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Ask Slashdot: College Club Fundraising On the Fly?

pvt_medic Crowdsource (89 comments)

Crowdsource, I am sure there are many Amateur Radio Operators out there and others who would be interested in supporting your efforts

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Does Your Company Evaluate Your Performance?

pvt_medic Benner Model (525 comments)

I work in healthcare and the model often used is Brenners Novice to Expert. This looks at the development of an individual in their practice. While a great model since it allows one to compare themselves to themselves and looking for improvement, it also promotes team work. Of course this is a little difficult to apply many software firms. Another model is using a 1-5 scale, where 5 is exceptional, 1 is unsatistifactory, 3 meets criteria, 4 is exceeds criteria, and then they tally these for whatever metrics used and divide to get an average. Comparing staff to each other does not develop team work and only works in competitive environments like sales where you want people to outdo each other.

more than 2 years ago

Cloud-Powered Facial Recognition Is Terrifying

pvt_medic Re:Where Are the Recall Rates? (286 comments)

But the challenge is what people consider acceptable, you may have misclassified 100 people right now but there are plenty of people out there that would argue that if you stop one terrorist or criminal it may be worth the "inconvenience" endured by 1%

more than 3 years ago

Cloud-Powered Facial Recognition Is Terrifying

pvt_medic Software the future of computing (286 comments)

Think about how much raw power computers have today, and how for the most part we are just using that for word processing/email/internet/music/video. This is just an example of how to utilize this power. Its all about software now, this is just another example of how databases will continue to interact more and more. There are great possibilities for how this can be used (and horrible options as well) but think about medicine being able to identify a John Doe who is brought into the Emergency Department, or your home security system identifying who is knocking at the door. And of course, this technology is not new, its just finally coming out for public usage.

more than 3 years ago

New Facebook Messaging System Announced

pvt_medic not that impressive (240 comments)

Still skeptical on this one, nothing new and just a shiny interface for basically already existing services. And the facebook.com email address I feel will be a bad idea as it will confuse brand from its employees.

more than 4 years ago

What the iPod Tells Us About the World Economy

pvt_medic True to a degree (380 comments)

The challenge with this analysis is that it only focuses on a small component of the overall economy. The apple iPod is a great example of this, and areas where the US can develop and market these high tech items we can assemble them oversees as ultimately we will make the profit back here in the US. The challenge is that there are many elements of the economy that based soley on manufacturing and this is an area where China has an advantage. Also many companies that were historically american have been purchased by oversees holdings. Overall if you look at the flow of money for most parts of the US economy the money ends up in other countries. Ultimately to have a healthy economy you need both high tech and manufacturing balanced appropriately so your companies are not too dependent on other countries. This is where the US suffers the greatest

more than 5 years ago

Batman Discussion

pvt_medic Re:One Question (967 comments)

I say Catwomen and for a couple of reasons. When getting the new suit it was mentioned that it would protect against dog bites, and then they mentioned cats in that same line. But more in the themes that this franchise has had with underlying social storied, I think a new flame in bruce's life vs a new enemy would be a fitting continuation for the movie

more than 6 years ago



pvt_medic pvt_medic writes  |  more than 7 years ago

pvt_medic (715692) writes "News reports are coming in that there has been a shooting at NASA Building 44 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Building 44 is a communications and tracking development laboratory on a remote part of Johnson Space Center's sprawling campus, some distance from the Mission Control buildings."


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