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It's common in rural Ireland to pick up a nickname that relates to an animal, bird, or a spider. Mine became 'scorpion' because I fought back, and scorpions are docile creatures until pushed too far.
Bureaucracy kills people's ability to try new ideas.
Humans have 3 percent human error, and a lot of companies can't afford to be wrong 3 percent of the time anymore, so we close that 3 percent gap with some of the technologies. The AI we've developed doesn't make mistakes.
I'm left-brain dominant, so anxiety and nervousness don't affect me; most emotions don't.
Problem-solving, inventing, hacking and coding is more of an adrenaline rush of endorphins rather than a feeling.
Hacking involves a different way of looking at problems that no one's thought of.
Maybe I was unpopular a bit because I was a teacher's pet. But even the teachers complained about me. They would say to my parents, 'For every one question any pupil asks, Walter asks 10.'
I didn't fit in at school, and I didn't fit in at home, and I didn't know why. I was often lonely.
As software engineers trained to turn ambiguity into absolutes and fuzzy requirements into ones and zeros, we had a 'eureka' moment when we realized that our training had broader, real-world applications.
Once your IQ is 150 or over, it stops beings ability and becomes a disability.
High IQ individuals don't like surprises and are pessimistic, because it's logical.
I started the business as a computer consulting business, which, coupled to my nickname, Scorpion, formed the full name Scorpion Computer Services.
I've only twice in my life come across someone with both high IQ and high EQ naturally; and that was because their parents were super high EQ, and the parents just EQ'd the hell out of them. They're inevitably very successful because now you've got someone who's sharper than the average person and well-rounded, too.
My personality is extremely unbalanced.
If you look at any normal organization, the CEO is the person with the highest E.Q. The person with the highest IQ is often in the back room running the financials or the operations. That's topsy turvy.
My left brain has gradually 'eaten' the right-brain capabilities away.
I invite people to read the hundreds of positive articles instead of getting affected by the occasional outburst from a troll.
City of Los Angeles is my home, and it is my duty to lead by example, contribute all that I can, and help make the world a better place with the tools and resources available to me.
When I was 13, I thought I was pretty hot stuff because I knew BASIC programming, self-taught on the family's Commodore 64. One of my crowning accomplishments was writing a silly little program that showed a crudely-drawn Space Shuttle lifting off in a cloud of pixelated smoke.
I was about nine years old when a teacher administered my IQ test. Unfortunately, as I was nine, I didn't know that I needed to keep the paperwork for future reference.
We have a 25-year head start for the stories of 'Scorpion.' By the time we get to Season Two and Three, the stuff that happened because of Season One will actually fuel Season Three. So it'll become a self-sustainable show.
Flying down a tunnel of 1s and 0s is not how hacking is really done.
There are kids going into chemistry and biology because of 'CSI.'
Most managers are just trying to survive. That's why a lot of smarter guys have been let go from Fortune 500 companies: because they came up with new ideas that no one would allow them to try.
It's an honor to live in and serve the great City of Los Angeles. I'm also immensely grateful for the support I've received from Ireland.
My personal philosophy is that people should be extremely selfish for the first half of their life and extremely unselfish for the second half because then they can do the most good.
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