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westslope

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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 1:23pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

He's posted lengthy treatises on the merits/falsehoods of various eyeglass options...
...

 
I pmed Kurt and he suggested I look at  Other Medical Stuff thread.

Excellent stuff!   I just scoured the thread for all of Kurtster's posts related to eye sight.  I highly recommend them.

I was also totally impressed with his economic intuition.  Turns out Kurt has a degree in Business Administration.  No wonder.....  I mention this because it is important to understand the material incentives of professional care givers when weighing advice and options.

——————————————————-

Incidentally, in the same thread, I ran into a post by what I believe is an American woman who complained about her obstinate, stubborn optometrist who insisted on ordering something for her she did not want.  Kurt advised her to find another.

Reminds me of a woman complaining about coming home after "getting her hair done" and re-washing it to get all the gel and other stuff out that her hairdresser insisted on applying over her objections.

Look.  Some men are equal opportunity abusers.  Even some women are pushy.  Some women should learn that "no" is "no" only if you really mean it and move on quickly if the service providers insists on something the client does not want.  

For better or worse, most service providers take "no" from a 6 1/2 foot white male without too much difficulty.  But at the end of the day, it is all in your head.  Tiny women less than 5 feet tall can be just as or more ferociously independent than 6 foot plus males.  

End of thread hi-jack.
Proclivities

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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 12:45pm

 cc_rider wrote:

Band name.

This week has been my own personal episode of 'Dirty Jobs'. I had to clean the drain line in the sink where the AC condensate drains. The AC kept cutting off because the drain line backed up. Sink drain? Three words: Dis. Gus. Ting.

All good now, but the gross factor was high with this one.
c.

 
Yes, that lovely, black slime with the pleasant aroma that lingers in one's sinuses for the rest of the day - especially when it's a kitchen sink.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 12:32pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

He's posted lengthy treatises on the merits/falsehoods of various eyeglass options... I can't get the RP search function to work, but ... the answer is here somewhere. Maybe someone else can link it up; I'm on vacation! Working on the mother-in-law's sprinkler system! Yes that's the same thing! Vacation=Plumbing, didn't you know? Last Saturday we were staying at a friend's house in Oakland and we returned from a day in The City to learn that a small project had turned into an all-dayer with the water off until he could get some pipes replaced. So last Saturday I was plumbing on vacation, today I'm Plumbing On Vacation... 

 
Band name.

This week has been my own personal episode of 'Dirty Jobs'. I had to clean the drain line in the sink where the AC condensate drains. The AC kept cutting off because the drain line backed up. Sink drain? Three words: Dis. Gus. Ting.

All good now, but the gross factor was high with this one.
c.
westslope

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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 9:27am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

He's posted lengthy treatises on the merits/falsehoods of various eyeglass options... I can't get the RP search function to work, but ... the answer is here somewhere. Maybe someone else can link it up; I'm on vacation! Working on the mother-in-law's sprinkler system! Yes that's the same thing! Vacation=Plumbing, didn't you know? Last Saturday we were staying at a friend's house in Oakland and we returned from a day in The City to learn that a small project had turned into an all-dayer with the water off until he could get some pipes replaced. So last Saturday I was plumbing on vacation, today I'm plumbing on vacation... 

 
Thanks Scott.  I will pm Kurster.

Plumbing on vacation. -hehe- On the bright side, at least you know how to do basic plumbing.  A big chunk of the planet has no clue.  

It is like swimming.  A big chunk of the planet cannot swim.  Educated folks from rich countries can swim. 
Steely_D

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Posted: Jul 19, 2018 - 9:52am

 Antigone wrote:
Burning bacon.

But, ftw: eating it anyway.  

 
I think if pigs would just eat bacon they'd understand.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 19, 2018 - 8:12am

 westslope wrote:

Thanks for the opinion kurster.    Please expand on the benefits of blue light filtering eyeglass lenses.
 
He's posted lengthy treatises on the merits/falsehoods of various eyeglass options... I can't get the RP search function to work, but ... the answer is here somewhere. Maybe someone else can link it up; I'm on vacation! Working on the mother-in-law's sprinkler system! Yes that's the same thing! Vacation=Plumbing, didn't you know? Last Saturday we were staying at a friend's house in Oakland and we returned from a day in The City to learn that a small project had turned into an all-dayer with the water off until he could get some pipes replaced. So last Saturday I was plumbing on vacation, today I'm plumbing on vacation... 
westslope

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Posted: Jul 18, 2018 - 3:50pm

 kurtster wrote:

As our resident optician, I agree.  Also don't forget blue light filtering eyeglass lenses.

 
Thanks for the opinion kurster.    Please expand on the benefits of blue light filtering eyeglass lenses.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2018 - 10:31am

 Steely_D wrote:

I got a nice, cheap, 34" ultrawide LG from Costco recently in lieu of a nice 27. It was a mistake to not get the curved screen. Parallax doesn't seem important until you run into it constantly.

 
As our resident optician, I agree.  Also don't forget blue light filtering eyeglass lenses.


westslope

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Posted: Jul 18, 2018 - 9:16am

 Steely_D wrote:

I got a nice, cheap, 34" ultrawide LG from Costco recently in lieu of a nice 27. It was a mistake to not get the curved screen. Parallax doesn't seem important until you run into it constantly.

 
Thanks Steely_D.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 - 8:27am

 Antigone wrote:
Burning bacon.

But, ftw: eating it anyway.  

 
of course.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 - 7:38am

Burning bacon.

But, ftw: eating it anyway.  
Steely_D

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Posted: Jul 11, 2018 - 2:03pm

 westslope wrote:
I am trying to convince my wife that she needs a 48" wide curved LED monitor for her PC workstation.  (Cost is a mere C$1,300)

All she wants is another 27" flat LED monitor to replace the second 24" monitor so she will work with two 27" flat LED monitors.  
 
I got a nice, cheap, 34" ultrawide LG from Costco recently in lieu of a nice 27. It was a mistake to not get the curved screen. Parallax doesn't seem important until you run into it constantly.
westslope

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Posted: Jul 11, 2018 - 11:24am

I am trying to convince my wife that she needs a 48" wide curved LED monitor for her PC workstation.  (Cost is a mere C$1,300)

All she wants is another 27" flat LED monitor to replace the second 24" monitor so she will work with two 27" flat LED monitors.  

Am doing my best to convince her that she will have more de facto real estate to arrange documents and data banks.  Not working so far.  I even told her that none of the components are made in Republican states..... 


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Posted: Jul 11, 2018 - 10:57am

Cracked the first ' C' reed(draw) on my 'G'  scale 10 hole Suzuki Promaster diatonic harmonica. Now I have to order reed plates. Dangit...

Didn't know that was possible. That's some sucking right there boy...


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Posted: Jun 26, 2018 - 1:06am

 haresfur wrote:
Getting an upgraded computer at work and now the colour balance is out on my monitors.

(and this is an interim upgraded computer so there's the question of how much of my software and files I bother loading onto it until I get the better one).

 
I have infinite faith in your ability to cope.
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Posted: Jun 25, 2018 - 5:22pm

Getting an upgraded computer at work and now the colour balance is out on my monitors.

(and this is an interim upgraded computer so there's the question of how much of my software and files I bother loading onto it until I get the better one).
Antigone

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Posted: Mar 8, 2018 - 8:07am

 Coaxial wrote:

Is there anyone close that can come sit with you for a while?

 

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Mar 8, 2018 - 7:44am

 Coaxial wrote:

Is there anyone close that can come sit with you for a while?

 

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Posted: Mar 8, 2018 - 4:06am

 islander wrote:

Maybe you could use it to make a berry smoothie... or spackle... 

 
{#Lol}
islander

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Posted: Mar 7, 2018 - 8:57pm

 Antigone wrote:
Buying a “new” yogurt at the grocery store, because it was cheaper and organic, and realizing when you get home that it’s NOT Greek yogurt. 

 
Maybe you could use it to make a berry smoothie... or spackle... 
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