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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

schlachter having it backwards? (228 comments)

or most religions would destroy it!

yesterday
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

schlachter Re:Fooking Prawns (228 comments)

we would probably shoot them, possibly in the back, even if their tentacles were up in the air and no ray gun was in sight.

yesterday
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

schlachter time window is small (228 comments)

we've existed as a society with written record of societal knowledge for an very very tiny window of time..and most of that knowledge has since been lost anyhow. Seems entirely possible that even if the odds of intelligent life visiting/exploring Earth were 1.0, the odds of it happening in the past few hundred or few thousand years is still near zero.

yesterday
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

schlachter not the whole universe (228 comments)

I think the point is that the Galaxy in which we live, or the portion of the Galaxy in which the Solar system resides, is very small relative to the time that has passed and which will continue to pass. Obviously the whole universe is a different story. Also, as the parent points out, not everything is moving away from everything else. At a local level, galaxies and stars are moving towards each other too.

yesterday
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The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

schlachter Re:iPad is a luxury? (287 comments)

I hate it when people say the iPhone costs $200. I obviously does not. It costs between $650 and $1,050 depending on model. The phone company will let you put $200 down if you agree to finance the rest through them for 2 yrs.

When I leased my car for $0 down, my car was not free. I have 2 yrs of payments to make on it.

2 days ago
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Proposed Space Telescope Uses Huge Opaque Disk To Surpass Hubble

schlachter Re:Visible from Earth? (124 comments)

why not put a 1.4 inch disk a mile up? so much cheaper!

2 days ago
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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

schlachter Re:Why the atheist mention? (325 comments)

It's important news that matters for nerds...because real nerds don't like seeing delusional whack jobs (i.e. Christians) in positions of power fighting science and progress. Having an Atheist is historic like having a historically persecuted minority in a position of power.

2 days ago
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Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

schlachter Re:only trying to help? (152 comments)

Exactly my point. They are only trying to make money for themselves, and if exploiting a disaster make them more money, they will do that. Yet here we have people (like the OP) trying to claim that they are 'ensuring there are enough drivers'. Bullshit

No, he's claiming that capitalism...i.e. supply and demand...will ensure enough drivers as long as the sky is the limit on the rates that can be offered or charged. Putting a cap on rates will prevent that. His point has nothing to do with helping people...beyond the extent to which allowing supply and demand to take its natural course will help people meet their needs.

2 days ago
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Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

schlachter Re:So what will this accomplish? (152 comments)

Nor will an individual be able to spend his/her way out of the snow. Even if he/she offers the Uber driver $500 to take him to work/doctor/etc, they will be usurped by someone with $30 because of a fare cap. Seems wrong of the government to interfere here.

2 days ago
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Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

schlachter only trying to help? (152 comments)

It's a company. They are not in the "only trying to help" business. What company has ever done that? They're in the grow market share and make money business...by filling a need in society and adhering to local laws when needed.

2 days ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

schlachter Re:oven baked? (155 comments)

Cool word. I think I will speak in pleonasms all day, just so I can use that word when people comment!

2 days ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

schlachter Re:oven baked? (155 comments)

think u missed the point of my post. but, very interesting point you make. chips are fried. hmmmm.

3 days ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

schlachter Re:undead (155 comments)

reviving the boiled. sounds very medieval.

3 days ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

schlachter oven baked? (155 comments)

Reminds me of the chips that say "Oven Baked" on them. Let me know when they bake chips without an oven.

3 days ago
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Inside Ford's New Silicon Valley Lab

schlachter Re:Good example of bad use of touch screens (39 comments)

My Nissan Leaf is setup like this. It's got a nice big color screen for information but dedicated buttons surrounding the screen. The buttons mostly have preassigned functions although they are context dependent. I love that I can operate my audio without looking but can get loads of info if I choose to look.

Don't know if I could ever be happy with a touch screen in my car.

3 days ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

schlachter Re:low speed is the problem (815 comments)

My 2015 Nissan Leaf does not have that. I think that was something only the first gen cars came with.

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

schlachter Re:electric car driver here (815 comments)

Such ignorance. I know from your comment you have never driven a Leaf.

It is very fast off the line. At least as fast as my Nissan Z. Slower than a family car? BWAHAHAHA.

0-60 mph times have NOTHING to do with how fast a car is off the line.

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

schlachter Re:electric car driver here (815 comments)

Funny that you should make that argument.

I also own a Nissan Z in addition to my Leaf. It's my fun car. A bit hypocritical I suppose but I enjoy them both.

My Leaf is faster than my Z off the line because it drops 100% torque (about 200 lb-ft) the instant you hit the pedal. Above 20-30mph the Z is much faster...but initial acceleration is less.

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

schlachter low speed is the problem (815 comments)

I drive an electric car. At low speeds, say under 20mph, people NEVER hear or see my car coming. These are also the speeds I'm typically driving at when pedestrians are around. People always meander in front of my car or jump in surprise when the turn and see me cruising past them a few feet to the side of them. I sometimes honk. I sometimes pause extra long. There is definitely a need to account for it.

At higher speeds, sure there's tire noise.

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

schlachter electric car driver here (815 comments)

As a Leaf Electric car driver, I can say that the lack of engine noise is one of the primary benefits of an electric car.

I hear things on my commute that I didn't even know existed prior to my Leaf. I hear birds chirping, walk ways for the blind clicking, subtle details in my music, and occasionally, total silence. It's calming. It's also kinda cool to accelerate hard off the line (faster than most gas cars can do) with near silence.

The car does chirp externally when backing up, but it's not very audible from within the car. Perhaps a similar chirp when driving forward at a slow speed would work.

about a week ago

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How does one move from engineer to CEO?

schlachter schlachter writes  |  about 7 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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