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Hi babes

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:41 pm
by Zeuter
I'll be road tripping through Cali late Feb through mid March. Anyone care to meet up for a beer?

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:19 am
by RageAgainstVoid
oh that's cool. Have a good time, man.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:26 pm
by Cassiel
Let me know if you make it down to Newport Beach.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:55 am
by Zeuter
I'll probably be there around the 15-19th of March, I'll PM my phone details.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:48 pm
by Zeuter
Any recommendations for areas to stay in? City’s big.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:17 pm
by Zeuter
I’m leaving tomorrow and Cass won’t respond! Shameful.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:33 pm
by RageAgainstVoid
Busy life is busy.

It's so cool you're doing this, man. Adventure time!

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:50 pm
by Cassiel
Aw damn. In my defense, you responded over a month later! My bad though, been busy traveling around for work and haven't kept an eye on the site.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:28 am
by Zeuter
Welp, I'll be back in a month, we got an interview with YC. :?

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:00 pm
by RageAgainstVoid
Good to know you haven't been murdered by some crazy. =p

What kind of interview? For a job? Planning on staying in the US for good?

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:10 pm
by Zeuter
It's a startup accelerator that Cass indubitably hates, because startups are scams for most parties involved.
If you get in, you're in a fairly good place though re: connections and career.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:02 pm
by RageAgainstVoid
Sounds exciting. Give it a go, man, figure out how it works first hand. Another cool story to tell. You can try a more conservative road later, you still young enough. You give it your all while it lasts, but limit the time of commitment. Basically, either you make it work in the next two or three years, and when you hit your thirties it's time to become serious about making a decent living whatever way is most reliable. You can keep trying alternate opportunities after-hours then and see if you can still jump from being a so called "corporate drone", or keep switching work places every 2 years to see if you catch a place with cool co-workers and atmosphere. You got options man, you figure this out.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:00 pm
by Cassiel
I have nothing against YC. Been posting to HN for 7 years, actually. Pg is overrated, but I don't think he has much direct involvement at this point, and even if he did, overrated != bad. If you're still doing games, though, I'd consider their (YC's) inroads carefully before giving up equity. The closest thing to a successful gaming company they've had is Mino Monsters, last I checked. Actually I don't know that they've had any real success in general since ye olde days of Dropbox and Airbnb.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:08 am
by RageAgainstVoid
Can you tell me more about this? I can only guess YC means that Y-Combinator you were mentioning once, but I haven't looked more into it ever since. What is HN and Pg?

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:57 am
by Zeuter
HN = hacker news
PG = paul graham

We dismantled our games company over 2 years ago. Instead I gathered a team for doing AI in agriculture.
California is a major agricultural hub so the location is nice too.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:42 am
by Cassiel
Well shit, we should've talked sooner. Data science is still my jam. I don't have connections at YC, but I do at Greylock, Battery, etc. Relocated to Newport for a director gig overseeing data science at a security company heavy on ML. Send me your play when you've got it together.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:58 pm
by Zeuter
Sweet, I'll message you when we're ready. I rolled into this during going back to university for a MSc. in CS (actually valuable in Europe), taking mainly data science courses and teaching myself deep learning over the summer.
Would you care to skype? We're dealing with super interesting problems, but our strategy is a bit turbid, I could use some feedback.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:01 pm
by RageAgainstVoid
Some time ago, I was taking an interest in a sort of indie scene for Farming, which is generally called Micro Farm or Urban Farm. It seems quite a big trend right now, in that people are trying to get serious about farming in their little backyard garden. They do this either to become more self-sufficient in their own food, or even make a small business from selling the produce, enough to pay the bills. It's a very interesting scene, and there is a lot of knowledge in there. They have to come up with new methods, because they must be much more efficient and high intensity than even industry, to make it work. Now what may be interesting for you is, how to make the scaling work. A method that works reasonably well in one kind of scale, sometimes does not work well in another. What is typically done in industrial mass production often does not work so well on ultra small space farming. So how about the other way around, improving efficiency of big farms, by taking lessons from micro farms. After all, if you can have 5 times more produce on 5 times less space, like the Micro Farms often manage to accomplish, then you'd figure these lessons would also benefit big farms. However, once again, the high intensity care of micro farms is not necessarily effective on a 100 acre space, because the workload may not scale linearly but exponentially. However, what happens if you factor in automation/AI/robotics which basically offer unlimited work force. It changes the game. You can have a huge land micro managed as if it were a micro farm, so many practices from that scene might apply. Well, I don't really know. But maybe take a look into that scene. Maybe there is some inspiration in it for you. It could also be an alternative market for your product, because these guys also are always looking for cool new little gadgets to become more productive. Just search for "Micro Farm" on Youtube to get started. Many of those videos have several hundred thousand views, so you know large interest is there. A lot of that knowledge could also benefit people in poorer countries with limited means.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:22 pm
by Zeuter
RageAgainstVoid wrote:After all, if you can have 5 times more produce on 5 times less space, like the Micro Farms often manage to accomplish, then you'd figure these lessons would also benefit big farms.


Sounds like the average number Dutch greenhouses hit, 15-35x less water, 20x more production per unit of area. See this article.
I don't see why you'd want to decentralize climate control and water management though, smaller systems are much more unstable.

Also, what you're talking about already exists, from the above article:
From his perch 10 feet above the ground, he’s monitoring two drones—a driverless tractor roaming the fields and a quadcopter in the air—that provide detailed readings on soil chemistry, water content, nutrients, and growth, measuring the progress of every plant down to the individual potato. Van den Borne’s production numbers testify to the power of this “precision farming,” as it’s known. The global average yield of potatoes per acre is about nine tons. Van den Borne’s fields reliably produce more than 20.


The nearby future of agriculture is looking pretty wild.

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:42 pm
by Cassiel
Zeuter wrote:Sweet, I'll message you when we're ready. I rolled into this during going back to university for a MSc. in CS (actually valuable in Europe), taking mainly data science courses and teaching myself deep learning over the summer.
Would you care to skype? We're dealing with super interesting problems, but our strategy is a bit turbid, I could use some feedback.

How about WhatsApp? You're UTC+1?

Re: Hi babes

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:05 am
by Zeuter
Sure, you have my number. UTC+2.