What exactly is the law being broken by providing a service for your own employees? Serious question. Is that law reasonable?
Another case of the unintended consequences of good intentions?
No, another case of natural consequences of the distribution of a limited resource in a naturally un-equal world.
Programming started out as lists of commands sent to computers often on punch cards. This was considered infinitely easier than actually sending out voltages to a myriad vacuum tubes. That textual origin has lasted us 50 years.
The only visual programming packages that I know to be relatively commonly used are Labview and Simulink packages from MATLAB.
I think the problem is programming requires precise detail and to provide a complete visual interface you'd have to provide a visual representation of essentially every function available in the language, as well as a 'custom' function visual element. At this point , text is infinitely more efficient for modifying than a flowchart. This is why algorithms are often explained using flowcharts, but executed as textual programs.
That said, I suppose all WYSIWYG web, 3D animation or Flash-animation tools like Dreamweaver/Blender/Adobe Flash Builder could be thought of as visual programming.
It's pretty clear you are not a scientist. I, on the other hand, make my living with science. Models are not evidence of reality. Data provides evidence FOR a model. And as some wise person said, all models are wrong to varying degrees and some are useful. But certainly , models fitting data, especially disparate models fitting are evidence that we do not understand the reality of the situation.
Erm. The architecture of the D-wave core chip is sufficiently well known. . What is not know is if quantum effects are playing a role in the functioning. It is designed to encourage and at least allow quantum effects based on the Ising model. The question is of course, does the quantum magic actually occur?, and if it does, does it help?.
Or was that IC thing supposed to be funny?
should consider him/herself informed that models fitting data are do not constitute evidence of anything.
Especially when two supposedly incompatible (debatable) models fit the data, it just means that you don't have a clue about what is really going on. A polynomial equation of sufficient order will fit an elephant. It does not mean you have explained what an elephant is. It is not evidence of the non-parabolic-ness of an elephant.
Unfortunately, Firefox has a problem. Single-thread. Those UI freezes keep getting worse and as web pages become more complex. And this problem has been acknowledged by Firefox devs on Mozillazine multiple times. Solving this is no easy task and will require a complete rewrite of the XUL rendering engine, potentially breaking everything. The days of Firefox as it currently is are numbered.
Here is Bill McCloskey's blog post about the efforts from Mozilla to rescue the situation.
Unless your bathroom fan is creating hurricane level winds in your home, it is unlikely that it is functional as an acoustic circulator. More likely , it's too noisy.
RTFA. You are assuming transmission occurs longitudinally through the tube of CPU fans. Actually, they are sending the sounds waves transverse to the tube. This means the air is spinning either along or against the direction of compression/rarefaction. Along works, against doesn't. Hence , one way transmission.
I cannot think of a single reason to use Opera browser over Chrome or Firefox. Their email client is a minimalistic joy to use though.
No, it isn't. There are still more games + gamers on the Mac.
If you are ready to live on the edge (you must be since you brought the first mass-produced Maemo phone), buy a Nexus phone and try Ubuntu for Android.
Since Google makes no money on sale of Android phones, not using the Android part would mean you are not supporting Google/Android (whatever reasons you have for it).
That billion dollar write-off on the Surface tablets doesn't seem so bad now does it...
In the analogy of the rubber sheet, the earth's gravitational acceleration is the passage of time.