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David Orban
Re: Alexander Torrenegra - http://torrenegra.com/post...
"I find your analysis of the consequences of the venture-capital model and it's downstream application to Angels, accelerators, and incubators spot on. There is an entire world of distorted values and education to be un-learned by scores of first-time entrepreneurs. As far as the solution you are proposing is concerned, it would appear to possibly work. However, I am not sure that the term royalty is the best, as this is typically associated to a license agreement in exchange of intellectual property of some kind. Since what the company is receiving is money, and it is paying interest to the holders of the note, the simplest way to call it is "convertible loan". Traditional sources of growth capital are private equity companies, but these are able to invest typically only larger amounts because of their own model, not what startups need. The reason of course is the perceived risk of the investment. So we are back to the beginning, closing the circle: it is up to startups to raise their..." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: (mis)adventures of a CrowdFunding Campaign - http://www.federicopistono.org/blog...
"Very funny. I turned it into a 256x12000 PNG https://plus.google.com/photos..." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Wishes for the year 2013: “Going with the Flow” - https://192.168.1.21/2012...
"> aren't Remorse and Regret swapped? Each of these is somewhat arbitrary, and subjective. In the way I use those words they are like this: "I regret not having done x. I did y, and now I am remorseful." etc. > I'm working as a personal mental training to avoid any "negative" connotation You are certainly familiar with the practice of mindfulness. I am reading Chade-Meng Tan's "Search Inside Yourself" and it is a lot of fun. If you have not seen it yet, you can take a look at his Google talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v..." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Wishes for the year 2013: “Going with the Flow” - http://www.davidorban.com/2012...
"> aren't Remorse and Regret swapped? Each of these is somewhat arbitrary, and subjective. In the way I use those words they are like this: "I regret not having done x. I did y, and now I am remorseful." etc. > I'm working as a personal mental training to avoid any "negative" connotation You are certainly familiar with the practice of mindfulness. I am reading Chade-Meng Tan's "Search Inside Yourself" and it is a lot of fun. If you have not seen it yet, you can take a look at his Google talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v..." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: La Network Society: la mia presentazione a TEDx Bologna - http://www.davidorban.com/it...
"Grazie per avermi fatto leggere lo scritto di Spezza che prima non conoscevo. Ottimo! Sicuramente si tratta di una co-evoluzione uomo-macchina, con il vantaggio di entrambi." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: La Network Society: la mia presentazione a TEDx Bologna - https://192.168.1.21/it...
"Grazie per avermi fatto leggere lo scritto di Spezza che prima non conoscevo. Ottimo! Sicuramente si tratta di una co-evoluzione uomo-macchina, con il vantaggio di entrambi." - David Orban
David Orban
My weight this morning was 102kg (224 lb), which is a personal record. Decided to go the way of @lessig and @joi: vegan.
Not too successful, apparently: my weight now is 103kg - David Orban
(Even if in 2008 I lost 15kg in 8 months...) - David Orban
David Orban
Re: How To Turn A Very Unsatisfied Customer Into A Very Happy Customer - http://www.lucaleonardini.com/en...
"It is great that you took your time to document your positive experience. Often it appears easier to complain, or to report negative facts only. But when something good happens, we tend to take it for granted, or are less pushed to report about it. Well done! (And of course kudos to the TechSmith team too.)" - David Orban
David Orban
"Thanks for reading the dotSUB newsletter, and for your positive remarks. Let me know what other subjects could interest you in our future monthly issues. By the way, the detailed data about the language views of video I mention is publicly accessible on our website: http://dotsub.com/view/01ad271... then click on the number of views on the right side of the video. There are more than 2.4M views on it today in total." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: The Beginning of Infinity, a short film by Jason Silva - http://blog.dotsub.com/2011...
"You wrote your comment on Oct 30, and the presentation was on Oct 15. So you definitely missed it, but of course you can watch the video itself. :)" - David Orban
David Orban
"Thanks! The two links ran together... Here is the dotSUB link again: http://dotsub.com/view/731510a..." - David Orban
David Orban
"I made a video for BE ON FIRE. Hope you like it, and if you do, share it, or mash it up... It is on dotSUB, if somebody wants to translate it in other languages, and from there I published it on YouTube, including the captions http://dotsub.com/view/731510a..." - David Orban
David Orban
John Thackara: Ten ways to redesign design competitions (via Summify) - http://smf.is/1uVHAz
from Maria Popova, Venessa Miemis, and 1 other - David Orban
David Orban
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - http://www.unoosa.org/
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. - David Orban
David Orban
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - http://www.unoosa.org/
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. - David Orban
David Orban
Talk-o-Meter shows how much each person in a conversation talks - http://www.boingboing.net/2011...
This is a very innovative use of speaker recognition, instead of speech recognition. Just knowing who is speaking, without any attempt to interpret what they say... - David Orban
David Orban
Researcher claims Skype protocol reverse-engineered - http://www.boingboing.net/2011...
Time for Skype-compatible clients? - David Orban
David Orban
Machines Like Us | Science news at the speed of thought - http://machineslikeus.com/
Machines Like Us is a web-resource for those interested in evolutionary thought, cognitive science, synthetic life and artificial intelligence. It promotes the following concepts: Evolution is the guiding principle behind life on earth. Religions and their gods are human constructs, and subject to human foibles. Life and intelligence are emergent properties based upon fundamental mechanics, and, as such, are reproducible. Living organisms are magnificent machines -- robust, dynamic, self-sufficient, precisely tuned to their environment -- deserving our respect and study. Machines Like Us provides daily science news, exclusive-interviews with leading researchers, science videos, and a variety of other resources for the discriminating reader. - David Orban
David Orban
Machines Like Us | Science news at the speed of thought - http://machineslikeus.com/
Machines Like Us is a web-resource for those interested in evolutionary thought, cognitive science, synthetic life and artificial intelligence. It promotes the following concepts: Evolution is the guiding principle behind life on earth. Religions and their gods are human constructs, and subject to human foibles. Life and intelligence are emergent properties based upon fundamental mechanics, and, as such, are reproducible. Living organisms are magnificent machines -- robust, dynamic, self-sufficient, precisely tuned to their environment -- deserving our respect and study. Machines Like Us provides daily science news, exclusive-interviews with leading researchers, science videos, and a variety of other resources for the discriminating reader. - David Orban
David Orban
Cross Collection Discovery (CCD) provides a way to search across Yale's collections of art, natural history, books, and maps, as well as photos, audio, and video documenting people, places, and events that form part of Yale's institutional identity and contribution to scholarship. The content searchable in CCD will grow as additional University departments make use of the service to share Yale's collections with the Yale community and the world. - David Orban
David Orban
Cross Collection Discovery (CCD) provides a way to search across Yale's collections of art, natural history, books, and maps, as well as photos, audio, and video documenting people, places, and events that form part of Yale's institutional identity and contribution to scholarship. The content searchable in CCD will grow as additional University departments make use of the service to share Yale's collections with the Yale community and the world. - David Orban
David Orban
Our purpose here at RationalWiki includes: Analyzing and refuting pseudoscience and the anti-science movement. Documenting the full range of crank ideas. Explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism. Analysis and criticism of how these subjects are handled in the media. - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Andare a fondo di una notizia: “Generalmente sono di piccola statura” - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"That is an interesting path to follow: check it out, and let us know if you find something... :)" - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Andare a fondo di una notizia: “Generalmente sono di piccola statura” - https://192.168.1.21/it...
"That is an interesting path to follow: check it out, and let us know if you find something... :)" - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Andare a fondo di una notizia: “Generalmente sono di piccola statura” - http://192.168.1.21/it...
"That is an interesting path to follow: check it out, and let us know if you find something... :)" - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Andare a fondo di una notizia: “Generalmente sono di piccola statura” - http://www.davidorban.com/it...
"That is an interesting path to follow: check it out, and let us know if you find something... :)" - David Orban
David Orban
"Thanks! :) I did have a good flight, and am already in the thick of meetings..." - David Orban
David Orban
Hipmunk: Better Flight Search - http://www.hipmunk.com/
milan - David Orban
David Orban
Welcome to Fluidinfo - http://fluidinfo.com/
Openly writable shared metadata for everything - David Orban
David Orban
GreenGoose - Track your lifestyle - http://greengoose.com/
GreenGoose is a real-world game with wireless sensors that automatically measure things you actually do! - David Orban
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