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Comment: I've come up with lots of good ideas (Score 1) 53

by GoodNewsJimDotCom (#48201287) Attached to: Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?
I've come up with many ideas on my own that others have made millions or billions on. The execution is the hard part. There's a quote from someone who eludes me that says,"If you're on the right track, but you're standing still, you'll be run over." The comforting thought you get when this happen is that you come up with good ideas.

My theory for coming up with good ideas is simple. Look at new technologies, and try and apply them to the world. Look at a lot of the first electrical devices, they're just an application of applying spinning motion to a tool creatively. The Internet when it first started getting released to the public, a lot of people figured there would be graphical games, instant messaging, and online stores, but when it first came out, it didn't have those yet. You always look at a new technology and figure how it will change the world.

The Internet still has lots of applications to still be made that people haven't thought of. I think someone's eventually going to make a Real Estate application where anyone can list their place, and have a search for places, and they do the transaction on their own, with some way to confirm the transaction and only charge 200$ for the whole ordeal. So undercutting realtors could be a huge thing. No one has made an application that caught on as the defacto ap for listing your house as a flea market because if so, people could link to their smart phone when they're within X miles of one. There are probably new social media sites that haven't been made. One site I've been thinking of, but can't come up with how to do it right is for PC video gamers to register on to keep in touch with long lost teammates.

So the most common way to invent a new thing is think how new technologies can make life easier, but sometimes prayer works too. I have always been fascinated with AI since the 80s with the movie TRON and stuff. Everyone thought AI would be a computer algorithm go out of control maybe on networks to learn and use the memory. Other people thought AI would be when science invented a pseudo brain. Neither of these are viable ways to start an R&D project because you have no way to gauge progress towards success and failure is almost assured. So I asked God how to make AI. Instantly I thought of a computer that holds a world state in memory that it gathers in through cameras and sensors. Then it can identify the objects in the world, and interacting with them via goals is almost trivial once you have the data in mind since that's how sandbox video games work. I have an AI site here which shows the building of AI is doable for anyone who would be willing to fund a team Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if we had AI in 15-30 years if someone started now. I just thought it was cool that I came up with this AI algorithm instantly after praying for it.

Comment: My suggestion for Apple (Score 1) 249

by GoodNewsJimDotCom (#48177051) Attached to: Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone
Standardize your joystick API so us devs can make joystick games on ipad/iPhone. Joystick games on Android tablets is just taking off now, and might be a small portion of the market, but the people who do it like it. Anyone can see a touch screen is no way to play a reflex action game, the controls just aren't there.

Comment: Re:Flash (Score 2) 547

Except for the fact that it is the best language to develop for mobile.

Its a very easy language to write in compared to C/C++, and it ports to Android/iOS/Web/Desktop(Linux/Mac/Windows).

The people in the know are writing cell phone/tablet aps in Adobe AIR now

Its actually quicker, more efficient, and you get more done in it than if you tried to code natively in Android or iOS.

Flash developers really have an unfair advantage to developing aps :) But you guys just keep saying its dying.

Comment: Re:Group of supremely well educated (Score 1) 283

by GoodNewsJimDotCom (#48088725) Attached to: Glut of Postdoc Researchers Stirs Quiet Crisis In Science
You sound like you're just taunting the next Dr. Evil. "Oh, sure you're a seismologist, but you couldn't actually cause earthquakes to bring cities to their knees. You just don't have it in you." That's the type of talk that encourages super villians. We should be encouraging people to be super heroes. Sure you don't get hired for a real job, but thats okay, just keep working for humanity. That's the type of talk we should be doing.

Comment: Re:Optimal rather than perfect (Score 2) 110

by GoodNewsJimDotCom (#48051837) Attached to: MIT Study Outlines a 'Perfect' Solar Cell
Well at first it was better than perfect. He was actually getting 150% energy from the sun converted into electricity. He was actually creating energy, but he looked at the ramifications of having too much energy on Earth and figured heating the atmosphere wouldn't fly with environmentalists. And the people who read his scientific paper wouldn't take him serious if was claiming that his device created energy. So he cut back some features and now its only perfect so it pleases everyone.

Comment: Blackouts are from the idiots guide to marketting. (Score 4, Insightful) 135

by GoodNewsJimDotCom (#48030097) Attached to: FCC Rejects Blackout Rules
Okay, our team is unpopular, how we going to fix this?

I know boss, lets prevent people from watching the games.

But won't that mean we'll have less fans in the long run?

No, we figure our team is just going to lose and we don't want anyone to see it .

Genius! Black out the game!

Comment: Econ 101 (Score 1) 488

by GoodNewsJimDotCom (#48024639) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power
If energy is cheaper from another source, your energy company is going to have competition and not rake in crazy profits.

Things will absolutely go crazy the moment some company makes a cheap hybrid plugin electric car. Up until now you can get like 100,000 free miles of gasoline for what you'll save by not buying one. Once there is an economical reason to get one, everyone will want one. They'll use grid electricity at first, but then realize the benefit of having solar panels at their homes, and people will be buying solar arrays. This boom will all be triggered when one of these hybrid plugin cars or maybe even Tesla makes a chap electric car.

Think about the craziness of how even stores being unable to do their promotional deals. All the poor people with more time than money will simply drive from store to store and shop instead of telling themselves,"There's no point in shopping around because I'll lose more in gas money than I'll save."

Comment: I caught mastery of programming after 22 years. (Score 1) 192

by GoodNewsJimDotCom (#48023649) Attached to: New Research Casts Doubt On the "10,000 Hour Rule" of Expertise
I'm not exactly sure how many hours it took or when it clicked, but after programming video games for 22 years, I finally can code anything I want very rapidly. While I can't grant you all the insight into how I do software architecture, I found one really cool method. If you design your memory structure(data structures) first, all your methods should write themselves. When I started coding games, it was the hardest thing I ever did mentally, way harder than even physics when they do rocket science. But now the only mental challenge I have when coding is thinking,"Is anyone even going to want to play this when I'm done? Is it worth putting time in if I get nothing back?"

It's been discussed before that the ap stores are like lotteries where you input time, and then hope to win money. It is very discouraging, but when I think about it, I can't do anything quite as well as code, so isn't time where I'm not coding wasting my skill? So this code warrior rides on.

"When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest." -- Bullwinkle Moose