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People Were More Likely To Google Themselves This Year

Entropy248 Re:You may google my user name, not my given name (160 comments)

The benefits are only subtly apparent and difficult to measure at best. It helps if your father has the same name! Since I joined the online community with CompuServe when it was partially owned by New York Telephone, I was always aware of the power of computers. It occurred to me that I could be indexed involuntarily permanently, and so I began using the suffix Jr. to distinguish myself from my father. It still ticks him off that I have WAY more results than he does courtesy of an OLD web page and the numerous sites that have shamelessly stolen my files with credit.

Anyway, when I go on job interviews I assume I am being Googled. Only a stupid employer would not do so, and most of the places I want to work at do not have stupid Compliance Officers. If they are Googling me, I'd prefer to control the results thank you very much. It doesn't hurt that I have a cool past, an industry relevant TV appearance [I'm NOT famous], past interesting magazine appearances [or rich], tons of posts in various news groups (alt.html or comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html anyone?), and a public history of a good life. I feel I not only have nothing to hide, but am proud of my life. Go on look me up and get jealous.

more than 7 years ago



Flash on iPhone?

Entropy248 Entropy248 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Entropy248 (588290) writes "In a stunning nose-thumbing to Apple, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Adobe Systems says they can probably port Flash to the iPhone using the public ally available SDK. This, of course, assumes they are able to get an "official" $100 license to do so. I guess there's no reason not to put off buying an iPhone anymore..."
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HELP WANTED == Entropic Reactions

Entropy248 Entropy248 writes  |  about 11 years ago

Entropic Reactions is a start-up company preparing to go live. Together, we will fill a much-needed niche in the independant music world. Telecommuters are preferred for all positions! If your skill set does not match our positions available, please contact us! A staff of 3-10 people is required for our company and I'm the only one right now!

Qualified applicants will have experience starting from nothing and creating a beautiful, simple design optimized for and influenced by a certain popular search engine. Knowledge of dynamic web page creation with heavy user interaction required. Experience handling user-uploaded, dynamically generated data a must. Knowledge of necessary computer hardware requirements and wisdom to purchase said requirements is exceptionally helpful.

All candidates must be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement as a part of the screening process. Thank you for your time.


Matrix Thoughts

Entropy248 Entropy248 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Neo is a computer program... Multiple elements of proof: 1) After stopping the sentinals, he was stuck in the Train Station (how you get things into & out of the Matrix);

2) He could be in a human body the same way thet Smith was;

3) This explains his subsequent powers in the world of Zion, he can manipulate the programs through the machine world like a networked computer program could;

4) he realized that he was a program at the end of Revolutions, this is why he was willing to sacrifice himself WITHOUT telling the true story of the multiple reiterations of the Matrix to anyone @ Zion.;

5) The Architect says that only a fraction of a fraction of a percent of humans are like him (we only know about 8-10 out of billions of human beings);

6) Neo can see code just like other programs in the Matrix can;

7) The Oracle as much as told Neo he was a program by only comparing his abilities to choose to other programs, Neo does not figure this out until later, it is debatable whether Trinity knows or not;

8) He is completely emotionless, and EVERYONE involved in the movie said Reeves would be EXCELLENT in this part that requires showing few if any emotions!;

9) Incidental irony by him being a PROGRAMMER/HACKER in the Matrix world.

10) Smith had a special hatred for Neo because he could NEVER understand a rebel program (hence his questioning Neo's motives ("Surely you must see by now. You can't win against me...; why keep fighting, etc.");

11) Neo is Smith's opposite, the opposite of an Agent program working against humans is The One program working for humans

I think I've made my point.

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