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Comment: Re:Better leave now (Score 1) 215

by CreatureComfort (#46782251) Attached to: Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered
That, I think would depend entirely on the nature of the FTL physics you discover.

If you take FTL as plausible to begin with, then restrictions on the presence, or absence, of significant mass at one or both ends of the shift to/from FTL is entirely plausible. So you may not be able to reach the folks taking the slow route, until they are nearly there anyway.

Comment: Re:Phones yeah (Score 1) 227

by CreatureComfort (#46685173) Attached to: Nanodot-Based Smartphone Battery Recharges In 30 Seconds
Since the TSA started their nonsense, I take at least one 2000 mile trip and multiple 700+ mile trips per year. Living in Dallas, I can get to San Diego, Orlando, or New York in roughly 24 hours or less with two drivers, switching out at each fuel up.

I'd love to have a Model S for the 70% of my mileage to and from work, groceries, and entertainment, but 30% of my driving, I'd still have to have internal combustion.

Comment: Re:Gun + BC client = $1,000,000,000 (Score 2) 390

by CreatureComfort (#46420019) Attached to: Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek
Yeah, cause that pile of Deutschmark dad buried in our back yard was such a great idea. Lasted all of 54 years as a currency with "inherent stability". At least they will still take them in exchange for Euro "indefinitely", or until they change their minds.

Inherent stability, long term or not, is NOT a requirement for a currency to be useful. Just ask Argentina, Zimbabwe, heck, even China has to manipulate the hell out of the world markets to keep their currency "stable". All of those, and really EVERY currency that isn't the current "Reserve Currency" is still valuable to people making exchanges with it every day for food, shelter, work, etc. Maybe not AS valuable as the reserve currency in the world market, or in the home country of that currency, but still useful as a measure of portable, convertible value.

The more cordial the buyer's secretary, the greater the odds that the competition already has the order.