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Comment: Re:Are you sure? (Score 1) 341

by ageoffri (#49295705) Attached to: Musk Says Drivers May Become Obsolete, Announces Juice-Saving Upgrades
Fast is something that will be a major selling point of autonomous cars. With great computer controlled precision I'd want highway speeds to be much higher in good conditions. The point on good looking was already addressed, and I can only state that a good looking car will be a major concern for the majority of the buyers.

Comment: Re:As a supporter of sensible gun restrictions... (Score 2) 573

by ageoffri (#48745365) Attached to: Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol
We have long gone past sensible gun restrictions. Background checks at gun shows and for business sales are sensible. I don't even have a problem with the tax stamp system for short barreled rifles/shotguns, machine guns, and Any Other Weapons. But the ban on adding new machine guns to the transferable pool is asinine. Arbitrary bans on how many rounds a magazine can hold are just plain ineffective, here in Colorado it is being proven once again how such a ban does nothing. As far as your hysteria of non-metal-detectable guns, that is a fairy tale just like the fear of blood in the streets over the last 20ish years as concealed carry laws became the norm. Barrels for a good long time are going to be metal. All these defenders of the 2nd Amendment are doing is printing receivers, which don't have to handle high pressures. In addition it has long been legal to make your own firearms, I can legally buy an 80% finished receiver and finish it myself. In this case I don't have to put a serial number on it, as long as I don't have a business I can even sell the occasional one. For an AK you just need a jig to bend and drill the sheet metal and some rivets, for an AR-15 it requires machining which can be done with typical home equipment.

Comment: Re:learn your rights! (Score 1) 573

by ageoffri (#48745263) Attached to: Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol
Go look up English style from about 240 years ago. You'll find that in modern English the 2nd Amendment would have a . instead of a period because it is two separate clauses. Best thing is the Supreme Court has started to agree that the 2nd Amendment is an individual right and force repressive States to follow the law of the land.

Comment: Re:German science... (Score 1) 323

by ageoffri (#48141913) Attached to: How English Beat German As the Language of Science
Except the point of the article wasn't to dump on German scientific advancements. The Fine Article is showing that the political actions of Germany caused German scientist to be ostracized from the new mainstream science community. Politics impact scientist for good and bad and this is one example.

Comment: Re:Security is Big Business (Score 2, Informative) 83

by ageoffri (#48003539) Attached to: How the NSA Profits Off of Its Surveillance Technology
The Bush Defense has gone beyond beating a dead horse, now people like you are beating a smear that might be the remnants of the horse. Obama and Holder have gone so far past the transgressions that Bush started that it isn't funny. Yet the biggest defense I hear is either "Bush did it" or "At least it isn't Bush doing it".

Comment: Use a headhunter and resume writer (Score 4, Insightful) 479

by ageoffri (#47975709) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?
Since you didn't mention these two things, they are my suggestion. First pay a professional company to re-write your resume, I did this 3 years ago and it was night and day difference. I think I spent about $800, they also wrote a linkedin profile for me to paste there. Next research and find a good recruiting company and let them do some of the searching for you. Just know that these days the best recruiters don't charge you, they make their money from the company that hires you.

Comment: Not necessary complacent... (Score 5, Insightful) 275

by ageoffri (#47949427) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?
I've got almost 20 years in IT, mostly in various aspects of security. I don't consider myself complacent at all, but at the same time I'd much rather work the 9-5 M-F then put in lots of hours. In my 20's I thought that the more hours you worked, the more it showed the company that you were valuable. Sure I got top ratings but I was only focused on my career. These days I consider it a source of pride that my overtime for last year was less than 10%. I'd rather spend time with my wife, with my friends, doing things that are fun. I stopped working to work and now work to enjoy life. I'm so much happier and the hours I put in our more productive, after about 10 hours pretty much everyone is better off calling it a day.

Comment: Gateway games! (Score 1) 382

by ageoffri (#47778079) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
For quite some time my gateway game has been Ticket to Ride. Easy to learn how to play. Doesn't take hours to finish and the game has a good visual aspect. For a more fun party time, I would say Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity. Just taking a quick look at my collection , another good one to have is Acquire, plays quick and easy rules. I also like to pull out 7 Wonders for light gaming. For more involved games my go to's are either Eclipse or Twilight Imperium. Just depends, 2-3 hours or 10+ available?

Comment: Depends! (Score 3, Insightful) 209

This is almost a philosophy question. While I haven't been directly involved with the implementation of an ERP, I have been at clients that were implementing large scale ERP systems. There are two main ways to deal with this. The first is to take the ERP system and make minimal changes to it and instead perform business process transformation to align the business with the ERP system. The second is to take the ERP system and use existing business processes with minimal modifications and instead modify the ERP and/or put in place interfaces/API's to make the ERP work with the business processes. The answer is not always easy. Many places can benefit from business process transformation because processes have been used for a long time and don't take into account the current environment, they haven't been changed because "this is the way we've always done it". Sometimes the business processes are optimized and your better off changing the ERP and/or putting in the interfaces.

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