On Wed, Jan 01, 2014 at 03:01:22PM -0500, Jason Resch wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 8:41 AM, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au>wrote:
> >
> > Which gets us to the more important point. You idealise a handshake as
> > instantaneous as a demonstration of your "present moment", but in fact
> > those interactions Jason was alluding to are smeared out over a
> > temporal duration of the order of a few picoseconds (a duration well
> > measurable by current day technology - my laptop's CPU clock cycles on
> > a sub-picosecond timescale, for example).
> >
> You must have a VERY fast laptop! :-)

Ahem! - I meant nanoseconds (1x10^{-9}s). I got my metric prefixes
mixed up. Sorry..


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