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Saber Taylor
Date: 2011-08-24 12:00
Subject: viral memes
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Remember when you didn't have to share funny / inspirational / interesting links?

When there was nobody else online... besides most stuff was on BBS.

Take a social network fast. Then you surf the web only for yourself. Enjoying content for its own sake.
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Saber Taylor
Date: 2011-06-23 12:00
Subject: hax
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Tags:hax
It would be useful if someone would download all the torrents being posted of hacked accounts and put up a one stop webpage where you can check to see if you're in one of the dumps.

Update: there are several sites that have done this.
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Saber Taylor
Date: 2011-03-12 12:00
Subject: always online
Security: Public
Tags:social networks
I think there should be a different status on social networks for when you are "online" on your smart phone. Instead of attentively using the site, and "online" that way.

I do not think this idea will ever be implemented but for the sake of completion, let us call the always online but not actively using the site status, "Online - Smartphone" and the other status, "Online."
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Saber Taylor
Date: 2011-02-16 12:00
Subject: IBM's Watson on Jeopardy
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Tags:they took our jobs
A friend said that the Jeopardy questions that IBM's computer answered were easier than usual.

I said that there was a name for her reaction, which is "AI effect."

In science fiction I have read several times of mobs destroying AI research facilities. However, the disbelief in the actuality of AI was not foreseen, and will buffer against Luddite reactions.
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Saber Taylor
Date: 2011-01-31 12:00
Subject: more than one way
Security: Public
Tags:wipe
I am seasoning my Internet presence with false information.

It is not like you asked me for this information. You provided my name to a search engine and here you are.

If I don't want to be searched, it is impossible for me delete myself from a good portion of the Internet, so I will do the next best thing.

Caveat emptor.
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Saber Taylor
Date: 2010-12-24 12:00
Subject: webmail labels
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Tags:ideas
Webmail should allow you to automatically label e-mails as corporate if the senders match an appropriate list of domains.
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Saber Taylor
Date: 2010-12-20 12:00
Subject: webmail auto-unsubscribe
Security: Public
Tags:ideas
wishlist: webmail feature that robots away the unsubscribe clicks for you for opt-out spam.
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Saber Taylor
Date: 2010-09-14 12:00
Subject: sequel bias in ratings
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Tags:ratings
If you don't like the first book or movie then you won't see the sequels.

So the subsequent books and movies are rated higher than they would be from a more random sample of consumers.

Not sure what to do with this information.
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Saber Taylor
Date: 2010-09-06 12:00
Subject: Google not requiring all search keywords
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Tags:til
Today I learned that if you do not want Google to also search for synonyms of your keywords that you should use a plus sign.
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Saber Taylor
Date: 2010-04-30 12:00
Subject: "your blog is your resume"
Security: Public
Tags:meta
How much would you pay if you could get your name completely scrubbed off the Internet? (Bonus if I am standing around you right now after you googled me despite my preferences.)

[honest bla bla bla removed.]

Livejournal is sort of odd since it has a scrapbooking look and feel but is as public as the front page of the New York Times.
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