>f.lux is a program that reduces the blue light emitted from your screen, which has been found to cause a reduced secretion of melatonin and thus prevent the onset of sleep
Who f.lux here?
I figured I really should do something because my sleeping schedule is getting out of hand again.
Also, what app do you use on your smartphone for the same effect? I've tried Twilight, but dunno how it compares to others.
It's not a placebo you retard, warmer light is much less stressful on your eyes (hence mines having red lights) so that right there is one major advantage without even getting into humans whole sleeping patterns.
I've been using it since monday (thanks Apple for the free advertising kek) and it's really effective. You don't have to strain at night, which helps relax your eyes/eyelids, therefore stimulating your need to sleep
F.lux lacks in customization.
I don't want to stare at a red monitor 3/4 of the day at winter. So i set my location to nowhere much more south.
Why not give me the option of setting my own trigger 2 hours before my bet time or something.
I use redshift which is free as in freedom free as in beer version for free as in freedom and free as in beer GNU/Linux operating system.
CF.lumen if you're rooted. Twilight sucks major balls, it just tints the screen red.
Take two devices with screens. Install flux or whatever you want on one of them, set it to proper moderate settings. Wait until it's dark. Turn on the screens and look at two devices.
One of the devices will make your eyes hurt like you're looking at the sun in the morning.
It's 5PM and my flux is already at 100% intensity.
Should I change my sleep schedule to 5PM til 8AM?
CF.lumen actually changes the color temperature through some kernel tweaks.
Twilight literally puts a red overlay. Indeed it is better than nothing, but it's less effective and looks horrendous.
>Wait until it's dark. Turn on the screens and look at two devices.
That's why you're not a retard and have a decent light on when dealing with monitors.
It's not like flux makes the damage go away, you're still killing your eyes like that, simply in smaller doses.
>which has been found to cause a reduced secretion of melatonin and thus prevent the onset of sleep
Read the articles they cite and you'll see they're not very robust findings. Also they're not very robust findings in an area that's tangentially related to the idea of making screens less blue.
What flux is, is psedoscience wrapped up in a couple articles.
So software that isn't immoral is now autistic?
Or are you saying that because the program has a retarded UI and is difficult to use?
Rule N°1 of conspirashit: qui bono?
Well, f.lux is gratis, and the company basically got BTFO by Apple: they blocked the app in the Apple store then updated iOS to include the functionality of f.lux.
The creator of the app has stated that he doesn't really care whether people use his app as long as they gain awareness about the harmful effects of constant exposure to blue light in the evening/at night.
>Which aspect is a placebo?
Everything, the way monitors work is by emitting (green,blue,red) light to produce colored image.
What these do however is decrease light intensity which may help in sleep.
When I was 15 I too thought the sleep meme was pretty gay, and tried to sleep as little as possible, but that didn't last very long. Going for weeks with less than 4 hours of sleep per day makes you feel wretched (if you are a normal person).
>warmer light is much less stressful on your eyes (hence mines having red lights)
Actually it's because red light have longer wave length so it's more likely to be seen through dust.
>Now that I am used to it
Yeah. just like anyone not using it is used to the neutral colors and have no problems. It's probalby take you a day max to get used to the neutral colors again.
twilight is the best there is, cf lumen even though requiring root wasn't effective at all. there's also bluelight filter but it's less customisable. what's so great about twilight is the slider. though you have to set it to like 3500k and then very low to not literally turn your screen yellow
>not wearing this instead
you also will look like a bad ass.
And it will actually work, unlike this shitty app btw.
(or just take a fucking melatonin pill they are cheap af)
I'd just like to interject for a moment.
When you say, " so to me it seems" that is pretty much the definition of subjectivity, not objectivity.
That doesn't, however, mean that you are wrong.
>(or just take a fucking melatonin pill they are cheap af)
Melatonin is more likely to fuck up your sleep than fix it unless you know all the timing and dosing requirements and are super-strict about both dialing it in and keeping it all very exact.
I use flux when reading ebooks and other texts for a prolonged period of time. It really does reduce eye strain by a lot.
Honestly, with the screen at 5000-5300K, my monitor is comparable to an e-ink screen in terms of eye strain and readability.
Why does this little program always trigger /g/? Also, why does no one talk about how much it reduced eye strains? That's the only reason I'm using this. My eye used to be red as fuck before I started useing nipple slip the program.
You may wish to refer to the free counterpart to a proprietary program instead of the proprietary program itself. Had I not checked carefully, I may have been tempted to install f.lux on my machine instead of redshift. Others who are less observant may have been led to install this instead of the more respectful redshift program.
I must give thanks to the Parabola maintainers, whose active dedication to keeping nonfree software out of their repositories was the first hint I had that this program was not going to respect my freedoms. However, not everyone checks their distribution's repositories first and may wind up with something nonfree on their otherwise free systems, so please make sure to check the licenses of the software you mention in the future, thanks.
To unfuck your sleep scheduele (this is the only thing that worked for me)
1. Take an all nighter
2. Go to sleep around 5 pm
3. Wake up around 6 am (you may wake up in the middle of the night, just try to go back to sleep)
Seriously, now you'll be raving for sleep at 8-10pm and waking up at 6-7am every night.
Other way around:
f.lux "invented" the tech, i.e. wrote the program first, then Apple blocked it in their Apple store and are currently preparing a tool of their own to include in the next update of iOS.
How do you like them Apples?
>see this thread 25 minutes ago
>turn on f.lux
>WTF WHY IS EVERYTHING RED AS NEWBORNS BLOOD
>adjust color temperature
>continue reading 4chin
>15 minutes later eye strained as fuck
>have to stare out of the window for few minutes to relieve my eyes
>write this post
I don't know if it's reverse placebo or my monitor is that shitty, but goddamnit this hurt. It's dark outside, halogen lamp turned on inside.
just turn down the brightness when it's dark
fuck this memeware
fuck off retard
>>>/v/ is that way
doesn't matter this shit is dumb as fuck anyway as any whitepoint off display white point will not only rekt your color accuracy out the ass but it very likely isn't even properly displaying the "color temperature" you have chosen either.
You know, you can actually have a soft light in your room, so that the contrast of a bright screen in a dim room doesn't hurt your eyes as much.
Also, you _can_ turn your monitor's brightness down.
f.lux is a fucking meme.
f.lux suedbl by Apple for patent violation when?
It gets turned off in 2 clicks when I edit photos, what is the loss?
pic related is you
If the doctors have not told you yet, you have autism. Sorry Timmy.
If you think that having to close a single program is too much effort then just stop breathing because that too requires some sort of will power which you must find incredibly amazing
I dare you to use f.lux until the point you can't see the redness anymore. Then, disable it at night in a pitch black room.
If you then still say "placebo" you must be a blind man.
everything is fucking red
Brightness doesn't even matter. Most artificial lights don't emit the spectrum of the sun.
I've set mine to 2,800 K, because that is the color temperature of the lights in my room. Turning it off still has a noticeable effect on my eyes.
thats cause you have shitty posture or monitor too high.
my monitor is like 3-4 inch (7.5-10 cm) lower than my eyesight and at 3400k looks barely red/yellowish,its just a white with some red hint and no blue lightning.
I would neer unnnistal f.lux and i downloaded it a few mins ago.