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Comment: Re:Uncertainty/fear? (Score 1) 483

by ageoffri (#47525621) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later
While I don't know if the Doctor was telling me the truth. I was told that the smell was not my eye being burned but instead it was a side effect of how the laser was generated and I want to say he said something about ozone. I'm likely not right on the details, but on the general statement that is what the place that did my eyes told me.

Comment: Re:not a permanent fix (Score 1) 483

by ageoffri (#47525249) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later
I had LASIK December 1999 and even at that time I was warned that I would like need reading glasses in my 40's and due to large pupil size I might have halo's at night. I didn't quite make it to 40 and needed to start wearing glasses some days and at night. Even though it isn't permanent it was still well worth it. I was over 20/400 with a nasty astigmatism, I had coke bottle glasses even in plastic lenses. The new glasses are very slim and light.

Comment: Dimmable LED's are still a tad pricey (Score 1) 196

by ageoffri (#47368569) Attached to: The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...
I'm right at $20 a bulb since the majority of bulbs in our house are in ceiling cans and on dimmer switches. Best bulb I've found are these http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ... . And I've found that with LED's you really should just use one brand/color so every time one bulb burns out I order a two pack to get ahead.

Comment: Sounds just like credit card merchant rules (Score 0) 105

by ageoffri (#46978835) Attached to: FCC Chairman Will Reportedly Revise Broadband Proposal
Credit card companies typically forbid a merchant to charge more than cash price. So what do the merchants do they offer a cash discount. So instead of having fast and slow lanes, everything will be slow/congested and by paying more you will get better throughput.

Can We the People just fire this clown?

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 2) 1633

by ageoffri (#46770265) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
Please go read the Federal Papers. It isn't supporters of the 2nd Amendment who are deliberately misinterpreting the right of the People to own firearms. The 2nd Amendment was a last line of defense against a tyrannical domestic government. This proposed change guts the original intent of the 2nd Amendment. When talking about the People in context to the US Government and laws, any definition other than citizens of the United States is flat out wrong.

Comment: Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (Score 3, Informative) 304

by ageoffri (#46756377) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers
The American Civil War was not a war over slavery. It was a war over Federal vs. State control. Slavery was an emotional issue used to by both sides as part of the their argument on control, but ultimately it was a secondary issue. If it was about slavery why did Lincoln "free" slaves in only the secessionist States?

Comment: Re:Umm.. just as Europe moves beyond chip and pin. (Score 1) 731

by ageoffri (#46217855) Attached to: Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards
The thing is the signature on the back of the card isn't for verification by a merchant. The stated purpose of the signature block is that you agree to the terms that come with the credit card. By the rules of Visa and MasterCard a merchant should not accept a card that is blank or has something like see ID.

Of course almost no merchant follows this part of their agreement.

Comment: Re:Credit Reporting Agencies (Score 3) 519

by ageoffri (#45439555) Attached to: Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review
Apparently you didn't read the article. So I'll quote the part that matters.

"The Fair Credit Reporting Act, which governs credit reporting, says that only a state's attorney general can sue a creditor for furnishing inaccurate information. But if the creditor doesn't fix the inaccuracy permanently and in a reasonable time, you can sue, even though the Fair Credit Reporting Act doesn't explicitly give you that option."

The reason that people can sue is on the grounds of the CRA not fixing inaccurate information. The article makes it very clear that the public uses those grounds to sue, not the grounds of providing inaccurate information. So yes you can sue and it happens all the time, people win quite often against the CRA's when they do their homework. Especially effective in a few states like Texas and California where you can also use State level laws in addition to the federal.

Comment: Re:Credit Reporting Agencies (Score 4, Informative) 519

by ageoffri (#45438643) Attached to: Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review
Pretty much everything you stated is wrong. You can sue all three of the consumer credit reporting agencies in small claims court assuming you followed the processes outlined in the federal laws for consumer protection.

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/special/19990820.asp

Check out creditboards.com and the ficoforums.myfico.com and you will find multiple success stories of people suing one or more of the CRA's.

I can also say that from personal experience that merely making the threat to the CRA that you will be suing them in small claims court with proper citations will cause the CRA to fix their errors.

Comment: Re:Secret Emails and they fire a tweeter? (Score 1, Informative) 208

by ageoffri (#45211933) Attached to: White House Official Tracked Down and Fired Over Insulting Tweets
There are a lot of States are At-Will. In this case you can quit for any reason and the company can fire you for any reason*. So yes the company can and should fire you for tweeting nasty things about the company.

The only real issue here is that Obama promised the most transparent administration in history. Instead we have leak after leak showing that it is the most opaque administration. Not to mention corrupt and surprisingly the one area the Administrator isn't incompetent in, is the prosecution of killing terrorist.

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