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  1. Because it seems nonsense that something can come from absolute nothingness.
  2. Religion is sadly anything but simple, because it's an extremely effective control mechanism.
  3. Of course you can believe in both god and evolution. You can believe anything you want. You could believe that invisible goblins made the universe out of magic pixie dust. That's how belief works: It allows anything.
  4. It's only useless if it can't be repeated as many times as is necessary to get good data.
  5. You can check it out with DosBox if you still like games like DM.
  6. My user name is a miss spelling of Torham, the main character of the game Dungeon Master 2 (my avatar image is Torham's in game portrait).
  7. Code that reads a fixed number of bytes, including seeking, and then parses the partial data, isn't complicated, regardless of what's being parsed. Also, writing quick and dirty code may seem like a good idea sometimes, but I've found that it leads to frustration almost every time.
  8. But why did you think it was a good idea to read whole files one byte at a time? That's just about never useful.
  9. I claim that reality is everything that exists regardless of what I know, think I know or don't know. If what I experience is a simulation, or an illusion, etc, then that is simply also part of reality because it exists. The fact that I don't know doesn't change that. Truth is a simple concept. I can indeed claim whatever I want, but that doesn't mean my claims are true, even if I truly believe those claims. Personal truths aren't necessarily actually true. Like I said before, it's just everything that exists. What we think exists and what really exists are potentially two entirely different things. This is the philosophy part of the forum What you're talking about is the practical side of things. With science we can do and make all kinds of stuff, but you won't get certain answers.
  10. The easy answers to those questions are very obvious: You could say that it's true that reality exists (whatever that might be) and that reality is just everything that exists (whatever all that is), but that doesn't really lead anywhere. What I want to know is how not knowing what the truth and reality are makes these things subjective?
  11. By conservative I don't mean minimal commenting, I mean not commenting obvious code. I don't like having so many comments that maintaining them becomes a second job.
  12. The truth is what it is and reality is what it is regardless of what anyone thinks or believes they are. Thinking that something is true doesn't make it true. That matrix simulation is just another part of reality. Whether we know we're in such a simulation or not doesn't change that. It's our viewpoint that's subjective, not reality.
  13. I'd say the opposite: Be conservative in your use of comments. Code should typically be reasonably self-descriptive.
  14. Both truth and reality are objective. They simply are what they are regardless of what we can and can't know about them.
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