Edit: This post is a response to the one from Scotte below. Long story.
As long as they’re paying for the gas. Or the plasma. Or whatever.
If they picked me up, and I could sort out what they were using for ‘gas’, and they dropped me off again, I could be the Oligarch of the Planet.
With Al in mind, but applies to a lot of us . . .
“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one.”
-George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
“Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second… if there is one.”
-Winston Churchill, in response
I have a couple of boxes full plus a few overstuffed drawers.
“It seems like almost everything involved in high end audio is designed to actively remove any enjoyment involved in listening to music.” - a friend.
It’s kinda funny. It’s ironic.
It’s the same with any other high end hobby. Car racing, motorcycle racing, showing animals, etc.
By the time you get to the top of the heap it turns out to be just another job.
Never mind the sketchy ethics of “replicating” another’s research.