Best reason I’ve seen for not getting LASIK surgery

February 3, 2005 – 8:35 am

This is a comment from a kuro5hin.org article about LASIK surgery:

I had LASIK done over a year ago, and the results have been great. Better than 20/20 with no side effects.

I was a tad nervous going in to the laser room. When they sat me down, I could see that the laser’s guidance system was running on windowsNT, then I started to wonder. I asked one of the techs, “you guys expect me to put my vision in the hands of the NT kernel?”

Needless to say, the techs were kind of annoyed with me questioning the software controls for the laser. When everything was finished, and I was stumbling out the room, one of the techs jokingly said, “Not bad for windows, kid!”

  1. 3 Responses to “Best reason I’ve seen for not getting LASIK surgery”

  2. Hahahaha.. “But does it run Linux???”

    By ClintJCL on Apr 11, 2006

  3. I think I would be equally afraid of Linux. We’d end up relying on the technician’s ability to recall the command line switches for taking the laser OUT of your eye.

    “Dammit, what was it? ‘remove_laser -v -a’? ‘remove_laser -s –config=settings.xml’?”

    “What do you mean I have to compile this?!?”

    By doranchak on Apr 12, 2006

  4. “Hold on, we just need to recompile the kernel.”

    By ClintJCL on Apr 14, 2006

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