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Comment: Re:Um? (Score 2) 320

by rerogo (#42199773) Attached to: Race To Mine Bitcoins Drives Enthusiasts Into the Chip Making Business

Chip production is very similar, though the prices I usually hear quoted for the first unit (I am a student, so these may be out of date) are usually somewhere in the mid-hundreds of thousands. And the incremental cost (the cost of chip #2) is as low as pennies, depending on how big the chip is.

Comment: Re:Bad example (Score 3, Informative) 373

by rerogo (#38102242) Attached to: Study Says Quantum Wavefunction Is a Real Physical Object

The sun isn't an inertial frame of reference either. Both the sun and the earth orbit something called the barycenter, which is the center of mass of the sun-earth system. This just happens to be so near the center of the sun (because the sun is so massive) that for most intents and purposes, the earth can be said to orbit the sun.

This discussion, however, is not one of those intents and purposes.

You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming