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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

Kneo24 Re:Motorcycles? (311 comments)

Most people don't drive their motorcycles when it's raining in the first place. There's a reason for that...

about 3 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Kneo24 User Profile: Comments (2219 comments)

Looking over Beta I noticed one big annoying issue: Comment History.

I can not figure out how to view the past discussion I partook in. I can view the whole page as a whole, but not just the part I was involved in. Classic makes this pretty easy to do. I sometimes like going back to see what nuggets (or turds depending on your view point) of wisdom I've left behind and why I wrote what I wrote. Using Beta, I have no way to figure out why I wrote what I wrote.

about 7 months ago

US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Kneo24 Violating Their Faith or the Law (903 comments)

I bet that 99% of them violate their faith in some way on a daily basis. Let's not kid ourselves here.

about 8 months ago

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

Kneo24 Re:Being fired was the correct response regardless (399 comments)

My wife is a PR professional who would never make such as stupid mistake, because she's a professional to the core at all times.

At all times? So she never lets her hair down, says a few off the cuff marks that are more than likely non-PC? Puh-leeze. The mistake this woman made was doing it so... publicly. Each and every single one of us here have said similar things before and then laughed about it.

If you look at the rest of her jokes they were in context to something. Most of them I don't get because the context is missing. The aids thing is insensitive, but meh. The aids epidemic in Africa is mostly with the black population there. The white population has the education to know what lurks around the corner, the black population doesn't. Again, context and very insensitive, but I bet at least half of us lulled about it.

about 9 months ago

EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

Kneo24 Re:Math is math (1010 comments)

Only when you hit 88mph.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

Kneo24 Re:Aging workforce (629 comments)

While the word "mold" can sound rigid, I don't view it that way. As a boss I need to make sure I'm getting the best qualities out of every member of any team I happen to have working under me. I'm looking to make them a better person overall. It's big task, but when you manage to whittle down on their negative qualities, only the positive ones shine through. It's amazing how much better things function. Teamwork starts to happen organically, everyone has a positive attitude most of the time, productivity is up without the need to overwork them.

By the way, when you say things like,

Of course. While you're at it, why don't you tell me the story of your divorce. I'm sure your version is the gospel truth, and your ex-wife's is a bunch of twisted lies.

I'm just going to tell you to fuck off in the future. You aren't even trying to have a conversation. You'd rather rally against an idea with some negative preconceived notions.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

Kneo24 Re:Aging workforce (629 comments)

Hey, thanks for ignoring the part where I said:

Furthermore, when you do try to work with them to make things better, it's met with resistance. I see this more with the older crowd than I do the younger crowd.

I've seen all types of people. From my experience the older crowd can be the hardest to work with. It's not that I'm inflexible, it's that they are. I can't work with you if you resist me every step of the way and can't be constructive about it. I have literally had people from the older crowd yell at the top of their lungs to me so everyone can here, "I will fight you on this!", all because I was trying to make positive changes to their existing documentation we have in place using what knowledge that person had.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

Kneo24 Re:Aging workforce (629 comments)

Granted this is anecdotal evidence and could be more of a sign of our interviewing and hiring practices, but I often find for skilled positions the younger workers tend to typically be the better choice.

Here's why:
More often than not, the older works have the jargon, have the theory, and can talk your ear off about all day long. When it comes down to being motivated enough to apply it, they either can't or just don't care. Furthermore, when you do try to work with them to make things better, it's met with resistance. I see this more with the older crowd than I do the younger crowd.

The younger crowd tends to know nothing, but are typically willing to learn. If you're willing to learn, I will teach you and mold you.

I think the sweet spot are the experienced workers who haven't hit the burn out stage yet. Now that I think about it, this is probably what has happened with the older crowd - they are burned out. They need the money to survive, but previous jobs have all but crushed them.

Non-skilled positions? Don't bother going for the young guys. They get bored easily and want to goof off all day. Older people who take these jobs need the money, understand the value of hard work, and typically are willing to learn.

We do sometimes find people of each generation who don't fit what we normally see. It's rare, but it happens.

about 10 months ago

8 US States Pushing For 3.3 Million Electric Cars

Kneo24 Re:Zero emission electric car (327 comments)

Do our current offering of combustion vehicles have the capability of being zero emission? No. Do our electric vehicles have the capability of being zero emission? Yes. If the possibility is easily there, then I don't see a reason why the term shouldn't stay.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

Kneo24 Re:No notice, no reference (892 comments)

That can be dangerous for you. Many of your colleagues might not be trustworthy and will tell their boss what is going on before you have a chance to say anything. I know this from first hand experience, as I run a team and there's always one guy everyone talks to, but he's a total tattle-tale. It doesn't matter what anyone tells him, it will be repeated to EVERYONE.

Be careful which colleagues you tell. Word of mouth can travel quickly.

1 year,30 days

SF Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Internet Rideshare Drivers

Kneo24 Re:Civil Offense = Arrested? (510 comments)

I was going to use my mod points in this thread, but I tire of seeing people like you complain about the moderation.

Look, mod points are supposed to be used to bring about conversation to the top, whether you agree with it or not. If you see a comment that is, or has sparked debate, moderate it to the top so discussion can continue. That is the whole point. The fact that you don't know this means that you more than likely have never gotten mod points. Every time you get them, it gives you a link to the guidelines.

So the fact that something is moderated to 5 doesn't mean anything other than a few people thought the comment deserved to be promoted to the top to encourage more discussion.

about a year ago

Tim Cook May Not Know Why, But Samsung Is Winning in China

Kneo24 Re:Here's the reason... (327 comments)

you kind of have been able to do with the iPhone already,

I hope you see the issue there. People don't like having to jump through any hoops when they know there's an easier alternative.

about a year ago

Why Your Sysadmin Hates You

Kneo24 Re:Not so special (572 comments)

Why would you contact the CFO with such a trivial issue? They're at the top of the food chain, dealing with more important matters. There should be accountants (lower level employees) to deal with issues such as this. Your best course of action should have been to email one of the lower level employees and CC their direct manager.

about a year ago

Tesla To Blanket US With Superchargers In Two Years

Kneo24 Re:cost of charging (311 comments)

And not cause cancer.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Handle a Colleague's Sloppy Work?

Kneo24 Re:Get over it. (332 comments)

Certain comments deserve a +10 (or 11 if you prefer). This is one of them. You have hit the nail on the head. I do exactly this with our engineers where I work. They're terrible at writing documentation that other people in the building need to read. Some of the stuff I have seen is absolutely abysmal. What I decided to do was to be the guy that makes everything pretty and easy to digest before official releases for them. Over time a few of them have come to thank me for this, as it saves them a lot of headaches. The net result is that everyone looks good.

about a year ago

EA Responds To Its Appearance In the 'Worst Company In America' Poll

Kneo24 Re:Nothing about refunds? (208 comments)

It was a mixed bag of things. Some people got refunds, some got coupons towards other games, some got jack shit. Searching Google shows about as much in the first few links.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: On the Job Certification Training?

Kneo24 Re:I think you said it (117 comments)

Are you being purposely obtuse? It's time to jump ship when a company won't invest in their employees. If a company is willing to invest in me, then it shows me that they care about a long term benefit. It also states pretty clearly that I have a higher chance of job security. If you aren't willing to invest in me, why should I care about the company? Why should I even have to explain this entire thought process and reasons behind it that is clear to just about everyone else in this topic?

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: On the Job Certification Training?

Kneo24 Re:I think you said it (117 comments)

Sounds like it's time to jump ship. Good companies know how to spend their money. If it's required for the business to grow the business, they shouldn't be afraid to invest in their employees. It's not hard to draw up a contract that says you stay for x amount of time, if not, you repay y.

about a year and a half ago

Linus Chews Up Kernel Maintainer For Introducing Userspace Bug

Kneo24 Re:Arsehole (1051 comments)

No level of "professionalism" will make most people understand how badly they screwed up when they screwed up badly. I have personally tried the professional route numerous times, only for the message to not get across. At that point your subordinates think you're a push over and that the problem wasn't that serious. Do what Linus did here when it's important and only when its important and you will accomplish two things. The first of course is getting your point across clearly. The second is that you don't tolerate any BS when someone has clearly screwed up.

about a year and a half ago


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