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  1. NP, Wednesday November 14, 2018

    Geckos, by the way, have much better color vision than ours - but not the same as ours. In our retinas we have rods for black-and-white vision, including in very dim light, and cones for color vision but only in reasonably good light. Gecko retinas have only cones, but their cones are more than twice as light-sensitive as our rods (which are about 100 times as sensitive as our cones). And instead of having r-g-b cones, they have uv-g-b cones. So, Dan is definitely correct that Nanase losing color vision is something HE added.
  2. This Day In History

    Sometimes reality is so absurd that it's really hard to parody. In fact I consider this the norm for the "leadership" of a certain political party (which I won't identify because this ain't the place for it).
  3. This Day In History

    Also: the southernmost significant city in Washington is Vancouver. The southernmost significant city directly north of Washington is Vancouver.
  4. This Day In History

    November is also National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to crank out 50,000 words of a first draft between Nov 1 and Nov 30. After which you're probably sick of that story, so National Novel Editing Month isn't until March. (Also, the delay will typically make it easier for you to read - and thus edit - what is there, rather than what should be there.)
  5. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    (how did this post get in THIS thread?)
  6. Shipping News

    Your "not really" fails because your exception to it explicitly violates explicit conditions of the earlier statement. Equivalent: "All red things...." "Not really, because this blue thing..." Note: you may be entirely correct in every way except the notion that you're countering the earlier statement. Now the earlier statement DESERVES a "not really" because it makes an assumption that "any society where a parent passes property and hereditary titles/rank/privileges to their children" will pass these things on the paternal line. There have been matrilineal societies, and male-dominated societies that used a modified matrilineal system - a man's property would be passed on to his mother's daughter's sons. In these societies, paternity doesn't matter much. Maternity does, but it's rarely in doubt unless someone is trying really hard to obfuscate it.
  7. This Day In History

    It's kind of odd... most of the military victories that became part of England's (not Britain's, just England's) national self-image occurred in this war, which lasted about 70 years and thus is known as the Hundred Years War. But... England decisively lost the war. At the start of it, nearly half of modern France owed fealty to England's king or was substantially surrounded by fiefdoms that did... at the end, almost none of modern France reported to England. Like, one or two small port cities on the English Channel were all that was left of that half of the kingdom.
  8. This Day In History

    Is guaca-mole made with avogadros?
  9. NP Monday Oct 22, 2018

    Your head gets far more than its weight-proportionate share of your blood circulation - that big high-power brain eats a lot of energy and oxygen. Therefore, yes, the neck and head are also radiators. In cold weather, anything that cuts down on that will have a disproportionate warming effect. There's even an old saying: if your feet are cold, put on a hat.
  10. Story, Wednesday October 17, 2018

    Nanase and Ellen, Diane and Lucy, Catalina and Rhoda, Grace and Tedd Tess, Ashley and Elliot (mall female Elliot)
  11. NP Monday October 15, 2018

    I would guess that the cool half-human monster, originally, is either Grace (or one or more of her brothers), or Elliot in cat-form. (Does Ellen have the same cat-form ability?) The "easier to arrange than you might think" - there's a lot of possibilities. Ellen on her own could turn him into a woman. Anyone with the TFG - that would most likely mean Tedd or Grace but theoretically could be, well, anyone - could turn him into a woman OR into a half-human monster. Or both. (Not-Tengu was a half-human monster, but definitely not cool.)
  12. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Talk to your doctor or the pharmacist about maybe reducing the dose, or dividing it into two doses some hours apart (I'm sure that idea just thrills you, with the way the stuff tastes).
  13. NP Friday October 12, 2018

  14. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Good for you! Possibly even better that the way I initially read that, "herpetologist", was incorrect.
  15. This Day In History

    Actually they did - mortars - but their targeting algorithms were designed to make the rounds go over high things, not hit high things.