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Comment Which simulation is running our simulation? (Score 1) 951

If the odds are high that we're living in a simulation, then the odds are almost as high that there's a simulation that is running that simulation. Just how far down do the turtles go? It's a useless belief that can lead to nihilistic thinking. Plus it isn't scientific until we can test for it.

Comment Push for a Fast Track Process (Score 1) 294

After many years of working with a CAB, my suggestion is to work with them but try to push for a Fast Track process that will allow you to apply lightweight changes with low risk. It will cut your struggles with the bureaucracy considerably. Also, when appropriate, try to bundle changes together into larger block releases, rather than taking through many small revisions.

Comment Don't patent laws still apply? (Score 1) 212

The consideration of whether an idea should be considered "stolen" depends in good part on what use it is put. Regardless of whether economic secrets are being stolen and by whom, patent laws should still apply. Hopefully, that will have to serve to protect a company's investment in their R&D, as long as the law is applied at an international level. Even with hopes for patent reform, there is clearly still a need.

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