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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't even use mine anymore, but I just got a much better computer than my last shit box, so maybe soon.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Uh, sure, the nick's alkemious. Spam away, I'll appreciate a friendly face.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the main problem will likely be that we live on opposite sides of the planet...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can try to live in a place were there is no night time if its possible.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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you can try to live in a place were there is no night time if its possible.


Actually, I think Bloo does -- for part of the year.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made my own cafe mocha!!!Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Made my own cafe mocha!!!Very Happy

Finally a real achievement!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just noticed I've been a member for over a year, hooray.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using a "Decision Tree" ad in for Excel. Pretty cool. Once you figure out where to put the data, it automatically finds the optimal path.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I created a GFWL account (to play Batman Arkham Asylum and Dawn of War 2), it automatically gave me the handle "Midshipwaif378".

I wasn't even prompted to create a tag in the first place. What the hell.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When I created a GFWL account (to play Batman Arkham Asylum and Dawn of War 2), it automatically gave me the handle "Midshipwaif378".

I wasn't even prompted to create a tag in the first place. What the hell.


Hm, is a "midship waif" anything like a cabin boy?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Simon_Says wrote:
When I created a GFWL account (to play Batman Arkham Asylum and Dawn of War 2), it automatically gave me the handle "Midshipwaif378".

I wasn't even prompted to create a tag in the first place. What the hell.


Hm, is a "midship waif" anything like a cabin boy?


Lmao.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cops crashing a cake pong party. Old but amusing.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cops crashing a cake pong party. Old but amusing.

It's interestiong to read this today, when Facebook is bigger than God. Like a glimpse into the prehistory.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bloo wrote:
Cops crashing a cake pong party. Old but amusing.

It's interestiong to read this today, when Facebook is bigger than God. Like a glimpse into the prehistory.

Careful, you might offend my neighbors. Or, you know, the world. ...and then get shot.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...and then get shot.

Because nothing says "I love God" like blowing someone's head off with a gun.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doing research for eye surgery options. So far ruled out most of the options in my town and will probably go with the place my parents went to.

But that's not the interesting part. One of the possible treatments is to basically shove an artificial lens into the eye between the iris and natural lens. Basically: cyborg eyes.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh. Eye surgery. Another interesting thing about eye surgery us that cocaine is sometimes used as a local anesthetic. Don't become an addict! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Doing research for eye surgery options. So far ruled out most of the options in my town and will probably go with the place my parents went to.

But that's not the interesting part. One of the possible treatments is to basically shove an artificial lens into the eye between the iris and natural lens. Basically: cyborg eyes.

Perfect timing, what with the Deus Ex game and all.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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One of the possible treatments is to basically shove an artificial lens into the eye between the iris and natural lens. Basically: cyborg eyes.

I hope your eyes won't try to make you hunt down Sarah Connor if you get the cyborg ones. I'm hesitant about eye surgery because I haven't really heard of any long time result/study things from Lasik and/or those other new fangled eye surgeries.

Wedding stuff is frustrating and interesting. I'm not one of those girls who has been planning this sort of thing since she was 10, so I'm in over my head a bit. Also, interesting that I'm engaged and have barely told anyone outside of a few close friends and family. And now you lot of random semi-unknown internet peoples.

What? I don't think about these things.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both me and the Mrs. have had Lasik done. The Mrs.'s surgery was several years ago (maybe 10 or so). She feels like her vision, though in the past year or two may have worsened -- not to the point where she requires glasses -- but to the point where sometimes basketball scores on the small(er) tv are difficult to discern. I got mine done maybe 5 or 6 years ago. I don't think I'm 20/15 anymore. Last test was 20/20.
The main issue is that you have to be comfortable with someone doing something in each eye for about 30-45 seconds. Also, there are no "guarantees". Generally speaking, the surgery will improve vision, but there isn't any guarantee that you will get x-ray or 20/20 skillz. Also, the main factor is that the surgery is age-dependent. As you get closer to 40 there are other age-related changes that may affect vision. You may need another surgery down the road. For me and the Mrs., it was work the $3500 (IIRC...) to get the vision.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will say though, my eyes are more light-sensitive. It can be a side effect of the surgery. Had to spend some good monies on pairs of Maui Jims. Poor me. Wink Of course, I'm sure that I've also had a few more light-related migraines than I may normally have had. Crying or Very sad

Also, I'm tell yah, Vegas baby -- Caesars was good enough for Sinatra (and the cfos's!). Just give 'em an amount and the work will be done!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both my parents had Lasik done. My mom has had basically perfect vision ever since, but my dad's is starting to degrade (though it's weird, I don't really know what the deal is because he's not very clear about it. He's also too lazy to get his eyes checked.)

Eye surgery has advanced considerably within the past few years, however. Complications, under/overshooting and all that other fun bollocks one had to risk only a few years ago are considerably less likely now. For instance, I know for one thing that nowadays the best LASIK actually uses lasers and not micro-guillotines for slicing open the cornea. Cleaner and safer.

Also, LASIK isn't the only option. Again, there's the Intra-Ocular Lenses, but there's also PRK and similar treatments, which actually don't invade the eye. Problem is the long recovery time though, and possibly weaker results than LASIK.

So far I'm debating with myself whether to get the Intra-Ocular Lenses or just get LASIK.

LASIK
Pros
- Only $1800/eye. (I know I know, but just keep reading.)
- It's a proven procedure.
- Low risk of complication.
- I happen to have extremely thick corneas, which gives a lot of room for the surgeons to work in and do the job right.
- I can get the surgery ~2-6 weeks from when I call.

Cons
- Results in a weaker cornea (so have to be more careful with say, contact sports)
- Image quality apparently inferior to IOL
- Simply not as a cool as IOL


IOL
Pros
- Superior image quality (especially night vision)
- Lenses are removable/replaceable.
- Be able to legitimately say "my vision is augmented"
- The eye itself is not modified in the procedure. (Invaded, but not modified)
- Extremely quick recovery time (driving the next day).

Cons
- High* risk of complications (cataracts and glaucoma especially, though this may be less of an issue for myself since the space between my iris and lens is greater than average. I was blessed with generous proportions apparently.)
- Usually reserved only for people with moderate to severe disorders. (I'm -5/-5.25 right now, so I think I'm on the lower end of what this procedure is most suitable for.)
- It costs... $3950/eye. Egads. And that's just for the procedure itself!
- I call, then I'll need additional testing done. If I give the go-ahead, I pay a non-refundable $300 deposit, and wait 2-4 bleeding months for the lenses to come in.
*High as in 1 in 50 risk on average, compared to 1 in 5000. Again, this may be lower for myself due to the general proportions of my eyes.


Anyone care to share a comment or opinion on this?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the rundown you've given there, I'd say I'd go for the LASIK if I was yourself. Cheaper and a lower risk of complications (and I dunno about you, but complications when it comes to your eyes are something I'd rather avoid). Also, you could get the laser surgery done, and then ten or fifteen years down the line if you find your vision degrading further, you can always consider the IOL then.

The only downside is that you can't say, "My vision is augmented". Thing is, LASIK won't work for everyone anyway, so you can go for a consult and see what the specialist says before making any kind of decision.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I will say though, my eyes are more light-sensitive. It can be a side effect of the surgery. Had to spend some good monies on pairs of Maui Jims. Poor me. Wink Of course, I'm sure that I've also had a few more light-related migraines than I may normally have had. Crying or Very sad

Also, I'm tell yah, Vegas baby -- Caesars was good enough for Sinatra (and the cfos's!). Just give 'em an amount and the work will be done!

I already get stress/exhausted/too much light migraines. Bleh.

I am considering Caesar's Palace. The thought of everything to plan kinda stresses me out.
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