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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 http://boardgamegeek.com/colle... , 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.

Comment: Re:NO, all candy bar (Score 4, Informative) 544

Samsung Galaxy S5 has this and more. I've set mine up so at 20% it goes into first level of reduced power consumption, turns screen into grey scale, restricts background data usage and a couple other things I don't remember right now. Then at 10% it turns into pretty much a late 90's phone with bare bones functions, supposedly it will go 4 or 5 days in that mode.

Comment: Re:Uncertainty/fear? (Score 1) 550

by ageoffri (#47525621) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later
While I don't know if the Doctor was telling me the truth. I was told that the smell was not my eye being burned but instead it was a side effect of how the laser was generated and I want to say he said something about ozone. I'm likely not right on the details, but on the general statement that is what the place that did my eyes told me.

Comment: Re:not a permanent fix (Score 1) 550

by ageoffri (#47525249) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later
I had LASIK December 1999 and even at that time I was warned that I would like need reading glasses in my 40's and due to large pupil size I might have halo's at night. I didn't quite make it to 40 and needed to start wearing glasses some days and at night. Even though it isn't permanent it was still well worth it. I was over 20/400 with a nasty astigmatism, I had coke bottle glasses even in plastic lenses. The new glasses are very slim and light.

Comment: Dimmable LED's are still a tad pricey (Score 1) 196

by ageoffri (#47368569) Attached to: The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...
I'm right at $20 a bulb since the majority of bulbs in our house are in ceiling cans and on dimmer switches. Best bulb I've found are these http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ... . And I've found that with LED's you really should just use one brand/color so every time one bulb burns out I order a two pack to get ahead.

I don't have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants. -- Elvis Presley