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

schlachter Re:Job market does not like PhDs (307 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.

1 hour ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

schlachter Re:ask your advisor (307 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.

1 hour 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... (307 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.

1 hour ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

schlachter Re:Why? (307 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.

1 hour ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

schlachter Re:F-22's don't drop bombs. (407 comments)

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

8 hours ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

schlachter Re:F-22's don't drop bombs. (407 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.

8 hours ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

schlachter Re:they will defeat themselves (952 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.

yesterday
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

schlachter Re:Only 5 years of retirement (453 comments)

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

yesterday
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

schlachter Re:I agree, 100% (453 comments)

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

yesterday
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SkyOrbiter UAVs Could Fly For Years and Provide Global Internet Access

schlachter Re:"Provide Global Internet Access" (48 comments)

could they over ride local wifi with high gain directional antennae for surveillance?

yesterday
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Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

schlachter Re:business as usual (196 comments)

build smaller, more efficient homes.
drive smaller, more efficient cars.
walk more.
eat less.
simple stuff.
but people feel entitled.

yesterday
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Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

schlachter onion article (196 comments)

I can see this as the basis for an Onion article...

"400,000 people turn out for people's climate march, promptly kill themselves in bid to reduce impact of over population on climate"

yesterday
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My resting heart rate:

schlachter Re:overclocked (168 comments)

yeah, u can do that if u just keep increasing the voltage! but it tends to freeze up at some point.

yesterday
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My resting heart rate:

schlachter Re:A bell curve! (168 comments)

Slashdot poll options typically don't allow for a bell curve! Too many off the wall choices.

yesterday
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

schlachter Re:Still pretty affordable (391 comments)

Ok, 18M households is still a pretty sweet market.
45M drivers is what I was thinking.

4 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

schlachter Re:I love my Leaf (391 comments)

You can lease a brand new 2015 Leaf S with 0 down for $250/month with 12K miles/yr...which is nice because it's fully warrantied, has a longer range and more features than the older Leafs, and you don't have to be stuck owning it when battery prices drop and ranges increase further.

4 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

schlachter Re:50-80k is an insane estimate (391 comments)

Model S might start at $70K but it can be optioned up to $100K.
The Model 3 will be similar. It might start at $35K but it will option up to $50K.
You could still have a starting price of $35K but with an average selling price of $45K.

about a week ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

schlachter Re:More importantly (391 comments)

The battery will not be more than 30% of the value of the car.
It will last for a least 10 yrs in the car.
It will be used for other purposes or recycled after those 10 yrs.
The car can last much longer than the battery. It doesn't need to be scrapped.
Replacement batteries will be much cheaper by the time they are needed.
The motor itself is likely to last much longer than a gas engine as it's much simpler.

about a week ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

schlachter Re:Still pretty affordable (391 comments)

Assuming the car is $35K and looking at household income in the USA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

It looks like you can start to afford this car when you're in the 75th percentile, and comfortably afford this when you're in the 85th percentile of American households...assuming average housing/living costs.

If we go by the 85th percentile range, there's 45+ Million potential households that could afford/buy this car.

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

schlachter they will defeat themselves (952 comments)

This certainly will make it difficult for them to pose a long term threat to anyone. A society that doesn't allow math won't last long.

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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