"when usage statistics confirmed that Chrome users rarely used the two options"
We don't need to know how stuff works in order for it to be simulated in a simulator not written by us. She seems to be saying that it can't be a simulation because we don't know how it works. Saying that makes no sense. It's like saying I can't possibly play a video game because I don't know how to program a video game. Or I can't have eaten lasagna because I don't know how to make lasagna. For crying out loud, she says you can't simulate quantum mechanics because our computers use 1s and 0s. Does she even understand computers or computer programming in the least? She's a physicist. Some of that should be elementary to her. But is it? She seems pretty clueless in that arena.
"If you try to build the universe from classical bits, you won’t get quantum effects, so forget about this – it doesn’t work." Yeah, because it would be impossible to write an algorithm that simulates quantum effects. *eyeroll* Never mind that this statement of hers also assumes any potential simulation would have to be running on computers like we're using right now. Because other kinds of computers couldn't possibly exist. Because otherwise we'd have them, too. Heh. How this is over her head is beyond me, and yet, somehow, it is.
Removing features simply because they're not used by everyone every single day never made sense to me. Even if it is something only a very small percentage of users use, so what? It's not like you have to write that code again every time you compile. It just sits there minding its own business. Leave it alone and mind your own business. It doesn't affect any other work, so why remove it? To save a few bytes of memory? We all have nine zillion memories now. Who cares? Some people use it. And if more people knew about it they'd probably use it, too.
Most people power on their machine, use the web browser, and office apps. That doesn't mean it would be beneficial to stop making all other programs just because most people don't use them. Same thing.
I thought maybe the EM drive working says we've found the resolution of the simulation.
I'm pretty sure my argument was that it is not confusing at all, nor should it be if we all converted to one single time.
"But that means going to work on Monday and going home on Tuesday, with the work day something like 1700-0200."
Yeah, so? It's all arbitrary anyway. The point is if you can agree that it is Sunday, March 12th for everyone then you should be able to agree that it is 1700 for everyone, too. The fact that it will seem odd to you at first given your current point of view does not mean it will always be odd. Just like January being summer in Australia should not seem odd to you.
Everyone uses the same calendar. Everyone should use the same time. It is, after all, the same moment in time for everyone anyway. The fact that the sun rises for you at a different moment in time because of the longitude of where you are on the planet shouldn't be relevant, especially since you don't think the latitude of where you're at is relevant to the date. That's the point you need to get through your head. Saying east and west matters but north and south doesn't is odd. And it should be clear which one should be thrown out.
Time zones are ridiculous. If it is 1500 hours in Vancouver, it should be 1500 hours anywhere and everywhere else on the planet. It's not like this would be difficult to adapt to. After all, you don't hear of anyone trying to get everyone to convert to date zones by latitude, so that January in Australia is winter, too.
DudeA: Happy Birthday!
DudeB: It's not my birthday.
DudeA: What? It's July 17th today. I could swear your birthday was July 17th!
DudeB: It is. But I'm not from this date zone. So it isn't for another 6 months when it is July in Australia.
DudeA: Sorry! I forgot!
I don't see time zones being any different than that. Get rid of them. People are more than capable of figuring out that morning for them is at 1900 hours even if it is at 0500 hours for someone somewhere else on the planet. Just like they can figure out that August 1st in Las Vegas is in the summer but in New Zealand it is winter. No more mistakes because you got a time zone conversion wrong. It's the same time everywhere, just like it should be the same date everywhere.
Nobody should be allowed to use acronyms anymore. Heh. (Whoops on the AC post. Don't know why I wasn't logged in...)
This very update rebooted without asking me last night. *laugh*
They can't even get basic UI stuff down after all these years. Why they think I'd give them any money for a service missing such basic interactivity is beyond me.
Five bucks. Take it or leave it.
Even if you're the sole viewer it is practically useless. Screen sizes are too small for it to be of any real benefit. Just like 4k. Yeah, I said it. Your retinas are no better, so 4k's useless to you, too.
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