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My local mall has added a bowling alley with a bar in it. That complements the movie theater nicely. A live theater stage would be a great addition. For seeing drama/musicals as well as live music.

Traffic / Re: History of Search Engines Posts
« on: June 07, 2018, 07:36:22 PM »
Nice posts Aaron, thanks!

Well, unless the router is off, you can log into your router using the IP addy. Then from the control panel you can reboot the router from there.

How does cycling the router on and off solve anything though? That flushes out the malware?

I'm pretty confident the average person doesn't know how to update their router's software. For starter's, a router's software isn't even called software. It's called Firmware.

So the average person is going think, "Well that's a fine howdy doody! What's a firmware?"

Water Cooler / Re: Fasting
« on: May 26, 2018, 05:52:38 PM »
I recall seeing something about people who don't eat a lot but right at the margin of what they need, tend to live longer.

There's a lot of misinformation surrounding food, too.

It's not just protein.

It's the portion sizes of everything.

It's a bug not a feature.

This a step toward becoming the Star Trek Computer that Google has long aspired to be. This is real. This is the goal at Google, what Google is reaching for.

Star Trek:
Computer. <-- (Trigger Word)
What is the velocity of the spacecraft?

Ok Google <-- (Trigger Word)
Who is the actress that played the mom on Lost in Space?

Right now it's a research publication. But.... I could see them implementing this in some form to accommodate Voice Search at the very least. Voice Search can already recite stories to users today.

Traffic / New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:24:34 PM »
This algorithm takes topics from Wikipedia, queries the search engine for documents, then outputs original summaries in the form of wholly original content.

Google has created the algo equivalent of a Wikpedia editor who can automatically paraphrase your content.

They created two versions. One that uses the content from the web and another one that uses the content from the citations listed in Wikipedia, you know, the pages Wikipedia editors stole  paraphrased the content.

The research paper does not discuss the ethical issues.

The marginal cost of distribution online is effectively zero, so they start from a position of higher margins.

Let's talk about the cost of paying a living wage to reporters, support staff, secretaries, janitors, security guards, building rental, travel costs, etcetera...

The only people who start at a position of higher margins are parasites like Huffington Post who hire millenials to paraphrase the work of legitimate news organizations.

In addition, online they can track what people read & are interested in, highlighting more related articles.

That's a good observation. Yahoo News does things similar to that.

The problem with that approach, is that you run the risk of spiraling downwards to the lowest common denominator, like Google. Google aims to please so they show the most popular content. Which is why there is so much Kardashian and Taylor Swift bullshit in Google News than you might find on the NYTimes.

You know that company that just bought WordStream? They're a news organization, the ones that own USA Today. They also own lots of local newspapers. They're news but they are also pivoting to be local search. And that's how the WordStream purchase fits into their business model. 

The reality today is that a purely news organization is going to have trouble existing. That's why companies like Gannett and the Hearst organization have transitioned to become local search companies.

Marketing / Re: BJ Fogg - How to Hack Human Behavior
« on: April 26, 2018, 01:49:07 PM »
Thanks for sharing!

I'll take a look at this.


Water Cooler / Re: East Palo Alto, CA
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:38:20 PM »
The SF Bay Area real estate market has ALWAYS been hot. That binge buying crazy prices thing that preceded the recession is what the SF Bay Area has always been like, although not as hot as it has been since the 90's.

Water Cooler / Re: 'Murica
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:18:23 PM »
Wow, thought that was a fake viral video.  Seems like this would violate various fishing laws.

I just took a kid fishing. Casting a rod is a huge deal for kids. They care about that more than actually catching fish. They would rather cast all day and catch nothing then feel bad about NOT catching fish later than let you cast it for them to help.

No self respecting kid would use such a device to fish.

Hardware & Technology / Re: Alexa Always Listening Patent
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:11:04 PM »
>>> I choose not to have such devices...

Unless you have an old device with an older OS, it's already in your pocket.

Android is always listening. Apple is always listening. Even some television sets are listening.

I'm sure there will be some folks who drop out and join the digital Amish stuck behind the HMTL plow, the ones that never adopted WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and other CMS. But they will be in the minority and face increasing irrelevance.

The technology for understanding spoken words and for being able to isolate one human's voice is literally improving every day.  This is the state of technology today and it's not going away.

Voice search via IoT and mobile search is incredibly important and still growing. It'll evolve but it's not going away.

You can jump off the train at the next station. But SEO and Internet Marketing as it is practiced today are on the train with the rest of the world.

Water Cooler / Re: East Palo Alto, CA
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:04:30 PM »
California real estate is also being targeted by Chinese nationals, adding more fuel to that fire.

I'm a native Californian.
Northern California has always had a red hot real estate market. Except for the recent blip in 2008, real estate is as close as one can get to a safe bet for getting wealthier.

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