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Preparing For Satellite Defense

schlachter space junk (114 comments)

there should be some treaties in place that would only allow space warfare if they properly handle the resulting space junk, otherwise space will become a no man land. perhaps this would result in non explosive/kinetic attacks, capture and burn in the atmosphere attacks, and repositioning attacks.

4 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

schlachter Re:Wait for it... (751 comments)

There is a precedent for this
Hamas was just saying the other day that they intend to shoot down commercial airplanes flying into and out of tel aviv.
The USA and Germany were sinking each others civilian boats around the Atlantic during WWII

5 days ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

schlachter Re:He cant or wont? (382 comments)

As a country, the United States has not Declared War against anyone since World War II, it has however by Executive Order by the Commander in Chief gone to war with several countries.

Fixed that for you...

As a country, the United States has not Declared War against anyone since World War II, it has however by Executive Order by the Commander in Chief gone to war with several dozen countries.

about a week ago
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New Technology Uses Cellular Towers For Super-Accurate Weather Measurements

schlachter Re:The forecast for Gaza today is.... (42 comments)

Your statements are either out of ignorance or hate/bigotry.

Hundreds of rockets were fired at Israel in the past month alone. Israel didn't respond. Finally Israel said if you don't stop, we will respond. And what happened? The rocket fire rate increase. Even now, as Israel makes half attempts to stop the rocket fire with limited strikes, they have offered Gaza a ceasefire if they stop the rocket attacks. Gaza refused, saying they want to fight this war to the bitter end. The Gazans only have themselves to blame for drawing a reluctant Israel into a pointless war.

Feel bad for all the rational civilians who are caught up in this nonsense on both sides, but don't act like the Palestinians are innocent victims.

about two weeks ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

schlachter Re:Life on Mars? (265 comments)

hmmm...more like long term space colony. not permanent.

about two weeks ago
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IBM To Invest $3 Billion For Semiconductor Research

schlachter potassium measure of unit (68 comments)

well, 16 potassium atoms, well that clears things up.

about two weeks ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

schlachter Re:the mac phenomenon (209 comments)

Well, there are plenty of them out there for you. Go breed with them.

about two weeks ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

schlachter Re:the mac phenomenon (209 comments)

Here's a current gen deal: xbox 360 for $150
Deal has expired; but they come and go.

http://slickdeals.net/f/555149...

Oh, you mean the xbox one or PS4; well those are the latest gen, but xbox360/PS3 are still current gen.
In fact, they are much better consoles to own for now. More games. Cheap games. Used games available.

about two weeks ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

schlachter Re:the mac phenomenon (209 comments)

There are more and more games that run on Macs now, at least on Steam (I'm not a Steam lover, but if you've got a mac it's a good way to go).

Not really. There's a small subset of games, typically at much higher price points and late to market. I get 25 games for free each yr with XBOX LIVE GOLD, and pick up many AAA titles for $5 to $15 via on demand sales.

Although if you've got a macbook pro, do you have money left over to buy a console?

You can find an xbox360 for $100 on ebay/craigslist these days...or get a new one for $200. It's not just money though, there's no updating it, no viruses, no booting up and shutting down, no installing games, etc. It just works. And if it does break, just toss it or sell it on ebay and buy a new one. No need to spend hours/days trying to resurrect it.

about two weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

schlachter Re:When you cannot poach (253 comments)

...Facebook Campus tour guide enters the room: "and this is where we harvest our future employees" ...robots whirl around and push nutrients into sacs.

about two weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

schlachter Re:Not new (253 comments)

Only plenty of facebook like companies will be more than happy to fund the kid's education while he works for them, so if the kid wants the degree, it's kind of a win win.

about two weeks ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

schlachter the mac phenomenon (209 comments)

In the old days, we all had windows desktops which could be modded and used to play games in addition to it's usual uses.

Now all the kids (and myself) only own Mac laptops, and don't want to buy a windows desktop just to game.

So the easy choice is to drop $200 no a game console to augment the Mac.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Fallout, Facts and Frenzy

schlachter Re:We're Sorry (160 comments)

Facebook has released several different responses to this issue and is closely monitoring how people in each of the different experimental groups respond to these releases.

about three weeks ago
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The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

schlachter $1500 light bulb (196 comments)

My dad just had to buy a new light bulb for his very high end home theater projector. He said the bulb was $1,500. I know you could buy a projector for that price, but his particular projector ranges in price from $10,000 to $30,000 depending on model...so it makes sense to buy the replacement bulb.

about three weeks ago
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The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

schlachter LED cost (196 comments)

Would like to outfit my home with LED bulbs but the cost of swapping out all the bulbs in my home came in around $2,000.

Could go with CFL for about $300 but they are pretty toxic if they break, causing brain damage and what not, especially for kids, so not ok with that.

Anyone else replaced all their lighting with LED?

about three weeks ago
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The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

schlachter Re:Oddball (196 comments)

Just bought a new fridge. It came with LED lighting throughout the fridge. Guess this is the direction Fridge lighting is going. I assume Ovens can do the same?

about three weeks ago
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Philips Ethernet-Powered Lighting Transmits Data To Mobile Devices Via Light

schlachter Re:What is old is new again (104 comments)

200 yrs ago we proved electric cars were viable (http://inventors.about.com/od/estartinventions/a/History-Of-Electric-Vehicles.htm)
2000 yrs ago we proved steam engines worked (http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-technology/ancient-invention-steam-engine-hero-alexandria-001467)

This doesn't diminish the significance of it as a useful product.

about three weeks ago
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CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

schlachter circular definitions... (454 comments)

Wouldn't you say that anyone who dies from drinking was drinking excessively. It's the extreme case definition of excessive.

about three weeks ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

schlachter don't tell people you are in mensa (561 comments)

Whenever someone tells me they are in Mensa, I usually think, what a fuck head. Not only did you care enough to jump through the hoops to join, but you are arrogant enough to want everyone to know you're a member.

Instead, show me your intellect with witty conversation, keen understanding, and curiosity, and you won't be such an ass.

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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