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Kavin making it in Europe

I got a letter from the EU. Thought it was Scotch related cuz that’s my only connect to the EU. But it turns out its a notification of patent application filed when I was back in Amazon. Somehow the patent office found my address. It’s kinda cool to tell you the truth.

Have another patent in the works with the current company. I’ll spill the beans once I file the non-provisional.

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nownow.com

Amazon’s lastest product nownow.com is one of the coolest thing I have seen. It’s now in beta and I would imagine that they will charge a subscription for it soon. It lets you ask any question you want in humand readible language. So I asked:

Question:
Where is the closest public bathroom to 3 Hanover Square NY NY 10004….um like NOW!
Asked: Nov 21, 2006 2:44:40 AM GMT
TAGS:

Answers:
McDonalds. 6 Water St New York, NY 10004
Good luck!

Source: http://www.tdc.ca/nywashroom.htm

Answered within: 3 min 5 sec
Worked for: 3 min 2 sec
McDonald’s have public restrooms
McDonald’s
90 Maiden LN, New York, NY
(212) 422-3791.
Head northwest from Hanover Sq – go 98 ft 98 ft
2.
Bear right at William St – go 0.2 mi 0.2 mi
3.
Turn right at Liberty St – go 404 ft 404 ft
4.
Arrive at McDonald’s
90 Maiden LN, New York, NY 10038

Source: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&q=mcdonalds&near=3+Hanover+Sq,+New+York,+

Answered within: 3 min 42 sec
Worked for: 3 min 35 sec
Mcdonalds – three blocks away at 90 Maiden LN, New York, NY
Good luck

Source: google

Answered within: 5 min 32 sec
Worked for: 5 min 3 sec

This Rocks!!

How it work is that it do some search to find out if it has the answer. If it doesn’t, it will farm out to MechTurk.com for 2 cents a question. People who are willing to do the research also compete for quality of the answer ranking to win a weekly prize of $1000. Man, I can be on this thing all day…

Another job well done.

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