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Comment: As someone who has strabismus... (Score 1) 386

by Bishop Rook (#32715972) Attached to: 3D Displays May Be Hazardous To Young Children

...let me assure you that it is an often congenital condition that causes the eyes to be misaligned. The causal effect doesn't work in the opposite direction: misaligning your eyes does not cause strabismus. The only way to cause strabismus without it being a congenital condition is via nerve lesions, and when it develops after early childhood it usually causes double vision, not amblyopia (which is what this article is describing).

Not to mention that while watching a 3D movie, your eyes are fixating on the same point in space, just seeing different images of it--the 3D effect wouldn't work otherwise.

Not to mention that even if strabismus could be caused by intentionally mis-aligning the eyes (a sort of "don't make a face or it will stick that way"), and 3D movies misaligned the eyes, I can't imagine doing it for a couple hours at a time every few weeks would be a huge deal.

Comment: Re:The Magic 8 ball told me that a long time ago (Score 1) 540

by Bishop Rook (#25962757) Attached to: US Has Been In Recession Since December 2007
$7.7 trillion is the amount of loan guarantees, not loans. Loan guarantees are still money in the government's coffers until they get defaulted on, and even then, there's no way ALL $7.7 trillion worth of guaranteed assets will default. If you count the loan guarantees as a giveaway, then the FDC is on the hook for a hell of a lot more than that.

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