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When you’re use to dark theme and the lights in your car are too bright, you black electrical tape all the things...

I’m either more sensitive to light, or I’ve adapted to dark theme-ing all the things.

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    I have the same problem. I mainly have it with leds.

    I got glasses with blue coating and this largely solved the problem for me.

    http://bluelightexposed.com/protect...
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    @MisterArie Thanks! I’ll have to try that. Lights just seem so much more intense than what they use to be.
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    Electrical tape degrades after some time and leaves terrible residue. I'd recommend getting rid of it while you still can.
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    @7400 Ots literally a tiny piece and I change it and scrub the area with alcohol wipes to make sure no residue is left.
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    When I'm driving, all of the glare from everywhere hurts my eyes soo much
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    @Root You're definitely not alone!
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    @AnonyOps Counterintuitively related: what color are your eyes?
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    Dude you just gotta Embrace Your Goth Truth
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    @robosthetique Lol, I just might!
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    @AnonyOps I didn't expect that.

    Eyes with no melanin (non-brown) and less scattering (light/non-blue, light/non-green) let much more light through the iris, causing increased light sensitivity.

    Mine are a very very light hazel, which explains it for me. But brown!?

    Guess this means it's also caused by something else!
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    @Root Really?! I mean, I do have a rare malformation in my brain and I have to frequent the eye doctor. One eye is worse than the other and the next time I go back, it’s changed slightly, the one that was worse is better and the one that was better is worse. It’s weird, my eye doctors are kinda wondering what’s going on as well.
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    @AnonyOps Anything with the brain could totally be a reason.

    As for rare conditions, I have synesthesia. Tastes/smells have colors (and to a lesser degree, so do sounds). It actually helps me cook!

    Anise, for example, is a rich, dark purple. It only works one-way, though: that purple doesn't taste like anise.

    It also makes me dislike most Rock music since it all looks the same: browns with some reds, and usually some gold (the vocals). It's all very samey and uninteresting, even if I like the song.

    Random oversharing moment 😊
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    @AnonyOps How is that NOT brown? haha
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    @Root Wow, really?! I didn’t even know this existed! Definitely not over sharing, I’m intrigued! Can I ask questions, if your comfortable and okay answering them and talking about it? If not, I totally understand.

    My rare malformation is called Chiari. I’ve got three cyst inside my spinal cord and my cerebellum sits too low.
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    @AnonyOps Go ahead, I don't mind. It's mostly just a curiosity to me.
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    @Root Thank you! With music, what do you mean when you can see it? And with food, you said it helps you cook, does it intensify tastes?
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    @AnonyOps sounds just have a color associated with them. It seems determined by both pitch and sound texture, and the same sound always has the same color. I don't "see" it like an overlay on my vision, but it's a part of the sound just like the red is part of a strawberry. When you see a strawberry, you can't not see it's color, but it also isn't distracting: that's just what a strawberry is.

    For a long time I had no idea this was unusual. I'd describe music in colors to my parents, and they just thought I was being weird or silly. It took many times of describing the same song in the same way for them to realize (or finally pay attention? They were dicks)

    Tastes have color, too, in a similar way. It's a part of the taste. It doesn't amplify the flavors at all -- or maybe it does, but I have a good palette so idk -- but it definitely helps me pair flavors. I know that the dark purple of anise goes well with the grey-blue of beet powder, but not with the very light grayish teal of cilantro. (Some are less intuitive from just the colors, but surprisingly that's kind of rare.)

    The individual pieces that make up flavors all have their own colors, but they usually cover one another up, or eash them out. If I pay very close attention, I can still make many of them out. A well-made meal with very good flavor pairings and complexity, for me, is kind of like a painting by a master: the overall painting is beautiful, but if you look closer, each brush stroke is very different and conveys different meaning, as do the color choices, materials, etc.

    I kind of wish it was stronger 😊
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    @Root amazing. I can't even imagine colors ( Aphantasia ). I would love to experience that.
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    @Root that’s pretty awesome!! Thank you for sharing that with me!
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