That means that there only another 8 million to be mined over the next 140 years or so until we reach the total maximum of 21,000,000."
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Anyone else tempted to get them to build a forth wall?
That way even if there are tornadoes we will not even here about it
I have always thought that civilisations must accelerate there way from 0 on the Kardashev Scale (us 200 years ago, and we are not even close to type 1 yet) to 2 in a very sort period of time, perhaps 10,000 to 100,000 years. It certainly seems to be the scale we are on.
When they reach type 2 they are capturing & using all of the available energy from their star and would be totally invisible to us. No light, radio signals, zip, nana, nothing would be escaping from the civilisation or their solar system because they are capturing it and using it. As far as we are concerned they are undetectable.
I cannot agree more, I even just bogged about it;-
Bitcoin's public/private key system avoids the issue all together.
With a credit card when you hand over your plastic you have effectively just handed over you private key for someone to copy with a magnetic strip reader, a photocopier or even something as old school like a pen and paper.
The system as archaic and in need of a replacement.
Gonna troll myself here... you meant is not as you fat fingered dumbass.
I would, except I had them all deposited at Mt. Gox.
I as meaning the public/private key technology though and not a crooked company involved with it though.
When all said and done, you can "hack" a credit card with a pen and paper, even a photocopier will work. The system as archaic and in need of a replacement.
And yes, I am serious. I am now going to get my flame suite on though.
Most likely they are getting strong armed by the USA or the EU.
It is the US, ever since 9/11 the US has mandated a pile of legislation changes that their trading partners must make.
With any luck NZ will make the changes and then never enforce them.
Miles is an archaic form of measurement. If you want to get into space you need to use something a bit more modern.
The universe is so complex, there must be a supreme being guiding its creation
I highly doubt this as a conclusion.
History is full of things that could not be understood and therefore must be "the work of a supreme being" that have later been worked out and understood (fire for example). My preference is that there are just some things we don't understand yet.
I remember a saying when I was learning programming;-
With C it is easy to shoot yourself in the foot, with C++ it is a lot harder, but when you do shoot yourself in the foot you take your entire leg off.
I have a chronic disease that can be controlled through medication that already limits my lifespan.
Because of this I deliberately have no children or spouse and I avoid developing long term relationships.
My Parents are old and are unlikely to outlive me anyway.
I am aware of the implications of a one way trip to Mars and realise I wont be coming back and wont have any new companions for at least 10 years... if ever.
I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the demigodic party. -- Dennis Ritchie