Begonias are forest floor plants and some are highly specialised for low light conditions. In the darkest places, they have metallic blue leaves.
The colour comes from iridoplasts – a special type of chloroplast for capturing as much light as possible. They work by having many tiny surfaces which absorb light. An accidental side effect is that any light that reflects back gives the leaves an iridescent blue sheen.
A similar reflection effect causes the blue colour in Morpho butterfly wings.
@brion Hmm, do those cook-it-yourself pre-selected ingredient meals come in flat packs?
@dansup Oh good grief, there's a whole boatload of new breaches that have just been discovered because they were all included in a giant aggregate:
@dansup They're still using MD5?
500px hacked, hashed passwords using MD5
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I mean, I get that the point of a subtoot is to *not* call attention to something specific when you feel you just have to say something, and figure those who know about it will understand.
But when it's clearly commenting on a problem with the platform or community, I kind of struggle with:
- Is this something I should be aware of?
- Is this none of my business?
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Over on birdsite, I just read a thread about people not bothering to look outside their bubble to see the general discourse* that the OP was complaining about.
Over here, I've seen a few complaints over the last day or so about *something* in the general discourse here...but because of the way Mastodon is structured, I don't know *how* to look for it other than to ask.
(*Also, I'm not sure I'm using the term "discourse" right here. I mean the overall conversation on each platform.)
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Inventing or instigating a crisis, then taking emergency powers to solve it, is *literally* a tactic from Palpatine's playbook.
@hafnia Wow, that really is obvious!
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