You are correct, to a point. The cost (value) of anything is equal to the cost of the components plus the energy to create it. The same reasoning applies to each component. Follow it down and the math tells you that the cost of something is equal to the total energy used at each step of every component and subcomponent … » 4/09/14 5:23pm 4/09/14 5:23pm

I have tons of email friends, largely due to a philosophy of not hiding out and being unreachable. It means hours of work at the computer every day, including Sunday. My email-only friend Peter Fraser came up with the idea, knowing that I like jokes. So we stopped near his house to get the computer from him (I wish I… » 3/30/14 10:34pm 3/30/14 10:34pm

The topic of whether gravity flows from one object to others in waves has been a pursued issue for some time. Were gravity waves to 'flow' at the speed of light, the Earth's orbit would double every 1800 years. This is related to the fact that waves such as light from the sun arrive from the angle pointing to where the … » 3/18/14 4:44pm 3/18/14 4:44pm

After crashes this 'forgetting' is common and associated with lesions in the area of your hippocampus. You have to concentrate on some thought or autobiographic incident for maybe 15 seconds to turn it into a permanent (long term) memory. Typically, about 15 seconds prior to the crash, and some time thereafter, are… » 3/17/14 1:57pm 3/17/14 1:57pm