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I have a hypothesis that the past doesn't exist until an observation in the present makes it necessary. That seems the simplest form of a universe. And nature likes simplicity, right?

The least amount of information necessary to create a perceived reality is whatever the actors in the reality experience at the moment plus an artificial history that is created on demand, as events in the present require.

My limited understanding of physics is that retrocausality is allowed. And of course our common notion of "time" is nowhere near what is actually happening in the universe. Physicists refer to space-time instead. Whatever that is.

Is there an existing philosophy or hypothesis that matches my idea that history is created on demand?

UPDATE: Reader Amit informs me that there is an existing philosophy that matches the idea of on-demand history as well as the idea that we are all computer simulations.


 
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The other day I drew a comic featuring Dogbert creating a transactions network for criminals so he could steal their Bitcoins.

I can't show you the third panel untl publication date, 4-2-14.


Call me jaded, but it seems to me that when you combine a network of criminals with a magical form of money, you're asking for trouble. And sure enough, today we see this story about Silk Road getting hacked. 

This is why I think the stock market is fixed. It's because every time someone CAN steal your money without detection, it happens. 


 
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Just frickin' shoot me.
 
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The blog problem was traced to a recently-installed load balancer. It was sending half the traffic to a server that didn't have the images. That's why your experience was different every time you went to the page. It was never a browser incompatibility issue.

Here are the images that were only appearing half the time.

 
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I'm posting this message a second time because, yes, the blogging software is not working.

I'm discontinuing blogging until I find a blogging software that works. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Might be a hacker problem because some unrelated stuff just went nuts too.
 
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Can everyone see all three strips on all browsers?

Okay, I finally said screw it and created a new blog over at Wordpress. And by that I mean I attempted to open an account but .... wait for it... their system is either down or rejecting me personally.

The universe is clearly conspiring to prevent me from showing these three images to the public. This is the sort of thing that makes me think we're software simulations and not free creatures in a real world.

I'm open to suggestions. Can anyone suggest a way to display images on the Internet? I've heard it's a thing.


 
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