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Comment: The problem (Score 1) 194

by Skiron (#49106913) Attached to: The Imitation Game Fails Test of Inspiring the Next Turings
The problem with people like Turing, Einstein etc. is that nobody understands them nor the way they think (or thought). Trying to do films about them is guessing. In general, films about people this clever are crap because nobody knows what they really are.

As an aside - one thing I never read about is that not only did Turning have to crack the code, but it was all in German (and he is English) - that seems to be not recorded anywhere. So he was a not a genius, but a brilliant genius.

Comment: Tax and more tax (Score 1) 365

by Skiron (#49055145) Attached to: Smoking Is Even Deadlier Than Previously Thought
I am a smoker - and get hammered by the UK Government in tax.

As already stated here, if tobcco is _that_ serious, ban it. But then that will cause a black market underground whereby the smokers still smoke, but the tax man gets nothing.

Also, cynical as it may sound, the Governments think that by keeping people alive longer results in more tax, as like here in the UK, the retirement age keeps getting pushed up to longer and longer lifetime ages - luckily I am 55 now, and my retriement age is now 66 (it was 65 when I first started working 39 years ao). People of 20 years old will have to work until the age of 75+ before they will be able to retire.

The reason?

TAX.

Comment: 20 years ago... (Score 1) 464

by Skiron (#48718701) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?
...I was prescribed glasses for being short-sighted. After a few months of wearing these, I found my eyesight got worse and worse so I stopped wearing them.

I sort of trained myself to get around it* - and here I am now with still the same short-sightedness (usually first thing in the morning after getting up, or in bright sunshine on the street). But my eyes haven't got any worse since.

Try not to wear glasses but compensate - otherwise your glasses compensates your eyes and they will get lazy - and your eyes will end up dependant on them.

*I don't know how - I just sort of did.

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