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  1. #1 Co-Founder Wanted To Rule World 
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    If thatís not ambition I donít know what is.. but anyway please allow me to introduce myself as an Irish voyager who happens to be 22 years into this current perception of the journey.

    Well anyway, my insights have led me to believe I have a worthwhile idea or two as to how to go one better than Google or Groupon with the whole collaborative business and mobile web thing. I may be full of Sh*t or I may not be... twill be up to yourself to decide if and when you meet me.

    For now I am looking for interested persons, with not just ambition but the hunger required to take an idea from scratch and build it into something beautiful and meaningful.

    Apart from the obvious knowledge and qualifications relating to you've guessed it, computer science, Ambition and Hunger are yet again the keywords of the day.

    Experience with previous start-ups would be highly desirable, in other words someone who has a f**king idea what they are doing when it comes to computers and programming product from scratch.

    I would ask for Bill Gates or someone with experience as a technological world leader, preferably a God of somekind that can wave magic wands but usually these quarries result in little positive response. So the stuff mentioned above will do. Should it come down to it, I'll evaluate your potential as a business partner over a few beers. as your mother would say "I dont just go to bed with any old thing"



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    A start up without as much as a name but a wild idea to take over the world just like all the others.

    In good time and fortune however, it will with the right guidance emerge from the abysses into something rather fruitful.

    Think ecommerce, mobile web devices and little old grandmothers with a desire for discounts and bargains. With the service we will build for them, they will provide many a wet dream for the florist and cafe shop owners around their town. Your thinking Groupon, but I say better.

    If you think that I am just an idiot, please go back to browsing other jobs and contemplating the idea of the next time you get a chance to go at yourself in the shower. In other words go F**K yourself till the end of days.

    If however you think I may be on to something, time will tell. The question for you my good friend is if I am worth picking the phone up to. A life changing decision... Well life always comes down to just a few moments, may this be one of them.

    Everybody needs good neighbours" as the good old aussie sitcom would say... Just how good are they is what I'm asking. lol

    Good luck and hope to hear from you..

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    http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view...89&trk=tab_pro

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    Whether or not your ideas have merit, you don't sound like the kind of person I'd want to work for/with. :?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MagiMaster
    Whether or not your ideas have merit, you don't sound like the kind of person I'd want to work for/with. :?
    For that reason you are not the person I would like to do business with...

    Bear in mind that the ad is designed not just to attract people but to also deter the undesirables.
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    I know you would like to think that it was the garage or whatever, but I have to vote for Microsoft headquarters or the like. Microsoft spent over 6 billion last year in R&D with a staff of over 30,000. NASA, same story.

    Today, I just don't think the average person has the funding or the resources to have a major breakthrough in a garage.

    It's a different day and age.
    Who is John Galt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whoisjohngalt
    I know you would like to think that it was the garage or whatever, but I have to vote for Microsoft headquarters or the like. Microsoft spent over 6 billion last year in R&D with a staff of over 30,000. NASA, same story.

    Today, I just don't think the average person has the funding or the resources to have a major breakthrough in a garage.

    It's a different day and age.
    Too true in terms of actual R&D but in terms of concept origins I do believe they stem from enthusiastic hobbyists or learners etc. Perhaps I am most referring to the eureka moments. In most cases this is what happens and then becomes knowledge of the bigger elephants who are of course eqquiped with the resources to advance them to the next stage. Two brains are better than one of course, not to mention the finest labs or workshops available to man.

    I've a lot of respect for these companies that allocate great resources to investigating and realising better technologies for society. I do however fear that there is too much of a commercial agenda at stake in this case and therefore it may be better to have more state funded R&D institutes and projects etc.
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    Just fair warning, but your approach and attitude will turn away many people besides the "undesirables." Of course, a good working relation is important to any group project, so if that's how you are in real life, false advertising would do more harm.

    Anyway, if you have programming questions, feel free to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagiMaster
    Just fair warning, but your approach and attitude will turn away many people besides the "undesirables." Of course, a good working relation is important to any group project, so if that's how you are in real life, false advertising would do more harm.

    Anyway, if you have programming questions, feel free to ask.
    Dont worry my understanding of the madness in the real world does not translate into the ways in which I conduct or behave myself. Humour in my mind is perhaps the key to communication, as much as we wish to pretend life's dealing should be all formalised, there is no har to inject a little bit of light heartedness.

    That is what I am looking for in people. someone who can overlook the seriousness and control it as they deem fit. Its either something you understand about people or you dont, dont ask why, the theory is complicated. lol

    On that not, thanks for your ressponse.

    In respect to programming, I would like to learn what languages or systems are most used with sites like Facebook or paypal. Do you have much of a technical understanding of how these web 2.0 sites work???
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    A lot of Facebook apps are written in Flash, but I'm not that familiar with all the details of actually making something for Facebook, so there may be other choices.

    I have no idea how PayPal works internally, and it's likely something they wouldn't want to talk about, for security reasons.

    Web 2.0 sites can be built with a lot of different technologies. The big ones, off the top of my head, are Flash, HTML5, AJAX and PHP (Java is also an option). Of course, you could do it with CGI programs, but no one seems to bother with that. Which you use is largely dependent on what you have access to, what you're trying to do and what your preferences are. (There's also something to be said for what kind of an image you're trying to project.)
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    Thanks for that.. good to know that it isnt all one set standard.

    Do most computer science degree courses cover these areas of study or does one have to take them as specific courses?
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    You will also need solid database skills if you are planning to create everything from scratch.
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    True. I forgot about the back end stuff. (The stuff I mentioned is the front end, what the user sees. The back end is the bits running on the server that's hidden from the user. Ironic considering that I'm working with a server-side database for one of projects.)

    Most colleges will teach programming in general (usually with C/C++ or Java, at least in the first few courses) and will cover databases and the like in later courses, but no serious CS degree I know of teaches Flash, HTML5 or PHP. (Of course, by the time you get a CS degree, you should be able to pick those up easily enough.)
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