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Comment: Re:Tried and gave up (Score 1) 248

by MondoGordo (#49051447) Attached to: Smart Homes Often Dumb, Never Simple
That's not as crazy as it sounds ... I've saved about 35% on my heating bills on average ... in a 1200 sqft townhouse my heating bill(MN) was about 155/mth now it's around $100 ... assuming a comparably built 3600/sqft home, a $500/mth heating bill is not crazy huge ... 1/3 of that over 3 months is about $500 !!

Comment: Breadth vs Depth. (Score 1) 809

by MondoGordo (#49049313) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?
In my experience .... people in STEM fields possess either depth of knowledge(specialists) OR breadth of knowledge(generalists). Very few possess a broad depth of knowledge(multiDocs!). There is just too much to know. Even when dealing with a generalist, the depth of knowledge possessed will rarely be uniform across the breadth, there will be deeper and shallower pockets.

Expecting a software developer(a specialist) to necessarily possess knowledge of encryption technologies is naive. For example a Java developer specializing in UI's is never going to have the need to delve into the world of file encryption. A network specialist is never going to need to know the difference between an Array and a List.

Decide what the position requires, advertise the job referencing the requirements, and focus on the job requirements when you are interviewing the candidates. Everything else is extraneous, a distraction, and a waste of everybody's time. .

Comment: Re:Isn't that how the transporter works? (Score 2) 163

by MondoGordo (#48880511) Attached to: Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing
Actually no the ST transporter converts the object into an energy pattern, beams the energy to a remote location and erases the pattern after the object is re-integrated into solid matter at the remote location. ... the object only ever exists as matter in one place at a time. which is why people are lost in transporter accidents.

Comment: Re:And? (Score 1) 448

by MondoGordo (#48758907) Attached to: Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For
I think the point of the unbundling argument is that you should be able to buy just what you want ... in addition to being able to buy the bundle. For example i can buy a camera body($400), or a 50 mm lens($100), or a 200mm lens($200) or a camera bundle that includes the body, 2 lenses and camera bag ($500). If i only want the camera lens, I should be able to buy just the lens....

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