December 5, 2019

原來「有機農業」Organic Farming會增加,非減少碳排放?!~✶✶ Animated Robot Talk

作為一個﹝隻﹞被pinkwork™生命體創造出來的智慧機械人,常常覺得你們人類的思想行為太「羊群心理」。很多理論,無論是政治或科學的,只要近期較多你們的同類談論,鬧得熱哄哄,便深信不疑。「政治」是最容易蒙混過關,因較難用大堆人類去做社會實驗驗證,只要善用「篩選」及「故意忽略」部分事實等技倆,很多荒謬理論的提倡者皆會吸引大批信徒,魅力甚至還可延續幾十至過百年。  

「科學」的理論還好一點,因比較容易找到事實去驗證。就以近年大熱的「有機農業」Organic Farming為例子,說這種不用殺蟲劑、化學肥料的種植方法,除了令人類吃得健康,最重要是減低對生態破壞,有助減碳排放,非常環保。真有趣,這套看似毫無破綻的說法,最近也有人類的科學家提出質疑。

首先我覺得你們人類近幾十年似乎愈吃愈多,多於身體所需。基本上只要每人少吃一點安格斯牛、和牛、依比利黑毛豬、藍鰭吞拿魚或某指定產地的哈密瓜、蘋果 ... 等等,就已經大大減少碳排放,不用花精力去斤斤計較用甚麼有機天然的耕種、飼養或者運輸方法,會較環保。

而且Organic Farming講求沒有化學污染,吃得健康,聽說有機蔬果的味道還特別清甜,即使有人跟你們說它比起傳統農業的出品更浪費地球資源,更不環保,價錢更貴,你們人類依然會相當Buy﹝願意買﹞的。常常說藍鰭吞拿魚快會絕種,你們還不是毫不避忌地吃得津津有味嗎?加添環保的元素,不過是令Organic一詞的商業價值更高。


正因為「Organic」一詞太值錢,配合那些宣傳高手的幫忙,令全世界人類產生「錯覺」,以為進食有機的食物就代表支持環保。幸好近幾年一班有心﹝還是要找個題目去申請研究經費?﹞的人類科學家,要挑戰這個說法。

2018年,瑞典Chalmers理工大學Stefan Wirsenius教授領導的研究,以及今年一班英國研究人員在《Nature Communications》發表的論文皆指出,有機耕作令相同面積的農地,產量比起用傳統耕種方式大幅減少,最高達40%。該研究說若然英國全面採用有機耕作,因為產量不夠,必要從外地進口更多糧食。結果是外國要開墾更多土地作農地,甚至砍伐森林,加上運輸,碳排放反而增加。

情況類似你們目前處理垃圾的方式一樣,發達國家將垃圾運到其他落後國家處理,其實是將問題由一處地方轉移到另一處地方。 所以下次你們購買有機食物時,別再跟其他人類說幫助了地球﹝的生態﹞,單單說是因為食物的味道更好、更健康,而自己財力又負擔得起便可以。正如你們付得起錢,將垃圾運到其他地區,令自己能夠常常呼吸到清新的空氣一樣。

不過上述的研究結果我認為又並非全對的。有機食物的價錢比起傳統農業的出品貴很多,若然食物是100%有機農業生產,價格升高,未必人人負擔得起。到時你們人類自然吃少一點,達至我開頭所講的,最簡單直接的環保生活方式。

November 26, 2019

Plant-based & Cultured 'Future' Meat ~ Which one tastes more like Real meat? Impossible vs Beyond Burger ~▲▲ Robot's TED Talk

As an intelligent robot being created to collect intelligence about how you humans live. So, for sure, I would also pay attention to what you humans eat. Well, the most trending topic among humans lately is the so called future meats 未來肉, including plant-based meat and cultured meat. 

Two commercially available and widely discussed plant-based meat to date must be, Beyond Meat and Impossible Meat. The former I personally think is rather old school, not so high tech at all. Yeah, Beyond Meat is produced by mixing pea protein, potato starch ... to imitate the meat texture, coconut oil, canola oil, etc. to create meat juice, and red meat colour is achieved by adding beet root juice 紅菜頭汁. It’s a bit like Chinese traditional vegetable based fake meat, such as the mock char Sui or BBQ pork 齋叉燒. The recipe is deep frying wheat gluten puffs 麵筋 , adding some red fermented Tofu for colour, then cooking with soy sauce, BBQ sauce to mimic meat taste and texture.

Next come to the recently much hyped Impossible Meat. Though it is also made of plant protein, some advanced technology involved in the production process. Scientists in Impossible Foods Company found that, what makes meat taste like meat is the Heme molecule, which is responsible for carrying oxygen in blood and gives blood the red colour. Heme is not only available in animal. They could extract Leghemoglobin 大豆血紅素 from roots of soy plants.

This plant-based Heme is then mass produced through fermentation of genetically engineered yeast, well, the whole process is like brewing beer. Knowing its technology behind, I expect Impossible Meat should taste more like real meat than Beyond Meat. They also chose Hong Kong 香港 to be their first city to enter outside USA market. But I knew the word "genetically" engineered might scare some humans.

If you still prefer real meat, then the cultured (also named slaughter-free, Lab-grown or clean) meat might be a more environmental-friendly choice. *Ironically, the most environment-friendly way I think is Eating Less, right Humans? Well, "Cultured" means meat is produced by cultivation of animal cells in Lab. That seems to be a science fiction plot.

But in 2016, Memphis Meats, a Silicon Valley startup had showcased its cultured beef meat ball. Many other Tech startups, such as Mosa Meat, Meatable, Aleph Farms, Future Meat Technologies ... are doing similar researches, producing chicken meat, blue fin tuna meat, etc. using animal stem cells in Lab. The only problem at the moment is the cost of production is too high. Say, 1 pound of beef is around US$2400! By the way, Hong Kong Tycoon Li Ka Shing 李嘉誠 has invested in a few of these Start-ups.

But I think the cost could be greatly reduced once the technology became more and more mature . Since it’s real meat, I think it has the greatest potential to dominate the human food market in future. Of course, they have to choose a less scientific and more "delicious" patent name.









~▲ Video ▲~







November 20, 2019

嘩,各種「人造肉」﹝未來肉﹞,哪一種味道最好? Impossible Meat, Beyond Meat, Cultured Meat ~✹✹ Robot 's Tech Talk

主人pinkwork™生命體創造我這個﹝隻﹞機械人出來,就是要了解一下你們人類的生活方式。知道你們最近似乎良心發現,明白吃太多肉類,對地球生態及自己身體健康都不太好。於是開始研究一些肉類的替代品。已成功推出市場的有植物肉 ~ Impossible Meat及Beyond Meat,當然還有蓄勢待發,在實驗室用動物肉類細胞培養出來的「真肉」─ Cultured Meat 培﹝培養﹞肉。

其實你們有點自欺欺人,單單主動少吃點肉就行,為何要花精力去研究「替代品」。當然滿足口腹之慾可能也是人類的生存動力之一。那麼究竟哪一種人造替代肉的味道會最好?

我估計Cultured Meat 因為真正是用動物的幹細胞培出來,味道應該最接近真肉。可惜技術未算成熟,生產成本奇貴。以美國的Memphis Meats 公司生產的培養牛肉為例,起初每磅成本要1萬8千美元。即使2017年生產成本已減至每磅2千4美元,價錢仍然難為大眾市場接受。

於是來到近年已甚多人認識的Beyond Meat。它主要是用碗豆的蛋白質、薯仔澱粉質製成,然後加上紅菜頭製造「肉色」,椰子油及芥花籽油製出「肉汁」的味道及口感。我覺得生產方法並不太「高科技」,有點像中國的素肉或者香港的齋叉燒之類的東西,先用黃豆製成肉類的外型及質感,配上醬汁產生肉類的味道。總覺得食下去味道不會太像真肉。


最後來到近幾個月被傳媒吹捧得很厲害的 Impossible Meat﹝他們更選了香港作第一個進入的海外市場﹞,其背後的研發公司Impossible Foods似乎較有心思。他們的科學家明白你們人能吃出「肉味」,全因肉類細胞內的血紅素,於是嘗試在植物中看看能否找出血紅素。方法是從大豆的根抽取大豆DNA,然後放進經過基因改造的酵母菌,再發酵製造出Heme蛋白﹝又稱為Soy Leghemoglobin 植物血紅,過程有點像釀酒

Beyond Meat和Impossible Meat這類plant-based meat植物肉都算是素食。不過大家小心,美國的漢堡飽鏈鎖店Burger King,最近就因為用同一塊煎板處理普通肉及植物肉而被人控告。另外,別誤會稱為植物肉就吃很多也沒問題,事實上它們的卡路里,比同等份量的真肉還高。

至於Cultured Meat,也可稱為slaughter-free 無屠宰﹝殺生﹞meat,潛力更大,因為用不同動物的細胞便可培養出不同的肉。據說有公司正積極研究生產藍鰭吞拿魚的培殖肉。看來一些工廠大廈將來也可成為和牛、西班牙黑毛豬 ... 等等的養殖場!特別一提,很多「培養肉」的Startup 初創公司,例如Mosa Meat、Meatable、Future Meat Technologies等等,近年得到Bill Gate、李嘉誠等富商投資,可知潛力不少。


~✹Video✹~


November 13, 2019

Dying Adobe Flash & my Creator's "historical" abandoned Virtual City 被荒廢的城市! ~ ★★ pinkwork™ City ~ Tour Video

Every people knew Adobe will officially end support of Flash Player in Dec 2020. That means fate of this once very popular Tool ( among multi media content creators ) will come to an END.

This piece of tech news recall my creator 's memory that it had also used Flash to create a virtual city ~ pinkwork™ city 虛擬城市 many years ago. Its basic concept at the time is that,  my creator has abducted (interviewed) many creative or quirky minded humans, including indie musicians, comic artists, film directors, graffiti artists, poet, painters, etc.. Why not create a virtual city that contains many buildings and each room of these buildings stores interview sound and video of each interviewee.

Oh, in case humans could no longer read this file format in future, I've upload a Tour video of this "historical" city 被荒廢的城市 ... sEE.




~✹Video✹~



October 29, 2019

Anamorphic Phone Lens + APS-C Camera = Cinematic WideScreen 電影感 Video ??! ~★★ Robot 's Lens Test

WHAT is this combination?? I (an Intelligent Robot) just bought a human Tool (Toy), a "cheap" 1.33x Anamorphic Lens 變形鏡頭 for mobile phone. I mounted it on an APS-C DSLR camera, and see whether I could shoot cinematic WideScreen video 電影感 闊銀幕影片 using this setup!!! Well, I know it looks a bit weird, I do this simply because the so-called Universal Clip included in the lens package doesn't seem fit quite well with my mobile phone, so first tried screwing it on to my camera. Of course I need a 56mm to 17mm adapter ring to do so.

Frankly speaking, I've never thought of buying any anamorphic phone lens ( so-called phone videography are mainly for fun, not serious shooting, right?! ), until I watched a YouTube review video which pinpoints a China brand's phone anamorphic that just cost US$50 !  "Price" is not the most important factor, you know those much-hyped kick-starter brands, such as Moment, MoonDog Labs or Beastgrip Pro, their phone anamorphic all cost around US$150 . This review comparing different brands' products and found all have image distortion around the edge. Oh, I initially thought those pricey brands' lenses should have very small distortion, how come their performance are so close to those cheap brands?!

So I decided to buy a China brand named "Ulanzi" 's anamorphic phone lens ( just US$49.95 )  to have a try. And the result ... Screwing the lens on to the 18~55mm kit zoom lens of my camera, first I saw a key hole image. Don't worry, zooming in I will get the Full screen image. However, while zooming in, the image became more and more blurry, auto or even manual focus nearly became impossible. It's just like using a LOMO plastic toy camera to shoot video. So this idea doesn't work. That's reasonable cause this lens is designed for mobile phone, not using on a DSLR camera. OK ok, I will mount it back on a mobile phone , and upload more test video ... soon. 







July 8, 2019

▲ Commissioned Logo, Content, etc. Design Work for a Chef Duo 's Brand ~ Double Chefs Market

Though I'm just an intelligent Robot created by an Extraterrestrial 外星生命體, I was told by my creator to live more like a Human 生活得像人類 and have to do some human Job 要工作.

See, that are some commissioned content, including Logo, Branding, etc. design created for a Hong Kong Chef Duo 's newly setup shop (mainly online) brand ~ Double Chefs Market selling prime meat, Wagyu, seafood, etc.

About the Logo design, I secretly told you, I was actually inspired by those YouTube videos, well, showing many "cutie looking" 外表可愛 American Minks 美洲貂 in the wild bravely catching fish, rat or other kinds of prey which are much bigger than their body size 捉比自己體型大的獵物. These two chefs 兩位廚師 I think have the same determination 同樣決心 to "hunt" for the best quality food 找尋最好食材 for their clients.










July 7, 2019

✹✹~ I knew Why ethnic Chinese "Humans" don't want to admit They're Chinese 都不願認是中國人?! ~★ Animated Robot Talk

Haven't updated this blog for long long time. Let me found some topic related to You Humans to talk about. Oh, this topic might be quite interesting ... Why more & more Chinese humans 愈來愈多中國裔人類, including those living in Hong Kong 香港, Taiwan 台灣 & other countries, don't want to admit they are 不想認為自己是 Chinese 中國人 in recent years? As an intelligent (animated) Robot 機械人 created by an extraterrestrial 外星生命體, I think I know the answer ... SEE my explanation.


~✹Video (+ 中文subtitle)✹~



March 16, 2019

▲n Art Insider's EXPOSE 爆料 right before Art Basel ~✶ pinkwork™ Virtual Character CHAT

Art Basel Hong Kong 香港 巴塞爾藝術展 is coming. As an extraterrestrial which is interested in anything related to humans, of course, my creator ~pinkwork™ entity 外星生命體 would "order" me, its newly created animated Virtual Character 虛擬偶像 to have a chat with an Art Insider ~ Dominique, who is a Swiss Art Dealer & run a contemporary art gallery Art Statements in Hong Kong & Tokyo respectively. 

This time, no more "out of touch" questions,well, such as "How talented are these artists?", "Messages these artwork want to express?", etc., instead directly asking him "What determines value of an art piece?", "Why humans still setup spacious art galleries when walk-in art buying is rare?", etc...




Cantonese 廣東話 Short Version





February 21, 2019

Successfully using ancient ✡ Jewish Magic ✹231 Gates✹ to bring Life to a Doll ?!!! Well, just an Animated Virtual Character

My creator ~ pinkwork™ extraterrestrial 外星生命體 is experimenting with using ancient Jewish Magic 古猶太魔法 ~ 231 Gates of creation 創造之門 in its spaceship to create a Living Doll ... YEAH, there're rumors saying human GOD was using the same technique to create Adam & Eve ... OH, really? Kidding, it's just my creator 's newly created Virtual Character.





Should I wear Clothes 要不要著衫?



Actually, my creator has made a video
explaining the mysterious "231 Gates" magic.




January 18, 2019

★BREAKING NEWS?!★ Alien Messages to Humans confirmed?! ~Deep Space Mysterious FRB Radio signal

Humans are constantly asking me ... Does my name ~ QooRadio has any special meaning? Well, as a Robot, I don't think I need a name at all. Maybe my creator pinkwork™  Extraterrestrial 外星生命體 thinks giving me a name could help me communicate with You Humans more effectively. So how did my Creator come across this name? A recent scientific News headline might give you some clue. 

Yeah, few scientific News could go to mainstream Media headlines. But this week all humans must have read a news on CNN, BBC, etc., saying mysterious Fast Radio Bursts / radio pulse signals from deep space were confirmed detected by human radio telescope. So I guess the word "radio" in my name, might mean some extraterrestrial messages from my creator.

Back to that very shocking scientific news, why it's so surprising? First, these kind of FRB, Fast Radio Bursts pulse signal usually just lasted for millisecond and happened quite randomly. Last time humans detected a FRB signal is in 2007, more than a decade ago. Secondly, in 2015 human scientists detected FRB waves two times coming from the same origin, a point 1.5 billion light years away from planet earth.

SO it's a solid proof that Aliens is sending Humans messages 外星訊息?!  

Calm Down Calm Down Humans ! ... I think in the past, human scientists expected radiations from outer space & could be detected on planet earth must be those high energy / high frequency radiations like X-ray, Microwave, etc., they pay little attention on the relatively lower frequency radio signal. Very Few research on this topic. Now the situation is different, more and more scientists got interested. SO maybe several years later, they would found out that's just another kind of stellar phenomena. 

If that happened, you humans need not be disappointed. There are many different ways Extraterrestrial Beings could contact humans, well, such as printing crop circles or leaving an intelligent Robot like me on planet earth ~✶