(On the discussion page it looks like all the recent edits are coming from five guys at the Supreme Court.)
If the average human eye can't tell the slightest difference, what's the point of making displays that dense?
Maybe eagles want to watch TV too.
If we ever learn to design new genes and proteins quickly, there are a bunch of starter projects:
Give mold the ability to synthesize CBD and THC. It would motivate you to wash your dishes- so you can use a razor blade to scrape off a gooey film of cannabinoids from the slimy ceramic in your sink, puff away, develop the munchies again, refill the sink with dirty dishes, and complete the cycle.
Insert a couple genes into E Coli that can synthesize cannabinoids in your intestines, so you can get a buzz after eating regular brownies.
Give cows a few genes for synthesis of cannabinoids during lactation. THC milk would also go great with regular brownies.
Design a virus that invades the human nervous system and inserts genes into white matter cells to induce synthesis of Adderall.
Engineer mosquitos that have the ability to synthesize heroin.
Make puncturevines that synthesize injectable human vaccines for measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, flu, rubella. and accumulate them in those tack-shaped goathead seeds. Plant them near people who think vaccines cause autism. Also include genes for synthesizing tire sealant, so their needles stop blowing out my bike tires when they reach the curb.
Give chili peppers the ability to synthesize and retain methamphetamine. Pulverize them and you can get meth with that "Chili P signature" like Jesse was selling in the first episode of Breaking Bad.
Create bees that can successfully avoid any areas tainted with anything manufactured by Bayer.
Resurrect DNA from extinct giant bird Palagornis sandersi but modify the legs a little so that the birds can hold bombs and chemical weapons.
Design trees that grow both apples and oranges, so we can finally compare them.
They are genetically engineering stuff to produce stuff that is already available? Benefit would be....?
I'm not going to bother with genetic engineering. I'm going to get a 3D printer, download THC.sdl and CBD.sdl, and print my own cannabinoids.
Which reminds me I also have to print a new bong because this one is starting to smell like yeast.
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Print encyclopedias had to be picky about editing, because even edited down they were still 100lbs and took up feet of shelf space.
A digital encyclopedia has no such constraints. It can be a repository for everything, at no cost.
The "not notable" constraint is totally artificial and serves only as an outlet for the petty-minded to exert some small degree of power.
Says the "Anonymous Coward".
Oh, the irony.
Where Wikipedia fails HARD though is the article deletion process.
There are people out there who get a weird thrill from deleting articles.
An article that has been in place for *10 years* can be snuffed out just because a motivated moderator decides it isn't "notable" and sets up a "speedy delete".
Notice 6 months after the fact, try and put it back, and the whole friggin' WORLD descends on you.
Wikipedia is ruled by a group of petty, self-nominated bureaucrats. And the system - as horribly broken as it is - cannot be reformed, because there are too many vested interests who want to see it STAY broken.
Let me guess, you're a Wikipedia moderator, right?
It continually amazes me how, in a world where storage is effectively free, where there is literally no cost to hosting articles, that there exist people who seek to suppress knowledge because it doesn't meet their arbitrary standard of "notable".
Give a man the power to say "no", and he says "no" - a lot.
Every car gets 0 miles to the gallon unnecessarily stopped at a light.
I'm wondering, instead of using red/green switches at intersections, maybe we can have the cars drive through diffraction plates set up around the intersection. Then the wavefunction of you and car can spread out into the intersection via diffraction and arrive randomly into one of several quantum states (outbound lanes) which head toward your destination. If we made cars and their drivers out of bosons instead of fermions, it might work. Only one fermion can occupy any given quantum state. So with fermionic cars, there's always a small probability of quantum entanglement within the intersection between you and some other guy trying to make a left.