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Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline

schlachter Re:Precious Snowflake (100 comments)

You guys fail to see the point here. Perhaps you're not parents. Perhaps your bad parents of the type described in the summary.

The point is that there are ways of engaging kids to address the core reasons for their acting out and/or to redirect their energy into something positive. Really has nothing to do with spoiling or coddling or calling everyone a winner. It's the same behavior that any good manager at work should exhibit, rather than just declaring that there will be punishments for all until moral improves.

1 hour ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

schlachter Re:it can be air filled (198 comments)

i assume your post is sarcasm, but just incase it's not...

what molecular analysis capabilities do humans have...aside from smell?

4 days ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

schlachter Re:it can be air filled (198 comments)

that's the near term solution.

one would hope that 10,000 years out we've diversified a bit and put ourselves on other planets/bodies.

perhaps 100,000 years out we've diversified to other solar systems.

4 days ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

schlachter Re:it can be air filled (198 comments)

but what's the point of sending humans to suspend them in air there? what does it lead to? What can they do that probes can not?

5 days ago
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3D Printer?

schlachter a makerbot that doesn't make! (173 comments)

I have a high end makerbot that broke within a few months.
makerbot has never returned any of my support calls. they have never responded to any of my emails for support.
maybe they are trying to run out the warranty before responding.
terrible customer service.

about a week ago
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9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

schlachter Re: Hope it won't happen in USA, again ! (158 comments)

Not to mention that Saddam was a pretty close US ally for a long time and received significant US weapons and support for a long time...until we turned on him.

Most of those 650K people were innocents. The rest could have cared less about the USA had we not attacked and invaded them.

about a week ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

schlachter It's a Java vunerability (270 comments)

in the Java run time environment

about two weeks ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

schlachter Re:Holy Fuck! (270 comments)

when the little needle in the Keurig device comes down and punctures the spoofed k-cup, it will surely execute an Java injection attack.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Quietly Starts Accepting Bitcoin As Payment Method

schlachter with bitpay, everyone can accept bitcoins (107 comments)

With 3rd party services like BitPay, everyone can update their services/site to accept BitCoin with no additional risk, right? No real risk, yet, big political statement.

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

schlachter Re:"IT workers" vs. programmers not finding work? (398 comments)

I've been through several downturns. In 2001 I was laid off during the dot com collapse. I went to grad school fully funded until the market recovered. In 2007 I was laid off because of the mortgage collapse. It took me 3 months to find my dream job (I had several offers during that time frame). I did contract work in between.

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

schlachter Re:"IT workers" vs. programmers not finding work? (398 comments)

$50K is not bad at all for a laid back IT support job. The salaries I was putting out there were intended for programming, development, and product/project management roles.

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

schlachter Re:"IT workers" vs. programmers not finding work? (398 comments)

Hard to imagine going to 20 interviews and not getting a job. Something is wrong there. 60 seems even more crazy. I've found that I get offers from about 1/3 of the companies I interview with.

I think the real problem is that companies are not willing to pay the wages they should to attract a well qualified employee. You're not going to get many applicants for $30K-$60K/yr when the market is looking for $60K-$120K/yr...and 45hr work weeks instead of 50+hr wks.

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

schlachter Re:H1-B debate? (398 comments)

You could have a minimum wage allowable. Say, $60K/yr for entry level, $100K/yr for mid career, and $125K/yr for senior...adjusted for location. Allow companies to pay higher wages if they like.

Have a 50% tax on top of that.

about two weeks ago
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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

schlachter Re: Standard FBI followup (388 comments)

seems like you might not have the idea. the FBI always contacts people to bait them into crimes. especially of national security.

about two weeks ago
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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

schlachter Re: Standard FBI followup (388 comments)

he should hang. plain and simple.

about two weeks ago
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NASA's Orion Capsule Reaches Orbit

schlachter Re:Woohoo, let's explore (140 comments)

besides, there would be nothing gained to put a person in there...and huge risk.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

schlachter Re:Number of interviews... (454 comments)

I would think average salaries would have to be above $100K in order to generate enough interest/demand. Less than that and it's hard to justify staying in the tech field for many of us.

about a month ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

schlachter Re:Sure (454 comments)

Agreed. From my experience, HR has typically been the single biggest impediment to hiring and retaining good engineers. They are also typically the dumbest of the employees in the organization.

about a month 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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