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Re: How many Internet users know what RSS is? - http://scripting.com/2014...
"1BN people use Facebook everyday, how many of them know what TCP is?" - Julien
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Re: Where's Circa's RSS feed? - http://scripting.com/2014...
"+1 Hopefully Matt will listen and add that!" - Julien
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Re: The Smart Watch - http://avc.com/2014...
"I'm convinced we're missing the point about "wearables computing". I just finished Nexus and I'm convinced we'll see embedded computing before we actually see masses adopt watches, glasses or other types of wearables." - Julien
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"I am still not sure you were wrong, or at least, I'm still not sure what was wrong with Amy St and I'd love to hear the lessons. VHX looks very cool!" - Julien
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Re: Queues and databases - Antirez weblog - http://antirez.com/news...
"So, at Superfeedr we use queues in the form of rings. The idea is that whenever an item goes into th queue, it stays there forever thanks to rpoplpush, and we actually distribute the work accross different servers using rings or various sizes (different number of elements): fastests rings have the least elements and slowest rings have the most elements. Our biggest problem was indeed cleaning, because rpoplpush will always push an item back, even if we do not need that item anymore. We do that by having other processes which empty and fill up rings, without prossing items." - Julien
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Re: You gotta read this! / Thoughts about reading and internet media use - http://www.borthwick.com/weblog...
"I'll comment here because I can't do it properly on Medium. These 2 waves are definetly interesting and I do also believe they're both needed and probably feed one another. The "speed/bait/share" loop keeps us engaged with a higher level of attention and awareness, while the "long form/read/save" loop keeps us in a learning and curious state. It's almost like fast-food vs. Michelin-star restaurant. The former allows you to consume quickly and feed your "primal" needs, while the second helps you enjoy the act of eating and sharing time with friends. Now, though, I believe our current "tools" are not picking their sides enough. Of course, Facebook and other social network want to claim their bringing high value content to their users, when in practice they probably only deliever a "fast food experience" and on the other end, reading tools like feed readers, save for later, or even magazin style applications are probably struggling to show the volume and velocity that would make them..." - Julien
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Re: Serious question: What makes the FB emotion study... - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"And finally, "product development testing process" applies to Facebook... not the data that's posted by my friends, unless of course, they consider that their products are, indeed, my friends." - Julien
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Re: Serious question: What makes the FB emotion study... - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"Also, all the comparisons you make are not apples an oranges. When Gmail updates their interfaces with A/B testing, they do not hide or show specific emails. They at best change the interface around *all* of them, and at worse claissify them, but you can *always* see all the messages." - Julien
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Re: Serious question: What makes the FB emotion study... - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"I strongly disagree with your post and I am extremely scared of what Facebook's been doing (is doing). The most obvious difference I can see between the optimization makes with "my feed" and a company makes with "their products" is exactly that: "my" vs. "their", or more important, 1 to many and 1 to 1. When P&G designs a product, it's not only for me. It's for milions (most of the time) people, which means that we can compare the effect of their producs among these people and see what exactly is delievered to *everyone*. The recipe of a shampoo is the same for you and I if we use the same shampoo. If you have an allergic reaction, it's easy to test/reproduce and see if anything is wrong with the product and when it is. When Facebook "optimizes" my feed, they do not otpimize Facebook. They optimize my feed. There is a difference between them changing the general UI, the colors or even the words in the interface and changing what I can see from my friends, or worse, what they want to..." - Julien
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Re: A Tour of Input Methods - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"Very interesting analysis, but I can't wait for a follow up on input methods on mobile. I agree that you can probably make a difference with a better input, because the desktop/laptop is already optimized in terms of inputs. The mobile devices (including tablets!) are still extreemly far being even remotely has efficient and I'm convinced that if touch gesture are a huge progress over the mouse, we still have not found the equivalent for text inouts and keyboards are still very painful to use on mobile. Maybe voice will fix this, but I doubt it...." - Julien
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Re: The Law Of Unintended Consequences - http://avc.com/2014...
"I don't want to wear the Kid's clothese, but isn't the subprime crisis also the consequence of policies established 20+ years before which aimed to helping *anyone* become a homeowner? In the end, hasn't this put more people on the streets?" - Julien
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Re: Is Regional Currency A Viable Economic Tool? - http://eigenjoy.com/2014...
"This is a fascinating topic and once can be surprised to see that up until BTC, there has been so little innovation on the currency front, despite centuries worth of technical progress... yet, I feel like the risks associated with disruption in that area are so high that eventually, most people and organizations will just be "too scared" to change things." - Julien
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Re: MONITOR – Redis - http://redis.io/command...
"It would be really nice if a 3rd value could be use to "grep" against the whole data stream." - Julien
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Re: The Old Reader: behind the scenes - Add and share any web page with The Old Reader! - http://blog.theoldreader.com/post...
"Nice!" - Julien
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Re: Learning From Brian - http://avc.com/2014...
""- Photos are the killer content type on mobile. Quick to consume like text, but easier to produce on a phone." Is by far my favorite... I would tweak if with "images" instead of photos. I always use Facebook/Twitter on mobile because it's so hard to even type a login/password... and I never use them on desktop because typing is easier than feeling "spied" upon... etc. Don't ask me to type anything on a phone." - Julien
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Re: #RhôneAlpes: BoostInLyon, l’accélérateur lyonnais de startups lance son appel à projets - http://0de378217d.url-de-test.ws/maddyne...
"Go BIL!" - Julien
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Re: #RhôneAlpes: BoostInLyon, l’accélérateur lyonnais de startups lance son appel à projets - http://www.maddyness.com/accompa...
"Go BIL!" - Julien
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Re: Greatest GIF Ever - http://avc.com/2014...
"Woa! I shook hand with someone who fist bumped Obama!" - Julien
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Re: Privacy As A Competitive Vector - http://avc.com/2014...
""slightly weaker product" I disagree... I actually find DDG pretty good in its latest version... and I know it will get better and better. However, I wish privacy was not a competitive vector, but a feature, something I could "pay for". I'd love to pay $30/month (that google makes with its current business model) or the $3/month that Twitter seems to make so that I don't get ads and they stop tracking me all over..." - Julien
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Re: The Old Reader: behind the scenes - One Weird Trick to Get Everything You Want - http://blog.theoldreader.com/post...
"This is *exactly* the kind of discourse I've been waiting to see from RSS players! Well done The Old Reader!" - Julien
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Re: The Internet Of Things - http://avc.com/2014...
"I am afraid not. Eventually, problems like privacy will have to be dealt with at a higher level than the per device level. The OSI network stack can certainly be applied to the internet of things and we are adding new layers above." - Julien
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Re: The Internet Of Things – AVC - http://www.usv.com/posts...
"I don't think the distinction applies anymore. Eventually, these devices are like peripherals of the same computer. Your hard drive as its own chips, your screen uses its own video card, but for most people (and you probably) this is all the same computer. I believe this internet of things concept is the same: it does not matter where computing happens (and people will likely have no idea where), because all of this is connected. For example, my home scale gives me weight + BMI + Fat %. The calculation is obviously local (or is it?, because it needs my size, age and more, which I entered on a web app!). However, the history and trends is computed on a server (or is it?) because when I do not sync the scale for a couple days, it's still able to show me the whole data)... So, in the end, dumb and smart will be too intertwined to even be distinguishable." - Julien
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Re: The Internet Of Things - http://avc.com/2014...
"I don't think the distinction applies anymore. Eventually, these devices are like peripherals of the same computer. Your harddrive as its own chips, your screen uses its own video card, but for most people (and you probably) this is all the same computer. I believe this internet of things concept is the same: it does not matter where computing happens (and people will likely have no idea where), because all of this is connected. For example, my home scale gives me weight + BMI + Fat %. The calculation is obviously local (or is it?, because it needs my size, age and more, which I entered on a web app!). However, the history and trends is computed on a server (or is it? BEcause when I do not sync the scale for a couple days, it's still able to show me the whole data)... So, in the end, dumb and smart will be too intertwined to even be distinguishable." - Julien
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Re: I Hope New Foursquare Replaces the Check-in With the Follow - http://www.usv.com/posts...
"Generally, "follow buttons" are extremely hot: *everywhere* http://julien.svbtle.com/follo... Of course Foursquare should have these. But I'd argue that it should have them in a "decentralized" way to avoid cluttering the de-cluttered Swarm experience! For example, the follow button could/should allow users to follow a venue/location using whatever mechanism the venue allows: Twitter, Facebook or my favorite: RSS (which can be plugged in any other mechanism!)" - Julien
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Re: MONITOR – Redis - http://redis.io/command...
"It would be amazing to be able to run monitor only for a key, or a type of keys :) redis-cli monitor | grep <key> will often trigger "Error: Server closed the connection" when the server is very busy..." - Julien
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Re: Production Function (A Quick Overview) - http://continuations.com/post...
"I can sense some David Ricardo coming soon on this blog :)" - Julien
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Re: Production Function (A Quick Overview) - http://continuations.com/post...
"Generally, can't we just simplify the equations to have just a (very) few variables. In the case of bicycles, steal and rubber are both the output of a production function of capital, labor and some prime goods, right?" - Julien
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Re: Google Forget-Me-Nots - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"I generally agree with your point and I think "right to be forgotten" is the wrong solution to a good problem. Generally, I think , we human beings need to be a lot more empathic. Yes, we've all done stupid things that we're not proud of and that we want others to ignore... BUT, rather than hiding from others, why don't we start assuming that the person they are now is different from the person that they were then. Why don't we start judging others in the light of single (and often old!) acts done in a different context, at a different age... etc. This is a case where the machine (Google and the wbe in general) brings an incredible amount of progress by making sure *everyone* has access to *all* information. Let's make sure this also makes *us* better. On thing I disagree with : "Google has one job: surface the most relevant webpages associated with a set of keywords." Except that they don't actually do that. There have been *many* cases where Google highlighted some content over more..." - Julien
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Re: The Slow Hunch - Protecting the Open Internet - http://nickgrossman.is/post...
"Ha! Reading your profile info and then your website is very insightful as to what your motivations are :)" - Julien
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Re: The Slow Hunch - Protecting the Open Internet - http://nickgrossman.is/post...
"What puzzles me is that legislators are considering"fast lane" internet at a moment where we have as few ISPs as we've ever had. If that happend when we had true competition between ISP, then we could have legitimately assume that this competition would prevent any abuse by any of these providers." - Julien
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