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Aug. 5th, 2006

I got new glasses.

I can see now.

Whatever the numbers mean, I'm -4.00 in one eye, and -4.25 in the other.

Oh, and ladymace got some too. They're hot. She now has to wear them all the time too, because her eyes evidently got a LOT worse since the last time we went to the optometrist about 5 years ago.

The eye doctor was trying to get me to get laser surgery on my eyes. I was like HAHAHAHAAHA OH FUCK NO WILL I EVER LET A COMPUTER SHOOT LASERS INTO MY EYE.

She said only 1% ever had issues.

I said I'm always the 1% on fucking everything, and computers hate me.

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ex_calicoey
Aug. 6th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
I had LASIK done about 4 years ago. It was awesome. My eyes are the shit.
noweb4u
Aug. 6th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
after all the bad things I've foiled computers from doing, they're just waiting to get their revenge on me.

Last thing I'm gonna do is give them a laser, say "oh yea shoot this near my eyeball" and all that. hahahaha NO WAY.

It's good you're part of the 99% though! :)

I was amused at the 99% too. 99.999% uptime is 5 minutes of failure a year. 99% is 4 days of downtime.
ex_calicoey
Aug. 6th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Haha, you'd get in the operating room, and then the LASIK computer would start talking to you. "Hello Paul." It would sound suspiciously like HAL. That's how you know you're screwed.
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niteshad
Aug. 6th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
Heh, you youngsters and your good vision. My eyes are something like -4.50 in the right eye and -7.25 in the left. Without my contacts, clear vision is measured in units of centimeters in front of my face.

The laser eye surgeries keep getting better and better, and the tolerances in both the laser equipment and the code that runs it are much, much better than anything you deal with on a daily basis, paul. That said, you probably want to wait until sometime after 2010 to get the LASIK done, since they'll be able to give us all 20/10 (much better than 20/20) vision. The laser surgeries are improving rapidly because the Navy is very interested in their successful use for Navy SEALs and aviators, neither of whom can wear glasses and perform their jobs effectively.
noweb4u
Aug. 6th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
I wouldn't want the surgery anyway. I've worn glasses for most of my life at this point, I'd look strange without them.
niteshad
Aug. 6th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
I on the other hand have a finely-enough tuned color sense that I see the effects of chromatic aberration through the single lenses of glasses, and now I'm starting to see it through my contact. I'm biding my time, but once the procedure gets good enough, I'm going for it. Wait until your eyes get bad enough that you start wearing coke-bottle glasses like I did.
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niteshad
Aug. 6th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
And still others realize that all of the technology around us was manufactured by human beings, and it all really is a question of tolerances and precision.
noweb4u
Aug. 6th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
and while computers are inerrant, the people who created them aren't.

Until we make the perfect computer that creates other perfect computers....


And when we do, we're fucking doomed. Damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
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thegreatdoogie
Aug. 6th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
all I want is a geek with a frikken lazer beam on it's head...is that too much to ask? Throw me a bone here people....

:-P
noweb4u
Aug. 6th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
lol
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noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
Yea, I think my glasses look good on me, and in my job I spend my entire day when I'm not designing a new telecommunications network, I'm debugging these 1% of cases where computers really, really screw up. I know all the ways they can fail and refuse to believe that any complex system can ever be perfect. That would be okay if this is life saving surgery, or even something to fix a serious deformity. But not for something that has nothing more than effectively cosmetic effect. I get more flexibility with glasses, and they provide an layer of protection against flying items (it's like wearing slightly less than safety glasses at all times!). Woo.
niteshad
Aug. 10th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
If those aren't safety glasses, you better show up with the amber polycarbonate safety lenses over your lenses the next time we go target shooting.
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niteshad
Aug. 10th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
The Navy finds Lasik acceptable for its pilots, who pull more G's than the space shuttle on liftoff (7-8 G's in a tight turning F-14, vs. 3-4 G's in the shuttle). Plus, if you're vision is worse than 20/100 uncorrected, you're not getting into space on a NASA flight anyway.
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