By zeedeo on October 29, 2011 @ 21:39:48 — 10168 views
Lauren Powell Jobs is a successful business woman, currently focusing on philantrophy. She currently serve on the boards of directors of Teach for America; Global Fund for Women, KQED (PBS), EdVoice, New America Foundation; Stanford Schools Corporation, and New Schools Venture Fund. She served many non-profit and was appointed ini 2010 by President Obama as a Member of the White House Council for Community Solutions.
Steve was known for keeping his private life secretive, and so does Powell. She was keeping a low profile, rarely appearing in interviews. She has a particular interest in education and went to found, College Track, a non profit that focus on helping minority kids. This is what made President Obama appoint her in the White House.
Powell earned her MBA in Stanford university where Steve gave a memorable speech in 2005, revealing much of his personal life. But 15 years earlier Steve also gave a speech while she was attending and he later said during an interview:
- If this is my last night on Earth, would I rather spend it at a business meeting or with this woman?
- I ran across the parking lot, asked her if she'd have dinner with me, and we walked to a restaurant in Palo Alto.
A year later they were getting married at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.
By zeedeo on August 29, 2012 @ 23:00:00 — 1566 views
Here is a collection of all the questions and answers:
I am recent law school graduate. Despite graduating from a top school, I find myself unemployed with a large student loan debt burden. While I'm sure my immediate prospects will improve in time, it's difficult to be optimistic about the future knowing that my ability to live a productive life -- to have a fulfilling career, to buy a house, to someday raise a family -- is hampered by my debt and the bleak economic outlook for young people. I know that I'm not alone in feeling this way. Many of us are demoralized. Your 2008 campaign was successful in large part due to the efforts of younger demographics. We worked for you, we campaigned for you, and we turned out in record numbers to vote for you. What can I say to encourage those in similar situations as I am to show up again in November? What hope can you offer us for your second term?
I understand how tough it is out there for recent grads. You're right - your long term prospects are great, but that doesn't help in the short term. Obviously some of the steps we have taken already help young people at the start of their careers. Because of the health care bill, you can stay on your parent's plan until you're twenty six. Because of our student loan bill, we are lowering the debt burdens that young people have to carry. But the key for your future, and all our futures, is an economy that is growing and creating solid middle class jobs - and that's why the choice in this election is so important. The other party has two ideas for growth - more taxs cuts for the wealthy (paid for by raising tax burdens on the middle class and gutting investments like education) and getting rid of regulations we've put in place to control the excesses on wall street and help consumers. These ideas have been tried, they didnt work, and will make the economy worse. I want to keep promoting advanced manufacturing that will bring jobs back to America, promote all-American energy sources (including wind and solar), keep investing in education and make college more affordable, rebuild our infrastructure, invest in science, and reduce our deficit in a balanced way with prudent spending cuts and higher taxes on folks making more than $250,000/year. I don't promise that this will solve all our immediate economic challenges, but my plans will lay the foundation for long term growth for your generation, and for generations to follow. So don't be discouraged - we didn't get into this fix overnight, and we won't get out overnight, but we are making progress and with your help will make more.
What's the recipe for the White House's beer?
It will be out soon! I can tell from first hand experience, it is tasty.
What are you going to do to end the corrupting influence of money in politics during your second term?
Money has always been a factor in politics, but we are seeing something new in the no-holds barred flow of seven and eight figure checks, most undisclosed, into super-PACs; they fundamentally threaten to overwhelm the political process over the long run and drown out the voices of ordinary citizens. We need to start with passing the Disclose Act that is already written and been sponsored in Congress - to at least force disclosure of who is giving to who. We should also pass legislation prohibiting the bundling of campaign contributions from lobbyists. Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United (assuming the Supreme Court doesn't revisit it). Even if the amendment process falls short, it can shine a spotlight of the super-PAC phenomenon and help apply pressure for change.
What was the most difficult decision that you had to make during this term?
The decision to surge our forces in afghanistan. Any time you send our brave men and women into battle, you know that not everyone will come home safely, and that necessarily weighs heavily on you. The decision did help us blunt the taliban's momentum, and is allowing us to transition to afghan lead - so we will have recovered that surge at the end of this month, and will end the war at the end of 2014. But knowing of the heroes that have fallen is something you never forget.
What is the first thing you'll do on November 7th, win or lose?
Win or lose, I'll be thanking everybody who is working so hard - especially all the volunteers in field offices all across the country, and the amazing young people in our campaign offices.
How are you going help small businesses in 2013 and 2014? and what if any bills are you going to implement for small businesses, in 2013, and 2014?
We've really focused on this since I came into office - 18 tax cuts for small business, easier funding from the SBA. Going forward, I want to keep taxes low for the 98 percent of small businesses that have $250,000 or less in income, make it easier for small business to access financing, and expand their opportunities to export. And we will be implementing the Jobs Act bill that I signed that will make it easier for startups to access crowd-funding and reduce their tax burden at the start-up stage.
Who's your favourite Basketball player?
Jordan - I'm a Bulls guy.
We know how Republicans feel about protecting Internet Freedom. Is Internet Freedom an issue you'd push to add to the Democratic Party's 2012 platform?
Internet freedom is something I know you all care passionately about; I do too. We will fight hard to make sure that the internet remains the open forum for everybody - from those who are expressing an idea to those to want to start a business. And although there will be occasional disagreements on the details of various legislative proposals, I won't stray from that principle - and it will be reflected in the platform.
Are you considering increasing funds to the space program?
Making sure we stay at the forefront of space exploration is a big priority for my administration. The passing of Neil Armstrong this week is a reminder of the inspiration and wonder that our space program has provided in the past; the curiosity probe on mars is a reminder of what remains to be discovered. The key is to make sure that we invest in cutting edge research that can take us to the next level - so even as we continue work with the international space station, we are focused on a potential mission to a asteroid as a prelude to a manned Mars flight.
How do you balance family life and hobbies with, well, being the POTUS?
It's hard - truthfully the main thing other than work is just making sure that I'm spending enough time with michelle and the girls. The big advantage I have is that I live above the store - so I have no commute! So we make sure that when I'm in DC I never miss dinner with them at 6:30 pm - even if I have to go back down to the Oval for work later in the evening. I do work out every morning as well, and try to get a basketball or golf game in on the weekends just to get out of the bubble. Speaking of balance, though, I need to get going so I'm back in DC in time for dinner. But I want to thank everybody at reddit for participating - this is an example of how technology and the internet can empower the sorts of conversations that strengthen our democracy over the long run. AND REMEMBER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER - if you need to know how to register, go to Gottaregister.com. By the way, if you want to know what I think about this whole reddit experience - NOT BAD!
And to end with style
By zeedeo on September 27, 2011 @ 09:29:49 — 1174 views
By zeedeo on October 29, 2011 @ 17:37:58 — 1076 views
I opened my email last Tuesday (October 25th) and saw an email that Unthink.com is now open for public beta.
I have to say, the word "unthink" irritates me, but I will go with it because I donít know what it will turn out to be. I will delay my opinion for the end.
Signing up was fairly easy when I clicked on the link, I was asked to create a username and password. Right after I was presented with this video:
The video is about the concept the website was creating on, and how your information will not be shared. Oh! And that facebook sucks.
The next step was the "UNTHINK DEED". The promise that your information will not be shared:
And some preamble and Covenant, and such and such, I skipped right ahead.
The following step is the interesting step for me, because I remember when I first used facebook, and there was no ads and stuff. Unthink presents you right in the beginning with "Brands". It is a fancy way of saying there will be ads. But not any ads, you have to endorse them first in order for them to work, well thatís what I understand from the video so far.
Step five was a very common one, but I chose not to enter my email and password, I just skipped. I donít know about you but I donít usually give my username and password to someone. But thatís just me.
And Then we are done!
Congratulation! Note that you are reminded that by default your privacy is set to private, meaning no one can see you, until you change your settings.
Here is how it looks like inside.
To tell you the truth I like the concept very much, I remember not posting many things on facebook because I thought it would seem inappropriate to some. Unthink comes natively with all these cool features that will spare me from having to make a mistake first and correct it. But since my last arcticle about unthink there have been many changes to google and facebook. They both offer almost exactly what Unthink is calling "Social Revolution", and they have the advantage of being already familiar to users.
Unthink is the kind of startup that could only come from outside of traditional tech hotspots like Silicon Valley or New York, as thereís a certain level of audacity, and perhaps even ignorance, that you need in order to think you have a shot at displacing social networking giant Facebook and all of its 800 million users.
And taking down Facebook is the core of Unthinkís marketing campaign. In fact, the majority of Unthinkís message is about what it is not: itís not another social network, itís a social revolution. Unthinkers are not users, theyíre owners. Unthink is not in control, you are. And so on. It even has its own manifesto, deeds and covenants.
Despite its anti-Facebook manifesto, Unthink actually wants to displace Twitter, Groupon and LinkedIn, too. If anything, however, itís Diaspora done right. Hey, if youíre going to appeal to the "I donít want corporate control of my data!" crowd, you may as well go all in.
Will Unthink take down Facebook? Not likely. But itís fascinating to watch someone try on this scale.
Unthink at First Glance
I'm not really sure that the name of the service is going to resonate with people who are disgruntled with Facebook or Google Plus. Actually, I'm not sure the name "Unthink" is going to resonate with anybody.
If the "FU" video they've put on Facebook is any indication of their marketing strategy, Unthink might appeal to the high school crowd ó but the adults in the audience are unlikely to be impressed. As one friend said when I asked for a second opinion on the video, "my 15-year-old self would love this. I gagged at 36." Not exactly how I'd phrase it, but yeah - pretty much on target.
So lets give unthink a chance and see what it will become. Is it going to be ĎYet another social networkí or ĎThe Social Revolutioní what do you think? Visit Visit unthink.com and share your experience.
By zeedeo on October 20, 2011 @ 00:30:49 — 936 views
I have tried to stay away from the this but I cannot avoid it any longer.
Every where I turn I see Phoenix. Whether it is on the news, or msn frontpage there is no escaping.
So I decided to write about it.
Yes Batman is the coolest of super heroes, but people dressing up at the Comic-Con are just... well you complete that sentence. However there is something a little different happening in Seattle Washington. There is a young man, 23 year old, with a nine to five job, married, father of an infant daughter, that is making a different. He goes by the name Phoenix Jones.
When the sun light dissappear in the horizon and the villains come out of the darkness, the young super hero waits not for a call from innocent civilians in trouble. He wears his costume, kiss his daughter goodnight and joins the Mighty league of Justice, known as The Rain City Superhero movement.
With a total of 10 members, to count, the group stands strong a fight crime. Other the car explosion, machine guns, nuclear threats, and POW!
this is a serious group of people that hold scars from their battles. Attention came to them recently when Mr. Jones was subpoenaed to court for a prevent a drunk driving, misinterpreted.
He removed his mask while attending the trial, but was quickly released. He is back on the street fighting crime right were he belongs.
The next time you are walking in the streets of Seattle and that Puerto-Rican bothering your, simply say thank you Phoenix Jones.
By zeedeo on October 20, 2011 @ 01:42:46 — 655 views
Steve Jobs left a legacy to Apple and it is up to Tim Cook to fill up these very large shoes. Even though there are a lot of good things to be said about Tim, we have to remember that he was not chosen because he is the best to do the job Jobs had. He was chosen because Jobs was sick and could no longer be part of the day to day operations:
@Steve Jobs: I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
source: Apple Press info
Bill Gates got ahead in the game a long time ago and *retired. He operates only as chairman of the company and is mostly focus on philanthropy.
@Bill Gates: I feel a lot of emotion, but I also feel that this company is ready and orderly to make a new transition without missing a single beat
Although he still influence decisions, Microsoft can survive without Bill Gates. The competition is getting tougher in the mobile venture but Microsoft still stand strong in many areas. Apple who was robbed of its CEO, has to face an uncertain future, even though the iPhone 4s is getting good reviews, Apple will have to work harder to get consumers back on the Apple Hype. Will Apple survive with Tim Cook? Well here is what we have to consider:
Apple is made up of thousands of innovative employees and Steve was not the one come in up with every single idea as it is believed, he was the face of the company, the biggest salesman.
The salesman is the most important man in a company because he is he one who interact with customers, convincing them to either buy the best product ever or the crappiest. So the correct question will be:
Can Tim Cook sell as much as his predecessor? Only time will tell.
In the meanwhile the iPhone 4s is selling at high point, but this is still a job by Jobs. Tim Cook will make his mark with either the iPhone 5 or the rumored iPad mini
Ps: iPhone 4s = iPhone 4Steve
By zeedeo on October 10, 2011 @ 00:01:06 — 642 views
A lot of Twitter accounts have been jeopardized. Have you received a message from your friend or follower on Twitter that says :
I read a really bad blog about you t.co/link.example
When you click on the link it takes you back to *Twitter login page. You enter your info and you are back on Twitter and nothing happens. Well here is what happened; you just gave your user name and password to a stranger. That is called phishing. The logging page you see is not twitter, it's another website posing as Twitter. Http://twittelr.com.
Fake message from user
Note The fake but similar domain name: twitteLr.com
Entering a fake name
Twitter Fake Error Page
Then your friends and followers will start receiving messages from you saying: I read a bad blog about you... The website has already been reported and Twitter is trying to fix the issue. But many accounts have already been jeopardized, so the best solution will be to change your password immediately.
If you are a victim of this please notify your friends and help stop the spread of this.
What would someone do with your information?
Many people can say there is not much info about me on my account, other than send messages to people on my list it can't do much. First of all, a malicious user can abuse your account and send some nasty messages to your friends and family. But here is the bigger threat, most people use the same user name and password across multiple websites. So when a malicious user have your Twitter user name and password, they will try them on multiple websites, including but not limited to Facebook, openid, MySpace, YouTube, your bank account, and much more.
So please do change your account information as soon as possible
Twitter warning you about the harmful url
By zeedeo on June 11, 2012 @ 11:41:06 — 616 views
Digg.com seems to be down. I first noticed it at 10:30am When you are logged in you get an error:
An unknown error occurred. It is 73.7% likely this is Jeremy's fault
When you refresh it becomes 39.3% Can's fault, 34.8% Jeff's fault. Jeremy is clearly responsible since he has 73.7%. Looks like someone is getting fired.
When you are not logged in, it shows that there are no stories available.
The blog seems to be up and running, but nothing is mentioned about the site not working. No twitter update either. Makes you wonder what they are up to. If you have any news please post it in the comments
Update: 11:39am The site is back up! But still very slow
By zeedeo on October 13, 2011 @ 00:06:08 — 594 views
"We donít know how to build a sub-$500 computer that is not a piece of junk," Steve Jobs said during an Apple earning call in 2008
Amazon new pet, the Kindle Fire, might not be the best performing tablet in the market, but it stands as a very big competitor to Apple's iPad. The iPad is robust and the leader in the tablet market, androids are sort of still in an experimental stage but becoming very popular.
The Kindle Fire is Amazon's tablet with an OS built on top of Android, but locked down to a level the Android system is almost invisible; just like a Mac. The Kindle Fire didn't come with the same specs as an IPad. In facts, the specs are less impressive, but its strength lies in its low price, $199.
Yes, Steve jobs did say that at Apple, they can't build a device under $500 that is not crappy but today it is different. Facing competition, Apple says they are building an "iPad mini" that could be released before the iPad 3. The mini in this case will not be referring to a smaller size, the mini is for its low price; said to be in the $200 range. We could expect it around the first quarter of 2012.
Reported on businessinsider.com.
By zeedeo on September 24, 2011 @ 23:28:46 — 545 views
**UPDATE: Unthink open for public beta testingUnthink.com, which is supposed to be a threat to all the current social network models, has started sending invitations for testing their beta website. Here is the email:
Thank you for requesting an invitation code.I can't wait to see how it is going to be, but I hope it is not Yet another social network. As a commenter was saying, "everything that unthink is promising can be done in facebook with a couple of clicks in the settings page.".
We have begun sending out invitation codes for UNTHINK.com in the order they were requested. During the initial stages of our beta, we are letting in a few people at a time to enable us to get more personal feedback. Soon UNTHINK.com will accelerate the distribution of invitation codes, so expect to receive yours within a few days or weeks.
Please visit UNTHINK.com to explore the public pages that were unveiled today.
Keep Unthinking!The UNTHINK Team
I will keep you up to date when they send in the code to actually test the website.
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