An attack on solar energy was sensed by the Solar Energy Promotion Apparatus, which is also the Nuclear Power Demotion Apparatus. Even the mod system has been overwhelmed and filter=insightful yields little insight because so many are modded up because they are quick with a Fukushima snipe. Let's go after StartsWithABang too, who had the audacity to claim that no contact for seven months was a mission 'fail'. Never mind that properly designed modern RTGs survive launch failure, even reentry failure. Never mind the equivalent ~12kg weight. A simple read of the Wikipedia RTF Page would take the Tang out of the snipes and push all of this fission stuff off-topic in one swoop. It's... cult-like in places. I won't be engaging.
So I'll just post... this.
IT IS TIME dip into the vault of Science and unleash a secret DOOMSDAY weapon, the RTG Powered Teddy Bear. A super-toy capable of sustained periods of play, yet self-charging with a heart of Pu238 that begins with ~2x nominal thermal output so you'd have over 100 years at full activity. The RTG is encased in a radiation proof, blast proof thermoelectric shell that is slightly larger than a six-year-old's gullet. It has adaptive intelligence, damage avoidance and a built-in sewing kit. It keeps your child warm at night, helps build muscle tone as it is carried, but can walk on its own with the same bipedal stance that makes human beings energy-efficient.
RTG Teddy will have the Wikipedia RTF Page embedded in its brain, and so he will be able to recite it you. (along with 10,000 bedtime stories from all cultures and fun language lessons). If you attempt to convince Teddy that he will explode like Chernobyl he will politely remind you that was runaway fission and steam. If you mention Fukushima he will point out that was just hydrogen. If you ask him if he might go 'critical' he'll tell you he will be critical of the mistakes you make, so you can always do better. Teddy even has a radiation monitor and his own power source is so well shielded he will help you identify those badly shielded knockoff bears when they come to visit. If you express an interest in nuclear energy he will start you off with the basics and you'll be a nuclear engineer by age eight, as driven as Kirk Sorensen. If mommy and daddy are talking downstairs and you hear mommy express concern that if Teddy crashes in a plane he might spread radiation over a wide area --- Teddy will whisper in your ear that it's alright, even though he would survive a crash and you wouldn't --- he would do his best to prevent it from happening because he contains an aviation network interface with autopilot and instrument landing procedures for all commercial airliners. He can even fly a helicopter with your help. And don't mind mommy, parents are weird sometimes. Could a solar powered bear do all this?
But the best part of owning an RTG Teddy is visiting with those Solar Powered Bears your friends bring over. He will beat the pants off them in feats of sustained endurance. But after he has mopped the floor with them he'll give them all a pulsed burst of ultraviolet light so they can finish the race without the indignity of falling over. He'll even offer them his charging port (with parental permission). RTG Teddy is not like Rock'em'Sock'em Robots or those other toys where all the drama centers on winners and losers, like some hit-and-run Slashdot AC comment. RTG Teddy is an essential part of any base load energy economy, one that can even support the luxury of Solar Powered Bears.
But before long you may hear your friends wonder out loud, "Why are RTG Teddys so rare and expensive? Why didn't they build more of them? Why didn't my parents get me one instead of this Solar Bear?" RTG Teddy has a deep heuristic response to these questions, one that incorporates all the nuclear-related opinions ever expressed on Slashdot, even those by that fucktard lunatic TheRealHocusLocus. RTG Teddy navigates this neural net while crafting responses specifically to avoid expressing any of these opinions and judgements directly. For these are questions posed by children that basically mean, what is wrong/right with the world? And less stated, whose fault? By avoiding stated opinions Teddy is able to do what Teaching Bears do best, what children do best --- answer a question with a more challenging question. Some responses are, "Perhaps you'd like to hear more about..." or "If you're interested in ____ the best place to start is..." or "Would you like me to read the Wikipedia RTF Page?" Leaving young minds more full than they arrived, by showing them doorways into new possibilities rather than opinion honeypots.
Your wise purchase of RTG Teddy Bear will also help to clean out your neighborhoods of persons who irrationally fear radiation, even when it is properly controlled and rendered harmless by excellent engineering. While you simply go about your life and your children grow up enriched by this super-toy, intolerant neighbors will be consumed by the mere presence of RTG Teddy Bear and will move far away. Some will resort to aggressively hostile and direct attacks which clearly illuminate aspects of human behavior which are valuable for your children to witness. So they don't marry one. If you decide to become one of them --- simply return RTG Teddy Bear for a full refund. We'll even throw in an extra dollar because if you don't think taming fire completely and cleverly is the best possible future, then perhaps you think it's all about money. We just want you to be happy.
Behold! The RTG Teddy Bear.
In some things he's smarter than the average bear.
And he works at night, too.