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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

schlachter Re:Number of interviews... (334 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.

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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

schlachter Re:Sure (334 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.

5 hours ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

schlachter Re:Let's do the math (266 comments)

I get your sentiment, but your time line is orders of magnitude off....

In 1K years we will be almost exactly the same.
In 10K years we *might be slightly different but probably no one will notice.
In 100K years we may be a different species, but still easily recognizable as "human"
In 500K years we might be very different from our current form.

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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

schlachter Re:What would happen? (233 comments)

why not boost it into a sustainable orbit when it's retired, so it's always there for future revival, unthought of experimentation, or an emergency shelter during future manned missions?

4 days ago
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Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

schlachter Re:Given how most spend their time in college... (226 comments)

Really there ought to be a college alternative to computer science...perhaps a 2 year computer programming vocational degree. No need for a college degree where half the courses have nothing to do with CS for people that just want to code and not be computer scientists.

about a week ago
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Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

schlachter Re:Community college bubble... (226 comments)

A huge number of the jobs out there are in Java. In any case, as a new grad, no one should have really cared what language you knew from college.

about a week ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

schlachter Re: Comcast tried to steal $50 from me (223 comments)

republicans: the corporations must succeed at all costs! down with the people (and i don't mean corporations when i say 'people')
republican supporters: huh?
republicans: we hate gays. and immigrants.
republican supporters: oh, you have our vote!

about two weeks ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

schlachter Re:Comcast tried to steal $50 from me (223 comments)

Isn't the "record everything app" the default state for most of the apps you download from the Google App store?

about two weeks ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

schlachter Re:Comcast tried to steal $50 from me (223 comments)

exactly...and the allowance of the continued stupidity becomes passive malice. Don't do harm through action or inaction. Even our robots can handle that.

about two weeks ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

schlachter Re:TWC are (surprise, surprise) crooks and thieves (223 comments)

that's actually fraud. some law firm should pick up on that and sue. probably millions in these charges across their customer base.

Micro Center recently told my mom when she bought a new computer that her existing 3 yr anti-virus service that she paid some stupid amount for won't transfer to her new computer (same OS) and that she needed to buy a new 3 yr license. Of course it installed and activated in a few minutes on her new computer later that day. So fraudulent.

about two weeks ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

schlachter Comcast tried to steal $50 from me (223 comments)

Comcast offered a $50 cash card if we signed up for internet service with them. We signed up in May, and the card never came. We called and they denied that they ever offered the card. A few more calls later, they agreed that they offered it and said they would send it. It never came. Last month, five months, a final call was made and the card arrived.

Clearly they have a strategy of screwing customers, either through intentional scripting or extreme negligence.

about two weeks ago
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I expect to be conventionally alive ...

schlachter Re:Ask the damn question (187 comments)

...it's the 10 percenters who keep perpetuating it.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

schlachter Re:Only a Moron would suggest that.... (706 comments)

Exactly. It's missing most of the features that a liberal healthcare act would have. No one outside of the USA would view it as liberal.

It's missing:
single payer
universal healthcare
free healthcare
etc...

It keeps:
privatization of healthcare
insurance providers market
huge medical settlements
very minimal to non-existent penalties for not getting healthcare

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

schlachter Re:And the floodgates open (706 comments)

A cross on every door would scare the fuck out of me. OTOH, a Starbucks on every corner sounds great!

about two weeks ago
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Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign

schlachter global exchange rate (107 comments)

How long until number of Starbucks coffees becomes the global cost basis across currencies?

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

schlachter Re:Ted Cruz is Already Attacking Net Neutrality (706 comments)

Interesting. The Obamacare of X analogy is great. Well, except that Obamacare is a conservative approach to healthcare, that only gets portrayed as liberal because Obama is pushing it. No one cared when Romney rolled out Romneycare in his own state.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

schlachter Re:And the floodgates open (706 comments)

Politics aside, how is it that republicans want to fuck over everyone but the privileged and corporate, yet get such widespread support from the people who will suffer most from their policies?

about two weeks ago
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Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

schlachter duh (221 comments)

Duh.

There will be trillions of life forms across a trillion times as many planets across a trillion times as many stars...and that's just in our known universe. Of course we have no idea what they will look like.

about two weeks ago
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Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

schlachter Re:Recruiters are my second least favorite people (253 comments)

Agreed. I bought two homes. Both times the sellers defrauded us. Both times the seller's agent was colluding. One time our agent was in on it. Worse than car sales people because at least everyone understands that car sales people are out to screw them.

about three weeks ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

schlachter Re:There's a clue shortage (574 comments)

I tell people the same. Know someone on the inside, or don't spend more than 10 minutes applying.

I think if you know someone, you have a 50% chance of getting an interview and a 10% chance of getting a job.
Otherwise, I'd say you have a 5% chance of getting an interview and a 1% chance of getting a job.
all things being equal.

about three 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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