Some 18 months ago, I started to have problems reading, especially in darker environments. Reading the menu in some restaurants was getting real hard.
My ophtalmologist proposed to try two different contact lenses (I use contact lenses for many years already). One lens, for my left eye, would have optimal focus at short distances. The other lens, for my right eye, would have optimal focus for long distances.
My ophtalmologist told me that some people love this setup while others just get nausea, so I could try them for a month. If I decided they were not for me, I could replace them with ordinary contact lenses at no cost (but then I would of course need reading glasses). If I liked them, I could keep them.
I kept them. I love them.
My brain automatically uses the eye that's most suited for the distance I'm focusing at. So now, reading from the computer screen, I use my left eye. If I close my left eye and use my right eye to look at the screen, things get a bit blurry.
Similar for long distances. When driving, my brain automatically uses the right eye, so I can see traffic and traffic signs in good focus. If I close my right eye while driving, things get blurry.
This all happens totally automatically. I do not have to spend any effort.
Estimating speeds and distances is still possible. I have no problems catching a ball thrown toward me, and I can still estimate the locations and speeds of cars, cyclists and pedestrians while driving. It seems 3D vision still works when one image is sharp while the other one is blurry.
I use contact lenses, but my ophtalmologist told me this setup works with (single focus) glasses too.
I suggest you propose this setup to your ophtalmologist and see what (s)he says.
Or really bad luck. Leaving the galactic plane would pretty much assure your species would never branch out beyond your own solar system.
But the view of the Milky Way would be gorgeous!
How can you call self-checkout the next logical step?
Self-checkout systems are commonplace. Even the elderly and tech-averse use them. Heck, I've even seen them in just another random supermarket somewhere in Poland, and that was in 2009.
You still write checks? How cute!
I'm in my mid 40's now. I never wrote a check. They're definitely a thing of the past. You find them in some monetary museums. Even my father never wrote checks. My grandfather (who was born in 1898), however, once told me he wrote checks when he was young.
An email address travels through several systems between you and the other side. This applies to the time when you fill in your email address in a web form, and even more so when the company sends out emails to your address.
Thus, it may be premature to conclude that the fault is with the company. Eavesdropping may have occurred at any of the intermediate systems.
And photo finishes of a rowing race.
As far as I know, this type of equipment exists for at least 30 years. It's called a line camera.
If the orbit comes close enough to the black hole, and if the protoplanetary disc is large enough, tidal effects will destroy the protoplanetary disc.
Question is: why hasn't this destruction happened at the previous closest pass of the black hole?
Mars One is an existing plan to give volunteers a one-way trip to Mars. The mission will be paid by broadcasting every part of it, starting from the initial selection of candidates up to them living, working and dying on Mars, in a Big Brother like TV show.
After that, one should clean the free space on the disc. If you have no rights whatsoever, the simplest way to do that is by filling up the disc with random files until it's full. Then erase the filler files and you're done.
I do this by creating a text file called 'a' for simplicity, 4096 bytes long, containing only the character 'Z' (which makes for a nice binary pattern). In a DOS prompt, I issue commands like
to fill the disc. However, if you even do not have access to a command prompt, multiple copies of any other file will do.
Europe sends data about all financial transactions to the US. Does the US send data about all financial transactions to Europe?
Europe sends data about all airline passengers to the US. Does the US send data about all airline passengers to Europe?
Long ago I thought we were equal. Obviously, one of us is more equal than the other
Sounds nice, but...
What if the wife gives in, you then have kids, and 6 to 18 months after birth (or whatever is the time for vaccination), she changes her mind? I've seen it happen...
What if she changes her mind, tries to re-discuss the issue with her husband, finds she can't convince him, and only pretends to give in. She says she'll bring the child to vaccination, but in reality, she doesn't. She just lies to her husband.
The problem is: if a mother firmly believes that this is in the best interest of her child, and if she believes vaccination poses a risk to her beloved little child, then those feelings are so overwhelming, there's nothing she can do to fight them.
I've seen it happen...
Same in The Netherlands. Hand position 9-3 is soooo old and well-established, I was amazed to read an article about this on
So say that instead of "Europe." It's like talking about Africa is if it's one uniform place.
The situation is the same in other European countries I visited.
I do admit that I haven't yet visited all countries.
Ah, as ever the pedestrian has to deal with ripped-up pavements whilst the motorists are mollycoddled. Can't possibly require that car to drive around a hole in the road.
A trench of 50 cm or narrower doesn't really hurt when the sidewalk is about 2 meters wide. It was only a minor nuisance.
Where people could be expected to want to cross the trench, they made wooden "bridges" every 100 meters or so.