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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

schlachter Re:Congressional Pharmaceutical Complex (204 comments)

while funneling billions of dollars a year to ruthless criminal warlords in South America?

...and biotech firms

2 days ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

schlachter Re:*drool* (171 comments)

Maybe not doubling every 18...but the general trend is there...

WiFi speeds are about 100x faster than 10 yrs ago.
Boot times are about 10-20x faster than 10 yrs ago.
Battery life is about 4-5x longer than 10 yrs ago

Meanwhile, prices are about 1/4 what they were 10 yrs ago.

I'll take that over speed increases.

2 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

schlachter Re:ECC? (149 comments)

Well, in their defense, ECC on the flash memory isn't exactly rocket science.

2 days ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

schlachter Re:*drool* (171 comments)

there was a time, back in the 90's (rapid progression of 286/386/486/Pentium) where you needed to upgrade your computer every 2-3 yrs or you couldn't even run the latest software...and i'm not talking hard core games...even simple stuff like word processing or the newest ver of windows.

seems like now you can get by with 5-6 yr cycles, esp with the introduction of an ssd and more ram.

2 days ago
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

schlachter suspended animation (88 comments)

people are forgetting that no one's going to be awake or likely aging during this flight. suspended animation will be required for a trip like this and likely possible in the not too distant future (100 yrs?).

so it doesn't really matter so much if it takes 13.3 yrs or 100 yrs.

the hardest part will be that people don't do well at funding and executing projects that last more than a life time. the organizations and countries and people that launch these missions will be long gone by the time the crew arrives. there's a high chance they won't even know the mission existed and will not have the (ancient) equipment to communicate with the crew.

3 days ago
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

schlachter Re:OK Another one (88 comments)

yeah, but probably no humans there to crush. you'd imagine the local species would have evolved to deal with the pressure.

3 days ago
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Google Testing Drone Delivery System: 'Project Wing'

schlachter Re:I can see it now (52 comments)

new meaning to "your google profile will follow you around"...what's that buzzzzz overhead?

3 days ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

schlachter Re:Send in the drones! (825 comments)

noticed i got a down vote. i wasn't being sarcastic or inflammatory.

ukraine gave up its nukes with american assurances that they would be safe.

if they are not safe and we're not getting involved, then give them some nukes back.

 

3 days ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

schlachter Re:Send in the drones! (825 comments)

we don't really have to get involved in the conflict per se. we can just provide ukraine with a few dozen nukes.

4 days ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

schlachter Re:I like... (609 comments)

The feds should mandate that all victims must wear cams too!

4 days ago
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Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

schlachter procreation over the years (128 comments)

It's interesting how for most of human history people were partnering up and and having babies around 14/15 yrs old and being grandparents at 30 yrs old and great grandparents at 45 yrs for the few that were lucky enough to live that long.

Now in our highly specialized society, people are commonly having babies in the mid-30s.

about a week ago
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Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

schlachter Re:Sperm to frogs (128 comments)

since some trees and such can live for hundreds of years, and turtles can live for more than 100 yrs, I wonder if we can learn from them how to extend life.

about a week ago
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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

schlachter cheap graphics hardware (119 comments)

graphics hardware is so cheap these days. Even your $85 Amazon Fire TV can render some pretty awesome games...and it just keeps improving...so it seems like the real benefit isn't graphics per se but in AI and CPU processing, in maintaining massive worlds, and in enabling a uniform gaming experience across platforms/clients.

about a week ago
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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

schlachter allows for on demand gaming (119 comments)

I would think one benefit would be that you can allow for a subscription service where people could try lots of different games or play portions of games without having to download hundreds of gigs of data for games they only play a few times or when they are only playing a specific mission and don't need all the maps or game modes available.

I'm not saying this is what everyone wants or that it works for all use cases, but I imagine this is one scenario.

about a week ago
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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

schlachter Or vice versa.... (119 comments)

If you've already pushed your joystick towards the mammoth AND are known to frequent slashdot, one could speculate that you will be crazy enough to strip down and wield a pitchfork.

Wait, you said fork. Hmmm..that's a tough one.

about a week ago
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Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

schlachter Re:Addressing potential problems (149 comments)

I've used Airbnb and never had a shady experience. Hosts have been friendly and hassle free. Places have been clean. I'm sure there are shady hosts out there but is it really so widespread?

about a week ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

schlachter Re: Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

I think China has a military of this size partly to keep people employed. It's not like they really use it.

But it is only twice as large as any other force in the world...twice the size of the USA, twice the size of India, and North Korea.

about a week ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

schlachter Re:Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

Aren't you all missing the point! It's not about the gun.

He KILLED his neighbors dinosaur!! Horrible.

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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