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Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post

More interesting than "it was a cell phone"
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the blindness was brought on by using their smartphones while lying on their sides in the dark in such a way that only one eye was viewing the bright screen while the other was blocked by a pillow. This caused one eye to adjust to the darkness while the other was adapted to the brightness. When the smartphone was turned off, "the symptoms were always in the eye contralateral to the side on which the patient was lying"—that is, the dark-adjusted eye responds fine to the now-dark room, but the light-adjusted eye seemed to suffer blindness for a short period.

If your using a flip phone with contrasting brightness in the same manner, in practice it would be the same.

At least thats how I understood it.
Flip phones are usually much less brighter than a modern smartphone display
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Pretty sure Unicorn is trolling after that quote tongue.gif. There are some pants on head conspiracy guys on here though, that will buy pretty much anything it seems. There was a guy who thought the space station wasn't real, even though you can see it with your own eyes in amateur telescopes.
You should always keep your mind open just because it seems crazy doesn't mean it can't be true. People laughed at Newton fro thinking the world was round...
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post #12 of 110
why the heck do they have their phones at high brightness in a dark place?
i often have mine at minimum brightness to reduce battery drain, only during outdoors do i manually increase brightness.
post #13 of 110
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Flip phones are usually much less brighter than a modern smartphone display
You should always keep your mind open just because it seems crazy doesn't mean it can't be true. People laughed at Newton fro thinking the world was round...

The focus of the article is contrasting brightness between two eyes, not the phone.

This can be had with a Television, reading a book with the lamp overshadowing the book etc. Ripping out any context of the cause when you try to clarify the article is suspect as well.
    
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post #14 of 110
This is astonishing news, I for one am going to stop reading articles on my smartphone in bed. I will buy a tablet, they are much safer.
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People laughed at Newton fro thinking the world was round...

But the Earth isn't round. headscratch.gif
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Do we have our very own OCN Flat Earthers!? YESSSSS Dreams really do come true.
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post #16 of 110
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But the Earth isn't round. headscratch.gif

yes, it is oblate.




but for argument's sake, the earth is "round", as in its spherical in shape.
and for the record, "round" definition is "shaped like or approximately like a sphere".
Edited by epic1337 - 6/23/16 at 5:21pm
post #17 of 110
About 2000 years before Newton...

Eratosthenes, Posidonius and El Mamun. The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC) argued in his writings that the Earth was spherical, because of the circular shadow it cast on the Moon, during a lunar eclipse.
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About 2000 years before Newton...

Eratosthenes, Posidonius and El Mamun. The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC) argued in his writings that the Earth was spherical, because of the circular shadow it cast on the Moon, during a lunar eclipse.
Nobody said that Newton was the first person to say that. Do you want me to give all the people you mentioned a cookie?
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yes, it is oblate.

(Almost) exactly!

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but for argument's sake, the earth is "round", as in its spherical in shape.
and for the record, "round" definition is "shaped like or approximately like a sphere".

No, a circle is round, a ball is spherical, the Earth is an oblate spheroid (kinda, it's a little more complicated than that).
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No, a circle is round, a ball is spherical, the Earth is an oblate spheroid (kinda, it's a little more complicated than that).
I think it's best to simplify the complex variables, in which case the world is flat
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