Its not *money*, its just simple bartering. in this case for objects that people agree on is valuable ( like pez dispensers, game tokens, or Gold Pressed Latinum...
...or little rectangles of paper with intricate designs in green ink printed all over them...
No, I think you were right the first time.
Wasn't there only ever one planet per star in Elite?
What's that in European baseballs?
They used blood control to control people.
I haven't seen blood control in years!
and you move from one to the other faster than light and back, you arrive before you left.
I'm not sure that's true. If you consider the one-way trip from A to B then, yes, there will be some frames of reference in which you will be calculated to have arrived at B before you left A.
But I don't think heading back to your starting point will mean getting home before you left. In any frame of reference in which you were calculated to have arrived at B before having left A, you will take correspondingly longer to return to A, leaving you always at least slightly in the future of your launch event.
"The bigger injustice," Edwards writes, "is that programming has become an elite: a vocation requiring rare talents, grueling training, and total dedication.
All the horrible shit going on in the world and you think the fact that people who are better and more dedicated to a thing get better jobs doing said thing than people who aren't very good or dedicated is an injustice?
Normal humans are effectively excluded from developing software.
If you're going to define "normal humans" as "people who aren't that into programming," what do you expect?
it doesn't have to be this way.
Why shouldn't it be?
The reason most accidents happen close to your home is exactly as you said -- most driving occurs close to your home.
So don't drive anywhere near this guy's home.
Maybe they meant that the lab is only underwater. As opposed to, y'know, being a bit underwater.
...what does that make beavers?
Can't we call them sunspots instead of starspots? It's the same phenomenon. It seems needlessly ambiguous to call them one thing when they're on one star, but another thing when they're on any other star.
Neither, he said, does another planet in the same solar system
Aha! It's a star system. Nyah.
Louis Del Monte has a book to sell
Hey, lay off the guy. He's driving.
Nifty. Personally I don't think I'd risk attaching my phone to my bike in any way that left me unable to see it, but that's a neat solution you've got with the signalling.