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Comment Re:arg (Score 1) 92

So, why not put the source code in git and let the OS download, compile, and install the updates from source [automagically]? Or maybe even have the entire operating system be an interpreter (a la BASIC, erlang, smalltalk or LISP machines).

Comment Re:Heh (Score 1) 241

That's only true if the machine running the simulation is not powerful enough. Given a local high-order maximum which exceeds the average 'reality' surrounding it would be enough computing power.

Comment Re:amazing use of resources (Score 1) 381

The fees are quite low (on the order of a fraction of a percent [as opposed to 3-4% for VISA/MC or higher for Western Union). You can choose to submit transactions with no fees but depending on the load on the network and the amount of miners, difficulty of mining, etc, it can take quite a long time for them to clear. For instance, my zero-fee transaction from 2 weeks ago took a week to complete.

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