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Comment: Re:Elective surgery on a critical organ (Score 1) 547

by ThatsDrDangerToYou (#47525753) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

That's how a friend's father, an eye surgeon, put it.

It doesn't always go right, and (yes, rarely) it goes very wrong. There are no take-backs with the laser surgeries.

If you must, do the surgery that is reversible - they insert a small piece of plastic that corrects the lens shape.

My opthamolagist relative also says this, so for now I have listened. Maybe in another 10 or so years when I'm not so professionally tied to looking at screens all day and...

Then again, my sis already had it done.

Comment: Re:Is this an achievement? (Score 1) 47

by ThatsDrDangerToYou (#47516847) Attached to: Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

Am I only one who doesn't think this is all that impressive? A manned ship surviving, yes, a stationary building surviving yes, but a unmanned sealed drone that has no problem being submerged in the water with nothing to collide against it without need to stay upright? I could achieve similar results as this drone by putting some gear in a steel container and letting throwing it out to sea. Its other purposes aside "shrugging" off a storm of any size should be trivial for such an object.

Well, James Gosling was mentioned, so that's pretty impressive, right?

Comment: Re:It is even faster when injured... (Score 1) 69

So the forward speed with all legs functioning is 0.25m/s, and with one leg broken it is 0.27m/s.

Therefore, if a robot chases you, do NOT break its leg, because that only makes it chase you even faster!

It only gets worse once the scary violin music starts...

Comment: Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (Score 1) 435

by ThatsDrDangerToYou (#47468391) Attached to: FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

It'd be even better if we could put them into 'Senior Citizen' mode, where they randomly speed up and slow down, and change lanes without signalling.

Also known as 'North Carolina' mode. I live in North Carolina and that is how otherwise normal people drive here. They also drive 75 mph through construction zones.

It'd be even better if we could put them into 'Senior Citizen' mode, where they randomly speed up and slow down, and change lanes without signalling.

Also known as 'North Carolina' mode. I live in North Carolina and that is how otherwise normal people drive here. They also drive 75 mph through construction zones.

If you don't like the way I drive, do yer fancy construction somewhere else! Besides, with those hardhats the workers bounce harmlessly off my windshield.

Comment: Re:Resurrection (Score 2) 205

I see the plot of a new Micheal Bay (or maybe J.J. Abrams) movie: The US military, unable to get qualified recruits to fight the new Zombie wars, takes a cue from the Zombie playbook and develops the technology to bring life old soldiers. After a bit of a difficult start, the program exceeds all expectations until the previously dead soldiers revolt at being put back in the grave and bring Washington to it's knees by filing for Social Security benefits.

Well, as long as they vote Democrat I'm cool with it.

Comment: Re:Fireworks (Score 1) 340

by ThatsDrDangerToYou (#47399539) Attached to: On 4th of July:

My community did the same thing. Its decreased firework related injuries amongst non firefighters %80. Unfortunatly its increased firework related injuries amonst firefighters %300.

We'll miss Bill, Ted and Larry. They died so that others might fear and tremble before the awesome power of chinese novelty gunpoweder explosions.

Also, it was a really easy way for the town to reduce payroll this year. Everyone wins! Well, sure the families are sad, but at least they went out doing something they loved.

Comment: Re:Myths are socially hilarious (Score 1) 198

UFOs, Bigfoot, Ghosts! You would think the modern age of cameras in everyone's phones would produce evidence-a-plenty of these kinds of things. But reality is far less interesting than we want it to be ... No magic, no supernatural stuff --- and sadly no bigfoots or aliens that bother to come here and snatch cows.

Actually, my ability to keep a job AND read /. is magical bordering on supernatural. Now if you'll excuse me, I have internets to troll...

Comment: Re:All smart watches suck (Score 1) 242

by ThatsDrDangerToYou (#47362095) Attached to: Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

If you aren't happy with the current features of a smart watches then sit down and make your own, that's what I did, so instead of complaining I just solved my own issue.

That's what I did too, years ago! ... but it really weighs heavily on my neck.

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