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Comment: Re:to drive (Score 2) 279

by NixieBunny (#49587031) Attached to: New Study Suggests Flying Is Greener Than Driving
I've heard of averages, but "4211 BTUs per person" is meaningless. I often drive either my 1958 V8 Chevy by myself, or my Prius full of 4 kids and me. Neither uses 4211 BTUs per passenger mile, or anywhere near it. Same thing with buses. In Tucson, buses often have 2 or 3 passengers. My Prius beats those by a lot. Commercial aircraft are the only vehicles that have a fairly consistent passenger mileage, because they are always full and all are designed to fly with about the same efficiency.

Comment: Re:The third factor (Score 3, Interesting) 385

by NixieBunny (#49500403) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?
Happiness has a lot to do with attitude. I find that being generally happy is easy if you use your abilities to put yourself into situations that make you happy. I used to work for a place that got to be more and more like Dilbert. Instead of drowning in it, I broke loose and made a new life, using my brains to create interesting, fun things. I found part-time work in the sciences, and have extra time to make wacky inventions and volunteer with kids, teaching them how to do similar things. I am careful to take on projects only if they are likely to make me happier. The latest was building the red telephone for this...

Comment: I might have missed a deduction (Score 2) 109

by NixieBunny (#49495923) Attached to: For the most recent tax year ...
My darn online banking system does not let me download any data from early last year, so I may have left some huge vendor payment off my list of business expenses.

If any of you work on websites that provide banking data, please bear in mind that having the complete previous year available to your customers isn't just a courtesy, it's essential these paperless days.

Comment: Re:Hmm, maybe (Score 1) 213

by NixieBunny (#49092679) Attached to: Sony Offers a "Premium Sound" SD Card For a Premium Price
A 200 MHz signal isn't detectable in the audio realm unless it has a large non-random low-frequency component.
I would hope that Sony knows how to shield the digital circuitry on their MP3 player. I'm still not convinced that you'd be able to do anything about audio noise level by redesigning the micro SD card. The only source of audio noise would be slow things such as page read-related current pulses, and there's not enough real estate on a micro SD board to provide a low frequency filter.

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 2) 389

by NixieBunny (#49073613) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job
There are all sorts of jobs these days that do not need to be done, such as writing advertising jingles or maximizing the number of times that a person clicks on an ad. Oh, and most of that work being done to build the JSF. I'd rather have us enjoy that leisure time that we were told (by those utopian si-fi novels) would result from robots doing all the essential work.

How can you do 'New Math' problems with an 'Old Math' mind? -- Charles Schulz