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Comment Re:In Other Words (Score 1) 412

It appears that the Big Bang came from nothing. EVERY SIMULATION always starts from nothing whenever the simulation program starts running, Our universe has a speed limit. It is the speed of light. That is a fact, but nobody knows the reason why the speed of light is any particular speed and not arbitrarily faster or slower. EVERY SIMULATION also has a speed limit. It is the maximum rate of execution of the program. Life and the various lifeforms appeared suddenly. In EVERY SIMULATION new things come into being, where nothing like them existed before.

You clearly haven't played very many simulation games. Any decent implementation of Conway's Game of Life has an exception to all of your absolute statements, for example.

Comment Re:In Other Words (Score 2) 412

Even if the simulation has bugs, we wouldn't know it - because there's nothing to compare to.
If properly sandboxed, there is no way we could ever have evidence.

If PI being irrational is a bug, we have no way to know that. We just day "that's the way it is, and we don't know why" and move on.

It's fun to think about, but no, we're not in a simulation. And even if we were, there's no way you'll ever prove it.

Comment Re:That's nice for dense cities (Score 1) 136

And that's why grocery delivery companies have the lifespan of a mayfly. It's been tried many, many times - and only works in wealthy high-density city centers.

It's basically the same model as the bicycle courier. You can probably count on one hand the number of places where that exists in the US.

The key to making this work is dropping the cost a *lot* (like less than a tenth of current costs), and some consistently good customer service in picking the food to deliver.

Comment Sealed for freshness (Score 5, Insightful) 223

Sounds like with the addition of wireless charging, lack of headphone jack, and removing the home button - they are on track to make a phone that is a totally sealed slab. Once the last remaining physical connector goes away, it would be trivial to make a waterproof, dust-proof device.

Side benefit for Apple - even harder to replace the battery.

Comment Re:from the Journal of Predictable Answers (Score 1) 119

90 minutes? That's about an hour longer than I'd have been there.

Remember that job interviews are a 2-way street - you're interviewing the company to see if you even want to work there.
That lack of respect for time, lack of awareness of everyone who walked by you, and the lack of self respect in attire says you made the right call.

Comment Re:Why pay anybody? Including robots. (Score 1) 142

This. Even Warren Buffett says you can't beat the S&P 500 over the long run.

http://fortune.com/2016/05/11/...

If everyone's measuring against index funds, and no one can beat it consistently - then why not be lazy and chose the consistent winner - a stupid, fixed index?
That's zero lines of code, and I win over the long run.

Comment Too much Delta-V (Score 3, Insightful) 123

Rolling on a surface is pretty energy efficient - the power requirements for flying are much, much higher.
Safety & FAA regulatory issues aside, this is always going to cost a LOT more than ground transportation- for fuel costs alone.

This may end up being the rich man's tool when a limo is too slow, but a charter aircraft overkill.

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