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New Display Technology Corrects For Vision Defects

jpellino Ookkaayyy... (21 comments)

but if I need those glasses for the rest of reality, wouldn't I need to take them off just for looking such a screen so that the glasses aren't duplicated (hence negating) what the screen cover does?

9 hours ago

Comcast Confessions

jpellino Cancel? I'd be happy of they could upgrade (231 comments)

the right way. THEY JUST ASKED ME TO PRINT THE EMAIL THEY SENT ME WITH THE AGREEMENT AND FAX IT TO THEM. Agreed to go $15 more for 50 more channels and 2x bandwidth. They upped the monthly by $30 and somehow doubled the first month. Bandwidth has not budged. They don't seem to understand that a written agreement needs to be honored.

2 days ago

Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

jpellino 10 min xmit/rcv delay? (84 comments)

Send teenagers + smartphones. Mission control = their parents. No one will notice anything.

4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

jpellino Install one of those cool laser beam tripwire (206 comments)

alarm spider web thingies to protect what's left. They seem to attract really cool burglars like Catherine Zeta Jones, Antonio Banderas and that guy from Ocean's Twelve.

4 days ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

jpellino I'll keep my glasses... (547 comments)

my wife had laser retina repairs a few years back, and after hearing the description of the procedure, I related that had I been sitting in the chair, there would then be me-shaped cartoon-like hole in the exam room wall. The mere description of LASIK and PRK is enough to make me lightheaded. It's just an eye thing. Pain I can take. $4,000 will buy me 20 pairs of glasses, and I ain't gonna live long enough to go through 20 pairs of glasses.

about a week ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

jpellino "My turn" (701 comments)

-or - "Here's something you can't do..."

about two weeks ago

Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

jpellino BC HW only has to look good... (290 comments)

where SW has to work and most people will never exhaust all of what it does and uncover all the bugs. Too often people just figure (a) tech is hard and (2) i'm not a computer geek so there's no way I'll ever work this thing right anyway.

about two weeks ago

States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

jpellino Because... (778 comments)

minimum wage is not about putting everyone at the current 80th %ile, it's about using diffuse market-collected money to make sure 20% of the people don't have to (a) starve or (b) mostly have the gummint pay for their stuff. I'm judged as a liberal by most people I meet, and even I don't want taxes paying for stuff the market can do if there is a workable alternative, which this seems to be. I'll take a law that creates a market condition over taxpayer largess. Why? The law sets a minimum that above which the market can adapt based on economic conditions. Taxes and handouts need constant tweaking by more laws and amendments.

about two weeks ago

States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

jpellino Yeah, well, sure... (778 comments)

if you're going to use reality as an indicator. Who does that?

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

jpellino One... (272 comments)

just that last one to turn out the light. At least for the mobile division.

about two weeks ago

Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It

jpellino Apple and Samsung handheld designers... (238 comments)

and lawyers are likely on their way to the Newhaven lab as we speak.

about three weeks ago


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