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Comment: Re:3dTV is a flop? (Score 1) 197

by green1 (#47689415) Attached to: Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

I own a 3D TV, So I'm part of that statistic that proves how well 3D TVs sell. .. I also do not own any 3D glasses, or any 3D content, or have any intention of ever doing so.
I have a 3D TV, not because I wanted one, but because the manufacturer wanted me to. I couldn't find my other requirements without it at a price I was willing to pay. I'm certainly not alone in this category, many people have no interest in 3D, but own 3D TVs, not because they want a 3D TV, but because the TV they want happens to have that feature.
Look at sales of 3D content and 3D glasses, not 3D TVs to gauge the interest, I'm sure it's a lot lower than the industry would have you believe.
Thing is, the industry is desperate, we just went through the transition from SD to HD, which provided real value to the end user, this caused millions of people to go out and buy new TVs to replace ones that were still working fine, that's petering out now and most people have already replaced their old SD TVs. The industry desperately wants to replicate that situation and force people to go buy all new TVs again, but people just aren't biting.

Comment: Don't do business with the USA (Score 4, Insightful) 502

by green1 (#47581331) Attached to: Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

This is one more reason to make extra sure that companies that you deal with have zero US presence. In fact in many jurisdictions it would be illegal to follow these US laws due local privacy laws. By doing business in the US, any data on individuals that you have, even stored in other jurisdictions is subject to their laws, meaning you'll often have the choice of breaking US law, or breaking the laws of the country you're in.

Much safer to just avoid all dealings with the USA.

Comment: Re:My reason (Score 1) 550

by green1 (#47526985) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Only partially true though, what they ignore is that those same people need glasses for distance. So it's a choice of needing glasses for reading, or for distance, or for both. Not needing glasses isn't really the option there.
With Lasik you'd need your reading glasses, without you'd need either distance glasses, or bi-focals, depending.

Comment: Re:Skip Lasik: Go PRK (Score 1) 550

by green1 (#47526333) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Although the risk of dislodging the "flap" is real, I question for how long it is an issue? I don't think you're likely to be able to dislodge it months later as it will "heal" the same way the new layer grows back after PRK

I know that the Canadian Army used to require PRK for this exact reason, but I believe they've now changed that and allow both.

Comment: Re:Eyes & high G forces... (Score 1) 550

by green1 (#47526303) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

For this reason the Canadian Army used to insist on PRK over Lasik, the difference is that in Lasik they open a flap in your eye, and then re-seal it. in PRK they cut the flap off and let it re-grow. That said, I believe with more experience that they've changed the rules to allow both now.

There is a risk of dislodging the flap after Lasik, though the risk goes away with time (I'm not sure how much time?) Though I don't think G-forces alone are enough (at least not survivable ones) they were worried about direct trauma to the eye.

Comment: Re:Because (Score 1) 550

by green1 (#47526179) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

LASIK is permanent, but some people's eyes continue to change post surgery, a competent surgeon will refuse the surgery if your eyes haven't been stable for at least a couple of years pre-surgery for that reason.
I had my lasik about 10 years ago. my vision is currently 20/15, same as it was a week after the surgery.

Comment: Re:not a permanent fix (Score 2) 550

by green1 (#47526145) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

This is why most surgeons won't do the surgery unless your eyes have been stable for a couple of years already. The Lasik didn't wear-off, her eyes just hadn't stabilized before it was done, so they continued to degrade afterwards.
I had the surgery approximately 10 years ago, and my vision now is 20/15, exactly the same as it was a week after the surgery.

Comment: Re:My reason (Score 1) 550

by green1 (#47526125) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Thats' not my understanding at all. my understanding is that when you get old your vision doesn't so much "change" as become less "elastic", you loose the ability to easily re-focus. The end result is that you no longer need just one prescription, but two (bi-focals) Lasik can't fix that, but it can set one of the two, so that you only need reading glasses instead of bi-focals.

Comment: Re:My reason (Score 1) 550

by green1 (#47526115) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

vision changes throughout life, but for the most part people's vision pretty much stabilizes when they are in their early 20s, and stays that way until their 50s, at that point it's a different problem though, unlike in your younger years when your eyes are changing, the problem when you get older is that your eyes don't change as much making re-focusing more difficult. End result is that instead of needing one prescription, you end up needing two (bi-focals). I had my Lasik done at about age 25, and at age 35 my vision is still 20/15 (same as it was the week after the surgery) Eventually I'll probably need reading glasses, but there's a good chance I'll avoid needing bi-focals.

As for dry eye... I do wish someone had mentioned that before the surgery, I never saw anything at all about that in all the research I did (and I did quite a bit) but I will say that post-surgery my eyes are much drier than they were before the surgery. I won't really say it's an issue, I just wish I had known ahead of time. (that said, I would still have done it again in a heartbeat, best decision I ever made!)

Comment: Re:Color vision? (Score 1) 550

by green1 (#47526079) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Nothing official, but I can say that even after the surgery I still seem to have better colour sensitivity than many others I know (I can tell subtle shades apart better, especially in low light) Actually drives my wife nuts some times, she'll tell me something is black and I'll have to point out that it's actually a very dark green, or dark blue, or I'll be able to tell the dark blue and dark green apart when she can not.

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