[rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Thu Sep 30 21:20:14 CDT 2004

Thu, 30 Sep 2004 @ 15:12 -0700, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez said:

> On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 16:13:54 -0400
>  Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
> >Wed, 29 Sep 2004 @ 21:06 -0700, John Williams said:
> >Having said that, the Sun is very definitely yellow. 
> >Spectral class G2,
> >making it slightly hotter and more massive than the 
> >average star.  It's
> >over 2000K too cool to be a white star.
> Technically the sun is a yellow-white dwarf G2V. 

No, technically it is far too cool to be anything but a yellow star, and
too big to be a dwarf.

Maybe if it were 6500K, I'd agree with you on the "yellow-white".

The minimum surface temperature for a white dwarf is 7000K.

> That being said, humans tend to fare better with "warmer" 
> lighting such as yellowish/redish... rather than "colder" 
> lights such as blueish. Whether it is a psychological or 
> physiological factor I have no idea.
> >Humans don't need daylight 24/7.
> Actually daylight 24/7 is a bad thing for a human. We are 
> designed with night and day in mind. And our internal 
> clocks  can be screwed up pretty bad with continuous 
> illuminated conditions.

We also get a lot of our visual cues from shadows and the
"imperfections" of natural light.

We also get a lot of psychological and physical benefits from the
variations in natural light as the days goes on, and the seasons change.

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