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What qualifications should the 'driver' of a fully autonomous car need?

jhswope A silly hat and use a silly walk (301 comments)

When leaving the vehicle, passengers must perform a silly walk. And they are passengers not operators.

about 8 months ago

Siphons Work Due To Gravity, Not Atmospheric Pressure: Now With Peer Review

jhswope Duh (360 comments)

Actually combination of gravity and surface tension of the fluid. Gravity pulls the fluid down the tube, surface tension makes it want to stay together so it's friends go along for the ride.

about 9 months ago

Panel Says U.S. Not Ready For Inevitable Arctic Oil Spill

jhswope Cold temps (95 comments)

Oil would move slow and tend to remain in thicker layers. Sccop shovel and kitty litter?

about 9 months ago

Our Education System Is Failing IT

jhswope Not all the schools fault (306 comments)

Easy to blame schools but the parents spend much more time with their children and should have a more formative influence on the child. Many don't, I am not sure why they even had children. My child can't read.... I could read before I ever got to school (Thanks Mom). My child has no work ethic and so on and so forth. Until you fix your parenting don't try to fix the schools or even lay the blame at their feet. If your child is underperforming or if your employee is underperforming, what have YOU done to resolve that issue?

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

jhswope Sun Sparc Workstations (702 comments)

I used to administer a stack of 20 or so of these that were 15+ years old. Roofed leaked in the server room directly above them. Water ran down the entire stack and pooled on the floor. I opened each machine and there was no water inside of any of the cases. This pissed me off because I was really hoping they would die.

about 9 months ago

Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

jhswope What a waste of time!! (165 comments)

Can you not think of something better to do with your money and time.

about 9 months ago

New Year's Resolution?

jhswope Wanted: New slashdot Super Villain (694 comments)

It seems as if Cowboy Neal is no longer upholding the traditions of super villains. Why do we continue to use him to represent all that is evil in the world..... New Year calls for a new Villian. Really what has he done? I have heard of no foiled plots of world take over, no failed super weapon experiments, no diabolical viruses being generated, etc I am certain at this point his only crime is polluting the atmosphere after eating a burrito. Please help us find a true villian to hate and despise and defeat in every way.

The most likely candidates for flame wars are:

George W.
Bill Gates
Steve Ballmer

I suggest the last person who told me to RTFM instead of answering a simple question.

more than 9 years ago



Can you teach critical thinking?

jhswope jhswope writes  |  about 9 months ago

jhswope (716605) writes "Recent post regarding critical thinking has me wondering. Can you teach critical thinking to anyone? How do you accomplish that? I've known many engineers who are completely incompetent in various forms of critical thinking. A mechanical engineer with absolutely no idea of how to recognize a bad investment. An optical engineer who couldn't figure out how to remove a door knob without using a hack saw.

        Very intelligent people but no analysis skills in other ares."


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