I find it funny to use the argument that the aim is not to make ores look realistic ... after a post about organic tiling that makes ores look more realistic
but yeah I dont feel too bothered about uranium not being yellow as it should be as the colours of iron and copper ores also dont have very realistic colours as many people have pointed out previously.
While I agree that the new ores look very cool I still think I will be missing the feeling of the edges ... but for that I can always just switch the grid mode on which I do almost always anyways
I have an idea to solve the danger concrete tiling problem:
If you allow the rotation of the danger concrete to be adjustable by the user just as belts or assembling machines do ... then you wouldnt need to solve the unsolvable problem algorithmically but you could but transfer it into a designing responsibility of the users.
@ people spreading alternative facts and misconceptions:
uranium ore doesnt give a green glow nor does any other radioactive material... maybe with the exception of that radium paint, but the effect behind the green glow would still fluorescence rather than chernekov radiation. Fluorescence is caused by electrons falling from an excited state into a lower state. Chernenkov radiation is usually a blue glow (not green) and is caused by high speed electrons travelling through a medium with high index of refraction, which lowers the local speed of light so that the electrons are travelling faster than that local speed of light in that medium giving rise to a wave effect similar to a sonic boom. That glow would not be visible in air because the speed of light in air is very close to the speed of light in vacuum which is a true max limit of anything that moves. Therefore the electrons would have to go very very very (99.9%) close to the speed of light in vacuum to create a light equivalent of a sonic boom.
HARDCORE PHYSICS ALERT!!!
there was one more thing ... what was it ... oh yeah ... process of plutonium creation from uranium via neutron capture is not a fusion because fusion not only makes heavier elements from lighter ones but also releases extra energy while doing so. Fission releases energy by breaking heavy elements into lighter ones.... to produce plutonium you have to smash some neutrons into the uranium 238 ...in a process called neutron capture... to make it a Uranium 239 ... which then undergoes a beta-minus decay that converts an extra neutron into a proton making it a Neptunium 239 ... and then one more beta minus decay making it a Plutonium 239. There is no net energy gain in these processes (at least as long as Plutonium doesnt decay by fission I think) ... you actually have to consume part of the energy released by the fission of uranium into lighter nuclei to smash the neutrons into the uranium hard enough in the first step.
Elements lighter than iron like to fuse to heavier elements until they make iron because that releases energy ... for elements heavier than iron it is more energetically favourable to split up by fission into lighter ones until iron is former because that releases energy... hence making heavier elements from elements heavier than iron would require energy to be consumed