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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

schlachter employees worried about critical thinking skills (402 comments)

Or to reverse it...

Employees are worried about critical thinking skills in their executive leadership. They worry that leaders are making it to their management structure who fail to recognize what's wrong with their products, how to best leverage their workforce, and how to respond to changing needs of the market.

7 hours ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

schlachter Re:Rain and snow? (283 comments)

Cars will use LIDAR, ultrasonic, and video for first party sensing.

But a lot of sensing will come from their party. Other cars reporting their position on the road. Their intent and upcoming moves. Details about the environment that they sense. Additional the infrastructure can provide info. The roads can report if cars are present. If there is ice, etc.

Anyways, the issue isn't if there is ice or snow on it's sensors. That will be easy to mitigate. The problem is the ice and snow in the environment that it needs to see through.

yesterday
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

schlachter Re:How hard is it to recognize a stoplight? (283 comments)

Self driving cars will turn out to be faster, even if they obey the speed limit...because traffic will disappear or lessen significantly and intersections can be managed dynamically without the need for stoplights that make you sit constantly. There won't be accidents to jam up the roads, and detours will be seamless because all cars will coordinate a good distribution over alternative roads. Parents don't have to have screaming kids because they can be facing them and engaging them during the drive. And there will be no need to park when you arrive, saving time at the destination. And you'll be driving less overall as well. Need something quick at the store? Send your car out to pick it up. Or request delivery from the store. No need to physically go.

yesterday
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

schlachter Re:Good riddance. (470 comments)

put god in jail!

ha, just kidding.

there is no god.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

schlachter Re:The Windows Phone failed. (172 comments)

Yeah, you're asking for a Pebble. They currently cost $100. It will be $50 in a couple of yrs.

But the OLED display is not always on on the AppleWatch. It's mostly off. It only turns on when you look at it.

4 days ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

schlachter Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (339 comments)

I thought they would create a line of ice for lots of parallel processing (pickup), rather than a line of people for single ping processing (pickup)

Or maybe some predictive processing...hand out ice to people who look like they need it before they get in line. :P

4 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

schlachter Re:Dangerous precedent (470 comments)

could he not call it "art" and get out of these shenanigans? it is "art" after all.

4 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

schlachter Re:Good riddance. (470 comments)

or imagining a crime happening...or writing a novel about it...or drawing it...oh the horror

4 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

schlachter Re:Overly broad? (422 comments)

It was a word play. Like, we're going to moderate the drinking game. Not, we're going to drink in moderation. The former doesn't imply any limit to the drinking. The latter does.

4 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

schlachter Re:Overly broad? (422 comments)

Does it count if we have a friend moderate our drinking games? It's more fun and fair to drink in moderation. Otherwise the games go to shit.

4 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

schlachter Re: Prison population (407 comments)

Haha. Let it be known hence forth that Fwipp, poster of Slashdot comments, has posted a comment that was not complete in its message.

I like how you still want to post the lesser comments, but just not take credit for them! :P

5 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

schlachter Re: Prison population (407 comments)

I was with you until the last sentence on poverty. That's a small subset of the wider net you cast.

about a week ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

schlachter Re:Prison population (407 comments)

I read that in until the late 1800's in the USA, people didn't go to prison to serve time. They went there to await their trail and if found guilty, to await their punishment, such as hard labor or hanging. Jail time itself was not the punishment until the Eastern State Penitentiary was founded in the late 1800's with the Puritan notion of rehabilitation through time spent in isolation and introspection.

about a week ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

schlachter Re:Confucius say: (354 comments)

Moreso, the frequent and free OS upgrades that keep it modern and well integrated with other devices add considerable value. As does the fact that you don't need to buy virus protection, or to have said protection drain your system resources, particularly important as the system ages. And when you finally sell it, you get some real money. Macs in their base configs are good value. Although memory and storage upgrades are not.

about a week ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

schlachter Re:5K display (and computer) for $2500 (354 comments)

Well, this is a weakness of all-in-one machines.

But, Macs hold their value well. You won't be throwing it away. You'll be selling it for a pretty substantial amount of $$ to offset your upgrade.

about a week ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

schlachter Re:Confucius say: (354 comments)

Do the math.

But you already did it!

Anyways, Apple products can be pricey, but if you want excellent quality and usability, nothing on the market offers the same value.

about a week ago
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Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Could Land On Tuesday

schlachter Re:Trippy (81 comments)

they want to make sure they land on time

about two weeks ago
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Federal Government Removes 7 Americans From No-Fly List

schlachter off the no fly list... (124 comments)

and right at the top of the "you can still fly but don't mind that plainclothed federal marshall sitting next to you"

about two weeks ago

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How does one move from engineer to CEO?

schlachter schlachter writes  |  more than 6 years ago

schlachter (862210) writes "I've always aspired to run a technology company however I wanted to come to this position from a technical background so that I could be effective and respected by others in the company. Fast forward: I'm now 29 yrs old and work as an artificial intelligence researcher on very interesting projects but the career path that is immediately accessible to me is to become a more advanced engineer with project management responsibilities. I'm wondering how does one move from engineer to CEO? How does one cross the divide. I've considered earning my PhD or my MBA but again I don't see how these degrees, in addition to my masters, will move me closer to my goal. If you are a CEO or high level executive and you started out as an engineer, I'd like to hear your thoughts on the matter and your own journey to the top :) Keep in mind I'm not doing product development or IT but working as a research engineer so please consider this when making your comments. Thanks so much for your input!"

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