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Playing with snakes

2002-06-29 22:30:48+00 by meuon 14 comments

A local Ex-ST3 guy now a VP for TensorData pops in looking for a partner. Some ideas never die. I am probably breaking the non-disclosure by mentioning some of my favorite buzzwords from the tech overview he sent me: "linking embedded meta data with a fully implemented transaction online tracking and billing system running on a fully encrypted VPN using 1000000 bit keys..." It even allows "direct viewing of compressed images without decompression". It claims 5000:1 compression for video. It even has "time date stamping by an atomic clock" and my favorite: "fuzzy variable logic".

I should have trounced him and shown him the door. But with morbid curiousity I kept talking to him, like playing with a snake. You know it'll bite, but the way it moves is fascinating. In the back of my head a little voice asks: "Is he funded?" But milking snakes is dangerous. Any snake handlers need a pet?

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-06-30 01:50:45+00 by: TheSHAD0W

If you go up a meta-level, you'll understand he's using "security through obscurity" technology. :-P

#Comment made: 2002-06-30 02:26:30+00 by: ziffle

The web site says:

"Combining the power of breakthrough technologies, the "glue" of enabling technologies, and the art of technology innovation, TensorTech designs dynamic new products for existing market requirements while paving the way for the next generation of new product applications. Our approach is highly market-oriented and customer focused."

But the 'Products' URL has nothing behind it. I wonder if their demise will be time stamped by the Atomic Clock!.


#Comment made: 2002-06-30 04:00:44+00 by: mkelley

They have healthcare as one of their products. What do they do for healthcare that Siemens, GE, & a couple of hundred companies don't do? I've had more damn salesmen walk through my door about circa-1996 technology that I quite simply don't want. I'd be interested in knowing what their "catch" is.

#Comment made: 2002-06-30 14:25:14+00 by: Mike Gunderloy

Memo to self: bid on cheap atomic clock at auction when this one goes belly-up.

#Comment made: 2002-06-30 16:47:37+00 by: topspin [edit history]

Don't get too excited, Mike. Their notion of an atomic clock is probably something like this

#Comment made: 2002-06-30 18:35:58+00 by: Shawn

topspin; "Sorry, your session has expired."

#Comment made: 2002-06-30 18:58:43+00 by: topspin

Shawin: Thanks, hopefully I found a stickier link.

#Comment made: 2002-06-30 19:49:00+00 by: Larry Burton

I just noticed the "last modified" entry at the bottom of the two webpages that make up that site. If their time/date stamp was done by their atomic clock then this company has a very stale website.

#Comment made: 2002-07-01 12:39:25+00 by: meuon

It's all part of my personal purgatory.. But at least some of them actually pay in advance.

#Comment made: 2002-07-01 20:07:23+00 by: Dan Lyke

"Technovator". Just say it out loud. Let it roll around on your tongue. Ask yourself if you really want to be working in an office full of "technovators", or whether, perhaps, that "technovating" is something best done in the privacy of one's own home. Remember that Enron[Wiki] and Global Crossing[Wiki] and WorldConm wouldn't have been possible without today's "increasingly complex markets".

And ya know, I've never seen a stock photograph of shaking hands over a picture of earth from space before. Really. This company must be really new and innovative to have such vision.

As for IBNJC, when you read:

The team at IBNJC.com believes that the body of Christ should not be lagging behind but leading the way in this information revolution.

Did anybody have an image of "that body of Christ is having trouble keeping up. Tie 'im to the pickup bumper, Joe Bob!"? Or is that just me.

#Comment made: 2002-07-02 02:47:50+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Plan Z9-A of a similiar company is a 'Christians Only' version of match.com and I've been doing some research. Seriously. I have been just jonesing on the questionaire, but I am afraid they'll think I am serious and that this is all a good idea. You can guess the questions:

I have also discovered that, like Eric and the Yoga master gig, being the 'Reverend Harrison' could be used to an un-natural advantage.... "Jesus loves me, and Jesus loves you.. why can't we love each other?" {before you rant back, I'm just kidding.. honest}

#Comment made: 2002-08-16 00:35:12+00 by: JD Guess

Mr. Lyke,

Your intrepretation of IBNJC.com is quite interesting. Allow me to explain our overall mission. We are ultimately trying to provide a gateway for Christians on the world wide web and through other products and services. IBNJC.com is a property of IBNJC Corporation. As you may know, IBNJC stands for "I Believe in Jesus Christ". Our sub-caption says, "Do you?" We believe that many will make the choice to come to Jesus from our efforts. The bible says if the name of Jesus is lifted that he would draw all men unto him.

IBNJC Corporation also has apparel, long-distance and entertainment services. We would like to invite you to check out our ISP, we have over 8,000 local access numbers in the US, Canada, Alaksa, and the Virgin Islands. IBNJC is a for-profit company that plans to go public in the fall of next year. We invite you to follow our progress. If you are a part of a ministry we have great programs available to be a blessing to your organization.

You may log onto www.ibnjc.net which is our internet service, in September we will roll out DSL service. Our plan: to lift up the name of Jesus, a name that is above every name.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly: jdguess@ibnjc.com

God bless you,

J.D. Guess, President & Chief Operating Officer IBNJC Corporation

#Comment made: 2002-08-16 03:02:09+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I think we've just been witnessed to by Jerry D. Guess (he's real). They are reselling CISP.CC and as you can see, [sarcasm] they are extremely internet savvy and ready to take on the world. [/sarcasm] My personal purgatory just got more interesting. My apologies to Flutterby, I'll stop mixing work stuff in here.

BTW: the original snakes have now preyed on at least one other ISP in town, I am not sure if they bit him or not, we ended up deciding that they were too stupid to handle safely, as we'd get bitten no matter what we did.

#Comment made: 2002-08-16 16:24:24+00 by: Dan Lyke

Well, as of this morning I get a "no site configured at this address". Apparel, long distance and entertainment? Diversification and can cause problems in providing core services, I guess.

From hard experience, nobody screws you over like someone who believes in screwing you over in the name of Jesus. Right call in letting that "opportunity" pass you by.