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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

GoodNewsJimDotCom Re:old joke is old (174 comments)

You know what's really lowered the price of solar panels, and got them economical for the rest of the world? The Chinese Connection.

yesterday
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Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

GoodNewsJimDotCom Re:I know it is privacy invasive,how far can they (90 comments)

I'm not endorsing anyone doing this for real. It is just a thought on the ramifications. If they can catch you more often when you do bad driving, would we stop hanging them high, and put lower fines on driving infractions?

4 days ago
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Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

GoodNewsJimDotCom I know it is privacy invasive,how far can they go? (90 comments)

Okay, police are tracking people on their cell phone. So they should know if you're in a car traveling with someone else. So they should be able to make like "facebook friends" of all the people who travel with you. If someone reports your car's license plate, they probably could just feasibly link that to your phone on a simple 1:1 database search and stop you down the road if you're driving erratically.

This makes me wonder how the public could contribute... Has anyone thought of, just for getting a full panopticon feel and a reverse likes of making a website that links bad driving with your license plate number? All you would do is take a video of a car driving bad in front of you, then upload it to a video sharing site, link it with the license plate on a searchable website. Suddenly all the bad driving someone does is now logged permanently on the Internet.

Now cops could "randomly" be browsing the worst offenders, and just "happen to be the the area" (by linking drivers licence to cell phone records against bad drivers within 1 mile of a patrol car), and hand out reckless tickets.

4 days ago
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The Man Who Made Tetris

GoodNewsJimDotCom Summary of the article (37 comments)

Well escaping the KGB laid the foundation, and Tetris put most the of the bricks in place, but I spent the rest of my life looking for that one missing piece.

about a week ago
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Blowing On Money To Tell If It Is Counterfeit

GoodNewsJimDotCom mod parent up (112 comments)

Certainly people have thought this was a bad idea before a bunch of Slashdotters thought of it immediately. Do people seriously not think? Or do they have things against cash?

about a week ago
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Player-Run MMORPG By Former Ultima Online Devs Finding Kickstarter Success

GoodNewsJimDotCom Many people have had this idea before (33 comments)

Many people have had this idea before, so it is just the execution that matters.

If I'm correct, this is Little Big Planet meets MMORPGs on player run servers. This idea generally always starts with,"Imagine if everyone could make their own levels and people could go from server to server with the same character." But then the realization that hackers could do what they want with your player data when you entered the server makes a game designer then go,"Okay, so let everyone design the rules on their own server then since hackers will do it if we don't". The cool part is if you allow monetization of player made Objects which sell in a global store across all servers. The owner of the object created and the game company would split revenue. There's some details about how things could be hacked to spawn free items, but a little thought could quell the hackers on this front.

The coolest part is that you could have games which are like Skyrim, but there would be live gamemaster(s) there. They could then have you interact with NPCs with live dialogue or do things a computer game alone wouldn't be able to reason. People could be in serious demand of a game where they are playing with a live game master because there might be continual end game after being capped with equipment.

Between charging for objects people made in Blender and uploaded to the game development team to be put on the market, and people charging for monthly access to their server, the creative minds could make enough for rent on this game. And once creative minds developing new worlds are making revenue, there's no stopping how in depth the games get. This in turn draws more players and developers in too.

For the past year I've been saying the future of video games is video games with quality map makers like Little Big Planet, but sharing revenue with the creators of the new content.

about a week ago
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Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

GoodNewsJimDotCom Competition gets sued (135 comments)

I've heard many stories of successful municipality competitors to major ISPs, but they got sued because the state should not be allowed to compete with monopolies. In fact no one can compete with monopolies because they are the ones who can afford legislation to write the rules. You have more than one problem here. One: The politicians are corrupt because of campaign contributions makes them bribed and in someone's pocket (or they won't get elected). Two: You have a system with no competition.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

GoodNewsJimDotCom This is a people vs monopolitic corporations issue (127 comments)

It is the vast popular opinion of the people that they want Network Neutrality. The monopolistic corporations however feel that extortion of websites to pay up or get slowed down should be legal. The question isn't whether campaign contributions corrupt a democracy because we're all finding it that bribing politicians shouldn't be legal like it is. The question is,"Just how far do the people with all the money want to screw things up?"

about two weeks ago
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I expect to be conventionally alive ...

GoodNewsJimDotCom I'm a dude who knows Jesus is real. (187 comments)

I'm trusting in my Bro in Heaven to not only let me live forever, but for there to be no suffering, all my loved ones to be there, and some epic immersive video games. You gotta think that he's the most creative force. He could make us each captain of a star ship to explore a universe more populated with better situations than you see Earthly writers come up with. Of course, any fantasy we can imagine will be lesser than what God has in store for us in Heaven. God wants to fulfill our desires more than we know how to put in words. All he asks is that down here on Earth that we do good to everyone and love them, helping the people in bad situations.

about three weeks ago
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Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

GoodNewsJimDotCom I love recruiters, but they're basically useless. (253 comments)

I've talked with hundreds of recruiters in the past 11 years. They've only managed to get me two or three interviews. And from what I hear from my friend who hires, recruiters try and throw something out of control on top your salary like 25%. So in the rare situation they do get you an interview, it is even more rare they can get you a job. The only sane approach to getting hired is to apply directly to companies.

about three weeks ago
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A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin

GoodNewsJimDotCom Could be good if just for legal mumbo jumbo (136 comments)

There is a limit on how many CC a gasoline powered bicycle's engine can be just because of random laws in the USA. If you look to China, a great deal of people get around cheaply on a bicycle with gasoline powered engines. But we can't, because we have laws. Now if you turn your bicycle electric, it will be heavier, more inefficient, but there are no ways of measuring how many CC an electric motor has ^^. Voila, sneak around the laws, and maybe you have a market for this.

about three weeks ago
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Free Broadband For NYC Public Housing?

GoodNewsJimDotCom Sounds like Rotten Pork (250 comments)

We'll give you Free Broadband at the lowest tier, feel free to pay for fast lanes later.

And since we're grateful enough to get more business, you need to legalize extortion if we do it.

Deal?

about a month ago
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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

GoodNewsJimDotCom You learn in college that student loans are bogus (331 comments)

Econ 101: If you increase demand for something, price goes up. When people got access to "free money", more demand happens for 2ndary education, so the price just inflates to match it.

Peddling debt to minors is illegal, as should catching them right into their first steps of adulthood. It should be illegal to allow kids to go into debt until they're at least 21, maybe 23.

about a month ago
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A Mixed Review For CBS's "All Access" Online Video Streaming

GoodNewsJimDotCom Re:6$/month for Television with commercials? (85 comments)

I was just speaking for myself. Obviously people watch CBS. They need to determine if they make more revenue on 6$/month or free to watch + commercials. I tend to think it would be the latter.

about a month ago
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A Mixed Review For CBS's "All Access" Online Video Streaming

GoodNewsJimDotCom 6$/month for Television with commercials? (85 comments)

What they put on television isn't worth watching even without commercials. The only way you're getting me watching CBS is if they pay me. And they could if they worked their business model out to share half the advertising revenue with the watcher. Sure it'd be very tricky in technical details to make sure someone is watching and not just spawning a bunch of processes, but advertising where you share revenue with your viewers could be done. Some fringe video game sites are doing stuff like this already.

about a month ago
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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

GoodNewsJimDotCom Re:Apple always has been in schools (143 comments)

An ap for education could be:
For starters: You basically make an interactive math work book. The tricky part is evaluating where your student is making mistakes and instruct them to their errors and the correct way to do it.

I've always been interested in AI and how it could teach future generations, but I realized that we don't need AI to make good educational work book style aps. Another thing to do is to place your user's level of competence, so they don't all start with ABCs and counting. Some people who failed out of highschool would love to sit down and be educated. There are websites that do this to a degree, but since everything is in its infancy, now's the time to make an all inclusive ap. It'd take a long time to code, but if you could market it when it is new and teaches some stuff, you could have revenue to push you through it.

The long vision is that if you educate people, they might eventually be your doctor down the road or a disease researcher. The more educated minds we have in this world, the better society is. Also countries with poor education are all getting cell phones now. As cell phone prices go down, they'll eventually all have smart phones. You might be the best teacher some poor African kid gets... And if that kid was really driven to learn on your ap, he could become a great mind. The key is that someone needs to sit down and make really good educational aps. Or maybe the MOOC universities will get organized and come to cell phones...

The future looks bright in technology. Now only if we could all learn to love each other so we wouldn't have wars.

about a month ago
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Power and Free Broadband To the People

GoodNewsJimDotCom Re:Bad idea (262 comments)

Its just a rotten form of pork, and rent will just go up to compensate.

about a month ago
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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

GoodNewsJimDotCom Apple always has been in schools (143 comments)

I remember back in the 80s with Apple IIes everywhere. I liked my c64 at home, but Apple IIe were maybe the first computer some kids could put their hands on. Since I was just a kid, I didn't appreciate that at the time. So instead of being a mentor to lift other people up in their computer skills, I just wanted to play what little games there were and program little programs. I think a lot of us might have so much computer skills in relation to others that we don't give a first thought to just hosting a class in the local library. I'm sure a lot of us could help people not get scammed as easily on the Internet at least. Or maybe someone could make aps for education.

I waxed philosophical on maybe we should teach more over just using ourselves, but Apple has a long history of donating tons of computers. Whether or not you think it was a smart move to invest in their own future, it definitely put computers in kids hands who maybe never touched one before.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

GoodNewsJimDotCom Not sure why people get vocal on Creationism. (1007 comments)

There are many different theologies on Creationism. Some of which have no problem with evolution or an older universe. Arguing one as being correct and the others wrong isn't a wise undertaking.

I think more people should focus on the love commandment from Jesus. Anyone can see that the world needs more love.

about a month ago
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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

GoodNewsJimDotCom I've come up with lots of good ideas (150 comments)

I've come up with many ideas on my own that others have made millions or billions on. The execution is the hard part. There's a quote from someone who eludes me that says,"If you're on the right track, but you're standing still, you'll be run over." The comforting thought you get when this happen is that you come up with good ideas.

My theory for coming up with good ideas is simple. Look at new technologies, and try and apply them to the world. Look at a lot of the first electrical devices, they're just an application of applying spinning motion to a tool creatively. The Internet when it first started getting released to the public, a lot of people figured there would be graphical games, instant messaging, and online stores, but when it first came out, it didn't have those yet. You always look at a new technology and figure how it will change the world.

The Internet still has lots of applications to still be made that people haven't thought of. I think someone's eventually going to make a Real Estate application where anyone can list their place, and have a search for places, and they do the transaction on their own, with some way to confirm the transaction and only charge 200$ for the whole ordeal. So undercutting realtors could be a huge thing. No one has made an application that caught on as the defacto ap for listing your house as a flea market because if so, people could link to their smart phone when they're within X miles of one. There are probably new social media sites that haven't been made. One site I've been thinking of, but can't come up with how to do it right is for PC video gamers to register on to keep in touch with long lost teammates.

So the most common way to invent a new thing is think how new technologies can make life easier, but sometimes prayer works too. I have always been fascinated with AI since the 80s with the movie TRON and stuff. Everyone thought AI would be a computer algorithm go out of control maybe on networks to learn and use the memory. Other people thought AI would be when science invented a pseudo brain. Neither of these are viable ways to start an R&D project because you have no way to gauge progress towards success and failure is almost assured. So I asked God how to make AI. Instantly I thought of a computer that holds a world state in memory that it gathers in through cameras and sensors. Then it can identify the objects in the world, and interacting with them via goals is almost trivial once you have the data in mind since that's how sandbox video games work. I have an AI site here which shows the building of AI is doable for anyone who would be willing to fund a team Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if we had AI in 15-30 years if someone started now. I just thought it was cool that I came up with this AI algorithm instantly after praying for it.

about a month ago

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Microsoft takes down NOIP claiming cybercrime

GoodNewsJimDotCom GoodNewsJimDotCom writes  |  about 5 months ago

GoodNewsJimDotCom (2244874) writes "Hello,

I just released a game yesterday that used NOIP and today people can't use the cloud saves because Microsoft took down NOIP.

Cybercrime on Microsoft windows wouldn't be a problem if Microsoft just designed their Operating System to be virus resistant.

From what I can tell, Microsoft acted without a court order."
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Slashdot reader just finished a video game: Throne and Crown

GoodNewsJimDotCom GoodNewsJimDotCom writes  |  about 5 months ago

GoodNewsJimDotCom (2244874) writes "You can play a free video game: Throne and Crown HERE
I spent 4 years on the engine, and 1 year on this game. Explore around a bunch. A weakness of the game is that people aren't finding the early zones easily. I overestimated how much people would be jazzed up about general exploration. The game just got published today. I hope you enjoy it. ,Jim"

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Hyperdemocracy anyone?

GoodNewsJimDotCom GoodNewsJimDotCom writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GoodNewsJimDotCom (2244874) writes "Hyperdemocracy is a system where all the citizens of the country vote for the decisions of the country instead of having elected officials. Can someone make a site with encryption and security that could confirm users as unique citizens? Or is this impossible to do? I think if you made a site like this, you could make it go live, and use it to track to make sure Congress is doing what the people want. Finally in an unstable world as we have today, this hyperdemocracy might even be adopted by new regimes."

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