First and foremost, I want my kids to learn from playing games in addition to being entertained. And there's something to be said about the visual simplicity of older (classic) games encouraging imagination, just like books stimulate the brain more than TV and Movies. You could probably make an argument that the eye candy in today's game is distracting from the puzzle-solving aspects. Then again, newer games potentially have better puzzles... I don't recall much of a physics engine in my Atari 2600.
Fortunately, we don't have to make an either/or choice. But if I did, I would probably start with classic games.
Oh yeah. Obligatory to add "Get off my lawn".
This document https://docs.gatesfoundation.org/Documents/agricultural-development-strategy-overview.pdf from the gates foundation would lead one to believe that they are promoting local farmers, not suppressing them.
Solar might not achieve infinite continuous operation, but might allow for infinite distance with stops for recharging.
Said RC device might fly for whatever distance the charge allows, then set down on a rooftop or unobtrusive location and start recharging for the next leg.
Energy weight / density / rechargability may not be favorable today, but will certainly improve in the future.
But wait 100 years and see what happens when someone wants to recreate a 2013 -era Nike shoe.
Now find out that TPB was a BSA sting operation.... THAT is real news.
So the Boy Scouts of America is really a shell organization for the government!? Holy Double Deception Batman!
We'd be mighty pissed if some ancient alien probe showed up on doorstep spewing poison. (Although for all we know, said radiation might be sugary fuel to them.)
A properly moderated site enforces civil behavior - psuedonym or not.
The problem is the lack of any checks and balances to prevent abuse. If the NSA has to access my phone records because they have credible evidence that doing so may prevent a crime, no problem. By the time they apply for and receive a warrant or wiretap, it may be too late.
But the NSA employee who happens to disagree with my political beliefs, or is screwing my wife, or merely wants to discredit or inconvenience me (or worse) because he thinks I cut him off in traffic... those are the missing protections that need to be put in place along with the access of my data.
It supported sprites and collision detection. I remember writing a (poor) clone of centipede, and an original, adolescently-influenced game I called "Gasman", where said hero of the game was chased by baddies. You would vanquish said baddies by letting them get close on your tail and then... well, you can figure out the weapon system. I was 13 or 14.
From there came the C64, which will always have a fond place in my heart. Tasting the next realm beyond basic with "Peeks" and "Pokes", and eventually assembly language.
Great times, indeed.
I especially take offense with this argument:
"When manufacturers discontinue a brand -- such as Pontiac, Mercury, Oldsmobile or Saturn -- auto dealers still remain to help the customer,"
In reality, if Tesla were to go out of business, individual mechanics would open shop assuming there was a business demand. If there wasn't any demand, then it wouldn't matter if the sale originally involved a dealer or not. (Unless said former-dealer was unclear on the concept of business.)