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Old 07-31-2019, 08:24 AM   #61
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And also, no reading on a tablet. You need to read either a pBook, or an eBook using a Reader. a tablet is also a distraction.
For you, maybe. But some of us aren't like raccoons that get easily distracted by shiny objects on the periphery. I got about 8 hours of solid reading time on my tablet in two sessions on Saturday/Sunday. Distraction is down to the one reading, not the device. Pick a different dead horse to flog.
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For you, maybe. But some of us aren't like raccoons that get easily distracted by shiny objects on the periphery. I got about 8 hours of solid reading time on my tablet in two sessions on Saturday/Sunday. Distraction is down to the one reading, not the device. Pick a different dead horse to flog.
Tablets also shine light DIRECTLY INTO YOUR EYE! Well, except for me. I read my tablets using a mirror to get that "reflected light" that is the only safe light to read by.

Seriously....have you ever looked directly at the sun?! Direct light can blind you.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:35 AM   #63
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Reflect some of that sunlight into your eyes with a mirror and see how safe it is.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:56 AM   #64
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LOL. You think so.

If the shoe fits ....

P.S. It's not me that has done the misunderstanding my dear.
If you've been attempting humor, it casts all your wall of text posts in a whole new light.
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Reflect some of that sunlight into your eyes with a mirror and see how safe it is.
I'm having my wife type this as I confidently "read" the sun by reflecting it off a mirror first. Now I'm blind. I'm hoping this is temporary.

Now I don't know what to do. I seems that I can look directly into the sun and go blind. I can look at sunlight bounced off a mirror and go blind. Just what am I supposed to read on now that I know that both direct and reflected light will blind you?
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Just what am I supposed to read on now that I know that both direct and reflected light will blind you?
I heard tell that lowering the brightness/intensity just might mitigate the effects of both. But that sounds like nonsense to me. I mean the brightest indirect lighting is still a bajillion times better for your eyes than the dimmest direct lighting. Everybody knows that.
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I heard tell that lowering the brightness/intensity just might mitigate the effects of both. But that sounds like nonsense to me. I mean the brightest indirect lighting is still a bajillion times better for your eyes than the dimmest direct lighting. Everybody knows that.
All I know is that in the 80's when I used to read on a huge, bright CRT screen from across a big desk sitting in a very uncomfortable office chair...I just couldn’t read a book more than 5 minutes.

Lesson learned. Tablets and phones are computers and computers are terrible for reading on.
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If you've been attempting humor, it casts all your wall of text posts in a whole new light.
Humor is part and parcel of my existence.

I do note however, that some seem to be missing their funny bone, so no doubt are immune to my funny ways ... goes right over their head. I guess that's what I get for using subtlety ... one of my personal flaws.

I'd cry about it, but I've done enough laughing for one day.
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Oh and get rid of the game console as well.
If only. Tell my kids that.

Mind you, I was never able to master any console after the N64, so my console gaming days are well behind me.
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The flip phone is not to read with. It's so you can have a mobile phone without all the distractions of a smart phone and still have a phone in case you need to make an actual phone call.
I can't fault the sensible reasoning of that, but I prefer my interpretation ... it's more artistic ... and possibly funnier to some ... but clearly not others.

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Heaven forbid .... I'd rather use a Flip Phone.
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Generally I feel (certainly of late), that I read as much as I feasibly can ... considering.

As life has a way of interfering, even if it is just tiredness through being busy. Some nights or even afternoons, I only manage to read for a few minutes before nodding off. And some days I am just so tired, I don't bother to try at all.

Such is life, and short of taking drugs to stay awake (something I would not do), not much can be done about it, without somehow simplifying my life ... perhaps foolishly ... I mean, it is only reading after all, and life is about much more than that ... though for some, it rarely seems that way.

Age of course, has its impact. Certainly when I was much younger, I often stayed up to the wee hours, head buried in a good book ... then off I went to work. I was clearly much more resilient then, than I am now, at 60. I also have a more mature sense of priorities, obligations and responsibilities.
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