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Comment: Re:The third factor (Score 3, Interesting) 308

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) 84

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.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 3, Insightful) 228

by NixieBunny (#48924733) Attached to: Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey
The same argument can be made against the Muslims who think that their religion applies to people outside of it. I am not Muslim, so I am not going to hell for displaying a mockery of their prophet. After all, would the Muslims want to be held accountable to the rules of every other religion in the world?

This is the real problem, and it's on all religious people to behave as if every other religion (and every form of non-belief) is as valid as theirs is. Oh, and Thou Shalt Not Kill.

Comment: Re:if it doesnt work (Score 1) 464

by NixieBunny (#48719457) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?
Drug-store reading glasses only work if you have nothing but identical far-sightedness or near-sightedness in both eyes.

I am over 50 and have always had astigmatism, and deal with the lingering and ever-changing effects of a shingles scar on one cornea, so my glasses are anything by simple.

My computer glasses solution is to have one pair of trifocals for general use, and a pair of bifocals ground to give a general view of the computer screen, with a close-up along the bottom for looking at the gizmos I'm designing circuit boards for when I'm on the computer. It works pretty well, other than the inconvenience of having to change glasses a lot.

Ma Bell is a mean mother!