Adrian Tymes wrote:
> > > > ... If the original owner of the launcher
> > > > could have benefited by staying a little longer they would have.
> > >
> > >...Just because the original owner *thought* that X
> > >was the optimal time, doesn't mean the original owner was correct.
> > Well yes of course anyone might get lucky. ... you can't be
> > consistently lucky. ...
>Where does luck play into it? ... We can
>construct ships now that would catch up to and pass the Voyager probes,
>despite their being launched decades ago.
My model assumes fixed technology. If technology changed, we'd have
to make assumptions about who gets it first to figure out who that
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