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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Elective surgery on a critical organ (540 comments)

That's how a friend's father, an eye surgeon, put it.

It doesn't always go right, and (yes, rarely) it goes very wrong. There are no take-backs with the laser surgeries.

If you must, do the surgery that is reversible - they insert a small piece of plastic that corrects the lens shape.

My opthamolagist relative also says this, so for now I have listened. Maybe in another 10 or so years when I'm not so professionally tied to looking at screens all day and...

Then again, my sis already had it done.

5 days ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:So black holes are hairy after all? (225 comments)

Or just not quite as dense as we thought.

They are brown and emit noxious gasses, duh.

Don't mind me, just feeding my inner troll...

5 days ago
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Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Is this an achievement? (47 comments)

Am I only one who doesn't think this is all that impressive? A manned ship surviving, yes, a stationary building surviving yes, but a unmanned sealed drone that has no problem being submerged in the water with nothing to collide against it without need to stay upright? I could achieve similar results as this drone by putting some gear in a steel container and letting throwing it out to sea. Its other purposes aside "shrugging" off a storm of any size should be trivial for such an object.

Well, James Gosling was mentioned, so that's pretty impressive, right?

about a week ago
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Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In Under 2 Minutes

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:It is even faster when injured... (69 comments)

So the forward speed with all legs functioning is 0.25m/s, and with one leg broken it is 0.27m/s.

Therefore, if a robot chases you, do NOT break its leg, because that only makes it chase you even faster!

It only gets worse once the scary violin music starts...

about a week ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

So are you a Senior Citizen, a North Carolinian or a Senior North Carolina Citizen?

Resident of NC, and I only drive like a senior citizen when I text, drink, and give the finger to the cops (simultaneously, because I'm a reeeaally good driver).

about two weeks ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

It'd be even better if we could put them into 'Senior Citizen' mode, where they randomly speed up and slow down, and change lanes without signalling.

Also known as 'North Carolina' mode. I live in North Carolina and that is how otherwise normal people drive here. They also drive 75 mph through construction zones.

It'd be even better if we could put them into 'Senior Citizen' mode, where they randomly speed up and slow down, and change lanes without signalling.

Also known as 'North Carolina' mode. I live in North Carolina and that is how otherwise normal people drive here. They also drive 75 mph through construction zones.

If you don't like the way I drive, do yer fancy construction somewhere else! Besides, with those hardhats the workers bounce harmlessly off my windshield.

about two weeks ago
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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Pity (162 comments)

It can't detect a total waste of money.

No, clearly not a total waste. They got *several* publications out of this work I'm sure! ... and did you hear where they are having the conference next year? Somewhere exotic I think.

about three weeks ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Resurrection (205 comments)

I couldn't play the audio. I demand a refund!

about three weeks ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Resurrection (205 comments)

I see the plot of a new Micheal Bay (or maybe J.J. Abrams) movie: The US military, unable to get qualified recruits to fight the new Zombie wars, takes a cue from the Zombie playbook and develops the technology to bring life old soldiers. After a bit of a difficult start, the program exceeds all expectations until the previously dead soldiers revolt at being put back in the grave and bring Washington to it's knees by filing for Social Security benefits.

Well, as long as they vote Democrat I'm cool with it.

about three weeks ago
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On 4th of July:

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Traditional US July 4th Internet Activity (340 comments)

Traditionally the US government celebrates July 4th by wiretapping the Entire Internet. Didn't you know?

Yes, that's no different from any other day.

Of course it's different! On the 4th, their vague and constant feeling of guilt is temporarily overshadowed by pride.

about three weeks ago
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On 4th of July:

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Fireworks (340 comments)

My community did the same thing. Its decreased firework related injuries amongst non firefighters %80. Unfortunatly its increased firework related injuries amonst firefighters %300.

We'll miss Bill, Ted and Larry. They died so that others might fear and tremble before the awesome power of chinese novelty gunpoweder explosions.

Also, it was a really easy way for the town to reduce payroll this year. Everyone wins! Well, sure the families are sad, but at least they went out doing something they loved.

about three weeks ago
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Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Myths are socially hilarious (198 comments)

UFOs, Bigfoot, Ghosts! You would think the modern age of cameras in everyone's phones would produce evidence-a-plenty of these kinds of things. But reality is far less interesting than we want it to be ... No magic, no supernatural stuff --- and sadly no bigfoots or aliens that bother to come here and snatch cows.

Actually, my ability to keep a job AND read /. is magical bordering on supernatural. Now if you'll excuse me, I have internets to troll...

about a month ago
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Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:All smart watches suck (242 comments)

If you aren't happy with the current features of a smart watches then sit down and make your own, that's what I did, so instead of complaining I just solved my own issue.

That's what I did too, years ago! ... but it really weighs heavily on my neck.

Thanks fans! -- Flava Flav

about a month ago
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An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Avoid! (192 comments)

I avoided the military and so got no medals. I didn't get shot either, so on balance I consider that a win.

There should be a new medal for this, clearly. The Army Avoidance Cross we can call it. I'm writing my Congressman...

about a month ago
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New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

ThatsDrDangerToYou In the future... (380 comments)

I will piss in my gas tank at each rest stop, providing ample ammonia for my journey.

about a month ago
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Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

ThatsDrDangerToYou Coming soon... new releases... (151 comments)

I will be publishing my own fecal matter soon. Pre-order yours today!

about a month ago
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Why Software Builds Fail

ThatsDrDangerToYou I blame... (279 comments)

.. Jones, the guy we let go last month. He's pretty much to blame for all build fails for the next few weeks. Then we can start blaming the marketing dept.

about a month ago
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College Offers Athletic Scholarships To Gamers

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Athletics? (102 comments)

I once saw people competing in a hot-dog eating contest being referred to as athletes. That was about a decade ago, and the last time I watched ESPN.

There is hope for me still in the pro's!

about a month ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:I want one (358 comments)

I want a mobile version for my bicycle, so that people, you know, will want to kill me all the time.

FTFY :-)

about a month ago
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Fabien Cousteau Takes Plunge To Beat Grandfather's Underwater Record

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:I don't understand how this is a "record" (84 comments)

Because subs have tight clausterphobic environments, a need for constant quiet, severe rationing, constant work to keep sailors busy, and a chain of command to shit all over you.

Clearly they're just too nice an environment to count.

Speaking of which, 31 days is a lot of shit. I hope they have perfected the stench solutions by now...

about a month ago

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