why create a system that requires fourteen billion years to actually produce them, with them being around for a mere 50,000, and each having a life span of (almost always) less than 100 years?
Ever play an XT DOS game on a 486 in DOS? The games that clocked to the fixed 4.77 MHz were unplayably fast on a 100 MHz machine. Also, the world is 6000 years old, right? With dinosaurs being created in the fossil record by The Creator. So it ran 6000 years, at a 1000:1 speed, so the simulation has been running for 6 years. Much more reasonable, and if a simulation, no more unreasonable of an assumption than being in a simulation in the first place.
If you take the assertion that the Universe is a simulation seriously, then rocks ARE designed objects, even though there is absolutely nothing about rocks to suggest that they actually are designed.
In No Man's Sky, the rocks aren't "designed", they are "generated". Whether they were generated by a simulation or "nature" is not something we can challenge while we are inside the simulation. In Oblivion/Skyrim/Fallout, the rocks are "designed".
I agree it doesn't indicate we are in a simulation, but "not-designed" doesn't lead to "not-simulated".
Anyone can audit the blockchain, not just miners.
When you get back and find your bitcoins stolen, you'll be able to identify the wallet they end up in. Congradulations. But what good does that do when the protocol doesn't allow for a mass audit? Oh yeah, you have no understanding of how this works.
What income? He had x bitcoin 5 years ago, he has x bitcoin today. No bitcoins incoming, there was no income.
He had $10 5 years ago. He bought something. He sold it for $100. That's $90 in income. Pretending math doesn't work because you hate government-mandated inflation just makes you look like an idiot.
The US Federal Reserve is a privately owned institution.
The non-profit Fed is "owned" by nobody. The leaders of the Fed are confirmed appointees of the US Federal Government. It is a "government institution" by all measures.
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