• aliceif (disco)

    Wait ... What is the 4th category, exactly? Smartwatches? Google Glass?

  • VinDuv (disco) in reply to aliceif
    aliceif:
    Wait ... What is the 4th category, exactly? Smartwatches? Google Glass?

    With a name like Quantum, it’s probably an atom-sized device.

  • random dicsource (unregistered)

    This is a gamechanging frist!

  • anonymous (unregistered)

    Ugh. Abbr'd words fing suck.

  • cyborg (unregistered)

    Nanotechnologist!?!

  • Jaloopa (disco) in reply to VinDuv
    VinDuv:
    With a name like Quantum, it’s probably an atom-sized device.

    Dishwasher tablets

  • anonymous_coder (disco)

    God save me from "ideas men". I've worked for them, and they are uninterested in such trivialities as planning, research, and basic business practices, choosing instead to "rely on their sharp instincts".

    Very few people have the skill that Steve Jobs had. A lot more try to emulate him. It's burned me out on startups...

  • royal_poet (disco)
    I'm abt to give your skills a real life chance

    What he is a German church official XD Abt, indeed.

  • spezialpfusch (disco) in reply to royal_poet
    royal_poet:
    What he is a German church official XD Abt, indeed.
    According to his mail, he is not only monastic but also monetastic because he is rich and makes others rich as well. ;-)
  • Cursorkeys (disco)
    Our compensation will be most generous

    Let me guess, you will be paid in 'stock options'...

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to spezialpfusch

    That's a very fitting username to this story, I have to say~

  • royal_poet (disco) in reply to aliceif

    It is indeed!

  • Shoreline (disco)

    I'm abt to write the frist comment, with about as much success as this guy sounds likely to have at anything.

  • royal_poet (disco) in reply to Shoreline
    Shoreline:
    I'm Abt to write the frist comment, with about as much success as this guy sounds likely to have at anything.

    FTFY:

    You do capitalise proper nouns in German.

  • Shoreline (disco) in reply to Cursorkeys
    Cursorkeys:
    Let me guess, you will be paid in 'stock options'...

    Pithy variant of:

    When this takes off, everybody will get a massive bonus to make up for the less-than-minimum-wage so far.
  • RFoxmich (disco)

    "I started my RE empire (in Aspen) " The concept of a regular expression empire is scary beyond all imagining.

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to spezialpfusch
    spezialpfusch:
    he is rich

    correction: 'was'

    Yes, I got crushed in the meltdown and lost everything; that is true.

  • ka1axy (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    I am sending you my trophy home I built for $8MM (land was 6MM) and was worth at one point 29MM.

    How does one email a home?

    (It's not this guy, is it?)

  • Cursorkeys (disco) in reply to ka1axy

    model/vrml?

  • MaartenTijhof (disco)

    The full mail is over here: http://pastebin.com/CUJ6ZumG

    Once again, quite candidly, we need a "Mark Zuckerberg" and the team that effectuates vision into reality... my very best jeff Jeff Vanderpol President and Founder Quantum [E] xxxx@gmail.com [C] xxx-xxx-xxxx [F] xxx-xxx-xxxx
  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to MaartenTijhof

    Google-fu brings us this http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-vanderpol/13/82/741

  • maurizio (disco)

    Good someone found the name of the guy. I am polishing my CV :)

    Maurizio

  • antiquarian (disco)

    No front page trolls saying it's not really a WTF? I'm disappointed.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to antiquarian

    Still early. Many haven't even gotten out of bed yet.

  • FroshKiller (disco) in reply to royal_poet

    You capitalize proper nouns in English, too. Proper nouns are unique identifiers like the names of people and places. In German, you capitalize all nouns.

  • FroshKiller (disco) in reply to Luhmann

    My favorite part is how he boasts about seeing ahead of the curve immediately after admitting he didn't anticipate the real estate meltdown.

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)

    Sorry, but I'm looking for more of a parallel entrepreneur.

  • hungrier (disco)

    I am a serial entrepreneur who has made millions, on paper and in the real world. I'm abt to give your skills a real life chance to make a difference and just maybe help create one of the great Internet legacy companies of all time..

    It's not often you get a chance to change the world, to be a part of something that will resonate with (potentially) hundreds of millions of people all over the world. This is that opportunity...right here and now.

    Candidly, we need engineering help to build something extraordinary, futuristic in vision, massive, disruptive, even game changing.....It's been described as "Iron Man" Like, very cool, amazing.

    Below info from the article abt Online Discussion Forums in WSJ--Thursday, July 24, 2014 When the late moot introduced the first 4chan in 2010, he acknowledged that many people already had a smartphone and a laptop computer. "Is there room for a discussion forum in the middle?", he asked.

    We all know the answer given by both moot and the universe of customers enjoying the product, but we would have to ask the question again slanted toward Discourse (temp name only). Is there room for a discussion forum positioned not really in the middle, more like to the sides?

    WE see this as opportunity for the 4th category. Our product will position itself as a next generation communication designed to provide ultra value married to ultra convenience and be futuristic and cool. In fact, the best words that describe what we have are VALUE, CONVENIENCE, and COOL.

    We are looking for an outstanding tech team to help build this....engineers with the right acumen who can think outside the box to revolutionize an industry. // TODO paste the requirements to setup a discourse instance

    that's why we are writing you. You know people; you yourself could participate or simply direct us to sources who could engage.
    We would ask you to consider joining us and in the process, help create countless jobs and untold fortunes for many. Our compensation will be most generous and the opportunity is beyond the pale if we have what we think we have.

    AS a point of credibility, bc I realize I'm just an amourphous email at this point, I am sending you my trophy home I built for $8MM (land was 6MM) and was worth at one point 29MM.

    I started my SO empire (in Aspen) with only $10,000. $10,000...that's it! THe Company achieved a value at its height of $150MM with 350 employees. Not so bad for a guy who knew nothing at all abt software from an educated or pedigreed basis.

    Yes, I got crushed in the meltdown and lost everything; that is true. But one of my gifts is seeing things ahead of the curve...a most valuable gift indeed.

    Today, I see enormous value here, in this technology company. I may be wrong, of course, but if I am right, if my compass is "on", then the upside is 100 homes like this one, maybe even a 1000.

    AS a sidebar note relative to my vision skills, I tried to buy Marvel, as in a Marvel comic...for $100MM...would have been worth $26Bn today, ---By the way, no one on Wall Stret saw the value at the time..as in "no one."----and then there was a roll up of disparate insurance companies...another billion dollar plus play.

    Moreover, I brought in Food Billionaire Loida Lewis (Beatrice Foods) and tried to buy Whole Foods with a bankrupt Wild Oats in 2000 to actually "own" the organic food marketplace in the US. (The reverse actually happened).

    I understand you're in academia but there is more of a crossover to technology companies than ever before. If you're up to it, and if you wish to test your bandwdith and belong to something potentially life changing and legacy building...call me and lets discuss our company and where your talents could apply.

    The guy who painted the mural for FB made $500MM for a $65,000 mural...$500MM.....the upside here is so staggering as to defy all description if we can get Product to market first and capture market share.

    Once again, quite candidly, we need a "Tom Anderson" and the team that effectuates vision into reality... my very best

    Jeff Atwood

  • no laughing matter (cs) in reply to ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    Sorry, but I'm looking for more of a parallel entrepreneur.
    But Serial ATA is faster and time-to-market is everything!
  • Maciejasjmj (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    Luhmann:
    Google-fu brings us this http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-vanderpol/13/82/741

    In 2012, Jeff combined his accumulated experience with a lifetime of accumulated industry contacts to launch MyBigMovieBreak.com. MBMB is best described as American Idol meets Hollywood, a format to launch movie careers—actors, directors, producers, film editors, camera operators...you name it—through the vehicle of independent films. Through his entertainment industry connections, Jeff secured numerous endorsements, letters of intent, and compelling strategic partnerships.

    http://mybigmoviebreak.com/

    ...yyyyyeah.

  • Evil_Greebo (disco)

    How the heck are we not all lining up in droves to give this guy our blood sweat and tears?!?!

    Sign me up...

    ... tomorrow...

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to Maciejasjmj
  • royal_poet (disco) in reply to FroshKiller

    I am well aware of this. But Abt is a deictic title, which we do count under proper nouns in German linguistics. One could argue the case though for it just being a noun and it can be depending on the context.

    Boundaries on titles/deixis/proper nouns/nouns are blurry. XD

    You could actually argue that in the English sentence there is a case for spelling it lower case even according to German grammar as it does get used as an adjective, but considering that would probably make me a pendantic cuntweed, right?

  • Drakkie (disco) in reply to RFoxmich

    I thought he meant Religious Education empire...

  • machtyn (disco)
    Yes, I got crushed in the meltdown and lost everything
    It seems to me that the only ones doing well in this current meltdown are the wealthy. It's the middle class that's getting eaten by higher taxes, enforced by IRS health insurance, and higher cost on goods and necessities, etc.
  • FroshKiller (disco) in reply to royal_poet

    Well, that was unexpectedly strong.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    Luhmann:

    :-1: Worst porn site ever. Would not click again.

  • royal_poet (disco) in reply to FroshKiller

    If you are going to correct nonexisting spelling issues for comic effect, do it with gusto, XD

  • Arantor (disco) in reply to FroshKiller
    FroshKiller:
    Well, that was unexpectedly strong.

    No more so than dickweed :stuck_out_tongue:

  • NMe (disco)

    How much is $1MM? Is that like one million million?

  • Nagesh (cs)

    I love this mail. THis is what cause people to invest in stupid product like a) JapanLife b) HerbaLife. c) Amway

    Silly bot won't let me post link.

  • vita10gy (disco) in reply to anonymous_coder

    No doubt. They always seem to think the idea is 95% of the work. "I did the hard part, you guys just have to type what I say."

  • JazzyJosh (disco)

    I'm a super serial entrepreneur this time guys!

  • Eldelshell (disco)

    Wow... I just feel so engaged I want him to contact me right now to get him a proper DNS domain and hosting so he doesn't have to rely on using GMail as his work account.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the guy signed the email with "A Nigerian prince".

  • Cursorkeys (disco) in reply to JazzyJosh
    JazzyJosh:
    I'm a super serial entrepreneur this time guys!

    Putting my other peoples money and effort where my mouth is!

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to Cursorkeys

    Every good business person knows OPM is where the action is.

  • LurkerAbove (disco)

    I tried to buy Marvel, as in Marvel comics...for $100MM

    And don't bother going to see me in Superman III

    I'm not in it!

  • chubertdev (disco)

    So this:

    This:

    And a few paragraphs convincing you that he's really good at missing out on opportunities!

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to chubertdev

    Wait, what?! Where are those appletarts that accused the Surface of being a copycat? I can't believe that those really exist.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to royal_poet
    royal_poet:
    hat would probably make me a pendantic cuntweed

    You can be an honorary dickweed if you'd like.

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