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Comment: Critical thinking test for y'all (Score 1) 509

by RobertLTux (#48224221) Attached to: Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

okay we have a sealed room (lets just say its stone made out of stone blocks) 2 meters by 2 meters by 3 meters.

the vents in the room are 3 inches wide with metal grates over them (so no coming in/out via the vents).

There is One Door in or out of the room (and its a security door) with an armed marine in front (and a couple cameras).

in the middle of the room is a small pedestal type table (no way of hiding anything under it) with a small velvet pillow holding a glass of ice.

The door is then sealed with forensic tape and then locked. (the marine is told to shoot anyone trying to get in the room)

3 hours later the room is opened and the glass of ice is GONE the pillow is wet and there is a handful of diamonds on the pillow.

Your challenge is to tell

1 where did the glass go??
2 where did the diamonds come from??

Comment: Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (Score 1) 509

by RobertLTux (#48223855) Attached to: Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

this has to be fixed at the K4 level (and pushed from there)

1 teach the rugrats A HOW TO LEARN B THAT THEY CAN LEARN C HOW TO BEHAVE PROPERLY
2 i would at this point flood the school system with "EDU-Slates" that have on the back end a full library of FREE school books (promote the Standard Book but also have the most common alt Books on %Subject%)
3 make being smart Cool (maybe have some sort of points system that unlocks Media for getting good grades)

Comment: Re:Automation and jobs (Score 1) 661

Okay letme chime in here on that myth of pulling ones self up by your boot straps.

1 I would put good odds that the section of town that has the Homeless shelters is also across town from most of the decent jobs
2 Unemployment is a JOKE (okay if you earn more that $X00 in a week we are going to cut you off and btw you get paid $X0 a week)
3 Employers know exactly what addresses the shelters are and WILL NOT HIRE if you put one of those addresses down
4 Online aps for everything (and next to nothing for public access to computers)
5 Constant phone tag for like everything (and don't forget the number of minutes you get from a Gov Phone is dinky)
6 Everybody assumes that if you are homeless/unemployed you can show up anywhere anytime
7 Public transit that is a bad joke at best (oh and whoever placed all the different services must have used a dart board down at the local pub and a city map)

sure one can pull oneself up by bootstraps IF SOMEBODY DOESN'T KEEP CUTTING THEM

Comment: Re:zomg singularity! (Score 1) 145

by RobertLTux (#48216707) Attached to: Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

"A robot which has "border collie" level intelligence, train-ability, and independent problem solving with robotic implements can/will be incredibly useful in many applications."

and if we could "wet jack" actual border collies we could do a bunch of really cool stuff at about 5% of the cost (even if we supplied the border collie with body armour).

Comment: Re:I disagree. (Score 1) 145

by RobertLTux (#48215495) Attached to: Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

in the traffic cop scenario would it work to have pingers in the light wands?? basically you would have a LEFT and RIGHT wand with 2? sensors each that would send out an X/Y position to any AIs in range. Im thinking that there is a small limit of signals since you have LEFT ,RIGHT ,STOP ,GO ,BACKUP/TURN AROUND and YOU!

Comment: Re:A bit early (Score 1) 279

by RobertLTux (#48145473) Attached to: Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

Im sure that there are now a list of "dark colors" that ring many many bells in most intake protocols. hmm we could have

Navy: patient is a LEO/EMT
Forest: patient is Undead
Saddle: patient is a Lawyer
Maroon: Possible "Hot Zone" patient
Black: patient may explode
Gold: patient is current/possible Donor

what do y'all think??

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