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rmax
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March 3rd, 2015, 11:41 am

Any experience with them/of them etc? Would be interested. Feel free to PM.
 
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dd3
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March 3rd, 2015, 1:19 pm

They approached me about joining (London). They didn't seem right for me... 'flat organisation', unspecific software skills requirements, no idea about the money.Some of what they do would probably require security clearance. The HR girl was quite proud they helped catch a group of paedos in Holland though, which was nice.You could find out more about working there on Glassdoor.com
 
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March 3rd, 2015, 4:40 pm

I had the same thought when contacted by one of their recruiters and reading reviews on glassdoor.I think rmax might be asking from a software usage point of view maybe though?
 
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March 3rd, 2015, 5:04 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: HansiI think rmax might be asking from a software usage point of view maybe though?Hansi correct.
 
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ashkar
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March 5th, 2015, 7:43 am

we use them on the desk. It seems to be very powerful although at the moment we dont have a lot of data plugged in so we're not using a lot of the advanced features. The ui is very slick.
 
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March 5th, 2015, 10:14 am

Interesting - so an integration problem... Thanks ashkar.
 
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March 13th, 2015, 7:01 pm

Certainly a very interesting company, not sure if I'd like to work for them.Mr K
 
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March 13th, 2015, 7:43 pm

lie in the sky?
Step over the gap, not into it. Watch the space between platform and train.
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March 13th, 2015, 9:08 pm

Quantum optics had a boom in the 1980s thanks to the Star Wars program.
 
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March 13th, 2015, 9:20 pm

$30 billion for "Star War" sure was a lot cheaper than more decades of arms race and the potential for armageddon.The natural world is the same way. It's better to seem invincible to avoid a fight than to admit to weakness and be attacked.
 
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March 14th, 2015, 5:53 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuantum optics had a boom in the 1980s thanks to the Star Wars program.This must have been the most lucrative research grants of all time. (with the possible exception of the 5th generation project when the West feared that Japan would take over the world, technologically speaking. Anyone remember Prolog??)Where would we be without quantum optics in our daily lives? what? :-) Quote Fifth Generation. This spooked the country, to say the least. It was actually believed that the Japanese could do this somehow because they were just smarter than we were. We were convinced the Japanese could accomplish anything ? even the impossible ? if they put their mind to it. Over time the Japanese spent millions of dollars oî this idiotic project and nothing came of it. Nothing except a lot of wheel spinning and a huge boost for artificial intelligence and a couple of little known programming languages: LISP and Prolog. These languages were thought to be part of the Fifth Generation puzzle, Prolog in particular.The American computer community jumped all over the languages and out of the blue artificial intelligence operations cropped up everywhere. Public offerings of weird companies plagued the stock market just as Internet stocks do today.Over time it was discovered that there wasn?t enough raw computation power to do any leap-frogging and the industry moved forward in lock-step with Moores law, no slower, no faster. The Fifth Generation project was a dud.
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