Alt: Real programmers set the universal constants at the start such that the universe evolves to contain the disk with the data they want.
Does that mean God is a real programmer?
On a side note, I was pleasantly surprised, and a bit shocked, to see this "blag post" from Randall Munroe, the author of the xkcd comic:
Okay, politics time.He goes on to elaborate quite eloquently about why he thinks this. And honestly, out of all of the "endorsements" I've read, this is the most down-to-earth one. And go figure - he's not a politician.
I’m a political junkie, but I’ve largely kept that out of xkcd (other than occasional cracks about science and net-related issues). So this will be a one-time thing — after this post, you’ll hear no more political advocacy on this site for the rest of the election. But I think we’re at a balance point, where a few words between friends who are generally in agreement might make a difference, so here goes.
Please support Barack Obama.
I knew there was a reason I liked this guy. Besides that he has a great comic and is apparently a Super-Geek. He's also smart.