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Comment Re:Which color? (Score 1) 232

I think you are correct... from Wikipedia:

Two types of pigment give hair its color: eumelanin and pheomelanin. Pheomelanin colors hair orange and yellow. All humans have some pheomelanin in their hair. Eumelanin, which has two subtypes of black or brown, determines the darkness of the hair color. A low concentration of brown eumelanin results in blond hair, whereas a higher concentration of brown eumelanin will color the hair brown. High amounts of black eumelanin result in black hair, while low concentrations give gray hair.

Pheomelanin is more chemically stable than black eumelanin, but less chemically stable than brown eumelanin, so it breaks down more slowly when oxidized. This is why bleach gives darker hair a reddish tinge during the artificial coloring process. As the pheomelanin continues to break down, the hair will gradually become orange, then yellow, and finally white.

Comment Re:Cockroach rights? (Score 1) 512

I once dated a lady who would scoop up and carry out of the house any such critter and set them free in the corner of the yard. She said it was her Buddhist belief to not intentionally harm any living creature.

All of the most vital functions of the human body (breathing, digestion, the immune system) kill countless microorganisms in the course of their activities.

How is this information rectified with a commitment to non-violence? Just curious.

Comment Re:Nothing will change (Score 5, Insightful) 208


Does EA's CEO have any response to the fact that SimCity's "simulation" is so trivial that optimal play involves have 100% residential zones, no taxes, and no services of any kind?

A 5th grader with a pencil and a piece of paper could come up with a more realistic simulation that this.

Comment Re:It's simple (Score 1) 366

It's rare to find a company that can truly create a market that doesn't exist.

Nike did this with athletic footware. They effectively said all previous vigorous human activity had be done un-ergonomically and then proposed their own solution.

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