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Comment Backwards (Score 3, Funny) 446

You have this backwards. If companies are going to introduce new products into our food supply, the burden of proof should be on them to prove that there aren't any negative health consequences.

Is it harder to show proof of absence? You bet your ass. And given the ramifications involved, it should be.

Look, I'm not an anti-gmo crusader. I think it has a lot of promise to more efficiently feed a growing world. But, like any technology, it can be used both responsibly and irresponsibly, and the private sector doesn't have a great track record of putting public health ahead of profits.

Comment Get it in writing (Score 1) 353

Most business owners may have issue with you claiming IP for things built on company time. Even if you build something in your off hours, it may be difficult to prove you didn't use company resources.

Make sure that if you have an agreement with your employer that you have something signed by a senior executive or the owner.

Comment Re:When... (Score 1) 71

Seriously, if you want a real experience then turn off the PC, go outside and DO IT.

Ah, the "it's not everything so it's nothing" attack. If you happen to live in the upper northeast, I could see this being a helpful part of one's winter-exercise regimen. Or inner cities. Or anywhere where easily - accessible mountain bike trails aren't accessible.

And the truth is, for many of us, something like a MTB trip to Moab would be really cool, but it's not quite high enough against competing options. It'd be awesome to experience some of that scenery.

Lastly, for anyone naysaying the technology... give it time. VR is in its infancy, and in some not too distant future, it will be indistinguishable from the real thing.

Comment Not Filet Mignon. Meat Slurry (Score 3, Insightful) 466

Artificial meat is going to happen at some point, well before it can surpass the filet mignon or prime rib. Right now, it just needs to be better and cheaper than Meat Slurry , then, market forces will accelerate the quality.

Trust me on this, the bar is set pretty low for it to succeed.

Comment It depends on game complexity (Score 1) 285

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". :)

Comment Re:Hmmmm (Score 1) 397

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.

"Don't tell me I'm burning the candle at both ends -- tell me where to get more wax!!"