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There Is No "You" In a Parallel Universe 201

Posted by timothy
from the speak-for-yourself-singleton dept.
StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "Ever since quantum mechanics first came along, we've recognized how tenuous our perception of reality is, and how — in many ways — what we perceive is just a very small subset of what's going on at the quantum level in our Universe. Then, along came cosmic inflation, teaching us that our observable Universe is just a tiny, tiny fraction of the matter-and-radiation filled space out there, with possibilities including Universes with different fundamental laws and constants, differing quantum outcomes existing in disconnected regions of space, and even the fantastic one of parallel Universes and alternate versions of you and me. But is that last one really admissible? The best modern evidence teaches us that even with all the Universes that inflation creates, it's still a finite number, and an insufficiently large number to contain all the possibilities that a 13.8 billion year old Universe with 10^90 particles admits."

Comment: Re:Not too big to fail (Score 1) 79

by Hognoxious (#48938101) Attached to: Alibaba Face Off With Chinese Regulator Over Fake Products

I donno, the Chinese seem to be willing to actually punish corporate executive and government official types from time to time.

I suspect there's very little overlap between those punished and those who are guilty.

When I say guilty I'm referring to the coruption etc. that they're charged with. Clearly they're guilty of being a threat to someone in power, or not paying the right bribes.


Microsoft Launches Outlook For Android and iOS 170

Posted by samzenpus
from the check-it-out dept.
An anonymous reader writes Microsoft today launched Outlook for Android and iOS. The former is available (in preview) for download now on Google Play and the latter will arrive on Apple's App Store later today. The pitch is simple: Outlook will let you manage your work and personal email on your phone and tablet as efficiently as you do on your computer. The app also offers calendar features, attachment integration (with OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and iCloud), along with customizable swipes and actions so you can tailor it to how you specifically use email.

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