Profile

Cover photo
Robert Hirsch
Works at Shandor Engineering
Attended Mostly RPI
Lived in New York
985 followers|1,133,390 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Robert Hirsch

Shared publicly  - 
 
No comment really needed
A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York suggests that federal student aid programs are doing more harm than good. When subsidized federal loans have the effect of "relaxing students' funding constraints," universities respond by raising tuition to collect the newly available cash. The resultant tuition hikes can be substantial: The researchers found that each additional dollar of Pell Grant or subsidized student loan money translates t...
16
3
Race Vanderdecken's profile photoChristopher Robert's profile photoNoel Yap's profile photoGeorge Freeman's profile photo
2 comments
 
College costs only rose to meet the available cash the students had. The government kept throwing money to the schools kept raising the price.

Econ 101, but not a single government employee had to take that class.
Add a comment...

Robert Hirsch

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good god. I just want to make a fucking phone call.
11
1
Morgan Evans's profile photoRobert Hirsch's profile photoKevin Luddy's profile photoDystopianEmpire01's profile photo
8 comments
 
For the privilege of allowing electromagnetic radiation on school grounds?
Add a comment...

Robert Hirsch

Shared publicly  - 
 
keep raising that minimum wage...
12
3
Philip Wright's profile photoJosé Ignacio Mora's profile photoGrizwald Grim's profile photoDystopianEmpire01's profile photo
3 comments
 
It would seem that the envy of the 'entitled' bunch is self-misanthropic = suicidal.
Add a comment...

Robert Hirsch

Shared publicly  - 
 
Stop fake wars
 
Bastiat Institute

"Seizures of marijuana at the border are down almost 40% since several states in the U.S. have legalized it...Mexican marijuana traffickers will tell you that it's not worth it anymore – they can't compete with the domestic American price and quality...The wholesale price of Mexican marijuana has dropped from $100 a kilogram to $25. Growers in Durango and Sinaloa have stopped planting the crop."

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/28/opinions/winslow-drug-war-folly/
Legalization of marijuana has hurt drug dealers in Mexico, but their trade in heroin, meth and cocaine is thriving.
View original post
6
3
José Ignacio Mora's profile photoFox Mulder's profile photoChristian Gruber's profile photoStephen M. Dupree's profile photo
 
I guess I now know what Donald Trump meant by getting the Mexicans to pay for the wall. He wasn't talking about the government but about the cartels:

The border is siempre verde -- always green -- to drug traffickers.

They've told me so. They love that border fence more than the most right-wing militia member riding around the desert on an all-terrain vehicle does. That fence, that wall, those customs agents are worth billions to them.


Add a comment...

Robert Hirsch

Shared publicly  - 
 
Premise: What do people do when given all sorts of power in a world with no laws or law enforcement. 

answer: well most of the time they just get along.


"The analysis of binary timeseries of players (good-bad) shows that the behavior of almost all players is ‘good’ almost all the time. Negative actions are balanced to a large extent by good ones. Players with a high fraction of negative actions tend to have a significantly shorter life"

As a side note: I wonder if the players knew they were the subject of a study where every single action they performed was being recorded.
4
Robert Hirsch's profile photoDystopianEmpire01's profile photo
12 comments
 
+Robert Hirsch lol Only where a state exists.
The devil in the details.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
985 people
高橋徹's profile photo
IT Rush's profile photo
Dave Watts's profile photo
Colin Kelly's profile photo
Brook Warren's profile photo
annie wang's profile photo
DoomsDay Headlines's profile photo
AllaboutFIFA's profile photo
JW Arlock's profile photo

Robert Hirsch

Shared publicly  - 
 

"Hey we have this great idea to help reduce parking aggravation in your overcrowded city"

"Yeah we'll be banning that"

12
1
Adam Foster's profile photoMichael Beverly's profile photoNoel Yap's profile photo
40 comments
 
Seeing as how you've treated me, you've proved your own point very effectively.
Add a comment...

Robert Hirsch

Shared publicly  - 
 
Who knows what it means when the bottom if a tomato plant is turning yellow?

Not dry
It has had food (worm tea or some shake and feed)
5
Robert Hirsch's profile photoDbudlov Johnson's profile photoOlive Ashley's profile photoJillymyster J (Jilly)'s profile photo
15 comments
 
it may need Epsom salts forgot the ratio .. Supposedly should do this when its planted throw in the hole prior to planting..
I have yet to try this ..

Add a comment...

Robert Hirsch

Shared publicly  - 
 
So Mr Stephenson,

The moon is the antagonist in this new book?
2
Robert Hirsch's profile photoSteven Tarryk Goupil's profile photo
3 comments
 
I heard an interview with Neal on NPR promoting the release of this one. I remember him implying that the moon IS considered a character in it, antagonist or otherwise.
Add a comment...

Robert Hirsch

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is an excellent article.
 
This was fun. You should try it.

No spoilers. In fact, I'm going to shut off comments so nobody ruins it.
A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America, and why no one likes to be wrong.
View original post
4
David Ratnasabapathy's profile photoRobert Hirsch's profile photoSarah Jane's profile photoBrian Boring's profile photo
6 comments
 
+Sarah Jane

In other words you just assumed you were right without testing it. ;-)
Add a comment...

Robert Hirsch

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good read. Not an article decrying "we must do the thing!" Just observations.
3
Eric Duprey's profile photoRobert Hirsch's profile photo
4 comments
 
Agreed
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
985 people
高橋徹's profile photo
IT Rush's profile photo
Dave Watts's profile photo
Colin Kelly's profile photo
Brook Warren's profile photo
annie wang's profile photo
DoomsDay Headlines's profile photo
AllaboutFIFA's profile photo
JW Arlock's profile photo
Education
  • Mostly RPI
  • columbia prep
    1982 - 1986
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    1986 - 1992
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
All your science belongs to me
Introduction
Look at that ugly mug in the picture. Now for some of you, you may have to imagine some hair on  that head. For others of you, you may have to imagine the tongue on the inside of the mouth. And for some others still, you may be more used to t-shirt, shorts and sandals instead of a tux.
Bragging rights
I recently played Dr. Katastroff in Queen Mabs Enchanted City in Troy New York. I spent a bazzilion years at RPI getting a PhD. I spent two years making creatures for movies in the 90's, woking on movies such as Hook, Radio Flyer, and Operation Dumbo Drop.
Work
Occupation
Endoplasm evangelist
Employment
  • Shandor Engineering
    Ectoplasm Manipulator, 2014 - present
  • H2Pump
    Director of Systems Engineering, 2008 - 2014
  • H2Pump
  • MTI microfuel cells
    2001 - 2004
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
New York - Los Angeles - Troy NY - East Hartford CT