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Comment: Re:flywheel (Score 1) 212

by Rob Bos (#47802349) Attached to: Power Grids: The Huge Battery Market You Never Knew Existed

It's a partial solution. Hydro power is only really available in certain areas, and transmission losses kill some of the gains. BC makes a good amount of money this way. North America's hydro capacity is probably as large as it will ever be, because it's extremely destructive of wildlife habitat and of arable land.

Comment: Re:Good. (Score 1) 222

by Rob Bos (#47103129) Attached to: China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

I have been very happy with my Linux steam library of late. It's kept me busy, perhaps not with the particular games I want, but with games that are quite good.

It's the difference between getting ice cream and sorbet. I might have preferred the ice cream, but if I'm lactose intolerant, y'know what, the sorbet is almost as good and I'm perfectly pleased with it.

Comment: Re:A good visual why to move away from animal food (Score 1) 466

by Rob Bos (#46854633) Attached to: Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test

Dairy cows aren't really used for meat generally. At least not at the dairy farms I've been to. They're usually too old. It happens, but only if it's kept in mind from the beginning.

An actual farmer could correct me, but some quick googling around seems to confirm it; about 30% are used for meat.

Comment: Re:Finally getting this right. Maybe. (Score 1) 466

by Rob Bos (#46854617) Attached to: Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test

If it's true that a particular meat substitute has no nutritional value, then it would function much like tofu - as texture and filler for a dish, with the nutrition coming from the extra vegetables. You'd have to have actual meat from time to time to avoid, eg, vitamin B and iron problems, or stuff your meals full of spinach and beans. :)

Comment: Re:Not all vegetarians would like vegetarian meat. (Score 1) 466

by Rob Bos (#46854585) Attached to: Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test

I cook with tofu regularly, you don't try to make it tasty. It's filler, texture, and it absorbs whatever flavour is around it. You use it as a delivery vehicle for other flavours. For instance yesterday I made a chickpea curry in the slow cooker, and added tofu chunks to it after: chop them up, roll them in a thick mixture of milk and flour, then shake it in a container with ground flax, nutritional yeast, whole wheat flour, breadcrumbs, really, whatever you have in the house. Fry it on high heat for a bit, throw it in after the slow cooker has done. It soaks up the curry flavour and adds texture.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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