This (the parent comment) bears repeating and expounding-upon.
Use Shamir's Secret Sharing you can arbitrarily choose the number pieces into which your secret will be broken (N) as well as the minimum number required to reconstitute the secret (M). It is referred to as "M of N."
For example, you could perform the 3 of 5 operation on your master password, distribute 1 piece to your best friend, 1 piece to your lawyer, 1 piece to your sibling, and keep two pieces for yourself in your home safe. Or distribute those two to other trusted persons. Whatever. Any combination of THREE of the five pieces will reconstitute your master password.
You can build in any level of redundancy you wish.
* actually you would probably only want to simulate probes at the center of each exon target region in your whole-exome sequencing kit; this should be available from the kit vendor
Best of luck to you and your family.
...As has been stated before, it's a question of backing. Government-issued currencies are backed up by a promise from the government that they will accept them in payment for taxes and, often, by a legal requirement for merchants to accept them within the relevant country's borders. This guarantees that you will be able to exchange them for goods or services in the future, for as long as the government survives, although it does not guarantee that they will retain the same value.
I wanted to make the very important point that promises can be and are broken.
I would highly recommend the short book Fiat Money Inflation in France by Andrew D. White, the founder and first president of Cornell University. It can be read online for free at: https://mises.org/store/Fiat-Money-Inflation-in-France-P435C1.aspx but I would encourage you to purchase a print copy (for cheap) here: https://mises.org/store/Fiat-Money-Inflation-in-France-P435C1.aspx.
Regarding the assertion that governments and merchants will accept a currency as long as the government survives, I am glad you added the caveat about no guarantee of value, for that is important, but more importantly governments have and most probably will in the future completely change currencies. You may or may not have an opportunity to exchange.
I am just out of points. Best idea I've seen here in years.
To be valid, the last step (of which the author makes no mention) should be to compare the three groups to see if their differences are statistically significant. With tens of thousands of clicks, it's likely that they are, but the percentages were awfully close in the 2-3% range.
This article is about basic and translational research.
"Premeds" become physicians. Probably 1% become physician-scientists. Much of the type of work discussed in the article is done by PhDs.
Wrong, it's Beebe. If you're going to punk someone out, make sure not to misspell it.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice!
There's a lot more to being a medical doctor than memorizing symptoms. *facepalm* yourself.
Retirement means that when someone says "Have a nice day", you actually have a shot at it.