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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

schlachter Re:The real crime here (389 comments)

I think most people would choose to be caned 40 times over going to jail for 33 months...assuming that the caning won't do any permanent damage, perhaps aside from scaring.

8 hours ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

schlachter Re:The real crime here (389 comments)

obviously your a shill for the cane industry...

8 hours ago
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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

schlachter Re:where are we headed 5, 10, 15 yrs from now? (142 comments)

I've heard this discussed before, and I can see a use case for it, but it seems like there are more efficient means to storing energy. Mechanical compression of gas, heating of water, kinetic motion like a flywheel, compressing a spring, etc. OTOH, the cars themselves can function as large scale grid storage, once they have sufficient excess range.

yesterday
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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

schlachter where are we headed 5, 10, 15 yrs from now? (142 comments)

I think electric cars are the future. Some will debate me on that, but I'm not interested in that debate.

Where are we likely to be in 15 yrs? 2x current capacity? 4x current capacity? 10x current capacity? Where are the growing pains?

How much better/cheaper can lithium ion batteries get? What will they be replaced with? What's the end game?

2 days ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

schlachter Re:god dammit. (506 comments)

i think the answer is that they should start a fast food chain. naturally cooked free range birds. fried by the sun.

it's ok to kill birds by the billions if u eat them. chicken industry.

2 days ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

schlachter Re:I give up... (96 comments)

it will be more dangerous when they figure out how to make your battery explode or electrocute you. when the go from surveillance to attack mode.

2 days ago
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German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan

schlachter Re:Merkel wasn't two-faced about spying on friends (170 comments)

For years the Turkish military saved the Turks from themselves. Now they are not. Erdogan got re-elected (!!) by the people. They are bringing ruin on themselves like every other Muslim/Arab country that wants violence over peace, religious intolerance over progress, etc.

3 days ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

schlachter Re:ya no (473 comments)

go directly to jain and do not pass go. setting new destination.

3 days ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

schlachter Re:A limit is a limit (473 comments)

problem is it allows for selective enforcement due to personal disposition of the cop, ticket quotas, or racial profiling. it's just not a good idea to have unspoken law breaking. just change the fucking limits and enforce it strictly. make the hwy limit 75 and anything over 80 is an automatic ticket.

3 days ago
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German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan

schlachter Turkey, ha! (170 comments)

Turkey is a terrorist country...supporting Hamas and other violent Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, preaching a hatred against Jews and others not seen by most other "westernized" countries. Not to mention they have been bombing their own people as well as northern Iraq for years now. They are Europe and the USA's enemy in sheep's clothing.

3 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

schlachter Re:LibreOffice/OpenOffice still kind of suck (572 comments)

Why not go to the Mac? OS is free. OS upgrades are free. Hardware lasts forever. Stability and power of linux. Free office suite that is very usable. $600/Mac price point.

3 days ago
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Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

schlachter there's also blackmail (170 comments)

to all the important or otherwise image conscious people who have diseases and conditions they don't want made public.

3 days ago
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Hemp Fibers Make Better Supercapacitors Than Graphene

schlachter Re:suitable for home use? (178 comments)

The Mazda 6 uses capacitors for it's regenerative braking system...so they are relevant for hybrid car systems...for short term energy storage.

about a week ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

schlachter Re:Cheaper drives (183 comments)

Just to follow up on my $2.00/GB price barrier comment...for those of you who took it as an opportunity to bash Apple...

I have a iPhone 5S, iPad Air, 15 MBP w/ Retina, and AppleTV. I think Apples products are amazing.

I'm just bitter that they upcharge the SSD drives as much as they do. Granted, I understand they subsidize their margins with SSD and other upgrades, so if you buy the base model, you're getting pretty good value.

about a week ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

schlachter Re:Stupid (557 comments)

Anyone else think that 55% white is an incredibly low number for a top tier tech company and not high, as everyone seems to indicate? I would have thought the numbers would like more like 60% white, 30% asian, 10% everything else.

about two weeks ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

schlachter Re:Cheaper drives (183 comments)

Maybe Apple will soon be breaking the $2.00/GB barrier.

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

schlachter Re: There we go again (383 comments)

This would be fairly simple to brute force attack a password like you suggest. Every day sentences are not a good idea. Completely random sets of words would be better, but still not as secure as a strong password in the traditional way.

Things like typing speed and cadence over a longish sentence that you have previously chosen could be a nice alternative.

Or an interactive experience where you type your sentence, and the system responds with a new sentence, and you type some more stuff, might be alright, kind of like a series of secrete phrases 007 style, which kill the conversation at any point there is an unexpected deviance.

about two weeks 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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