Generally, forum discourse requires some form of comment freezing mechanism such as limiting editing to certain duration (e.g. it's 3 hours here) (or) as you mentioned change log as in Facebook, LinkedIn to ensure that the discourse stays meaningful i.e. someone shouldn't change their comment entirely and make the discussion meaningless.
But, in the case of collaborative story building may be we need both edit time limit and also change log? How about asking the user the 'reason for edit' and then displaying the same along with the old content when someone clicks 'edited' link on the comment.
THE IRISHMAN(2019) uses deep fake for de-aging the actors. As the main actors are all old in real life, the CGI team generated deep fake videos of the actors by using the data from their old movies when they were younger.
That does sound like a problem, but unfortunately since we cannot do much about tree physiology(they need to shed their leaves to survive winter) and gravity (leaves should fall down); I think the cost-effective way to address this problem is to buy a leaf blower and asking someone else to clear the leaves every day by creating a small fund for it by the residents themselves.
What do you think about sorta versioning/branching each addition to the story? For instance, you start the story and maybe two other right a direct addition to yours instead of limiting it to 1 addition after the other?
Not OP, but IMO voting on the individual snippets with just Upvote/Downvote/Flag would suffice as editing other's content would cause unnecessary friction and in-fact goes against the ethos of Internet forums e.g. here, reddit etc.
I was sent here from Reddit. I also wanted to follow the projects of my favorite filmmakers so I created an app to do just that, it is called FilmScout https://filmscout.app I have been working on it for the last 5 months. It would be great if you can give me some feedback.
The solution which addresses this need gap can also solve other problems such as identifying involuntary pornography by the victims or law enforcement to initiate takedowns. But, unfortunately in-spite of excellent improvement to computation and image processing; due to the massive size of the data (number of videos) hosted in popular platforms this kind of solution is limited to implementation by the respective platform owners(it is even hard for them to implement).
I think the task-management tools should form a consortium and lobby governments to pass regulations to protect one's time from being encroached by the corporations for the task-management apps to do their thing.
Olive Smart Ear (https://www.olive.store/en/product/) solves this problem, it received good feedback in the CES 2020. I'm sure more TWS earphones manufactures would enable hearing aid features this year fulfilling this need gap.
I think we might need regulations to prevent corporations from exploiting our lifestyle i.e. those which sell products which can induce addiction(even if they are dopamine triggers via 'Likes' and 'Shares') should be treated like other addiction inducing substance like Alcohol, Cigarette and drugs. Even though self-restraint is crucial to prevent addiction, we do not let free supply of physical drugs for a reason; that reason applies to virtual drugs as well.
Yo! i made a productivity tool just for individuals named orsolo https://orsolo.com there is no team features, popups daily emails etc ☺️ i built it as a need for myself and made it public you can create projects amd within project manage kanbans , notes, bookmarks, budget calculator, todos etc :)
Indian telecom players - Airtel and Jio are launching VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi) services across the country skipping cellular spectrum. This may pave way for other startups to join the Telecom race, who traditionally didn't bother due to the requirement of Billons of dollars in capital.
I think the blog does a fair job of explaining the philosophy behind Whize, but without the actual product available these content doesn't do any justice to it. Bring out the product out even if its alpha and get users on board.
Hello Bakshara, I've built a website, which partially addresses what is described here... at the moment it's minimal version, so it doesn't calculate carbon footprint for every single item - but I was planning to build such database. If the app gets some positive responses - I will definitely work on it more...
Currently aim is to promote sustainable lifestyle and boost environmental awareness (without shaming anyone :) )
There are several Youtube audio extractors, including browser add-ons. These require manual actions, but what I want is a podcast app which has already has converted youtube videos from the selected channels to podcasts.
Alternatively, the standards of the TVs need to defined enough to allow independent developers to root the systems, build and install their own operating systems (as it's done with with smartphones). Partly doable already but not as mainstream as with phones I would think.
I agree that the capability to flash alternate OS would be nice, but manufacturers supporting it would be just a wishful thinking as we saw in the smartphone ecosystem; manufactures which supported aftermarket firmwares when their were new to market (to seek hacker/developer blessings) eventually went on to lock down their phones once they reached top.
But open-source Smart TV OS is gaining prominence in the form of webOS OSE - https://www.webosose.org/ ; I hope there will be soon a new TV entrants with webOS OSE based firmware.
I was just noodling over something similar the other day with regard to the "speech-to-text" bit. I know that when you speed videos up on Youtube, the audio speeds up as well. I always wondered if the speech-to-text algorithms were able to transcribe that. My first thought was "the NSA can probably do this".
While I don't have a specific solution in mind, I just came here to toss ideas around that I think could be part of one. It would be cool if there were a "bookmarks dashboard" that tracked when you set the bookmark and then other metrics like the last time you visited. It could also be useful for looking at the content of the bookmark, comparing it to other bookmarks and suggesting groups/categories. Other thoughts: tagging, sharing, comments, etc. Also, the ability to notify you when a bookmarked page has been updated (via dashboard, desktop notification or rolled up into a weekly newsletter of some sort).
I've seen people with BMW/Audi but without a fire extinguisher in their house in India, I guess it's some form of extraordinary optimism regarding one's life. Fire safety awareness is generally low in the country.
You can get a standalone smoke detector for < 500 INR ($7), it's when you add connectivity, control hub for managing all the sensors it tends to get expensive. Even if you add connectivity, smart hub it shouldn't be at the price shown by you; they seem to have exaggerated markup. You can DIY connected smoke alarm for cheap using MQ sensor, NodeMCU (or) standalone 433 Mhz sensors, SDR, Raspberry Pi; that's how I've done it.
Check those out, if that works out for you and if you think you can build a better commercial solution than what's available on the market give a shot at this need gap by building your own product.
An update about our startup EmployProof.org, which could be a solution for employment verification in case of company shutdown. We made an animated video explaining why and how to create a timestamp using work email address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0UrRKDoIKE
Thanks. We have no statistics as to the number of candidates using timestamp to support his/ her claim of working experience. It can serve as a proof of “being employed at that particular time”, but for position held or work performance the new employer might choose to inquire further.
It will be much encouraging to our team to know, if a candidate can get a job which would have otherwise lost. As illustrated in the video, to safeguard from those helpless situations, a candidate can simply add an extract line of work email address (timestamped) for a past employment in the resume.
I'm sorry, but I don't see how is it better than just a LinkedIn profile? Besides, LinkedIn profile gives a lot more information and employers actually want the LinkedIn profile of the candidate for interviewing; at-least for those with professional education degrees.
The purpose of this discussion is to look for a better employee "verification" system. LinkedIn profiles are informative, but just like resumes how can we know if the work experience or education are real or not? LinkedIn does not ask for any proof when we create a profile.
Added weekly top need gaps, those who have entered their email will now receive a weekly email on top need gaps based on rankings. If you haven't entered your email, you can do so now in your profile panel (i.e. clicking your user name), while you do that you can also enable 'Notification' for receiving notification email for replies and comments on your problem.
Notification is different from the weekly 'need gap updates', you can unsubscribe from the weekly updates from within the email.
Should it be a system which should be proactively used for mental health assessment or system which involuntarily monitors our activities to make an assessment?
The main hurdle is the scientific validity of such assessment. Even devices from major manufacturers which monitors physical activity with heart rate monitors, accelerometers have failed the scientific scrutiny due to their inaccuracies. Mental health is a volatile research field, the landscape of mental health research changes rapidly the more we understand our brain; one consensus being there's a whole more to understand about our brain.
There is definitely a need gap for bringing state of the art validated research on mental health to the consumers. You may be interested in similar problems posted on needgap.
Apart from global policy think-tanks, Non-profit organisations the reason why there's no single entity which compiles such data regularly is due to the huge overhead in organising such data. More over, data for such categories doesn't change overnight; unless a country adopts some policy drastically different from its previous policies.
Commercial entities show little interest in this because of low return customers for such a product i.e. someone who uses such service to immigrate, needs to do it only once (usually).
I came across a product - bugoutfinder which does something similar with fewer categories for USA i.e. state level. A global version of such product would be indeed useful.
That bugoutfinder looks great, but $5 for entry seems too steep. I guess, now I understand why commercialising such solutions would be hard. But I think it is possible to commercialise if it is offered as part of immigration services.
My solution for a small subset of the forgetting problem:
I frequently see something and want to try it out the next time I want to do something else. So I emulate User Agent strings and append lots of "like [common thing I search for a lot]" to the bookmark. When I start typing into the search bar for those other things I'll be reminded of the bookmark.
For example, since file.io is semi-deprecated I decided to try out 0x0.st . But I kept forgetting when I actually needed to transfer a file, so I made a bookmark titled "0x0.st Like file.io".
As a side note, I have a similar bash function called mean2use that I use to define aliases that wrap a command and ask me if I'd like to do it another way instead or if I'm sure I want to use the command. I've found this is a nice way to retrain my habits.
(Originally posted in reply to Abishek Muthian on HN, reposting here at his recommendation)
Upon reading your post again, I realized your issue isn't even with recovering previous bookmarks. I apologize for that. I'd also like to add that MyTabs isn't just for short term preservation of tabs. You can use it to store and manage any tab/webpage url over the long term.
Your issue is with going through all of the bookmarks that you have saved. Although I believe MyTabs can serve you better in terms of ease of use and user-friendliness, we haven't rolled out our planned snooze/schedule feature yet. For that Spekulatius' recommendation of an extension that allows you to set a timer for pages to open automatically would be a good solution.
One below, from spekulatius is for firefox. Here is the one I found for chrome:
MyTabs is a chrome extension we built that might address this concern for you. We're currently in the process of making it freemium with a Premium price of $5/year but you can sign up for the 7-day free trial until then. Search MyTabs in the Chrome Web Store. If you try it let me know what you think.
The primary area this comes up for me is PMs/texts and calls (It’s easier mentally to ignore a popup from youtube or twitter than a message from someone I know). Along the lines of what you’re suggesting, a simple solution would be to allow message senders/voice callers to *optionally* mark the communication as “urgent” or “casual.” By default, calls and messages would still come with neither flag, implying that they’re somewhere in the middle: “please respond at your earliest convenience.”
On second thought, I think it would be better to make “casual” the default. This would leave the burden on the caller/sender to affirmatively mark the communication as “urgent” or “response requested.”
Lots of ways to do it. On the receiving end, the app — or ideally, the entire platform — could organize the notifications into several levels of urgency. One could set their status at various levels of “Do Not Disturb.” ie, instead of simply muting all calls and messages, one could mute all except those designated as “urgent.” At other times, we could set it to mute only “casual” level messages and let everything else come through.
The issue with passing on this responsibility to senders is that every major Internet Messaging app needs to implement it, we cannot just create an IM app with this features as there is a huge 'chicken-and-egg' issue for any new IM app i.e. chat app requires significant adoption to sustain, people will use it only when their friends and family start to use it; besides the problem we could potentially address with such an app is not a majoritarian opinion.
At-least text(SMS)/Calls has a standard telecommunication consortium(GSM), but it's not an easy task to implement and force adoption. e.g. RCS (Rich Communication Services) the successor to SMS has been under work for over a decade and it's just slowly being rolled out in US in Android.
Besides, I think existing apps would lack the will to implement any such measure as more notifications = more usage; goal of Business is to increase the usage of the product, rather than restrict it.
The best available option to those of us, who see this problem is to build a notification manager which intercepts notifications and uses NLP for parsing each notification for scheduling it according to our priority.
Abishek, do you have any idea why Apple & Google haven’t implemented it at a platform level? Apple has shown interest in calm tech. I’m surprised the feature never showed up. Is the interest level among their customers that low?
Both Apple & Google has implemented so called 'well-being' features which show much we use each app, in the case of Android10 it's even possible shut off few apps for a defined period. The thing is, businesses generally refrain from 'teaching etiquette' to their customers especially if it involves changing decade old habits.
>Is the interest level among their customers that low?
More than low, most aren't aware of notification's effect on their productivity and even if they do; it's hard to avoid something which they like. Those 'Like, Shared, Emoji' notifications are the extension of the dopamine hits by which the entire social media industry survives and mobile ecosystem owners such as Apple & Google need to keep their most important customer alive.
Also, the weightage for the frequency of the content gives unfair advantage for News sites.
There is no doubt that there are problems with the leading search engines, these problems are hard to solve, but they need to be solved to maintain the sanctity on the Internet.
Case in point: If you search by 'platform to post problems', 'problems to solve' you'll not see this platform in the top results and not even see any useful, actionable results. All you'll get is some article talking about why business should be solving problems by a major media.
To cut search engines some slack, it may be because of the platform's age and may be not enough back links for this context. But then again, it is the problem we're talking about here; search engines are not context aware and it might change in the future with improvements in Machine Learning.
If you search 'submit problems for startups to solve'; you'll come across the LinkedIn post sharing the content from the original in this platform in-spite of explicitly mentioning that the original is located here.
Yes you mentioned that maybe its because the site is too new for it to pop up in the results, but obviously this site is providing some benefit to us in terms of idea discussion and validation. There must be some signal then, contextual or otherwise that can be used to pick up on this usefulness and amplify the number of people who see it to provide that growth effect and solve the issues with back-links. Basically I view the idea I proposed as search engine that would incubate novel useful content until it could compete on previous established search engines. The thought being overtime this site would graduate out of the type of results that would rank highly on what I'm proposing and the cycle would repeat with other potential solutions that someone has launched and has some useful signal again.
I agree, if a search engine is able to rank high quality over quantity without compromising the trust then it could enter the search engine space as it is solving some real problem. But, the key point to remember is that the 'customer' of a search engine is one who wants precise results and not the business which wants its page to be displayed at the top i.e. the former is served by the engine and the latter by SEO.
Also, the major search engines weren't always like this. I believe it's their constant tuning to put up with SEO and their business interests such as regularly updated content equals more ads; led to it's low quality.
You're welcome to explain about your product, how it plans to address this problem and share its link in the comment (Product promotion regarding the stated problem is allowed in the comments).
Linkedin doesn't support 'rel=canonical' for user published posts, so it has 'This article was copied from the original source ...'; which supposedly was the next best option. Not sure whether Google still respects it. Ironically, Bing does give the original post at the top and so does duckduckgo.
If you don't have a canonical it will be regarded as duplicated content and the linking power usually defines which post will be considered the 'real' source. Hence Bing and DuckDuckGo bring it on top. Not sure for Google, but I would assume the same.
True, bookmarking UI/UX has been nearly unchanged from the dawn of the browsers with GUI; I guess it has to do with the philosophy of a bookmark i.e. as a digital analog to a physical bookmark in a book, it needs to be blatantly simple. I agree that the default bookmarking experience in the browsers hasn't scaled up well with the Internet, I do have decades of bookmarks distributed across several tools.
The problem you've stated also brings in attention about other problems which may have a role to play in this, namely 'Human memory, lack of thereof' & 'Getting things done at individual level'.
My current workflow to bookmark is of the following order,
1. If the entire content should be easily viewed, then store via pocket extension.
2. If a partial content should be easily viewed i.e. some snippet with link to entire source, then store in notes (Apple).
3. If the content seem useful in the future, but it is okay to forget it; then I store it in the browser bookmarks.
True. We can't kill away all mosquitoes as that will cause an ecological issue, we need to kill only those mosquito species which act as the vector for diseases. Ways to kill mosquitoes using genetically modified male mosquitoes which doesn't allow the offspring to reach adulthood, using bacteria to infect mosquitoes have been successful.
I think startups could pickup on these research and develop a scalable solution.
I want to build a company that utilizes the potential of VR, except games. My idea is to recreate historical sites for VR so that everyone can visit them, not a 360 video, but a full reconstruction, where you can walk around, and everything will look photorealistic. I’ve modeled my living room to learn the entire process and how to build a final product. This is a video comparison, -> https://youtu.be/0mP1wqkxcKw
Right now I’m looking for a cofounder. I live in the Seattle area.
Your living room demo looks great! I assume the model was created using some photogrammetry technique or did you build the 3D model from scratch?
Btw, for historical sites the actual reconstructed model itself would be the first problem to solve. If you live in a place with some historical sites, I think you can approach your local tourism/museum dept with this concept to see if they would be interested. Also approaching history/architecture department of top university in your place could be a good idea.
Also you can share this need gap with history/architecture forum to see if anyone else wants to see this problem solved and may be collaborate with you.
I checked your extension, I appreciate the effort.
When I type it shows the required information, but when I copy paste a character it just shows the code and no other information is displayed. Can you fix that and also is it possible to right click a text on the web page and get its information?
3. In your chrome extensions tab (e.g. chrome://extensions or edge://extensions), enable developer mode and then load the unpacked extension ("load unpacked" > navigate to unzipped extension > select folder)
I **highly advise against** the latter and for you to wait for the extension to be approved however. I'll post a link to them once they're up and available on the chrome web store here!
Ride hailing services like Uber, Ola are offering Free In-Car WiFi to their Taxis in India this works by sharing mobile data from the drivers smartphone via WiFi hotspot. Though this is inline with this need gap at a broader level, it still uses mobile data as a source for Internet and not fixed line broadband as found in houses and offices.
But this definitely is one of the few cases where WiFi sharing is being implemented at scale today. If you are a frequent user of their services in India, do you switch off your mobile data to the drivers WiFi? I tried once or twice during the launch, had some issues connecting and didn't bother with them in the future due to security concerns.
Security is one of the pain points which needs to be addressed in solving this need gap.
This need gap seems to be hard to acknowledge by those who have easy/cheaper access to hardware, electricity, in general better infrastructure and so I felt the responsibility to give a better context.
There are reputed, fully meritorious govt. run Engineering colleges in India, where tuition fee is ~100 USD/Year. Many of the students studying there are in poverty, govt. provides free laptop albeit obviously cheap one. Almost everyone studying there are placed in top companies around the world.
In my previous startup I've conducted ~80 ML/DS interviews, fresh graduates from above colleges perform very well in DSA & other CS aspects; but perform poor with ML when compared to those from expensive private institutions.
When I enquired them, it came down to lack of proper access to ML hardware. Their college labs are not equipped to provide ML training at scale, their access to Internet is limited to make use of Google Colaboratory or similar services.
Yes, they could run a CPU bound training for days, but it isn't practical and many don't have consistent power supply.
Economic disadvantage in education is real, more pronounced when it comes to ML in my experience.