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Do you think blue light is good?

lovely_darlingprettybaby

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And do you use it much? I miss landline phones and vcr and dvd etc. I have been better since spending less time on my phone.
I happy to watch free to air tv sometimes and do not always mind the choices.
I read more now, am a happier person since leaving Facebook and Instagram.
Do not care so much about selfies to a big degree.
I think it is bad for society as a whole. I think it helps you sleep better without it. Like just reading before bed, journalling, meditation.
 
I use computers basically all the time, but phones? Absolutely not. I have a phone, but the thing is usually A: missing, B: out of power, C: in the car, or D: I know where it is but I'm always just ignoring it. I always joke that the dog has used my phone more than I have, what with having chewed on it a bit (it's in a case though, but part of the case is shredded due to that). The main reason I even have one at all is that it can act as a safety device, so that if I find myself in some sort of trouble while out on the road (like my car breaking down) I can call for help. That sort of thing. Bloody useless device otherwise.

Honestly, I find everyone's obsession with the things to be baffling. One of the strangest things I often see in videos, and such is like, some kid getting a gift, they open it up, and it's a new iPhone or something, and they absolutely freak out. Like they just got a box with 10 bazillion dollars in it. So much excitement. I dont think I'll ever understand that. Though, I do understand that my hatred for the things is very much an anomaly.

Though, I will say that it's possible that my use of the stupid things will rise with the advent of AI. Simply meaning it allows me to interact with those remotely (aka, I can ask questions about whatever, whenever). But that's probably about it.

And gaming on the thing? Hah! Ridiculous.

And as for things like Facebook or whatever, well... I have nothing good to say about those. I dont use any of those whatsoever.

Selfies, I dont do those either, but... there's more reason to that which I dont feel like talking about right now.

I dont watch TV either, but I do watch Youtube (with an array of adblockers) which has entirely replaced TV and movies for me.

As for sleeping, well, honestly, I sleep like the dead in any case, blue light or no blue light. As my father puts it, "we could have a zombie apocalypse right outside your window and you'd sleep right through it".

Also, I do often miss older devices. I grew up with DOS-era computers and things like the Atari 2600, NES, SNES, and so on. CRT screens and big blocky IBM computers. Dont get me wrong, I absolutely appreciate the sheer power of the PC I have now, but... I still miss the old ones. They did what you told them. Immediately. Whereas now, Windows likes to sort of sit there for a while as it tries to decide whether to actually do what I want, or just bug out.
 
I don't like bright blue or white LEDs. I filter or turn down the brightness of the screens I use, and in my house I only have warm slightly yellow lighting, never white ones or strip ultraviolet lighting.
 
Nope, after all ABC cancelled it after only five months. Oops....I'm showing my age. :p
 
Not when it's "Light it up Blue" blue lights, which makes me angry and disgusted. I know Autism $peaks chose blue because they thought, wrongly, that autism only affects male children. They recently added pink to their logo but they're still an evil ableist hate group.
 
Seriously, one thing I absolutely must have in my own space is 5000K daylight light bulbs. Can't stand the appearance of lower kelvin rated lights that give off that warm, yellow look at any time of day- or night.

Just a matter of personal preference and little else for me.
 
Seriously, one thing I absolutely must have in my own space is 5000K daylight light bulbs. Can't stand the appearance of lower kelvin rated lights that give off that warm, yellow look at any time of day- or night.

Just a matter of personal preference and little else for me.
I'm with you. 5,000 K is the color temperature that I prefer.
 
You would all hate my place then. I unscrewed the modern bulbs and installed warm white LED bulbs. (Not paying to run 40-watt incandescents.)

Those, or the old Kosmos oil lamps I keep on standby, are acceptable light. I can't handle blue light, at all, and wear blue light glasses.
 
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"Blue was always meant to be a color that is supposed to calm the soul. Why else would my home be blue? *smile*"
 
You would all hate my place then. I unscrewed the modern bulbs and installed warm white LED bulbs. (Not paying to run 40-watt incandescents.)

Those, or the old Kosmos oil lamps I keep on standby, are acceptable light. I can't handle blue light, at all, and wear blue light glasses.
"Different strokes for different folks". I'm just grateful that the light bulb market caters to us both.
 
"Different strokes for different folks". I'm just grateful that the light bulb market caters to us both.
For awhile there all the new efficiency bulbs were flickering garbage so getting good light got me collecting lamps

I used to have Aladdin kerosene lamps, a center draft burner which heats a mantle like that from a Welsbach gaslight or a Coleman pressure lantern.

Now I use new LED bulbs and like them.
 
I can't tell if this is strictly about spending time using technology or blue light itself (or both), but:

I do wear blue light filtering glasses quite a bit, because it kind of eases my social anxiety around groups / crowds (I'm not really sure why), and I can't really tell the difference all that much. I also use apps like Flux and Twilight on my devices constantly (even when working on graphic design projects, which is not what you're supposed to do!) and once again, after I got used to them I couldn't really tell the difference. It seems like your brain will just down-regulate everything once you've been exposed to it (or not exposed to the blue light) for long enough.

Also, I tend to feel better when I engage in technological mediums (is that a phrase? I'll keep it for now), contrary to what I hear most other humans talking about. Even if it's something as simple as sharing music with fellow musicians on Discord or posting here, I tend to feel a lot better about the universe when I've bonded with somebody over special interests, even if it's just for a few minutes. Heck, even spending long hours working on some code or a musical project just energizes me and makes me feel so much better about life than when I don't.

Going outside and touching grass really doesn't make me feel anything at all. Maybe I'm the broken one!
 

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