An AC on slashdot with an on-topic, reasonable and comprehensible explanation...
I think last I've seen that must have been around 1912 or so. Thank you! *sniff*
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80%?! 80% of Americans are unfamiliar with one of, if not *the* most fundamental concepts of biology?
Recently I explained to a friend why you shouldn't freeze some fruit, because the water will break the cells and the fruit will become mushy.
Her reply: "What are cells?"
After a few moments of baffled silence, I tried to explain how cells are the base "Lego bricks" for all life.
Next she asked "So if you eat cells, it's good for you?"
... It just means we probably can't tell if we're in a simulation because we're defining reality as simulate-able.
Our universe being a simulation is certainly an interesting idea.
However I somewhat cringe at the thought of myself running on the equivalent of a 14 yo alien's PC while his mother yells "Come up for dinner now or I'll come town and pull the plug!"
Light saber technology is not the best example,
Obi Wan Gilette: "Heck, we'll make one with 5 blades!"
(or was it Wilkinson?)
Does it have a vibrator on the gear shift?
Yes, it's called "reverse".
Would you like to participate in an experiment? Good!
On the count of three, throw your e-reader at the wall. I'll throw a printed book at the wall. Does yours still work? Mine does! [...]
I'm deeply impressed how you managed to get your post as a written letter delivered to slashdot via snail-mail. and have them type it in for you
* I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I think that the pronunciation change is more noticeable in US media.
Well, the British are famous for some pronunciations too, especially when it comes to town names.
Just look at the nice little town of Littlelancfordupstratdoushire, pronounced "oi".
"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *can* you believe?!" -- Bullwinkle J. Moose