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Comment: Flux and colour temperature (Score 1) 44

by Twinbee (#49513047) Attached to: Colors Help Set Body's Internal Clock
As a result of research like this, I created SunsetScreen to allow the user to change the screen's colour filter to *any* colour, not just a hue along the colour temperature scale. An orange tint is probably good at night for increased melatonin production, but a blue tint may be desirable during the day to increase seratonin.

I also prefer using it to Flux because you can set the exact time of sunset/sunrise instead of letting the seasons dictate it (4pm sunset in the winter? - thanks but I want the screen a normal colour at that time in the afternoon!).

Comment: Re:Misleading headline? (Score 1) 105

Yes, the brackets are:

"Elon Musk Bailed Out of ($6bn Google Takeover To Save Tesla From 2013 Bankruptcy)" rather than:

"(Elon Musk Bailed Out of $6bn Google Takeover) To Save Tesla From 2013 Bankruptcy"

A better headline would be: "Elon Musk bailed out of $6bn Google Takeover, despite teetering on the edge of bankruptcy".

Comment: Re:Meh. (Score 1) 73

by Twinbee (#49501335) Attached to: Rocket Lab Unveils "Electric" Rocket Engine
Yes I meant specific impulse vs thrust.

Thanks, I saw the plot in the former book you mentioned, though the diagram is still pretty coarse (not giving specific techs), and it doesn't unfortunately extend the chart to future or theoretical technologies.

This kind of diagram summarizes perfectly why we can't (yet) create a brilliant, compact, and efficient rocket, so I expected a few more about.

Comment: Big board size (Score 1) 109

by Twinbee (#49445531) Attached to: A Data-Driven Exploration of the Evolution of Chess
I propose increasing the number of squares to double or quadruple to drastically reduce the number of draws and discourage opening 'book knowledge' over pure brainpower. As a side effect, we may even bew able to beat the top computers gain. I wrote about such a topic on Reddit here: http://www.reddit.com/r/chess/...

Go has various board sizes. Why not chess?

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