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Re: Why is space black?

#41  Postby laklak » Nov 28, 2019 6:33 pm

Besides, the universe is moving into The Light, because it's the Age of Aquarius. I'm reliably informed, you see.
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Re: Why is space black?

#42  Postby TopCat » Nov 28, 2019 6:41 pm

Thommo wrote:
TopCat wrote:
Thommo wrote:It's almost like you're actively trying not to understand.

As opposed to exactly like that, rather than just almost? You mean it could be worse?

:shock:


Recent political events have shown me that things can always get worse.

You're right of course, as usual. :cheers:
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Re: Why is space black?

#43  Postby Arcanyn » Nov 29, 2019 6:04 am

It's because they ran out of ice cream. Everyone knows that.
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Re: Why is space black?

#44  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 29, 2019 8:18 am

Space the ultimate cosmic mystery is black, on a more mundane level it isn't very light in the average skull on any given day either. These are linked and yet light years apart. Makes you think, although probably not you.
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Re: Why is space black?

#45  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 29, 2019 8:26 am

aufbahrung wrote:Space the ultimate cosmic mystery is black,...


1) Space is not 'the ultimate cosmic mystery' in any sense of the word.

2) Space appears black to you - black is not a property anything actually possesses. You have misunderstood this repeatedly and you are not even trying to resolve your misunderstanding.


aufbahrung wrote:... on a more mundane level it isn't very light in the average skull on any given day either.


Nonsensical non-sequitur.


aufbahrung wrote: These are linked and yet light years apart.


No they're not, and no they're not.


aufbahrung wrote: Makes you think, although probably not you.


You appear to think, but the problem appears in your case to be that you have little to no information installed to direct your thoughts towards any serious answers, so you use the little present to manufacture ridiculous scenarios and consequently devise inane conclusions.

If you can't grasp why space appears black, then ask some questions from people who really do know an awful lot more than you, rather than assuming that your embarrassing lack of comprehension is a platform we should all build from.
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Re: Why is space black?

#46  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 29, 2019 2:04 pm

I've had a thought. Maybe it's the font? Imagine how much electricity could be saved if fonts were white and the background black through switching off the LCDs or OLEDS or whatever? Also it'd be easier on the eyes.

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Re: Why is space black?

#47  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 29, 2019 2:37 pm

Being ignorant isn't a problem - it's a position every human starts at and inevitably continues to be in a wide array of topics.

Insistently remaining ignorant is quite another thing.
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Re: Why is space black?

#48  Postby The_Metatron » Nov 29, 2019 4:33 pm

aufbahrung wrote:I've had a thought. Maybe it's the font? Imagine how much electricity could be saved if fonts were white and the background black through switching off the LCDs or OLEDS or whatever? Also it'd be easier on the eyes.

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Re: Why is space black?

#49  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 29, 2019 4:56 pm

I know, but it should be a default to save on carbon emissions. People are very lazy as a rule.
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Re: Why is space black?

#50  Postby Thommo » Nov 29, 2019 5:00 pm

Just think how much more carbon emissions would be reduced by if you closed your browser and switched off your PC instead of telling us that you're having "deep" ideas about a connection between space being dark and enclosed spaces being dark.

Also, if you're genuinely worried about the power consumption of your monitor, better check it's not a backlit LCD before trying to get it to display more black, as there's every chance that its resting state is white in that case, in which case you'll be wasting instead of saving this incredibly trivial amount of power you're discussing.
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Re: Why is space black?

#51  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 29, 2019 5:34 pm

Thommo wrote:Just think how much more carbon emissions would be reduced by if you closed your browser and switched off your PC instead of telling us that you're having "deep" ideas about a connection between space being dark and enclosed spaces being dark.

Also, if you're genuinely worried about the power consumption of your monitor, better check it's not a backlit LCD before trying to get it to display more black, as there's every chance that its resting state is white in that case, in which case you'll be wasting instead of saving this incredibly trivial amount of power you're discussing.


Obviously backlit needs another approach. OLEDs don't use a backlight and they are the ascendent technology for displays now. And OLEDs wear out over time. If the screen is made with white lttering on the black background as default it could double the lifespan of the screen/device before the need for a replacement.

Anyway, why is space black?
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Re: Why is space black?

#52  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 30, 2019 4:31 am

aufbahrung wrote:Anyway, why is space black?


It's not.

Spearthrower wrote:2) Space appears black to you - black is not a property anything actually possesses. You have misunderstood this repeatedly and you are not even trying to resolve your misunderstanding.
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Re: Why is space black?

#53  Postby Macdoc » Nov 30, 2019 5:13 am

and they are the ascendent technology for displays now


incorrect


microLED, also known as micro-LED, mLED or µLED, is an emerging flat-panel display technology. microLED displays consist of arrays of microscopic LEDs forming the individual pixel elements. When compared with widespread LCD technology, microLED displays offer better contrast, response times, and energy efficiency.


Samsung’s 75-inch MicroLED 4K TV is a huge step into the future

Picture quality that rivals or beats OLED without any of the downsides
By Chris Welch@chriswelch Jan 6, 2019, 10:00pm EST


https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/6/18168 ... y-ces-2019

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if fonts were white and the background black through switching off the LCDs or OLEDS or whatever? Also it'd be easier on the eyes.


not a designer are you?? .....reverse letters is murder for regular reading and should only be used for headlines or header bars. ( note The Verge header )

If you want easier on the eyes then use lower brightness and sepia for Kindle etc.

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Re: Why is space black?

#54  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 30, 2019 8:15 am

If you are used to the old way of doing things and it changes polarity, yes that's a hard call and twice so if you are getting older already and age related change aversion is kicking in. Change that helps save the planet though. Same folks complain about self-service tills no doubt? But I'm not saying do away with the wax cylinders, don't make them the default is all I say - can still be accessed with a half dozen clicks, and a change will come as the new default is accepted as the norm by generations up and coming.
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Re: Why is space black?

#55  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 30, 2019 8:58 am

How much effort do you want to put in to not understand the basis of your own question?
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Re: Why is space black?

#56  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 30, 2019 5:24 pm

What if snow is really made out of marshmallow? Deep.
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Re: Why is space black?

#57  Postby Fallible » Nov 30, 2019 6:20 pm

What if...the only reason we die...is because we accept it as an inevitability?
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Re: Why is space black?

#58  Postby Thommo » Nov 30, 2019 6:25 pm

What if there's a hidden face living on the back of your head that you don't know anything about, like that one bit in Total Recall where the guy lives in that other guy's tummy?

Maybe it's a vampire so you can't see it in mirrors or photos and everybody else has been too polite to tell you its there.
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Re: Why is space black?

#59  Postby Cito di Pense » Nov 30, 2019 8:34 pm

Thommo wrote:What if there's a hidden face living on the back of your head that you don't know anything about, like that one bit in Total Recall where the guy lives in that other guy's tummy?

Maybe it's a vampire so you can't see it in mirrors or photos and everybody else has been too polite to tell you its there.


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Re: Why is space black?

#60  Postby Fallible » Nov 30, 2019 8:46 pm

It’s a true fact.
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