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Comment: Not a New Concept (Score 1) 407

by supertall (#49528673) Attached to: Using Adderall In the Office To Get Ahead
For an eye-opening documentary on Methamphetamine (understanding Adderall is low dose amphetamine): "National Geographic: World's Most Dangerous Drug" (available on Netflix) In Asia it goes by "ya ba" and is used by workers to work longer hours and more shifts, to make more money. "Some say the pressure to compete has created a generation of Thai meth addicts"

Comment: Re:Why are these simulations impressive? (Score 3, Interesting) 129

by supertall (#46944707) Attached to: Astrophysicists Build Realistic Virtual Universe
I thought the same thing at first. However, assuming that the simulation implements only the very fundamental building blocks of physics at it's core, it is interesting to see that they translate to match our observations on a macro scale. Given that, it's just a matter of what else we can glean from the simulation runs that we have yet to observe IRL. These new insights don't have to be taken as truth, but rather lead us to new observations.

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