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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

Jah Shaka osaware (146 comments)

dont forget to check out www.osaware.com !

about 8 months ago
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Anonymous Creates Its Own Social Network

Jah Shaka they are a bit late (271 comments)

they should have checked out www.plugin.com first :)

more than 3 years ago
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How Machine Learning Will Change Augmented Reality

Jah Shaka OSaware.com bitch (101 comments)

We reverted to BASIC and decided to start over

more than 3 years ago
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Is Google Polluting the Internet?

Jah Shaka Public Search (378 comments)

Based on the amount of Cash Google makes, and the fact that their entire systm is automated (adsense and adwords) on would think that a public search engine would be able to fund itself, pay for its own servers, and pay for a management team to run it? I would have thought that if the guys behind Cuil.com were to have taken this direction they would have been massively sucessful.... what ever happened to them?

more than 4 years ago
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Google TV Details Revealed

Jah Shaka Re:Boycott them! (180 comments)

thats just cuz you work for google

more than 4 years ago
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Google TV Details Revealed

Jah Shaka Boycott them! (180 comments)

I think everyone should boycott google, they are using search to own just about every facet of our lives.

more than 4 years ago
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German Military Braces For Peak Oil

Jah Shaka Turn to electric cars! (764 comments)

Well this is just one more good reason to take the move to plugin electric cars seriously, the majority of oil is burnt up in transport every day and if the public were to boycott gas burning vehicles (seems we all already forgot about the BP spill in the gulf) we could avoid the apocalypse that the oil wars will surely bring about. Plugin electic cars and clean nuclear energy are the answer.... Obama is pushing America in that direction but the public needs to get behind this transition http://www.plugin.com/2010/09/alexander-agrees-with-obama-on-electric-vehicles/

more than 4 years ago
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SugarCRM 6 Released, But Is It Open Source?

Jah Shaka The OSS version is Overly Difficult to Install (357 comments)

They also make the OSS version VERY difficult to install, and bugs that affect 90% of installs are well hidden and un-documented, forcing you to PAY PAY PAY very sneaky...

more than 4 years ago
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Startup Claims Google Copied Web-Annotation Product

Jah Shaka so many google lovers out there (167 comments)

wow, its amazing to see so many google lovers out there or are most of the folks here hired by google to promote their 'we do no evil' philosophy? if microsoft did this they would have been slammed to high hell from the get go...

more than 5 years ago
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US Nuclear Power Industry Poised For a Comeback

Jah Shaka homers gonna love this (853 comments)

woowoo homer is going to love this!!! and mr burns will be making bank with a few more subsidaries...

more than 5 years ago
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Sun's Phipps Slams App Engine's Java Support

Jah Shaka cutting out the middle man (186 comments)

great, so first google totally rips of linux and calls it 'android' and now its ripping off java. Combine this with the fact that every company they buy becomes number 1 in their search index, killing of anyone who competes with them, and we get what we deserve. Personally i cant wait for my AI to search the web for me, cutting out the middle man.

more than 5 years ago
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How To Kill an Open Source Project With New Funding

Jah Shaka funding killed my project (187 comments)

hi,

i feel your pain! funding killed my project... and herein lies my story :) jahshaka (http://jahshaka.org/) was a open source digital content creation tool for film/video released at the start of the online video revolution. We had great hopes and we were pretty hot with 40-50k downloads a month and a active community. we won a few awards (best graphics software of the year) and intel contacted us saying they wanted to help out.

One thing led to another and with intels help we got £4 million from a tier-1 vc in the UK, under the terms that i move to the UK to be cheif evangleist (?). Sounds great right? Well for the first year 75% the funding went into the hands of upper management and their consultants (since upper management were clueless to open source).

Then they close-sourced the project, so with the communities help we tried to wage a war against management to 'open their eyes' and i ended up getting sacked for it - and left stuck in london with my family, wife and kids. And london aint cheap.

After the 2nd year (with no progress at-all, no new releases, and a failed attempt at build a CMS which was nothing to do with our project) eventually i was hired back as a consultant.

I immediatly directed as much of the budget as possible (turned out to be around 2 mil us) into building a fork of the underlying engine in the original project, called the openlibraries, under the LGPL. i took a back seat and directed this while i watched another CEO proceed to build a online video distribution system with the rest of our cash (also nothing to do with our project but whatever) with a goal of eventually getting my stuff back.

In the end i was able to use my consulting fees to buy it all back... for around £50k... only to find out that i had wasted 4 years of my life and was back to where i was when i got the funding. I got some cool tech out of the deal and some cool domains (http://plugin.com/) but it has then taken me the better half of this year to figure out how to get the project back off the ground.

so, if nothing at all, you can learn from mmy experiences. open source is not about money its about the people. if you want to build a comercial business then you need to make up your mind from the start.

hope this helps,

Jah Shaka http://www.jahshaka.org/

more than 6 years ago

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Future of the Auto industry

Jah Shaka Jah Shaka writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Jah Shaka (562375) writes "The plugin.com domain has been listed for sale on bay with the following overview, "Plugin.com is a premium domain that is ideal for the new and exploding industry for plugin electric automobiles, which is widely seen as the future of the automotive industry, a multi-billion dollar marketplace. It can be used to buy, sell and trade plugin electric cars or to provide services from access to a electric grid to the sale of batteries and aftermarket components." will this be the .com to drive the electric auto market to mainstream?"
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Future of the auto industry

Jah Shaka Jah Shaka writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Jah Shaka (562375) writes "The plugin.com domain has been listed for sale on bay with the following overview "Plugin.com is a premium domain that is ideal for the new and exploding industry for plugin electric automobiles, which is widely seen as the future of the automotive industry, a multi-billion dollar marketplace. It can be used to buy, sell and trade plugin electric cars or to provide services from access to a electric grid to the sale of batteries and aftermarket components." will this be the .com to drive the electric auto market to mainstream?"
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Borg-like cybots may patrol government networks

Jah Shaka Jah Shaka writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Jah Shaka writes "The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has created software that uses colonies of borg-like cyberrobots it says will help government agencies detect and fend off attacks on the nation's computer network infrastructure. The Ubiquitous Network Transient Autonomous Mission Entities (Untame) differs from traditional security software agents in that its cybot "entities" form collectives that are mutually aware."
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Jah Shaka Jah Shaka writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Jah Shaka writes "JahPlayer is a professional grade media player capable of playing uncompressed video and image sequences at resolutions as high as 2K and 4K in real-time from disk or from ram! It features a robust set of image analysis and asset management tools and uses a completely hardware accelerated pipeline, allowing you to maintain the aspect ratio of the source media or change it on the fly!"

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