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Comment: Re:The antivaxers will ignore this... (Score 1) 338

by Twinbee (#49524129) Attached to: Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism
I tend to think people who are against certain things often don't know why they are. For instance, the antivaxers may subconsciously think that we shouldn't have to do anything as evolution will sort it out eventually (causing lots of short term pain, but long term, I'd guess we'd save time/money not having to vaccinate everyone in that hypothetical future).

Similarly, people who are racist may simply not like the look of the other race from an aesthetic point of view, but because that's so hard to prove, they fool themselves and/or others into thinking the other race is 'inferior' due to other factors such as intelligence, wealth, crime rates etc. which are much easier factors to quantify and compare, (though still *really* tricky to get right in truth).

Comment: Re:Flux and colour temperature (Score 1) 51

by Twinbee (#49523579) Attached to: Colors Help Set Body's Internal Clock
Oh I've had a repsonse from Stackoverflow asking:

Does it do nothing on a machine with two monitors or does it throw an error? Does it only change a single screen? What is the user experience?

From one of your earlier posts, I presume it just does nothing with the second screen (no error message or anything right?)

Comment: Re:Flux and colour temperature (Score 1) 51

by Twinbee (#49523551) Attached to: Colors Help Set Body's Internal Clock
Thanks. I've asked on Stackoverflow, so maybe someone will reply. Hey, I'll even chuck in a bounty if no one replies.

If someone replies, I'll give you the honour of testing to see if it works! ;) I presume you've tried and it won't currently work.

Yes I had a C64 too. I remember with the Amiga 500 thinking 640*512 was a really high res, and 1280*1024 was ridiculously large. Now it's painfully blocky. Mind, most screens are bigger these days, so that can bias one a bit I guess ;)

Comment: Flux and colour temperature (Score 1) 51

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) 118

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) 75

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.

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