I'm wondering what your teenage daughter posting naked pictures costs over a lifetime of missed job opportunities costs in comparison to a one time failure to gain US$80,000. Surely being a child porn star is pricier in the long run, not just financially, but emotionally as well?
Last time I tried to use Visual Studio, the startup time was taking longer than it did to install, so I dumped it in favor of anything else.
The other part of the story is that one is fuck ugly, the other is super high tech and elegant. Don't get me wrong, there's things I'd do differently on the Model S, but there's not much I could do worse on the Leaf.
"Drill baby drill."
In one case you're in another person's head in another person's world. In the other case you're in another person's world, but still in your own head and in control of your own actions. I promise being in your head and making your own decisions is better.
You're assuming that humanity is the only intelligent life in this simulation. For all we know we could be the newbs, and The Programmer could be just watching macro-statistics of all "life" across the entire simulation.
Unless such occurrences are all retroactively changed when the law is changed, which would include changing how we remember perceiving said prior law. A good programmer won't copy a function, they'll link to it, and when that function changes, no other code referencing that function will have an idea that it was ever different than as they currently perceive it. That's what they call retroactive continuity.
As an athiest, I think what you're referring to is "agnostic". I'll believe in the "programmer from the future" or "God" or "Q" when I meet him/her, the latter being preferable.
And that leads to the idea of alternate universes, where the address of your memory allocation gets corrupted and you end up in an alternate simulation where some small thing has changed, but your recollection of that thing is otherwise.
Really all that needs to be simulated is one person's perception, you have no way to prove that what you perceive, including other people is actually part of the simulation or all in your head.
We'd all be carrying around guns trying to kill each other. I have to say I like your idea better, but I'm not a religious fundamentalist either, which I believe creates some bias against sex and for murder.
...it's all around us, even here in this room.
Changing passwords regularly has been found to be more of a security risk than not changing them and having a more restrictive password policy. I've had informal discussions with a number of people at various companies where password changing every 3 months causes more problems with lost passwords and written down passwords.
How many of anyone has been brushed off by management for what they thought were serious safety or security concerns. I know I've been there for both cases. Management however was more interested in other stupid crap than doing things right.
A coworker suggested that the fourth chassis they make should be the Model Y. SEX and Y. I hope it's not a cargo vehicle, they need to do a new Roadster.