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2019-02-08

膝の裏に日光は不眠対策として疑問

不眠、その原因と対策

一応もう少し説明すると、膝の裏に日光(というか強い光)を浴びせると体内時計リセットされる、という論文結構前に出たらしい。論文の主張はともかく、朝に膝の裏に30分ほど(時間としては十分すぎるほど長いと思われる)当てるようにしてみたその日から、僕は夜に眠れるようになった。冗談のような話だ。

その論文は Science の Extraocular circadian phototransduction in human (1998) でしょうか?

これに対して、同じ雑誌Absence of circadian phase resetting in response to bright light behind the knees (2002) では、目隠しをすれば膝の裏に日光を当てても有意な違いはなかったとあります

In contrast to ocular light exposure, which significantly delayed melatonin phase and acutely suppressed melatonin secretion compared with controls, there was no significant difference for melatonin phase changes between subjects exposed to light behind the knee compared with controls and no acute melatonin suppression during the intervention (Fig. 1).

膝の裏に日光を当てる有効性を示す論文はありますが、日光の当たる場所にいけば十分かもしれません。

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だとすると膝の裏とか関係なく、目から光が入るかどうかな気がするけど
膝の裏に目隠しをするという検証もしたんだろうか

2002年論文では、目を隠してひざの裏も隠す (dark DK)、目を隠してひざの裏に日光 (behind the knees BK)、目を隠さずひざの裏を隠す (bare eyes BE) の3条件で実験しています

0 lux ocular and behind the knee (DK), 0 lux ocular and up to 13,000 lux behind the knee (BK), and 9,500 lux ocular and 0 lux behind the knee (BE).

そして DK と BK に有意な違いがなく、BE と DK有意に違うと実験結果を説明しています

Melatonin data for conditions DK and BK were superimposable during the intervention time (solid bar) for the intervention night and the previous night. BE significantly delayed melatonin phase and acutely suppressed melatonin secretion compared with DK controls (P = 0.003272) and (P = 0.000020), respectively. In contrast, there was no significant difference for melatonin phase changes between BK and DK and no acute melatonin suppression during the intervention in either of these conditions (P = 0.943071) and (P = 1.000000), respectively. Significant differences for phase shifts and melatonin suppression were also observed between BE and BK (P = 0.011359) and (P = 0.000016), respectively.

なので目隠しをした場合検証されています

コメント

unmin7 膝の裏に日を当てられる状態ってあまり身体を締め付けない服でなおかつ寝転がってないと無理だろ、当然ある程度リラックスするわな。そこにお天道様がポカポカしてきたら流石にちったあ眠くなるだろ。
sds-page 膝の上に猫がいればよく眠れる気がする!

引用した部分にあるように、朝に日光を当てると体内時計が調整される(睡眠に向かわせるメラトニンが急激に減少する)かが対象です。日光を当てれば目が覚めて体内時計が調整されるのが主旨なので、膝の裏を温めると眠くなるのとは逆です。

2016-07-25

gitにおけるコミットログ/メッセージ例文集100

私はコミットログの書き方に悩む英語の苦手な人間である。実際、似たような人は世の中に結構いるようで、頻出単語を集計したりまとめたものは既にあって役に立つのだけれど、これらはあくま単語の話であり、具体的な文を構成する過程でやっぱり困る部分がかなりあった。

要するに、どういう時にどういう文が使われているのか、ということを示した例文集が欲しいのであるググると他にも「例文集があればいいのに」みたいな声はあるくせして、しかし誰も作ろうとしない。何なんだお前ら。それじゃ私が楽できないじゃないか

仕方なく自分でまとめたので、増田に垂れ流しておく。

はじめに

ここで挙げているコミットログは全て実際のコミットログから転載である。当然ながら各コミットログ著作権はそれぞれの書き手にある。いずれも各英文でググれば出てくるし、フェアユース範囲なら許してくれるだろうと考え名前プロジェクト名は割愛したが、ここにお詫びと感謝を述べておきたい。

抽出条件だが、参考にできそうなコミットログを多く含んでいそうなリポジトリGitHubSTARの多い方からざっと目で見て適当に選び、それぞれ最新コミットから5000件抽出した(あわせて前処理として、コミットログ冒頭のタグ情報は消去した)。

結果として対象としたリポジトリは以下の通り。

atomのみ5400件抽出していたため、計25400件のコミットログベースである。このうち、以下の条件に合致するものは参考例にすべきでないとして一律排除した。

こうして残った8540件を眺めながら、適当に切り出したのがこの用例集である個人的に「うーんこの」と思った表現も、散見される場合は載せた。

ということで、以下用例を羅列していく。

用例集

オプションフラグメニューを追加した
ファイルを追加した
メソッド機能を追加した
実装を別のものへ切り替えた
  • Use args.resourcePath instead of args.devResourcePath
  • Use arrays instead of while loops
  • Use auto instead of repeating explicit class names
  • Use weak pointer instead of manual bookkeeping
  • Change all uses of 'CInt' to 'Int32' in the SDK overlay
  • Change Integer#year to return a Fixnum instead of a Float to improve consistency
新しく何かに対応した/機能上の制約を取り払った
何かを使うようにした
より好ましい実装に改良した
何かを出来ない/しないようにした
  • Don't bail reading a metadata instance if swift_isaMask isn't available
  • Don't exit until the parent asks for an instance
  • Don't include Parent pointer in Nominal/BoundGeneric TypeRef uniquing
  • Don't use MatchesExtension for matching filters
  • Don't use ES6 class for AutoUpdater windows class
  • Don't use MatchesExtension for matching filters
  • Avoid `distinct` if a subquery has already materialized
  • Avoid infinite recursion when bad values are passed to tz aware fields
オブジェクトの内容や挙動確認やすくした
Assertを追加した
不要コードを除去した
コードを移動した
名前修正した
さなバグタイポ修正した, 警告を潰した
バグや好ましくない挙動修正した
テストコメントドキュメントを追加した
テストを削除した
テストコメント修正した
ドキュメント修正した

表現傾向とまとめ

以上の用例をふまえ、今回の参考ログ8540件から先頭の単語を出現回数で並べると次のようになった。

Add1149
Fix1014
Update584
Remove566
Use382
Don't260
Make228
Move178
Change103
Rename85
Improve76
Avoid68
Allow65
Implement60
Handle58

コミットログの基本形はもちろん動詞 + 名詞である名詞固有名詞複数形、不可算名詞が多いが、単数形場合冠詞は a が使われるか、あるいは省略される。the はまず使われない。

何かを追加した、という表現では非常に広く Add が使われる。メソッドからテストドキュメントに至るまで大概これでまかなえる。

一方、何かを修正した、という表現では広く Fix が使われる。「何か」は typocrash といった単語からメソッド名まで幅広い名詞を取るが、動名詞はあまり取らないのと、that節は取らないのでその点は注意が必要である

Fix は「何かが正しく動くようにした」ことを示し、正しい動作内容が何かを説明しない。そこで正しい動作内容に言及したい場合Make sure が使われる(こちらはthat節が取れる)。ただし Fix よりもニュアンス的に重い表現と思われ、Fix を使わず Make sure ばかり使うのはちょっとキモいのではないかと思う(Ensure はさらに重い表現っぽい)。

また、Fixtypo 以外でのドキュメント修正に対して使われることは稀である。対して Update はドキュメントコメントテストに使われ、本体コード修正に対しては使われない。本体コード修正にあわせてテスト更新したなら Update が使われる。ただ、テスト機構それ自体バグ修正したなら Fix である

無駄な何かを単純に除去したなら Remove を使う。これまでのもの(A)からのもの(B)に切り替えたのであれば Use B instead of A か Change A to B が使われる。新たに何かを利用するようにしたのであれば Use を、利用を取りやめた場合Don't use を使うことが多い。

何かをしないようにしたなら Don't を、内部実装効率化なら Make A + 比較級/形容詞Improve が使われる。

中身の変更を伴わない単なる名前の変更なら Rename A to B、コード機能論理上の場所を移動させたなら Move A to B である

この辺はリファクタリングと呼ばれる行為と思うが、Refactor というぼんやりした動詞はあまり使われず、このように変更内容の種類に応じて動詞が使い分けられている。

余談

コミットログにはWhyを書くべきだ、というのを何かで見かけたので because とか since を使ったログがどの程度あるかを調べたが、8540件のうち22件だった。基本的に短く、シンプルに、一目で意味が取れるログが好まれる傾向がある。例えば get rid of とか2件しか使われておらず、圧倒的に remove である

一方で、シンプル単語だけど開始単語としては使われないものもある。例えば次のような単語である。Expand(9)、Extend(8)、Print(5)、Optimize(5)、Publish(4)、Append(4)、Modify(3)、Manage(2)、Revise(2)、Dump(2)、Insert(2)、Migrate(2)、Enhance(1)、Edit(1) 。いずれもカッコ内は8540件に対する冒頭での登場回数である。結局、より一般的平易な単語で表せたり、Refactor同様に抽象度が高すぎると使われないのだろう。

おわりに

8000件もログを見たおかげで、迷いなくコミットメッセージが思いつくようになったのが個人的には今回書いてて最大の収穫だった。たぶんカンニングペーパーを作る行為それ自体効率のいい学習になるという話と同じだと思う。

このまとめも100以上用例を転載してあるので、それを読むだけでも多少は効果があるんじゃないかと思う。同じようにコミットログ書きたくねぇなぁ英語わっかんねぇなぁと思っている人にとって、何か役に立つところがあれば幸いである。

2013-08-26

http://anond.hatelabo.jp/20130826172201

原文

Mexican drug cartel activity in U.S. said to be exaggerated in widely cited federal report - The Washington Post

Mexican drug cartel activity in U.S. said to be exaggerated in widely cited federal report

When Sen. John McCain spoke during an Armed Services Committee hearing last year on security issues in the Western Hemisphere, he relayed a stark warning about the spread of Mexican drug cartels in the United States.

“The cartels,” the Arizona Republican said, “now maintain a presence in over 1,000 cities.”

McCain based his remarks on a report by a now-defunct division of the Justice Department, the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), which had concluded in 2011 that Mexican criminal organizations, including seven major drug cartels, were operating in more than 1,000 U.S. cities.



Google

米国でのメキシコ麻薬カルテルの活動は広く引用連邦レポートに誇張していると言わ

とき上院議員 ジョン·マケインは、西半球のセキュリティ問題に昨年聴力軍事委員会の間に話し、彼は米国ではメキシコ麻薬カルテルの普及に関する厳しい警告を中継。

"カルテルは、"アリゾナ州共和党は "今1,000以上の都市でのプレゼンスを維持する"と述べた。

マケイン司法省の今はなき分割による報告書に彼の発言をもとに国立医薬品インテリジェンスセンター(NDIC)、七大麻カルテルを含むメキシコ犯罪組織は、1,000以上の米国で動作したことを2011年に締結していた都市



Bing

米国メキシコ麻薬カルテルの活動は広く引用される中央政府レポートは誇張と言われて

ジョンマケイン上院議員話したとき軍事委員会セキュリティ上の問題、西半球で昨年のヒアリングの間に、彼はアメリカ合衆国メキシコ麻薬カルテルの普及に関する厳しい警告を中継しました。

カルテルアリゾナ州共和党は、今「維持する」1000 都市でのプレゼンス

マケイン基づいて、司法省を含む 7 つの主要な麻薬カルテルメキシコ犯罪組織以上 1,000 のアメリカ都市で運営していた 2011 年に締結した国立薬物インテリジェンス センター (NDIC)の今は亡き部門報告に関する発言。



Excite

広く引用された連邦報告書の中で誇張されると言われていた米国メキシコ麻薬カルテル活動

ジョン・マケイン上院議員が昨年、西半球でセキュリティ問題について軍事委員会ヒアリング中に話した時、彼はアメリカメキシコ麻薬カルテルの普及に関する硬直した警告を中継しました。

カルテル」とアリゾナ共和党員は言いました。「今、1,000以上の都市存在を維持してください」

マケインの彼の発言は7つの主な麻薬カルテルを含むメキシコ犯罪組織が1,000を超える米国都市で作動していると2011年に結論を下した司法省(全国ドラッグ知能センター(NDIC))の今消滅した部門による報告書に基づきました。



精度はExciteがいちばんじゃないかな。

ただ、翻訳精度以外の技術的な面でExciteは劣っている(当たり前だが)。

2013-05-09

こんなかんじ? - Korean Flag as a symbol of rapes and massacre of innocent Vietnamese

Opinion - Korean Flag as a symbol of rapes and massacre of innocent Vietnamese

A Korean flag rakes over the memory of rapes and massacre of innocent Vietnamese during the Vietnam war.

疲れた。続きは勝手にかけや。

2012-03-29

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2012-01-05

How to make digital camera battery more durable

Digital camera battery is the key for the key, second in importance only lens I’m afraid, and in order to photograph in your heart, a powerful battery to provide power as a follow-up is essential. But even the best battery time, if not properly carry out maintenance and maintenance, will not take long to lose the strong power, so battery maintenance is very important.

Battery Maintenance

For a (section) digital camera battery for the duration of use, not just its quality, power on, in fact, the use of operations with the user also has great relevance. Most photographers are used after every use of the camera on the camera bag inside, or on the cupboard, took out the battery is not kept separately, this approach sounds fine, but not conducive to battery protection.

If more than 15 days do not usually use the camera, it is best to remove the battery from the camera inside the store alone, save the environment, it is best to dry and cool place, and do not store the battery together with metal objects.

According to our survey, you can buy in the market most digital cameras use lithium batteries, it is relatively easy to store. The only caveat is that if not used for long, preferably at intervals of 2 months to activate a battery, which is the charge and discharge time, this can effectively extend battery life.

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If you go out, the temporary use of alkaline batteries, we must remember that time out, or when unused for long periods, the battery is easy to Tangshui corrosion circuit, the digital camera battery could not escape the destiny scrapped.

For users of alkaline batteries, already mentioned above, remember the point is finished using the digital camera, remove the battery must remember to avoid the phenomenon of cell sap and damage the machine.

As for the use of rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries and lithium users. Battery charge is very particular about, bought back the batteries are generally very low or no power consumption, the first charge must be adequate. Lithium battery charging time is generally longer than 8 hours, while the Ni-MH battery charging time is generally more than 16 hours. To achieve best results, that is, the battery has reached its maximum capacity, generally more than 3 times repeated charge-discharge can. Battery with three times, the best opportunity to find a completely exhausted battery to charge again, try not to charge the battery when there are remnants of repeated charge, or will shorten battery life. After the battery charge is generally more heat, it is best to be cool and then into the camera battery.

But note that lithium batteries because there is no memory effect, so do not discharge, otherwise it will damage the digital camera battery structure, loss of battery life.

In addition, in order to avoid the loss of electricity, the use of nickel-metal hydride battery user, charging is completed, remove the battery, do not let the battery contact with the conductor while the positive and negative poles, for example, do not use your fingers touch both ends of the battery. The use of lithium users should try to keep the camera inside the battery positive and negative battery contacts clean, if necessary, wipe with a dry cloth and then gently wipe the battery.

Also note that, even if the user is to use lithium batteries, digital camera in a long time when not in use, should be completely discharged, remove the battery, stored in a dry, cool environment. The other thing to note is that both the nickel-hydrogen batteries or lithium batteries using the user, it is best not to have a charged battery on the purse, pocket, bag or container with metal objects, in order to prevent short-circuit .

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2011-03-14

福島原子力発電所CNNコメント欄 MIT科学者見解2【東日本巨大地震

When the diesel generators were gone, the reactor operators switched to emergency battery power. The batteries were designed as one of the backups to the backups, to provide power for cooling the core for 8 hours. And they did.

Within the 8 hours, another power source had to be found and connected to the power plant. The power grid was down due to the earthquake. The diesel generators were destroyed by the tsunami. So mobile diesel generators were trucked in.

This is where things started to go seriously wrong. The external power generators could not be connected to the power plant (the plugs did not fit). So after the batteries ran out, the residual heat could not be carried away any more.

At this point the plant operators begin to follow emergency procedures that are in place for a “loss of cooling event”. It is again a step along the “Depth of Defense” lines. The power to the cooling systems should never have failed completely, but it did, so they “retreat” to the next line of defense. All of this, however shocking it seems to us, is part of the day-to-day training you go through as an operator, right through to managing a core meltdown.

It was at this stage that people started to talk about core meltdown. Because at the end of the day, if cooling cannot be restored, the core will eventually melt (after hours or days), and the last line of defense, the core catcher and third containment, would come into play.

But the goal at this stage was to manage the core while it was heating up, and ensure that the first containment (the Zircaloy tubes that contains the nuclear fuel), as well as the second containment (our pressure cooker) remain intact and operational for as long as possible, to give the engineers time to fix the cooling systems.

Because cooling the core is such a big deal, the reactor has a number of cooling systems, each in multiple versions (the reactor water cleanup system, the decay heat removal, the reactor core isolating cooling, the standby liquid cooling system, and the emergency core cooling system). Which one failed when or did not fail is not clear at this point in time.

So imagine our pressure cooker on the stove, heat on low, but on. The operators use whatever cooling system capacity they have to get rid of as much heat as possible, but the pressure starts building up. The priority now is to maintain integrity of the first containment (keep temperature of the fuel rods below 2200°C), as well as the second containment, the pressure cooker. In order to maintain integrity of the pressure cooker (the second containment), the pressure has to be released from time to time. Because the ability to do that in an emergency is so important, the reactor has 11 pressure release valves. The operators now started venting steam from time to time to control the pressure. The temperature at this stage was about 550°C.

This is when the reports about “radiation leakage” starting coming in. I believe I explained above why venting the steam is theoretically the same as releasing radiation into the environment, but why it was and is not dangerous. The radioactive nitrogen as well as the noble gases do not pose a threat to human health.

At some stage during this venting, the explosion occurred. The explosion took place outside of the third containment (our “last line of defense”), and the reactor building. Remember that the reactor building has no function in keeping the radioactivity contained. It is not entirely clear yet what has happened, but this is the likely scenario: The operators decided to vent the steam from the pressure vessel not directly into the environment, but into the space between the third containment and the reactor building (to give the radioactivity in the steam more time to subside). The problem is that at the high temperatures that the core had reached at this stage, water molecules can “disassociate” into oxygen and hydrogen – an explosive mixture. And it did explode, outside the third containment, damaging the reactor building around. It was that sort of explosion, but inside the pressure vessel (because it was badly designed and not managed properly by the operators) that lead to the explosion of Chernobyl. This was never a risk at Fukushima. The problem of hydrogen-oxygen formation is one of the biggies when you design a power plant (if you are not Soviet, that is), so the reactor is build and operated in a way it cannot happen inside the containment. It happened outside, which was not intended but a possible scenario and OK, because it did not pose a risk for the containment.

So the pressure was under control, as steam was vented. Now, if you keep boiling your pot, the problem is that the water level will keep falling and falling. The core is covered by several meters of water in order to allow for some time to pass (hours, days) before it gets exposed. Once the rods start to be exposed at the top, the exposed parts will reach the critical temperature of 2200 °C after about 45 minutes. This is when the first containment, the Zircaloy tube, would fail.

And this started to happen. The cooling could not be restored before there was some (very limited, but still) damage to the casing of some of the fuel. The nuclear material itself was still intact, but the surrounding Zircaloy shell had started melting. What happened now is that some of the byproducts of the uranium decay – radioactive Cesium and Iodine – started to mix with the steam. The big problem, uranium, was still under control, because the uranium oxide rods were good until 3000 °C. It is confirmed that a very small amount of Cesium and Iodine was measured in the steam that was released into the atmosphere.

It seems this was the “go signal” for a major plan B. The small amounts of Cesium that were measured told the operators that the first containment on one of the rods somewhere was about to give. The Plan A had been to restore one of the regular cooling systems to the core. Why that failed is unclear. One plausible explanation is that the tsunami also took away / polluted all the clean water needed for the regular cooling systems.

The water used in the cooling system is very clean, demineralized (like distilled) water. The reason to use pure water is the above mentioned activation by the neutrons from the Uranium: Pure water does not get activated much, so stays practically radioactive-free. Dirt or salt in the water will absorb the neutrons quicker, becoming more radioactive. This has no effect whatsoever on the core – it does not care what it is cooled by. But it makes life more difficult for the operators and mechanics when they have to deal with activated (i.e. slightly radioactive) water.

But Plan A had failed – cooling systems down or additional clean water unavailable – so Plan B came into effect. This is what it looks like happened:

In order to prevent a core meltdown, the operators started to use sea water to cool the core. I am not quite sure if they flooded our pressure cooker with it (the second containment), or if they flooded the third containment, immersing the pressure cooker. But that is not relevant for us.

The point is that the nuclear fuel has now been cooled down. Because the chain reaction has been stopped a long time ago, there is only very little residual heat being produced now. The large amount of cooling water that has been used is sufficient to take up that heat. Because it is a lot of water, the core does not produce sufficient heat any more to produce any significant pressure. Also, boric acid has been added to the seawater. Boric acid is “liquid control rod”. Whatever decay is still going on, the Boron will capture the neutrons and further speed up the cooling down of the core.

The plant came close to a core meltdown. Here is the worst-case scenario that was avoided: If the seawater could not have been used for treatment, the operators would have continued to vent the water steam to avoid pressure buildup. The third containment would then have been completely sealed to allow the core meltdown to happen without releasing radioactive material. After the meltdown, there would have been a waiting period for the intermediate radioactive materials to decay inside the reactor, and all radioactive particles to settle on a surface inside the containment. The cooling system would have been restored eventually, and the molten core cooled to a manageable temperature. The containment would have been cleaned up on the inside. Then a messy job of removing the molten core from the containment would have begun, packing the (now solid again) fuel bit by bit into transportation containers to be shipped to processing plants. Depending on the damage, the block of the plant would then either be repaired or dismantled.

Now, where does that leave us?

・The plant is safe now and will stay safe.

Japan is looking at an INES Level 4 Accident: Nuclear accident with local consequences. That is bad for the company that owns the plant, but not for anyone else.

・Some radiation was released when the pressure vessel was vented. All radioactive isotopes from the activated steam have gone (decayed). A very small amount of Cesium was released, as well as Iodine. If you were sitting on top of the plants’ chimney when they were venting, you should probably give up smoking to return to your former life expectancy. The Cesium and Iodine isotopes were carried out to the sea and will never be seen again.

・There was some limited damage to the first containment. That means that some amounts of radioactive Cesium and Iodine will also be released into the cooling water, but no Uranium or other nasty stuff (the Uranium oxide does not “dissolve” in the water). There are facilities for treating the cooling water inside the third containment. The radioactive Cesium and Iodine will be removed there and eventually stored as radioactive waste in terminal storage.

・The seawater used as cooling water will be activated to some degree. Because the control rods are fully inserted, the Uranium chain reaction is not happening. That means the “main” nuclear reaction is not happening, thus not contributing to the activation. The intermediate radioactive materials (Cesium and Iodine) are also almost gone at this stage, because the Uranium decay was stopped a long time ago. This further reduces the activation. The bottom line is that there will be some low level of activation of the seawater, which will also be removed by the treatment facilities.

・The seawater will then be replaced over time with the “normal” cooling water

・The reactor core will then be dismantled and transported to a processing facility, just like during a regular fuel change.

Fuel rods and the entire plant will be checked for potential damage. This will take about 4-5 years.

・The safety systems on all Japanese plants will be upgraded to withstand a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami (or worse)

・I believe the most significant problem will be a prolonged power shortage. About half of Japan’s nuclear reactors will probably have to be inspected, reducing the nation’s power generating capacity by 15%. This will probably be covered by running gas power plants that are usually only used for peak loads to cover some of the base load as well. That will increase your electricity bill, as well as lead to potential power shortages during peak demand, in Japan.

If you want to stay informed, please forget the usual media outlets and consult the following websites:

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS_Battle_to_stabilise_earthquake_reactors_1203111.html

http://bravenewclimate.com/2011/03/12/japan-nuclear-earthquake/

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2011/03/11/media-updates-on-nuclear-power-stations-in-japan/

2008-04-23

"Cigarette" by Ben Folds Five

Fred Jones was worn out

from caring for his often

screaming and crying wife during the day but

he couldn't sleep at night for fear that she,

in a stupor from the drugs that didn't ease the pain, would set the house ablaze with a cigarette

レッド・ジョーンズは疲れきっていた

泣き叫ぶ妻に日中ずっと付き合ってた

だけど夜になっても怖くてなかなか寝付けない

痛みを和らげてくれるわけでもないその化学物質で

酩酊した妻がタバコで家を燃やしちゃうんじゃないかって

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lj_zP5ZT-s

↑かわゆすぎる

2007-01-27

Un réseau de canaux galactophores est présent à l'état rudimentaire chez les individus des deux sexes, de l'âge embryonnaire à l'âge adulte, mais seules les femmes, sous l'influence hormonale à partir de la puberté, le long des cycles et pendant la grossesse et l'allaitement, développent la partie glandulaire.

Les seins sont atrophiés chez l'individu mâle, sauf modification hormonale.

Les seins contiennent les glandes lactogènes (ou glandes mammaires) qui deviennent actives en période d'allaitement et produisent le lait maternel dont se nourrit le bébé humain pendant les premiers mois de sa vie. Durant la période de lactation, le lait est secrété par ces glandes mammaires et est déversé par des canaux séparés au niveau du mamelon.

L'essentiel du corps du sein est constitué de tissu adipeux. Les seins voient leur volume varier en fonction de différents paramètres tels que le cycle d'ovulation, la température ou l'excitation ainsi que durant la grossesse. La limite de l'aréole, sa pigmentation et son réseau glandulaire varient avec la grossesse et l'allaitement. Le mamelon est érectile.

Outre sa fonction biologique initiale de lactation, le sein féminin joue un rôle important dans la séduction, l'érotisme et la sexualité. Il s'agit d'un caractère sexuel secondaire.

Il est vulnérable au cancer.

 
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