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What if someone copies your brilliant business idea?


About twenty people asked this question on Answers OnStartups:
When I meet with an investor, he may ask me: What if a big company copies your idea and develops the same website as you did?

How can I answer this question?

No, the question is: What are you doing now, knowing that a big company will copy your idea?

No, wait, the real question is: What are you going to do when another smart and quick startup will copy it and gets $10 million financing?
BumBum 9 june 2012, 11:23

This article opens a series of articles, in case, if it will be found interesting, because the first rule of public speaking says: tell people that, what they are interested in!

If you have never experienced public speaking or are afraid to do it – here is “under the cut”. If you consider yourself an experienced speaker, the second article of this series will be for you.

Today’s article is going to be more dedicated to the speech, and less to its contents. If the future comments show, that the composition of the speech needs to be explained (the problem statement -> the solution -> the selection process -> the chosen solution -> the result), or the basics of public speaking (avoid using “hum and haw”, junk words and finishing phrases with non-normative interjections) – I’ll do it next time.
MeLavi 6 june 2012, 14:07

Once it seemed that the movie stunts will be done without stuntmen. However, it's still wrong. The computer animation always uses the motion capture technology to capture the stuntman motion.

Even the the most advanced blockbusters to make the animation that exceeds the stuntman capabilities when shooting motion capture use the steel ropes, trampolines and other tricks. Is the animation possibility limited to that?
Siera 3 june 2012, 11:13

Hello my dear UMumble users!

Many of you were waiting for this moment, making the variety of hypotheses about the look and the specifications of Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone that supposed to become the brightest new product in this year. Finally, the veil of secrecy has been opened, and it revealed the world the splendor of the new Samsung’s flagship. Here comes the new Samsung Galaxy S III from Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012.
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Killer 27 may 2012, 12:16

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In today's society, we hear a lot of talk about social media. However, some people are not aware of the meaning for social media. What is social media? How are we affected by this? There could be a few definitions for what social media is. However, one brief and clear definition for social media is that it is an instrument for social communication. An example of social media is the daily newspaper or radio. The newspaper or radio is definitely a communication tool that is used on a daily basis.
Kathleen 25 may 2012, 1:44

HTTP Archive statistics shoes the explosive growth of JavaScript in the Web. A year ago, the average size of scripts was 128 KB per the page, and now it is 189 KB.

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On the one hand, it is great that this programming language is going through a sort of rebirth and the universal popularity. On the other hand, the expansion of scripts size loads up the browser and has a negative effect on the loading time of pages. It is very sad that to download one tweet (140 symbols) requires 1.65 MB of scripts.
BumBum 23 may 2012, 14:12

In 1974, Kodak purchased the small nuclear reactor, which was placed in an underground bunker in the industrial complex of Kodak Park in Rochester, New York. A neutron flux multiplier was used for the experiments in the neutron photography that lasted until 2007.

The neutron source was a californium-252, the flow multipliers were plates with uranium, and the highly enriched uranium was accumulated as the waste in the laboratory. According to the experts, it was a unique device for the U.S. industrial sector. There are about 50 such multipliers with californium in the world, and almost all of them are in Russia. Kodak the only company that had this multiplier in USA.
Pirat 21 may 2012, 15:18

I am continuing to gather the photos of interesting foreign home offices. Many of them have Apple and IKEA products.
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Beware, lots of traffic!
Skull 19 may 2012, 16:48

imageMy dear UMumble users! I must confess to you that I am a very happy man, but the last 16 years of my 32, I am watching an escalating picture of the struggle between a society and the absurdity of being. The fact is that many of my friends work in large companies, where they are ruthlessly oppressed by an office samsara. In my case I have never had a tight schedule and the strict corporate machine on my back; therefore, I lift up praises to God every day and night. Being far away from these problems I am engaged in science at the Research Institute of System Technology (and I have my own IT business, which helps me to make money for living). Using this miracle system analysis, I will try to summarize everything I know on the topic in the article.
KlauS 18 may 2012, 12:35

It turned blue, is something wrong with it?

BSOD is the kernel response to an unsolvable particular situation. If you see it, it means that something has happened and it is definitely wrong.

The kernel environment imposes many restrictions on the programmer's free hand: you consider IRQL, sync access to shared variables, and you do not stay too long in ISR, you should verify any data from the userland… Breaking at least one of the rules, you will receive a bunch of phrases in a standard VGA video with the poor palette.

In fact, this makes sense. If in the user mode the application simply closes without even removing a trail after itself (that the kernel will do that), so it will not break the integrity of the entire system.
Killer 16 may 2012, 12:35