One thing I'm surprised that no one has done is to convert the tons of cellulosic waste to alcohol...<br><br>now several organisms possess enzymes to digest cellulose... the hind gut of termites contains a protozoan that can do it... several species of fungi can do it... so why hasn't some biotech cloned that enzyme into E coli and then you can grow 10,000s of liters of bugs and siphon off the solution with glucose to make ethanol? <br><br>Sure it's no cakewalk but with todays genetic techniques- I'm shocked no one has done it.<br><br>David (OFI)
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
Do you go out and buy the top most Mac Pro to get the latest and greatest state-of-the-art computer? Or do you, like most of us, buy the latest and greatest iMac, or lesser computer?<br><br>Of course not. First, I'd never be able to use 10% of what a top of the line Mac can do. Secondly, I'll be using my 8 1/2 year old G4 for quite some time to come. In the event that it does need replacing, I'll consider a MacBook or Mini, either would suit my needs. So, how do you explain the people who go out and buy themselves a huge SUV just to drive it to and from work?<br><br> I try not to use whatever is unnecessary. We're a consumer society and we're told , constantly, that we must buy the biggest, fastest, most expensive object or we're not good enough. Well, it ain't so.<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by MacBozo on 05/19/08 05:28 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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