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Comment: Re:Ask and ye shall receive (Score 1) 280

by Infiniti2000 (#49149303) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average
Sometimes number crunching is simply for the sake of data gathering before making an opinion, in order to make the best, most-informed opinion. If you're making an opinion based on the 28K/arrest, then it's IMO inherently wrong, because the number is wrong. If not "wrong," then it's at least misinformed. By virtue of you reading through this article and comments, and then commenting here, I assume you're interested in the subject, as should every U.S. citizen of voting age. But, basically, my opinion is irrelevant with respect to first gather facts.

Comment: Actual Cost (Score 2) 280

by Infiniti2000 (#49139109) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average
I did some calculations and I'd like a critical review. My disagreement with the number is that they are including the price of the drones in the first year operation. I don't think that's a valid comparison to cost per apprehension. Thus, I would like to know the total operational cost, which is number of hours times cost per hour. The number of hours from the report is calculation as 22% of the goal of 16hrs/day for 365 days (or 1284.8 hours). The cost per hour calculated by OIG is $12,255. Thus, a total cost of about $15.7M. Divide that by 2,272 apprehensions for an actual cost of $6,930.12 per apprehension.

Comment: Re:Employers don't want employees who LOOK lazy. (Score 5, Insightful) 133

by Infiniti2000 (#47784965) Attached to: Coffee Naps Better For Alertness Than Coffee Or Naps Alone
When my engineers are low on actual tasks, I encourage them to learn. Go read up on some new technology, play around with that game engine, read some technology magazines or books, etc. That increased knowledge is incredibly useful to the company in the long run, it makes for happier employees, and they are even more marketable. Sounds counterproductive, but I prefer more marketable employees because it means not only do I have a strong team, but now the company is far more appealing to other marketable employees when I have an opening.

Comment: Re:The US slides back to the caves (Score 4, Insightful) 528

by Infiniti2000 (#47765819) Attached to: Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio
No, it's flamebait. It mentions no less than four additional points not relevant to this discussion simply in an attempt to troll Americans. Take out those four other points and I would agree it's a valid criticism, or perhaps include other points that ARE relevant/related.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.