacturers to actually care about durability, assuming that the manufacturer is responsible for replacing burned out bulbs. Of course, it wouldn't be worthwhile to apply the system to something as simple as a light bulb.
If you want a quality product, look at what the businesses that depend on a quality product get. For washers, that means checking out laundromats. For kitchenware, see what restaurants use. There is no quality in consumer level goods. I'm not really sure about light bulbs--- growers?
The problem, I believe, is not in the comprehension, but rather the pushing of some agenda.
VHDL has a lot of (useless) metaprogramming. A lot of the standard operators and values are actually defined in header files and stuff. Even things like high and low, if I recall correctly. It's like the designers wanted a language that could describe anything, given the right boilerplates and templates, but didn't care to implement the actual things you need for FPGA programming as built-ins.
Very possible, but you shouldn't just assume it to be true without meeting these girls.
What's wrong with The Anarchist's Cookbook in an elementary school library? Maybe kids can get inspired to learn some chemistry.
I support traditional marriages....
Does anyone not support traditional marriages, or is that a code phrase for "I don't support gay marriages." I don't see many protesting against marriage between a man and a woman.
Isn't it like half-life though? You can always remove half more of the original code, but when can you be confident you got it all?
Your answer depends on how serious you are about this. Since you want to "contribute back to the field", it sounds like grad school is the way to go. But then you say that you can't spend more than 10 hours a week on open courseware, so I'm not sure how willing you are to leave IT.
In your situation, you might try to get involved in scientific programming, and simulation work. In this case, your IT background will be an asset, and you will also be working on physics.
Scientifically accurate Spiderman:
Peter Parker gets bitten by a spider. He gets a red welt, but the spider wasn't a particularly venomous one, so he doesn't go to the ER. The End.
Hmm. Somebody needs to learn some history about how things were before the EPA, FDA, OSHA, and various fair labor regulatory agencies. Why do you think these things exist? Because things were so fucked that protesters demanded that politicians do something.
Everybody's definition of "good enough" is different.