This brought to you by the honestly countless things in my room that have taped-over status LEDs. Routers. Wifi-repeater. USB chargers. Speakers. Multi sockets. Anything that is lit-up by default.
Special hell for things that show a status light WHEN THEY ARE TURNED OFF.
@rixx as a child I hated this in particular in foreign sleep places like hotels and apartments where TVs, AC and stuff were around suddenly
The worst are the ones they decided need to show "we have power" by FLASHING BRIGHTLY at intervals. Fire systems are notorious for this. Because a flashing bright light above the bed sure helps with sleep, which is the main reason to rent a hotel room.
@rixx my computer screen at home has a bright blue LED when it is on and a FUCKING BLINKING BLUE LED WHEN IT IS NOT IN USE
@rixx well, thats exactly why Airbus develeoped the so called "dark cockpit philosophy": if everything is working well, all lights are off :o)
@GaySkaterCaster Oh, I didn't know there was a word for it. Now it only needs to make its way to consumer tech …
@rixx yep. The B-company calls it "lights off philosophy" if I remember well. Anyway, Aibus introduced it in the 80s with the A320. Probably it will reach the consumer tech in the next 80s 😜
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