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Comment: Re: Americans with Disabilities Act (Score 1) 79

by cthulhu11 (#48953347) Attached to: How Blind Programmers Write Code
My last boss did so repeatedly, with impunity. Remember: 1) The ADA is quite vague. Much is left to interpretation. 2) Companies will hire the occasional person in a wheelchair to fill their PR quota. Actual compliance is a joke. They have more lawyers than we do, and go out of their way to contrive violations by an employee who disrupts mgmt's objectivist one-day workweeks.

Comment: Re:Just a flyby... (Score 1) 108

by cthulhu11 (#48795585) Attached to: NASA's New Horizons To Arrive At Pluto With Clyde Tombaugh's Ashes
This does seem like a small but nontrivial risk. Aside from Charon there are four rocks we can see from here -- who knows else lurks? I should think that the mission team will be taking a long hard squint at every image they can slurp down along the way looking for new dangers, so that the trajectory can be adjusted in time.

Comment: Re:From your description of the problem (Score 1) 464

by cthulhu11 (#48758931) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?
My corrections are in the 4.x range, minus I think. I've worn progressives for a couple of decades -- as a kid I word bifocals and I really got tired of dumbasses telling me my glasses were cracked, as if 1) both lenses would crack in a straight line in the same place and 2) I wouldn't have noticed For the first few days the parallax / shifting was really disorienting, but I quickly got used to them. One respondent above describes bifocals as having hemicircles -- I've never seen those, only the transition in a straight line all the way across. Due to shitty eye coverage @ my previous employer, my current glasses pretty much had to come from Lenscrafters. There I paid extra for some fancy progression shape, I forget what they called it. I find that I unconsciously tilt my head up/down to get the right spot for a given focal distance. I've given up on contacts -- pain in the butt, could only tolerate them for a few hours really, and they didn't stop my left eye from crossing the way that glasses can. The biggest issue I have with lenses is that it seems to be nearly impossible to get them without an antiglare coating, aka smudge-magnet, especially with any but the lowest index material.

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