Y USB cables are meant to be plugged into a same computer not two different computer or computer+phone charger

Two different power supplies are at different voltage levels, so backfeed may happen in either direction which can cause problems.

Better lighting system for vehicles, wearable lights for pedestrians and reflective surfaces to buildings and clothes to make streetlights unnecessary, reduce light pollution and save energy

Does our streetlighting need to be this bad?

"Streetlights are one of my biggest pet peeves. Within the house I always switch off every light when not in use (and I was always scolded by my parents when I forgot the light on when I was a child). But outside on the streets all the lights are on during the entire night, even if there are no one nearby. And in the quiet street I live there are pretty much no movement after 11pm after people come home from the afternoon shifts. Each sodium vapor fixture consumes about 300-1000W, leds are better but they still consume 100W each. That's still a lot of energy wasted.

Instead of putting streetlights everywhere, we should carry our own lights and use it when we need and where we need it. Vehicle lights should be better, bicycle lights should provide more light other than just signals, night time hikers already use headlights. Engineering should come up with clever solutions to make them convenient and safe to use. Important landmarks should have red navigational lights, and info tables on roads and house walls should be retroreflective to make them easily visible in the dark when you have light."

Fixed 364 day calendar

There should be 364 days in a calendar year:

- It can be split 4 quarters which are 91 day longs.

- Each 91 day quarter can be split to 3 months which have 30-30-31 days in length.

- 91 = 7*13. So one quarter is exactly 13 weeks. There is no shift in weekdays.

To offset the drift from the tropical year a 28 day leap month are added to correct it. A year needs a leap month if: 159*year mod 3584 < 159.
This occurs roughly every 22 and 23 years (alternating).

US bond market sends recession signal

Whenever this happens recession follows.


Change my mind: It's not possible to discuss moderately complex ideas on the internet

The average person is too dumb to comprehend it. The smart person find it too simple to care about it.

How much money do you need to save to retire?

If you can realize 2% real return on your portfolio then:

300 months worth of living cost is enough for 35 years.
400 months worth of living cost is enough for 55 years.
500 months worth of living cost is enough for 88 years - your entire lifespan
600 months worth of living cost is enough for 237 years - even your grand grand children can enjoy it.
700 months worth of living cost is enough forever.

Disclaimer: Of course you shouldn't inflate your living costs to make this possible.

#retirement #saving #money #investment

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