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Comment: From your description of the problem (Score 3, Informative) 464

by Scareduck (#48718541) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?

I suspect you have a very high correction. My corrections are +1.50 and +1.75 or thereabouts, and I have had progressive lenses for years. They work fine without the problems you describe. My wife, however, has corrections of around +8.0 in both eyes and could never make a go of progressive lenses for the reasons you state. Eventually, she decided on Lasik surgery, which has unfortunately not really gone well -- we're over six months out from the initial surgery and she still needs glasses. She's one of the 1% or so for whom it does not work on the first try.

Good luck.

Comment: A blank assertion with no backup (Score 2, Insightful) 720

Maybe the handwaviest hand wave in the history of Slashdot. The author of the introductory text claims McDonald's didn't make the change in response to increasing minimum wage levels, but what is their evidence for this? Citing, for example, banks and ATMs is hardly convincing, because bank tellers are not minimum wage employees.

Comment: The obvious solution will meet fierce resistance (Score 2) 488

by Scareduck (#48024037) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

Pay solar at wholesale rates, or, make grid interconnect a separate fee, and charge them for that. Solar advocates, of course, can't stand the idea they should actually have to pay for the delivery of goods and services, even if it costs them a measely five bucks a month.

The newly adopted fee would translate into approximately $5 for the average homeowner with a solar power installation.

I would be willing to bet that the apportioned capital cost of power plants, maintenance, and distribution alone would amount to a third of a typical power bill.

Comment: Re:Translated into English (Score -1) 306

No, I did read the article, AC. And this passage --

The business models that have made solar systems financially viable for millions of homeowners in California, New England and elsewhere around the country are largely illegal in Florida, Virginia, South Carolina and some other Southern states. Companies that pioneered the industry, such as SolarCity Corp. and Sunrun Inc., do not even attempt to do business there. ...

Along with tax breaks and other government incentives, the lease agreements have made solar installations increasingly affordable.

-- can very reasonably be interpreted as I did above.

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