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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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Among other things, I got another USB-based flash drive for Christmas. I already had a USB 1.0 128 MB device; I got a USB 2.0 256 MB device, better in all respects- and it's SanDisk, rather than some Korean company I've never heard of before, so I'm more inclined to trust my data to it.

It has one really, really annoying habit, though.

The Korean drive indicates that it is active with a little tiny green LED at the end of its translucent casing. The SanDisk drive indicates that it is active with a really fucking bright blue LED that could act as a flashlight, at the end of its transparent casing.

Did I mention that I'm photosensitive? The thing blinks rapidly when it's accessed- and I'm extremely sensitive to blue glowy things such that it gives me a headache to have the damn thing in my field of view.

WAY TO GO, DUMBASS DESIGNERS. Why the fuck do they think I want a flashlight sticking out of my computer? Perhaps it's because it makes the entire casing appear to glow, which I admit is cool, but it hurts. I know I'm not the only one sensitive to that- the brightly blinking thing has to be distracting to everybody. What's so bad about a small discreet LED?

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Incidentally, I just thought, is the 'piercingness' of blue LEDs anything to do with their photon energy, or is that complete nonsense?

Blue is the higher range of light-wave frequency, so blue light essentially caries more energy per photon. Of course, one could just have something shoot out fewer protons, but that's not how things tend to work.

...It's 5:00 AM and I need sleep, you're making me think about Physics, which I haven't had for a semester, give me a break here! I might have an actual correct answer later...

*grins* Well, I have a quantum physics exam coming up this month, so it was on my mind.

Go to sleep! :p

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