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Comment: Re:Astronomy, and general poor night-time results. (Score 1) 470

by wonkey_monkey (#47525587) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

I have a similar issue with my contacts, and was told it was for the same reason. The corrected area in both laser surgery and when wearing contacts doesn't cover the entire pupil when it's fully dilated, as it is in the dark. So I reach for the ever reliable specs when I want to go stargazing.

Comment: Re:Headphone cables from thin air! (Score 1) 115

by wonkey_monkey (#47521107) Attached to: 'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

Perhaps if you'd read more than the headline you'd see that this is not what IR remotes and lasers have been doing for ages, at all.

Seriously, saying "fiber optic cables from thin air" is an idiotic statement.

It's actually a pretty good summation of a very clever bit of engineering. What's your beef?

Comment: Re:Trusting a binary from Cisco (Score 3, Insightful) 186

by wonkey_monkey (#47515189) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

But with access to the source code, it's easily possible to verify that the binary supplied corresponds to the source.

Is it that easy? My understanding was that you'd at least have to have identical versions of the compilation tools to have any hope of coming close to a bit-for-bit match on the binary.

Comment: Re:Misfeatures (Score 1) 171

by wonkey_monkey (#47511039) Attached to: Firefox 31 Released

If you really want to do something about malware, disable javascript by default.

What if you want to do something about malware, but don't want the hassle of re-enabling javascript when you actually want it to work (because, contrary to popular belief, it can actually be employed usefully)? What if you're too lazy to install another piece of software, or just don't want to install another piece of software? What if, god forbid, someone has different an idea on what to do about malware to you?

"Automatic handling of pdf and ogg files" - I have a pdf reader already. I dont need another one

Well, good news! Because as you carefully omitted to quote, "...if no other software is available to do so." So it'll be just like you don't have another PDF reader.

TL:DR; this isn't how I use computers, therefore this isn't how anyone should use computers

Comment: Re:My favorite test (Score 1) 147

by wonkey_monkey (#47494063) Attached to: Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

Seems no different to flipping a coin until you get heads. When you flip heads, stop.

Not quite sure how it provide evidence of anything, though. Someone who flips 10 tails in a row either a) has found themselves in a 10-tail universe with a probability of 1/1024 or b) happens to have flipped 10 tails in a row in the one universe which exists, also with a probability of 1/1024.

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