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I remember geeking out with you over camera gear that summer (while I was doing something totally unrelated to video).

What kinda equipment were they excited about back then? And what kind of equipment do the typical medium-level production houses have these days? (I ask because I'm in the market myself)

People love canon dslrs for video production, although the camera parts matter a lot less IMO than audio, lighting, etc for staged product videos.

Pretty sure service credits wouldn't approach the cost of the hack. Generally contracts are written to minimize liability in cases like this, too, although that is probably the lesser of two evils.

This kills BYOD, right, at least for now? "Employees can only access corporate applications with a device that is procured and actively managed by the company"

Android Work Profiles has this covered, if you would want to use your own android phone.

It also means you allow your device to be managed remotely by the company (i.e. purged if lost/stolen).

It seems to me that any company whose business involves providing secure web apps to external users (who aren't using devices specially trusted by the company providing the service) ought to be able to provide its corporate applications on the same basis.

I doubt it: https://www.android.com/intl/en_us/work/

One of the biggest reasons for BYOD is so you don't need to deal with the crappy supplied hardware of your employer and you can bring your own. I'm pretty sure that Google employees get their pick of hardware so this would remove at least one big reason for BYOD.

A true Hayek currency would be backed by a market basket, not just gold.


Yeah, it's pretty sad. His design for a currency is fascinating, and apparently unknown by these people.


A bearer-backed market basket currency (rather, the ability for anyone to create a digital bearer token currency as a service; billions of currencies, and realtime exchanges to determine prices and exchange currencies at transaction time) is my #1 idea for a project. Unfortunately not really a path to profitability, so I'll do something more mundane first.

I'm glad I ducked out of e-gold (we were building a digital bearer currency backed by e-gold, in partnership with them) before the e-gold prosecutions started. Kind of sobering talking to the lawyers 10 years later and seeing what pain I missed.


link for anyone interested: https://mises.org/library/denationalisation-money-argument-r...


Unlikely to bleed to death while conscious. However, if the impact causes unconsciousness (highly likely from head trauma), a bleed-at-not-otherwise-concerning rate is going to be a real problem.

Humans need watchdog processors. Even if we have to build them and add them. Something which watched your vitals in the background and alarmed when they became critical would be great.

"Heart attack" was probably someone extrapolating from "middle aged guy dies during exercise". Unless you actually had M.E. information beyond that, the natural assumption would be heart attack, and you'd be right 90% of the time.


This is why I'm excited about the development of the Apple watch and similar ubiquitous metrics. From the heart rate alone you could determine many significant cardiac events, e.g. A-fib, PSVT, heart blocks...


Yeah -- pervasive monitoring gives you three awesome things:

1) Per-user baselines (e.g. my natural temperature is 36C) in a non-clinical environment (to avoid "white coat" syndrome; from working in a hospital, my BP spikes to 140/90 when I'm around incompetent providers, and is 120/80 normally)

2) Great longitudinal measurements to see changes over time

3) Detecting emergencies instantly


Unfortunately the FDA is very reluctant to allow use of features like that. E.g. the watch already has the hardware to be a pulse oximeter, but that's not one of the advertised features.




The normal version of this is "employee assistance program", but that's mainly designed for people with drug/alcohol/etc. problems. Often provided by the health insurance companies, or other benefits. It probably is paid for with <$1/employee/month by the employer.


Ugh. I can't imagine there being enough benefit to a multilingual website, especially for a b2b or technically proficient clientele, to make the overhead of translation worthwhile -- it's a cost, but much more importantly, a speed/complexity tax whenever you change anything.

If I'm going to get a shitty automatic translation, I'd prefer to do it myself on the fly with Google, vs. having a bad version actually provided by the website.


I buy books only in the case I can't get an e-book version (first choice: kindle. second choice: piracy. third choice: other book markets).

I'd probably cut them all apart and digitize them (there's a 100 books for $100 scanning deal).


Apart from the "second choice: piracy" which is very interesting, in a good way I think, can you share how exactly you scan and digitize your books?




Yeah, imagine what would have happened in the military if a unit had done this. Other than honorable discharges at best.



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