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At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

schlachter Re:What's so hard about using the time-honored (241 comments)

They should have one of the little mics in their sleeves like the secret service, and every time someone orders, they can raise their wrist to their mouth and whisper the order while looking all serious. The baristas will nod as they receive the order in their headset, and say "roger".

yesterday
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Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

schlachter and if you give your life (89 comments)

we'll make sure your kid gets to go to college.

yesterday
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DHL Goes Live With 'Parcelcopter' Drone Delivery Service

schlachter Re:Copter data (91 comments)

good enough for a personal pizza!

3 days ago
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DHL Goes Live With 'Parcelcopter' Drone Delivery Service

schlachter Re:Pretty Cool (91 comments)

12 km? Why not just put up a zip line or an underwater vacuum tube? Seems more efficient with higher volume and less noise/power.

3 days ago
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DHL Goes Live With 'Parcelcopter' Drone Delivery Service

schlachter Re:Customers using drones. (91 comments)

As a customer using drones, I was so happy to finally be able to order from Amazon :)

3 days ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

schlachter Re:huh? (266 comments)

"All your audio and video are belong to us"

3 days ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

schlachter Re:So wait (197 comments)

we already beat them there 6 times! how many, times do we need to "do it again?"

5 days ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

schlachter Re:I bet Putin couldn't go to the moon (197 comments)

Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, has announced it intends to bring humans to the Moon by roughly 2030

In the USA, Astronauts WENT to the moon, but in Putin Russia, humans are BROUGHT to the moon.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

schlachter Re:Job market does not like PhDs (471 comments)

The PhD'd computer scientists in my organization are starting around $100K+ and making $150K+ with experience. This is comparable to the PhD'd computer scientists I know who are working as Professors. I'm sure that people who earn $24K as an adjunct are just working a few hours a week to teach a class or to collaborate on research while they make $100K+ in their real job.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

schlachter Re:ask your advisor (471 comments)

This. My thoughts are that if you don't know someone on the inside asking you to apply, it's probably not worth your time applying.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

schlachter Re:Best to pretend you don't have the PhD... (471 comments)

Definitely DO NOT do this!

The PhD does have value. Your salary expectations are realistic.

But you are not a programmer. So if someone views you as an inexperienced programmer, you're in the wrong interview.

Find jobs that require PhDs, there are many of them out there, and you will easily land your 6-figure salary and likely not have to do much programming.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

schlachter Re:Why? (471 comments)

To this point...if you have a PhD, you're not really qualified as a software engineer/developer anyways. You probably shouldn't be applying to vanilla programming jobs and you shouldn't be in interviews where someone asks you detailed coding questions.

Find a job where you can leverage your skills as a scientist, as a researcher, and as someone who can write proposals and lead others.

about a week ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

schlachter Re:F-22's don't drop bombs. (474 comments)

It isn't lack of oxygen to the brain that kills people, it's lack of firing of the neurons.

about a week ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

schlachter Re:F-22's don't drop bombs. (474 comments)

Borrowing from gun control language...

It's not F-22s that kill people. We don't need to limit our weapon production. It's people that kill.

about a week ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

schlachter Re:they will defeat themselves (973 comments)

obviously he was talking about the spaghetti monster, praise his noodliness. those old gods are so not real. do not try to impose your agenda on the spaghetti monster. people can see through this clear manipulation of the true intentions of his noodliness.

about a week ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

schlachter Re:Only 5 years of retirement (477 comments)

shit. i hope to retire by 50. i don't hope to die by 51!

about a week ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

schlachter Re:I agree, 100% (477 comments)

shit. many people reach that age at 18 yrs old.

about a week 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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