As a freelancer, it's really hard to know what to charge. Your clients want the best deal. You want to charge as much as you can. But it's hard to find a middle ground.
What if there was a way to figure out exactly what you need to charge in order to support your current lifestyle? That way, you don't charge too much, but you're able to save money and afford all your expenses at the same time! It's a win-win.
I tried https://microlink.io/screenshot , which is great but their screenshot API support is limited to Node.JS and web embed. Their standalone CLI tool is returning malformed json and so couldn't be parsed by invoking it via exec() in code. Still, this is a good solution if you are looking for embedding screenshots into your website.
I end-up building my own solution with https://go-rod.github.io with couple of lines of code, It's well-built and fast. I highly recommend rod for anyone who can code in Go for some browser automation.
RentMyCPU - https://github.com/franklbt/RentMyCPU seems to run webassembly files across devices to achieve distributed computing and the associated commercial service seems to add incentives to those who lend their compute power.
I haven't tried this yet, But I'm eager to do so soon.
This is the problem even we faced hence we started developing https://sawolabs.com . SAWO Labs is a passwordless & OTP-less authentication API. You can use it to make your website and app onboard users without any passwords. Let me know if you want to know more
Glad that you're addressing password-less ecosystem, I guess using smartphone itself as an identifier for 2FA. When I try to sign-up it asks for OTP after email id but no information about how to get that.
Hey, So you need to first login into the dashboard and copy the API keys. Now refer to the documentation page on how to integrate the passwordless login API solution (https://docs.sawolabs.com/sawo/). Please note you can only experience passwordless login solution on those websites/applications that are our clients. If you want to integrate our solution please refer to our documentation page for more info.
First-time OTP is sent to sign up the user. As soon as you complete the verification, you will be able to access the dashboard. You can book a demo call with us from our website. Would be happy to clear all your doubts
The trouble here is that if you have been hacked, by definition something has happened to compromise the security of your computer. Thus, you're already in a flaky situation. If you could create such a system, that new system would just become a target for hackers - after all, if I can pull off a hack and leave the new digital tamperproof seal in place, wouldn't that be the best hack ever?
Worse, the number one (by far) best way to hack a computer is to get the user to do something stupid. MOST hacks are because a user clicked on something the system warned them they shouldn't click. And people do it anyway. So, the number one security vulnerability in any computing system is the user.
But the best news is that hiding tracing of how a hack happened is really, really, hard - nearly impossible hard. Which is why computer forensics is a thing. As always, as a victim, your best bet is going to be to get a good lawyer. And a hire a forensics expert.
I think OP is defining a state where the victim has been hacked and the attackers real motive is to place incriminating data on the victim's device. If the agencies are not up-to the mark or compromised, Forensics won't do any good. So there's no point discussing about prevention, however valid the advise might be for general security.
Now we have a way to check the integrity of data through hash, even normal consumers check MD5, SHA256 of downloaded files from Internet for integrity. We can prove at any court of law that the integrity of the file was compromised without any help from experts. I feel such a system for overall computer integrity is inevitable and would be a milestone for cyber security.
Are you sure this is a technology problem? I agree that any technology platform is going to favor whoever is paying for the technology. So I agree that the big data companies aren't your friends in this regard. On the other side, the decision about what color dress to wear today is a very insightful one to consider. Since how we dress affects our self-image and our emotional state, and it depends at least partially on weather, culture, social status, tasks to be done today, expectations of who we meet today, what we want out of those meetings, and many more things, it's a hard problem, probably too hard to technology. Tech can't know that you're feeling a tad self-ware today, and so you need to wear that power-suit that got you compliments that one day last month.
Instead, I think this problem is one of personal cognitive load and attention budgeting. These are nicely addressed by various philosophies and lifestyle choices (think Buddhism, Danish Hygge, Ancient Greek Stoicism, the modern Simplicity Movement as just some examples).
I see the problem you're describing and I agree it would be a good problem to solve. Here's the problem: The size tools compress to isn't arbitrary - it's based on the algorithm, how compressible the data is, and how much loss of quality the user is willing to accept. The algorithm is generally fixed - as a user you just use the algorithm of the tool you're using (or file type). The compressibility of the data is defined by the data you're using. A bland picture with few colors is more compressible than a very rich one, for example. Acceptable quality is a bit fuzzy, and this is where the problem is. For an image, is cropping better than losing color depth? Or resolution? Are you concerned about image scaling - how it looks on an iPad vs a big PC gaming monitor? So, the problem you want to solve requires lots of input from the user, about topics the user either cares not a whit about (until the picture comes out bad) OR the user cares passionately, and is already using something like Photoshop or GIMP and doesn't mind the extra work.
I think this is a great idea, but history suggests it won't work like you might think. First, in the US a couple of decades ago, there was a big push for "generic" products, mostly in grocery stores. Food items were labelled with simple black and white labels and offered at a lower cost than brand name products. That idea lasted only a few years and died out. Also in the US, most grocery chains have "store brands" - effectively brands with no or little marketing, offered at lower cost. Has been moderately successful.
But I think you're discounting the value of a brand. Some brands are utterly meaningless, but a good brand has real value. Consider Toyota (reliable cars), or Disney (wholesome entertainment), or Levi's (quality jeans) or Coca-cola (consistent product worldwide). Brands are also a channel of accountability for consumers. I know Toyota stands behind their warranty, so I feel good about buying their cars. If I buy a Coke, I know what I'm buying. I might suggest reading up about brands - before your idea can take off, I think you need to be able to address the gaps you'll have by not having brands.
You might be right Gary, but then gain voice against Mega Corps are now louder than ever and especially the type of influence they have on common man's life. So may it's the time now to rethink this need gap?
Muji and Uniqlo look great. Looks like they are doing good. Ironically brand of the store selling no-brand products needs to hold some reputation in order for the customers to trust their selection of no-brand products.
As a former software architect and manager of software development teams, the danger here is that so much "new skills" work needs to be re-worked. It's the re-work that gets expensive for big organizations. Worse, every big org I worked for had tons of people already working for them trying to make a break into IT - imagine the proverbial kid in the mailroom who just finished his college degree or some certification program and wants to work in IT now that he has training. Plus, we tend not to learn from doing - we learn from getting feedback on what we did. Giving that feedback means that, by definition, your "new skills" work costs the time of someone to give feedback, and then potentially re-do the work you just did. When training up an employee to stay with the company, this is a good investment. But if you aren't sticking around, why should I invest in you?
That being said, if you are in the US, check out https://givecamp.org/. It's exactly what you suggest - people doing work for small non-profits for free. I helped set up a chapter. But the trick is we always built teams of people - some senior, some junior - so the non-profit got something that was good. I'll also second another comment - learn about GitHub and FOSS.
Most large, reputable news agencies do this through an older technology - radio. NPR and BBC World Service still do top-of-the-hour news summaries, less than 5 minutes in length, and available on-demand on their web sites. This used to be a standard feature of any new radio service in the US. You got a summary of the news at the top and bottom of every hour. NPR (US), BBC World Service, PBS (US), and many newspapers do these still today,. Some post them on their web sites, some publish as podcasts. All use professional journalists with high editorial standards. What is it about those that you find inadequate? The New York Times calls theirs "the Daily". NPR does a four and a half minute summary of news every hour, available in their website.
There is a category of product called "mask fitters" which are intended to make your mask more effective by preventing air from escaping around the mask to the sides. As a side effect, your glasses don't fog as much either. Two I know of are "badger seal" (an easy-to-diy design from U-Wisconsin) and "fixthemask" dot com, a silicone strap. I've used the latter, and although it's finicky to put on, it's effective. It's definitely made mask-wearing on chilly days much less annoying for me!
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That is an interesting website, but they do something different than what I was looking for. They have a staff writing educational content. I was looking more for a platform where content written by anyone from anywhere would be linked, so I could find best materials for learning something without being limited to one source.
In fact, I think the site you linked illustrates the problem. There are many such sites scattered all over the web. I surely won't find courses for any given topic on one site. And I might find better courses somewhere else. But Google will hardly help me with that, because they cannot know which courses are good, only students could possibly know. That's why I suggested there be a website that gathers links to courses (and other formats) which are rated by people who studied them.
Good need, In the meantime i would plug in a usbc battery bank (that supports simultaneous charging) between your phone and the charger. Malicious charger doesn't get any info from your battery while a good battery bank is designed to support maximum power delivery from the wall to your phone. You might be able to take apart the battery and utilize just the simultaneous charging logic board but i haven't tried this yet. For me the extra battery outweighs my need for a smaller protection device.
USBC battery bank with simultaneous charging is indeed a good stop-gap, perhaps one with added protections to detect low-quality chargers and power side-channel attacks - [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339954567_Defensive_Charging_Mitigating_Power_Side-Channel_Attacks_on_Charging_Smartphones] could solve this need gap.
Well, I would have to go to a site like Fiverr or Upwork or TaskRabbit and first vet the research analyst - which could then be a hit or miss. Plus I would pay a one-time fee for every little project/search.
Lot's of things that can be done by hiring people are being automated or being offered as services.
As for me, I don't care who the researcher is as long as I get good results.. so I'm ok if the actual searching is done in a black box.. can an app offer this service to me?
The difference would be knowledge vs information, A research analyst as @yogesh suggests would be able to employ their knowledge to gather data from different sources and present you in the format suited for your needs and where as someone who presents you the information from just the search results without subject matter expertise wouldn't necessarily satisfy your goals.
Great to know that you find the extension useful. One challenge with upvote/downvote notifications is that there can easily be too many. Perhaps we should consider grouping them. Thanks for the feedback.
Thank you, I'll look it up. But then again hand sanitizer isn't really an alternative for washing hands with soap isn't it? Doctors say hand sanitizers are useful when there's no access to water and at all other times we should go for a soap wash.
Yeah, It's probably best to use soap and hot water if you have access to that, but for any other situation where you don't have access, like out and about or at the store, it makes sense to reach for the hand sanitizer. I wanted to let people know since, as other people have stated in the thread, a non-skin-drying soap isn't a thing that would work, and then the next best thing would be a hand sanitizer that doesn't dry your skin out.
As for why the votes are not displayed to all is explained in the previous comment. Listing based on only votes would diminish the quality of the platform and hence needgap uses hot algorithm like HN, Reddit using variables like time, comments etc. to place the content on the home.
When each problem is posted, featured image is automatically generated for posting the problem to social media. There are no plans for image upload currently and text is the first class citizen for now.
Being partially blind, I have been looking for something like this for a while. I can use accessibility features to read what's on screen but many elements on the screen of most apps are unnecessary and reading it aloud is often irritating. Short audio news would indeed be better.
But the key as you say is noticing that we have a problem and that a solution exists for it; But if there's anything lurking in this platform has thought me is that 'Identifying a problem' is far more difficult than finding a solution for that!
Yeah I would like for more suggestions to be more tuned for me and less tuned for advertisers too.
If there were a project that was not monetized but that requested some feedback from you to help make itself better, and whose purpose was to help to quantify and make informed, fulfilling decisions about some things, would that seem worth checking out?
I think anyone claiming to solve this should actually make money, else people won't trust their data with them. But to make money they should solve this first or at least showcase the ability to do so, I wonder how that can be done.
Maybe reputation in ML/DL field can help @Abishek ?
For the problem of quickly making many similar decisions, I agree with Abishek about machine learning: I think it can provide the opportunity to be faster, more rational, and eventually more explainable.
How would you quantify what you're trying to optimize? Do you think you could recognize a satisfactory decision after making it, potentially assigning a happiness number to it, to inform a machine learning model?
My take on this problem is classify it into a couple of categories: 1. recommendations for things you only really need to do once (buy insurance, choose a college to attend, etc), and 2. things you do lots of times (eat breakfast, do chores, etc)
Things that you only do once might merit more thought per instance, whereas things you do repeatedly might be easier to do more quickly due to having had more experience or more data working with them.
For the first problem of having unrelated decisions to make, I don't have much advice other than that if it's possible to classify things in a way to make them slightly more repeated then that could be helpful. For example, buying insurance could be treated as an instance of buying something, and when buying something it could be interesting to know the value of your time to inform how much time to spend choosing.
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>Only difference being the decision should be in my favor instead of an advertiser.
Well articulated. Manipulating user decision in favor of an advertiser is easier because advertisers want just one outcome (conversion) where as individual decisions for a positive outcome might depend upon numerous variables and defining positive outcome itself would be a huge task.
Looking at where Machine Learning/Deep Learning tech is heading to, A digital assistant which can take real-time decisions for us could be inevitable. But those who have large swathes of data on us are usually into serving advertisements and so the problem of data collection to serve our own interests should be addressed first.
May be I didn't articulate it well, Usually English drama & period movies have dialogues with some obscure words I don't know meaning of and I pause it to search for the synonyms. I feel this does improve my knowledge of the language.
I guess so, Reading would be the direct consequence but I don't think there's a clear separation between read, write or talk for this because if I learn a new word while watching a movie with the help of something like how @KeMonte suggests, then I might use that word while speaking or writing as well.
I believe that your statement is false (at least based on my personal observation). When you learn a word from a movie, you learn understanding its meaning. In order to use the word you need to know the context in which it can be used and how it fits these contexts. In my view learning words by watching a movie won't help much with talking or writing. This may differ for different words (e.g. the context for nouns is simple, but for conjunctions it is much trickier). Do you see what I mean? Or did you mean some other way of "learning" words while watching a movie?
You'd be surprised how many people use movies to improve their English language skills in the countries where English is not spoken natively. Just visit a college dorm of a developing country where English is not spoken natively. When I was in college, Internet access was very limited and we used to watch Harry Potter movies in loop, pausing at every dialogue and check the meaning for words we didn't know.
Hi! I built something very similar to this. The app is called GoalGroup ( https://apps.apple.com/us/app/goalgroup/id1518901461 ). You can join people with the same goals, support each other by sending messages, and grow your streak over time. Additionally, it's very uplifting as you message people as your group does better; I'd love if you checked it out and let me know what you think!