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  1. Oh my, my, little Caleb

    My head's fully loaded with the latest audio in and out technology and I would hope yours is as well. Although, reading some of your posts, perhaps the audio out is coming from somewhere else?
  2. Oh my, my, little Caleb

    I've often wondered about that myself Said mr potato head
  3. I'm getting published, Baby!

    I see you scraped the original idea: "Here Comes Big Claude Whitacre", Can't say I'm surprised. Congrats and good for you.
  4. Mike the Bossman has a new avatar!

    It's such a radical departure, I was not prepared for this, will be seeking therapy.
  5. Big Mike called it all pseudo-science when all the article was about was the admission by Nature magazine and possibly others, that a sizeable chunk of what they publish has not been confirmed or reproduced by other scientists. 

    In the other thread about vaccinations I pointed out my misgivings about vaccination against "everything" and the ones for specific childhood illnesses in particular possibly having side effects/ailments yet to be clearly defined because they are still relatively new.  Boosters are required as the effects of the innoculations wear off, the body does not remember what to do if the threat re-occurs like it would do if you had had chicken pox for example. If boosters are neglected or simply not available, (another misgiving about the fragility of us being cocooned and dependant) then in adult life the ailments can be more severe. 

    That makes me a big picture guy, always looking at long term repercussions of actions on a grand scale.

    Mike is an intelligent, mind made up guy. Short term thinking. If he thinks the good outweighs the bad then that's it, every doubting argument is twaddle. 

    He is a hard taskmaster. However, he (by his admission) has a high IQ and a MENSA member. In fields that are his area of expertise and are cut and dried facts he will put us all to shame. Yes, even Riffle, there, I said it. ;)

    A useful guy to have around, just his execution and social skills needs a little work.

    Perhaps you should not expect that from an Einstein.;)



    1. Claude Whitacre

      Claude Whitacre

      You can always be nice to others. It costs nothing, and insulting someone (I mean real insults, not the playful ones) makes people stop listening to you. 

      Anyway. it was the fact that he was being insulting to you, and you did nothing to deserve it.


  6. I have an annoying re-direct on Firefox on my laptop. I have not been able to get rid of it yet. I am using Chrome, no problems with that. However, I still want to get rid of it. So, like many, I have Googled it. Sure enough, there are pages of answers, some are You-Tube Vids, some are web-pages of instructions, but many are advertising browser cleaning software. Some of course will give instructions but then say well the easy way is to buy xyz software. Answering peoples questions, solving problems is a great way to market, we all know that. Putting up a page full of answers and advertising makes money.and easily gets to the top of the search results. But of course, you don't want to put up a page that only half a dozen people will see because the question is only asked that many times a year. So, question, is their any software or quick method you know of for finding low hanging fruit in this area that you know of for uncovering these obscure questions that may surprisingly be getting a lot of asks for a reasonable amount of time?
  7. Aside from saying, and it also comes in pink, how do you differentiate selling to women as opposed to men. Men are very much specs oriented and go to a store, grab the product and walk to the checkout. Women take longer to browse and make a decision. Is there a pattern to this. Does the approach have to be different etc?
  8. No, Your Posts Did Not Disappear

    That's why your currently showing zero posts
  9. No, Your Posts Did Not Disappear

    Mine has gone down from 150 to 5 and everyone else is showing similar numbers? :
  10. As I said, it is a fantasy, but let's say it happened, would the Sharks fear for their lives, run a mile?
  11. You should be thinking how much the world economy would be trashed if such an invention was publicised and how many people would try and stifle it. Take the Rose colored glasses off. I seriously doubt if he would even get a patent
  12. Inexplicably, a man is allowed to go on Shark Tank on national tv with his invention. He walks in and sets it down on the carpet covered with a cloth. He talks a little about the environment and how the burning of oil and fossil fuels is warming the Earth. He announces that under the cloth is the answer to the world's power problems. His machine relies on nothing more than a ingenious arrangement of springs and magnets using only magnetic attraction, not repulsion which weakens them. He tells them that the machine would turn and produce electricity for years once started and would only stop when the bearings wear out or the springs eventually snap. In which case you just replace parts. He whips off the cloth and pulls out the blocks keeping it still, turns a hand crank and the machine starts spinning at a regular speed, he disengages the hand crank, it goes spinning on and on. The end result of being able to turn a shaft means you can have an electric motor. He plugs in a socket board and several electronic devices on the table light up. He says, of course the machine could be scaled up to be as large as you want to produce more power. Yes, this is the real deal, no fake. He invites the sharks to camp out and watch it for several days and they do. No connection to anything else, no batteries. It just keeps on rolling. He has made the casing with perspex, they can see clearly inside. There is no deception. Now the question. Do you think any of the Sharks would invest, or would they run a mile? If you were a Shark, would you invest? I would say you would probably not, what say you?
  13. The software in my example was cheap and actually pretty good. Spending hours building links to it, Seo'ing it and building social media pages to drum up traffic would be a waste. If, you can get targeted traffic to it immediately and you could deploy many more of these sites based on different product lines in minutes apiece. In an experiment, I once used a plugin to grab a load of Amazon products from one keyword expression and made a bunch of selling sites repeating the process for each (different keywords), Each took about half an hour using a cloned Wordpress template with all plugins ready to go. All I did was to create a very quick graphic header for each, the keywords I then inserted into Wordpress I copied and pasted from the bottom of the google results for typing in the main keyword to google. I had 2 generic domain names and all the sites were just sub-domains on those 2 generic domain names. I knew full well that the plugin I used to get the Amazon products did no automatic updating or adding of products or the prices. After that I just left them be, did nothing. After a week or so I started getting the odd sale from them. This went on for a while and then it went quiet. The sites were not updating or being added too and the products and prices were going out of date. For a time though, somehow the sites were getting organic hit's and and some sales. Minimum work and some profit. Another site I purchased from a reputable guy on the WF. Had him install it too. This was a dynamic selling only site that sold Amazon e-books and hardback versions. For this I purchased a domain name. Highly professional looking and it auto refreshed itself in adding new books and updating prices. I did some minimal link building, nothing much. The site got regular sales. Also of interest was that the site was fronted by a mixup of books and had 40 categories. You had the capability of re-deploying the site on new domain names up to 40 times, each time fronted by a different category of books. All the other categories where there as well on each site. Funnily enough, the sales I got on all these sites rarely reflected what I was selling. Sending people to Amazon to buy what they click on is rather like dropping someone off in the middle of Walmart. They get distracted and end up buying something completely different, sometimes multiple items. Interesting experiments in set and forget.
  14. I have held this view for some time now. Yes you say, investment of your time and hard work. No I say, not exactly, here's an example. On my desktop is a program where you type in a keyword or two and it sets up a Wordpress Amazon selling site complete with plugins and auto updates products and prices. Time investment is minimum, a little box filling. Money investment is just a domain name and hosting or even having the program create a sub-domain on a generic website address. You do not even think about getting it ranked in google or any further work than that. It's as predictable as roulette. I am aware of a reputable marketeer who simply offers to get hits to your site. This is not your generic crap to buy a burst of hits for a few bucks. So, you invest minimum time but lay out some more money for the regular flow of hits to your site. You see what has happened. You are pretty much simply investing money in the hope that you will earn more in sales than you invested. A gamble, but a calculated risk, just like any investment. Look at the trends on tv. for example. A group of people buy a script for a site and programmers time, that pulls in all the prices from hotels. Then they get further investment for a tv or radio campaign. The site becomes instantly famous. Countless sites are making money this way. Minimum work, just a financial investment or speculation. So, all you need to be is a shark, small time or big time.