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If a jury cannot follow (what is assumed to be) basic rules

That's why you got down voted: you assumed something, without knowing, and you were completely wrong. Read a jury's instructions just once, and then let us know how basic it sounds then.

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This is why I started with the question, "How difficult is it to understand the rules[?]".

I haven't seen the rules posted anywhere, or any real discussion on the rules or how hard they are to follow. Have you?

Also, I'm not sure what is wrong with the assumption that jury rules should be "basic", as in, understandable to a jury member. Do you assume that jury instruction should be complex, complicated, and not understandable to a jury member?

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A quick Google found the actual jury instructions for this trial: http://www.scribd.com/doc/260138329/Jury-Instructions-for-El...

14 pages of fairly dense legalese. How difficult can it be to understand them all?

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The way you phrased the question makes it sound rhetorical. "How difficult is it to understand _______?" is almost always a rhetorical question; if you genuinely want to inquire about the difficulty, you kinda have to bend over backwards to make that clear to readers.

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I guess I just don't see it ("How difficult is it to understand _____?" being a rhetorical question). It sounds like a pretty straightforward and legitimate question to me. Of course, your perceptions may differ.

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You still sound very confused about your obligations and your client's obligations. It sounds like you expect to keep all your transactions under the radar and not declare any of them to any tax authority. Don't.

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Just for this project in particular because of the complexity with sub-contractors. All other ones there isn't any issues because they are in-house.

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You don't get to pick and choose which transactions you report to the government and which you don't based on how hard it is for you to bother with the reporting.

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Maybe a more founder-friendly way to rephrase this, rather than an IPO with the public: have you considered opening crowdfunding so that the startup community self-funds the next YC semesters? I'm sure there would be quite some demand.

Implementation could be as simple as a syndicate on AngelList for instance.

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WeFunder offers the ability to invest in YC (and non-YC) startups.

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On the contrary, continue with your side projects. That's probably why you even managed to get interviews with those companies. Did you compute the odds of landing an internship at Google? How many people apply? How many people get in?

Make yourself really good. Write code that amazes. Then you'll be able to control your destiny.

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If you think in terms of voltage on a pin, how you would implement ternary? Binary is simple: 0V, or 5V (at least a long time ago...). Transitioning from one state to the other is obvious. How would you do it with ternary logic?

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You could have predefined gates 0V-1V= 0 1V-2V= 1 2V-3V= 2 / -1

Do negative voltages exist?

Positive voltage, negative voltage, no voltage

Ternary allows for measurements of relativity at the pin level whereas binary is a yes/no...

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Well there are so many options here, which make things that much more exciting. So basically: 0V, 5V, everything else

:-)

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Good advice. Be transparent. Email your investors and co-founders, politely, with your analysis of the current situation and status of the side project. Ask them if they anyone is interested in the side project's progress.

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I'm waiting for a prototype to be completed before I can start calling customers

That sounds really bad. There has to be something you can do to line up customers beyond waiting for a prototype. Have you pitched all the possible customers yet? Do they all know that the next exciting step is you coming back to show the prototype?

You have to be pro-active.

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Hope this helps: http://www.slideshare.net/alain94040/co-founder-issues

The best co-founders are people you already worked with. Go back in time, even for ex co-workers you think wouldn't be interested, meet the ones you deeply respect and start meeting with them for coffee.

Maybe they'll be interested, or at least they can recommend someone else they trust who could be. Repeat.

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HN really needs a feature where you can combine multiple links into one discussion. Techmeme does this very well.

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Can't pass the mention of "do you know your revenue per mile": http://walkingworking.com/english/do-you-know-your-average-r...

6000 km is a lot of walking.

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