Yes, my thinking has been the same. Wearing eyeglasses is annoying, but I'm risk-averse, and I only get one pair of eyes per life barring some really cool future technical advancement.
I'm considering doing that. I'm 45 and my eyes have just begun to change. I'm still generally myopic, but so far the change just requires me to take my glasses off when doing close work.
I'm also 45 and I'm experiencing the same thing. I am overdue for a new set of glasses anyway, but I've noticed my new farsightedness the most when doing work on the test bench. I've had to start using a set of head-mounted magnifying lenses regularly for close-up work. If I was to consider some sort of corrective procedure, I'd need something that's compatible with close-up hands-on work, staring at a computer screen most of the time, and shooting which requires both close-up vision (to see the signs) and long range vision (to see the target). I haven't researched yet whether any of the existing procedures would be a good option for a person of my age with my vision and range of activities.
Do me a favor; go to YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Ars, and half a dozen other sites, and read some comment streams. Do you see how vacuous they are? Do you see how much chaff you must wade through to find one or two poignant insights?
I don't think the owners of Slashdot care. I think they only care about eyeballs per advertisement.
Pffft. Kids have been "hacking" signs for years. I remember when I was a kid, there was a place called Fairy Falls Creek. A couple of my university friends went and made a professional quality sign, in the same colour, and font as the existing sign, and renamed the area to Hairy Balls Creek. The fact that there were round rocks covered in hairy moss made the sign very plausible. So plausible, that after a few years, even the local tourism guides quoted Hairy Balls Creek.
Epic! I salute the miscreants who pulled that off.
All of my calculators used to be HP
Mine still are. I use an HP48gx, and run HP48gx emulators on my Mac and my iThings when my real 48gx isn't within easy reach.
My comment was in response to LCD screens, not network connections.
Sorry, my IOT-rant mode engages pretty easily.
So you wouldn't like to know that the temperature inside your freezer went too high and your food defrosted because your flatmate left the door open while you were away for the weekend?
I don't need my freezer to have a network connection for that. An old water bottle and a little bit of water will do the trick just fine. I can't think of any reason that I'd want my refrigerator, thermostat, laundry machines, etc. to have network connectivity. The real winners in the "Internet Of Things" game are the makers of networking hardware.