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

by Radtastic (#46855649) Attached to: Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test
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.

Comment: Re:HA! YOU FOOLS! (Score 1) 47

by Radtastic (#45443195) Attached to: Smithsonian Releases 3D Models of Artifacts
You jest, but there's probably a deeper conversation about property rights.... No one is up in arms about the wonton copying and reproduction of someone else's work since the original owners are long since dead.

But wait 100 years and see what happens when someone wants to recreate a 2013 -era Nike shoe.

Comment: Irresponsible (Score 0) 268

by Radtastic (#44895303) Attached to: Without Plutonium, Deep-Space Probe Missions May Sputter Out
It seems irresponsible to me to send a craft into space emitting unsafe radiation. U-238 has a half life of 4.5 billion years, U-235 700 million. (Sorry, I'm not an engineer and I'm too lazy to go look up which would be used in said spacefaring fission reactor.)

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.)

Happiness is a positive cash flow.