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Comment Re:An update on Richard Feynman (Score 1) 84

For now atomic manipulation at large quantities is very far off (they only used 2 atoms in that experiment).

Our problem currently with storage is that we are kind of bound to 2D, only in the last couple of years we started actually build storage that has bits layered with 3D NAND, but the Z axis is still much, much smaller than the others. In my opinion, the future of large storage should more a cube than an atom.

Comment Insurance companies should always pay (Score 1) 250

To me insurance companies should ALWAYS pay, especially to third party victims, the only time they should be covered is fraud, , such as deliberate accident, and even then injured bystanders should get compensation, for the rest, if the insurance company feels they shouldn't pay for some reason (in this case a software update not applied), they should go to court and let a judge decide.

Their jobs is to be a safety net for times we are not paying attention, neglect something or are incompentent/irresponsible, if the law lets insurance companies choose to pay only if there are absolutely no fault of the driver, they would only pay when the car was struk by a meteor or something.

Comment Re:Stop apologizing (Score 1) 292

Thank you, I was about to write pretty much exactly this.

It like the researchers are afraid of the hipsters, "look, we used highly advanced genetic engineering techniques to sequence the genes but we would try to modify/remove this genes, that we now know what they are exactly, using other advanced genetic engineering, we will however use a trial and error technique that will take a lot longer and may not do exactly what was intended (such as get seeds without saponins but with less yield) because we depend on random events to get it done."

Don't get me started on the gluten free and super food things, it actually makes me mad.

Comment The ones I listen to (Score 1) 268

I've been listening to podcasts for over ten years now, these are my current ones:
In english:
- The sckeptics guide to the universe (seen a few time listed here, I think was the first one I subscribed to, going strong for over ten years with missing a single week due to one of the host dying, that's commitment!)
- In our time (from BBC radio 4, very deep subjects)
- Scientific American Podcast
- Skepticality (going just as long as SGU, but not as near as regular)
- StarTalk (Niel deGrasse Tyson radio show, very good, altough I HATE the ads with all of my being, don't know why)
- The Infinite Monkey Cage (Brian Cox and Robin Ince, funny as fuck! one of the best)
- The naked scientists
- Nerdist
- The RSA (some are boring, some are really awesome)
- Hello Internet (CGPGrey and Brady, two dudes talking, literally)

In portuguese:
- NerdCast (most famous in Brazil, one of the best I listen to, definitely the funniest)
- Xadrez Verbal (foreign politics but very lax, really good)

In Norwegian (I'm trying to learn the language):
- Nerdeprat
- Rad Crew: NEON

Comment Re:Expanding on this: (Score 2) 78

You hit the nail in the head!
non-standard modules is a big no-no, motorola is also trying to get a modular phone going with moto z, but the modules are made by them, and only work it that phone, so they are hard to come by, expensive, and you cannot use them after an upgrade or if you change phones. I was really excited by project ara, but then google for some reason decided that changing the screen and chipset would not be possible and then, for some reason, created modules that were pretty useless like a tic tac/pill holder (why???) and the modularity became a gimmick.

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