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Comment: No sympathy at all... (Score 4, Interesting) 200

Cable companies have been gouging customers for decades (high prices, low speeds, low quotas, even worse in Canada), they're trying to extort streaming services. They're afraid of competition and are doing everything they can to stop them instead of competing.

The problem is ISPs are also TV providers in most cases, something that should never have been allowed. Of course they'll try to protect their TV business. Here in Canada (Montreal), Both Bell and Videotron sell internet and TV services, why do you think they have such ridiculous quotas? 60GB is not that much, especially when watching Netflix.

ISPs should welcome those servers since it will cut down on traffic, not charge Netflix.

Comment: Re:Cost and Usefulness (Score 1) 545

by Hamsterdan (#47530595) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Depends on your needs. I never thought about getting it, because my vision isn't that bad without glasses. But one of my friend needed to put on her glasses just to be able to read the LED display on her alarm clock (not even 3 feet away), so for her it was worth it. (yet she still wears glasses for fashion)

Comment: Re:Caution is appropriate (Score 3, Interesting) 545

by Hamsterdan (#47527667) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

" but if you aren't bothered by glasses and they don't cause you problems then there is no need to get the procedure."


I've never felt the need to have it done (-1.00 and -1.25). I can pretty much function without glasses (reading, computer, taking a walk). Besides, I'm 43 and it would be a waste of money since in a couple of years I'll probably need reading glasses anyway. And, I only have one set of eyes, I won't risk losing one of them...

The *only* advantage of having it done would be I could wear different sunglasses every day (girls have shoes, I have sunglasses :)

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