Software Delveloper from the UK.
Now that pando is popular in a wider audience than just techies it might be worth pointing out that IP address can be assigned internally however an organisation wants so that they are not necessarily linked to a single individual but might move around a bit.
8 hours, 3 minutes ago on Someone inside US Congress is anonymously adding conspiracy theories about Russia, Cuba to Wikipedia
Is Lamp Post Group an investor in Pando? They have a blurb on their website about you but they have your old tag line.
1 month ago on Ambition brings fantasy football mechanics to enterprise sales organizations
This is some of the best writing I've seen out of David. He seems to be at his best when he is covering media (not journalism, all the other media) meets tech.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on After many ups and downs, the first season of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” ends on a high note
We consistently over estimate what can be done in a year an underestimate what can be done in 10 years. Google seems to have taken the modern software approach to this problem. Smart people, unconstrained by the old ways, building an early prototype and then iterating. Tesla have taken the hardware route of making sure that the new way needs to beat the old way in every dimension or people won't switch. The real problem is going to come with Governments. Google's unconstrained thinking has led to a car that doesn't need controls so you could be asleep or drunk in the pod, but that means no user overrides (in case it goes wrong), however good the tech, it is going to be hard to convince legislators that the machine will never need to be overriden, and that leads to its own constraint of 25 mph. Maybe Tesla will get to market first, or partner with Apple, but if Google could get together with Tesla that could be amazing.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Google’s self-driving pods might be great, but we need to calm down on predicting the distant future
As I understand it HFT has helped reduce the spread, although the proliferation of computer systems in the markets in general has been part of this. However HFT, as it is practised today, has other side effects that were not anticipated by the SEC which some people consider a problem.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on If Apple’s stock split reduces the bid ask spread, then why isn’t HFT good too?
Where are you getting the figure "2%" you quote?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on With all that cash, why is Apple borrowing to raise its dividend and buybacks?
What has happened to the Max Levchin videos?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on PandoMonthly San Francisco with Max Levchin, the full interview
So in the US, images on Twitter are protected by copyright but word aren't? Has making money from someone else's tweets been tested in court with the Copyright Act yet?
4 months, 1 week ago on Buzzfeed, Twitter, and how embedded tweets might have broken journalistic ethics
"As the data in this report shows, 2010, 2011, and 2012 all saw zero women of color honored in Google’s Global Doodles." I seem to remember a Rosa Parks one.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on A Friday Miscellany
Or on the channel 4 website for free in the UK if you sign in.
6 months, 1 week ago on Why every tech obsessive needs to watch “Black Mirror”
$30 Series C?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Dropcam strives for world domination, starting with the connected home
I've watched all the PandoMonthlys so far, if I'm ever in the US I would try to get to one. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
10 months, 1 week ago on PandoMonthly San Francisco with Evernote CEO Phil Libin, the full interview
Great article Francisco.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on For men, “leaning out” just isn’t an option
35 -> 100 is less than triple, not almost quadruple.
1 year ago on Dropcam quadruples its workforce but can it continue helicopter rides for new hires?
Actually useful. Thank you.
1 year ago on The clamor for RSS reader dominance is getting out of hand
I'd buy that
1 year, 1 month ago on Friday bonus video: The lost Fred Wilson mediocre super power
I know he had a dinner to get to, but no 'what mediocre super power would you have' question?
1 year, 1 month ago on PandoMonthly New York with Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson, the full interview
This is the kind of article I love from Paul Carr, I do like his sense of humour and the research and attention to detail. I'm surprised the comments are not already aflame, its not called 'life fire' for no reason.
1 year, 1 month ago on Silicon Valley builds amazing spy tools, is horrified when they’re used for spying
Brilliant. I would add, if you are going to take ten years to learn to do things (there is a quote I think is from Carnegie about spending a third of your life learning, a third getting rich, and a third giving the money away) then why not spend some time working for a big company, spend 5 years working at Microsoft, EA, IBM or SAP, and you'll learn a lot about how things work in the IT industry. I understand the fear of missing out but if software is eating the world then the opportunities aren't going anywhere.
1 year, 1 month ago on Why are you in such a rush?
I completely agree with your thesis that mentoring is such an important part of learning and improving yourself, and you have an interesting point of view that people who can not find good mentors within their company should look outside it, around the industry. I work for a big 'corporate America' company and I've found their attitude towards mentoring to be excellent. But then again, we sell mainframes too :-) (My views are my own)
1 year, 1 month ago on How do you get a mentor in the Age of Entrepreneurship?
Oh, I don't like the double layer, 6 recommend articles. :-(
1 year, 1 month ago on Software eats food: FarmersWeb raises $1 million brings wholesale food sales online
@nathanielmott Thanks for the reply. I'll check it out later.
1 year, 1 month ago on PandoMonthly San Francisco with KPCB’s John Doerr, the full interview
@MartinWawrusch There seems to be some kind of buffering/caching limit, if you leave it paused for a long time in Chrome and come back to it you need to reload the page, if you pause/unpause it a lot then after a few times it won't start again. I understand they don't want to use YouTube as it wouldn't lead people here as much, although you seem to be able to get most of PandoMonthly on YouTube anyway, but I defiantly up vote a better player.
Everything everywhere is a mobile phone network carrier in the UK. Just thought I share that as it made me smile.
1 year, 2 months ago on “If you’re building specifically for mobile, you’re in the past”
Great article. Good analysis about things that are useful. Saved for future reference after the third table. Thank you.
1 year, 2 months ago on Memo to this year’s YC class: It’s damn hard to build an enterprise company
Good piece. Without disagreeing with the central thesis of the piece one of the topics of the papers by Shinichi Mochizuki that you quote is "Arithmetic Elliptic Curves", looking at his website and the papers he has published on the topic (2008-2012) they are fairly theoretically minded but elliptic curves are used extensively in cryptography. Not evidence of bitcoin provenance, but still should be corrected.
1 year, 2 months ago on The case against Shinichi Mochizuki as bitcoin’s “dance away genius”
@JohnFrankel @jrmyhdgs I've looked at a few of these home automation systems and if you really can nail the UX and have a decent API for the tinkerer, then I guess I'll have to be buying one soon.
1 year, 2 months ago on Life after “Shark Tank” — The real story of how UniKey finally came to market
@mcarney @Encaitar Works now.
1 year, 3 months ago on Exablox plays Robin Hood, makes previously costly and complex storage tech available to the masses
Is it ironic that the link to Exablox's website is showing "Error establishing a database connection" or has PandoDaily just slashdotted them?
This is well written. I would have thought that Paul Carr would have flown off the handle on this one, but this is a good defence of his growing business. Well done.
1 year, 3 months ago on Clay Shirky says NSFWCORP has unlimited cash. Great! Now we’re screwed
The star at the end of the fifth box doesn't seem to have a corresponding footnote.
1 year, 3 months ago on Some assembly required: Apps are like Lego bricks for our computers
I don't know how I missed this article the first time round, I found it today thanks to the "3 related articles" feature, but this is well written, important, and bang on. As always from Francisco Dao.
1 year, 3 months ago on A culture of lies and laziness
"Baker claims it can predict if a student will pass or not with 90 percent accuracy and even settle on his letter grade with 92 percent accuracy." Hmm seems strange. I'd also add, taking classes that aren't directly related to your degree can make you a more rounded person and better at your job, even if that job is COMSC related.
1 year, 3 months ago on Can big data raise the United States’ national graduation rate?
You raise interesting points in this article, good analysis as always, but I think the recent plateau is more to do with Intel and AMD developing more multi-core processors while the software industry as a whole for consumer applications has not caught up and is not using the full power of multi threaded software.
1 year, 4 months ago on Appealing to vanity instead of needs
Nice research @eringriffith. You seem to know a lot about this space, have you heard of anything like this in the UK?
1 year, 5 months ago on With $135 million in AUM, Betterment lures two key hires away from traditional finance
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." - Bertrand Russell
1 year, 5 months ago on Living with doubt
I find it really weird that one of Paul Carr's least angry and rant like of posts should cause so many people to personally attack him. This was a well written piece that actually went straight to the heart of the issue, anti gouging laws, and even pointed out the main counter argument around supply and demand and successfully rebutted it. Being a social responsible person in a business, especially in a startup with limited cash flow, is a complex issue and this was an interesting article.
1 year, 8 months ago on As NY floods, “Robin Hood” Uber robs from the rich and… Nope, that’s about it
@PierreFrench I for one prefer my tech news with a bit of personality instead of just a rehashed press release. If you don't then then that's fine, and I would suggest one of the many other sites on the web.
1 year, 10 months ago on Will Twitter’s Uncanny Luck Ever Run Out?
One of the best articles written on pando. Erin is turning into one of my favourite writers on this or any other site.
2 years, 2 months ago on No Pop Equals a Flop? Welcome to the Irrational World of Public Markets, Facebook