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Comment: Re:4! (Score 1) 167

The point as I see it is the distinction between version 4 and 5. The poster suggests that they want "the latest" rather than 4, which they CAN find docs for. They are both obsolete, dead even, such that focusing on "the latest" strikes me as odd. Perhaps I came off too sarcastic, but the "logic" is bugging me.

Comment: Re:Where are the buggy whip dealers? (Score 0) 516

There probably was still a decent market for horses as cars started to become the norm. There will be people who don't like change, or are allergic to oil or what-not.

In the longer term it's probably a bad bet as a company, but if you can make a profit from a physical keyboard market that may last 5 or 10 years, it may be worth a product line.

Comment: Stuck Focus = Forced Choice (Score 2) 540

by Tablizer (#47528721) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

As you get older, the focus range of your eyes decreases such that they more or less become "stuck" at a certain focal length from your face. Laser surgery will generally make the "stuck" range or point be further out, which could harm reading even if it improves distance vision.

The ideal "stuck" point probably depends on what you do the most. If you are at a computer screen often, then about 14 to 24 inches seems like it would be the ideal, although you couldn't see small things up close well.

My eyesight's focus is settling to around 10 inches away, which is shy of the ideal monitor range. Is surgery worth that extra 8 inches?

The bottom line is that age is a bitch and laser surgery forces you to make tradeoffs as old eyes will only have one ideal focus with or without. Choose the red distance or the blue distance, but not both.

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