I suggest mining bitcoins in winter only.
The Joule effect will convert all the "wasted" electricity into heat which you need anyway.
A massively parallel simulation of a human brain?
Assuming it succeeds, what is the point? We already have 7billion of them around, and much cheaper and we still will not understand how and why it works.
At this point what we need is a few more bright theoreticians and it will not cost nearly as much.
a vast supply of gold
Where is the gold?
Not in Fort Knox apparently.
Well, he could answer "yes" to the question "do you want us to kill you?",
and "no" to the question "do you want to live a little longer?".
Locked-in syndrome is to me the most terrifying end I can conceive.
I suppose this means vaccination is not effective.
You're fogetting the part where I don't waste time proofreading my worthless comments.
You made a nice point: you don't mind shitting on everyone else's lawn.
As a byproduct, it also serves as a mutual recognition system among the intellectual "elite".
The result is that proper grammar and spelling are perceived as snobbish artefacts and there is a strong popular pressure to degrade linguistic purity at the expense of understandibility.
This tendency is rather obvious if you compare today's barely readable fora with those of only ten years ago, at least in french.
They are just wasting valuable readers' time.
Whenever my partners receive a picture of my cat, they promptly retrieve the nasty contents hidden inside.
And the police spies won't even suspect I am an outlaw.
What is exponential (like the RSA) remains exponential; we may have to increase the key size a little and that's it.
The 1979 Nobel prize in medicine was awarded for the development of "Computer Assisted Tomography".
This was an engineering achievement based on generous financing and on a previous major scientific achievement, the Fast Fourier Transformation, probably too mathematical to deserve a Nobel prize.
Additionally, the 2003 prize was [mis-]attributed for the [re-]discovery of MRI, another engineering achievement.