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Old 05-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #11131
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Watching Game of Thrones on my new 60" LED TV. I didn't realize how HUGE it would look in my living room,

My justification for buying it was that my partner has bad eyesight, and this helps him see the tv better, yup that's it...

Amazon's "white glove" delivery is pretty awesome.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:56 PM   #11132
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We can't get anything bigger in this apartment and still be able to sit far enough away so we don't ruin our eyesight...
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:21 PM   #11133
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that eyesight nonsense is well, crapola.

it was based on fear of radiation from tv's of yore, and because people feared that watching something so close was bad for you.

it was nonsense.

current tv's produce negligible radiation, as well as watching smething a few feet away being nothing.

handheld video games are the worst culprit, having kids see no longer than their arms (which reduces their developing depth perception, and in oppositon they need to learn to focus on long distance things such as landscapes). a balance between sports and video games s critical.

ok, so sayeth i.

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:24 PM   #11134
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in other words, old folks have nothing to worry about.

sit as close as is comfortable for you.

believe me.

my dad is almost 90. he wants a theatre in his house just to be able to see everything.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:25 PM   #11135
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that eyesight nonsense is well, crapola.

it was based on fear of radiation from tv's of yore, and because people feared that watching something so close was bad for you.

it was nonsense.

current tv's produce negligible radiation, as well as watching smething a few feet away being nothing.

handheld video games are the worst culprit, having kids see no longer than their arms (which reduces their developing depth perception, and in oppositon they need to learn to focus on long distance things such as landscapes). a balance between sports and video games s critical.

ok, so sayeth i.

check it out.
Seeing (or not seeing) that both of us wear coke bottle bottoms for eyeglasses...I do have a problem with focusing with my trifocals. Have to decide how I want to hold my head.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:23 AM   #11136
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Watching Game of Thrones on my new 60" LED TV. I didn't realize how HUGE it would look in my living room,

My justification for buying it was that my partner has bad eyesight, and this helps him see the tv better, yup that's it...

Amazon's "white glove" delivery is pretty awesome.
You certainly don't want to be the cause of him needing eye surgery. And if anyone questions you, you lie and I will swear to it.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:06 AM   #11137
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Just got home a couple hours ago. I was websurfing, Himself was reading an article on the internet, and I decided we needed to be spontaneous! Now if you knew me IRL you would know that it takes me about 24 hours notice to be "spontaneous". I don't "do" spontaneous. We headed south through CT, ending up at Mystic. Stopped somewhere on the way home to eat. Here we are near the shore and Himself gets - a TurkeyBLT Club. I got fish. Details in the supper thread.

The best thing about running away from home is you don't have to do any work. The bad thing...you come home to the work. Well, it will keep for another day.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:56 AM   #11138
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handheld video games are the worst culprit, having kids see no longer than their arms (which reduces their developing depth perception, and in oppositon they need to learn to focus on long distance things such as landscapes). a balance between sports and video games s critical.

ok, so sayeth i.

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That's really interesting. You would know, you've got a kid and I'm sure are up on this stuff, but just walking tests your depth perception.
I'm not saying that you are wrong, just that I haven't read or seen anyone else say that doing something at arms' length inhibits the growth of a young person's depth perception.
That leads me to wonder if focusing at an arms' length task makes ones' closer depth perception more accute. If it could produce the next skilled surgeon... especially the ones who do keyhole surgery working from camera monitors, where their eyes are focused one place while their hands do their own thing. hmmm...
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You certainly don't want to be the cause of him needing eye surgery. And if anyone questions you, you lie and I will swear to it.
I knew you'd have my back!
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:40 AM   #11140
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My pleasure to be there for you.

Isn't there a wedding coming up soon? I am looking forward to hearing all about it. And one for each of you.
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