November 14, 2008
It’s not lowering our standards, it is accepting reality. Think of it like dealing with a physical force. Do you think of it as lowering your standards b/c you can’t get light to go any faster than C? No, it’s one of those things you can’t change. Like fedora slipping a release date.
If there had EVER been a case of us hitting our target directly, that’d be one thing, but since there hasn’t been one….
 Before anyone cites the faster-than-light data transmission research from a few years back I’d like to say I worked across the hall from where that study occurred and had lunch almost daily with one of the primary folks who worked on it (Hi michael!). 🙂