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Using Mechanical Turk For Your Startup

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#start#tips A recent report found that up to 40% of new work requests on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk are spam. It’s not the first time that there have been reports that the marketplace for micro-tasks has been used to employ folks for spam or fraud, or to prank friends or game The New York Times Most Emailed list.But as ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick has often argued, there are some very interesting things you can do with Mechanical Turk. And Lindsey Harper, founder of Swayable, has found that the service has benefited her greatly as she’s developed and tested several components of her web app.Using Mechanical Turk to Validate an IdeaWe noted back in September when Harper had utilized Mechanical Turk in order to help validate her startup idea, using the service to poll 200 people on their reactions to her concept. Then, she had surveyed people to find whether or not they’d use the service, example of how they might use it. In addition to asking for general feedback on the idea, she also captured gender and age demographics, so she could have a better idea of who her market might be.Using Mechanical Turk to Test Your AppSince then, Harper has continued to use Mechanical Turk, particularly for testing new features and product development along the way. She notes that the analytics and feedback that come with MTurk aren’t that useful, so she uses the service in conjunction with SurveyMonkey – the “hits” on Mechanical Turk direct workers to the survey. She’s used MTurk workers to test new features, to find bugs and dead links, asl well as to give feedback on the site’s look and feel. Harper says that the service has provided her with a “mass of people for testing” that she could not have otherwise afforded to hire.Lessons LearnedShe does note that she’s learned several lessons along the way in helping her maintain the quality of the work she’s getting done. She’s restricted the location of MTurk workers to those within the U.S, for example, and she’s adjusted her pricing until she’s found the “sweet spot” – neither the highest nor the lowest. There, she says, she’s found quality workers, although she says she does keep an eye out for people that are simply spamming her responses. As a single-person and non-technical founder, Harper is outsourcing many of the pieces in building her app, of which the work sent to Mechanical Turk is just one component. Harper says she feels as though outsourcing has a bad rap – “Why not hire?” she’s often asked. And certainly the recent news about Mechanical Turk and spam will do little to improve that reputation. But for her part, Harper says she plans to continue using the service for testing new features, even after she launches next year. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 1: The Basics

first_imgPodcast: Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 2: Rules of Thumb Podcast: Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 3: Five QuestionsAre Affordable Ground-Source Heat Pumps On the Horizon?Ground-Source Heat Pumps (2010)Ground-Source Heat Pumps (2009)GBA Encyclopedia: Heat Pumps: The BasicsGBA Encyclopedia: Green Heating OptionsGround-Source Heat Pumps Don’t Save EnergyGround-Source Heat Pumps Have Low Operating CostsHeating a Tight, Well-Insulated HouseEquipment Versus EnvelopeIs a Ground-Source Heat Pump a Renewable Energy System?Air-Source or Ground-Source Heat Pump? If you’ve done any amount of research on ground source heat pumps, chances are that you’ve heard from people who say that you’d be insane to consider them as a viable system for your house—AND you’ve heard from others who say you’d be insane NOT to use them.Where insanity and green architecture meet, you shall find Phil and me mixing a Dark and Stormy and turning on the mike to act as your good-natured guides. For this episode, we will attempt to demystify this polarizing heating and cooling system.In Part One of the podcast, we cover the basics and discuss:How to make a Dark and StormyNot “geothermal” — ground-source heat pumpWhat is a heat pump?Making a regular heat pump more efficient by using the constant temperature of the earthHow do you measure efficiency? COP and EER and what that alphabet soup meansThree types of ground-source heat pumps: open loop, closed loop, and direct exchangeBe sure to tune in later for Parts Two and Three, when we’ll talk about the advantages of each of the types of ground source heat pump and why the costs for these systems can vary tremendously depending on various circumstances. We’ll also share some rules of thumb for designing a ground source heat pump system. Phil will share a track from Here We Go Magic called “Collector,” and then we’ll play “Five Questions” with two professional ground source heat pump installers, Jeff Gagnon and Jim Godbout.Enjoy the show. RELATED MULTIMEDIAcenter_img OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTHello, everybody and welcome to the Green Architects Lounge. I’m your host, Chris Briley.And I’m Phil Kaplan. Today, we’re talking about ground-source heat pumps.Chris: That’s right. Ground-source heat pumps: What are they good for? This is a very controversial subject, don’t you think?Phil: Somewhat controversial. I think people get excited about it, and they don’t have all the facts. Like just about everything we talk about, there are so many different technologies, but under the right circumstances, only one is the right one for you.Chris: And I’m back to choosing the cocktail. This is one of my favorites for the summertime: the Dark and Stormy. It’s basically one part rum and two parts ginger brew. Not ginger ale; you don’t want to put Canada Dry in this. You want a Jamaican-style ginger beer; I’m using Maine Root. And I’m using Gosling’s Black Seal rum. OK, now, are you ready to delve into geothermal?Phil: I’d love to, but I have to preface this…a lot of people say “geothermal…”Chris: And they’re wrong!Phil: Yeah. But we understand why; it’s a common mistake. When people say “geothermal,” it means that you’re going deep, deep, deep into the magma.Chris: Yeah, but what we really mean is “ground-source heat pump.” It’s heat pump technology coupled with the heat of the earth to make that heat pump more efficient. In a heat pump, we’re not creating heat; we’re moving heat, OK? So the heat pump cycle is you have refrigerant in a loop, and on one side you’re pressurizing it—it’s hot. Then it goes through an expansion valve and expands into a gas—and it gets cold again. Take your refrigerator: a classic heat pump. The expansion happens inside the box and it gets compressed outside, so the heat is pumped out of the box. You’re actually heating your house with your refrigerator, but you’re making it cool inside the refrigerator.OK, your normal heat pump—before we bring in the “ground”—is basically treating your house like the inside or outside of your refrigerator, whichever way the heat pump is running. You’re either shoving heat into the house or pumping heat out of the house, just by whatever your distribution method is. So, the thing about the heat pump is, that hot is really hot and that cold is really cold. What if you could always have the temperature consistent in the compression mode? It’s always 50 degrees, let’s say.Phil: Like it came from the ground, for instance.Chris: And you’re making the heat pump more efficient. A ground-source heat pump is using the inertia of the temperature in the earth to make the heat pump more efficient. That, in essence, is how a heat pump works. One of the great things about a heat pump is it can do either heating or cooling.Phil: There’s a term that the geeks kick around: COP, coefficient of performance. Essentially, it’s one unit of energy in and one unit of energy out. What if you could change that equation? I’m putting one unit of energy in, but I’m getting two out or I’m getting three out.Chris: Maybe this is a system that can really do something.Phil: Air-to-air heat pump, many people say three. I haven’t seen it; I’ve seen two or high twos.Chris: The literature says three.Phil: Maybe under ideal conditions.Chris: Ground source heat pump—what are we looking at?Phil: Four to five. That’s one of the bigger advantages of a ground source heat pump; the COP is higher.Chris: The COP is higher, and you’re going to be a lot more efficient with your electrical use.Phil: Another factor is where you are in the country. Here we are in Maine, and we’re heating most of the time. The ground temperature is in the high-40s, low-50s, depending on how deep you go.Chris: The frost depth is 4 feet.Phil: So, it’s a little harder to extract the heat from cold temperatures—but you can do it. If you go down to Virginia where the ground temperature is like 62 degrees, and you need both cooling and heating, it’s an ideal system.Chris: Another bit of alphabet soup that you’ll see on labels is the EER, which is the energy-efficiency rating. If you’re doing an Energy Star house, they’d be looking for an EER of 16.2 if you’re doing an open loop system, a 14.1 for a closed loop, and a 15 for a direct exchange. The higher the EER is, the better. It’s the output of the energy versus the amount of energy consumed. Divide the btu per hour by the watts per hour, and that’s the EER.So, there are three types, Phil: open loop, closed loop and direct exchange. Let’s start with open loop. You have a heat pump and on the outside is a heat exchanger of some kind. It’s going to have an earth coupling to get some heat from the earth. Usually we’re using water; an open loop system up here needs to use a well, a pond or a lake. That makes people nervous.Phil: It makes me nervous!Chris: You’re drawing this water from the earth, running it through the heat exchanger, and putting it back. If you’re cooling the inside of your house, you’re pumping out hot water and putting it back wherever you got it—Phil: Into the ecosystem somewhere.Chris: If you’re cooling your house, you’re warming up the water in your well. If you’re heating your house, you’re cooling off the water in your well with an open loop system. You’re just sipping it off the top. The pump doesn’t have to work nearly as hard, which is why an open loop system is almost always cheaper from an installation standpoint. However, you’re using your well that you drink from, you’re running the water through the mechanical system and putting it back into the well. Which is just fine; it’s just a heat exchanger, like the plumbing you use in your house.Phil: It’s not as icky as you’re picturing it in your head right now.Chris: Exactly. I’m running it through a machine, it gets all greasy, and pumps back into the well…. In a closed loop system, you’re not letting that water you pump in go. Instead you’re going to send it out into tubes or deep into a well, and you’re going to bring that same water or glycol mixture back into your heat pump. You’re not mixing it with anything else. So what you need is more infrastructure. You need a greater heat sink to disseminate this; you’re not letting nature come in and out of the system. More expensive…Phil: Less risk.Chris: Less risk, much more stability, and easier to model. The direct exchange is a bit spookier. I don’t understand it that well. Instead of having a heat exchanger, you have the refrigerant you’re using in that heat pump. You’re sending that refrigerant into the earth to get cooled down or warmed up, and then back into the loop. So, basically you’re cutting out that 15% to 30% inefficiency you’d typically have with a heat exchanger of some kind. It’s like a closed loop system, only it’s the exact same refrigerant; it’s usually not in PEX tubing, but in copper tubing—it is part of the machinery. That makes some environmentalists nervous because you’re using not just a propylene glycol but an actual refrigerant that you’re putting in your well or in the earth.Phil: I smell a little BP potential!Voiceover: So that’s it for this part of the episode. Tune in for more from the Green Architects’ Lounge podcast. A quick reminder, our music is “Zelda’s Theme” by Perez Prado. And our views and our drinking habits do not necessarily reflect those of Green Building Advisor. Thanks for tuning in everyone, and keep up the good work.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: 8 funny memes on the Suarez ‘bite’ controversy

first_imgUruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy was followed by memes on Twitter showing Uruguay striker Luiz Suarez biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. This is the third time that Suarez has bitten a football player, with him facing a possible ban from FIFA.Under the hashtag #suarez,  #ITAvsURU, #cannibal and #BanSuarez, the twitterati brought out their humorous side through several witty memes, with reactions ranging from outrage to mirth.One of the memes shows him with vampire teeth, with the caption of ‘Count Suarez’. Another shows him wearing a muzzle worn by dogs to prevent from them biting humans. A video entitled “Suarez’s greatest hits” show the three times he bit other footballers, saying he has finally completed his hat-trick.Perhaps Luis Suarez of Uruguay should change his name to Count Suarez and move to Transylvania!! @David10TV your take DOM TIBERI (@DOMTIBERI) June 24, 2014Would love to see him play in a muzzle #suarez ** Paul Anderson ** (@Seggaboi) June 24, 2014Several tweeters came up with witty one-liners, such as “if you can’t beat them, bite them” and “Suarez is hoping to play Germany and try a shoulder of Lahm.”Posters of popular movies were morphed with the footballer’s face. One of them replaced the shark in the poster promoting the movie Jaws with Suarez. Another user even placed him in the poster of the movie Twilight, saying he would be an ideal candidate for the role of a vampire. Another of these movie memes show him wearing a mask of Hannibal Lecter, the cannibalistic killer, with the caption “Having an old friend for dinner.”advertisementYup Suarez would be fantastic casting. RT @SBNation: So stoked for this remake. Isheta Salgaocar (@IshetaS) June 24, 2014Who needs Jaws when you have Luis Suarez #URU #represent ? Deandra de Kretser (@deandrawhitney) June 25, 2014hannibal suarez joe conway (@joeconway50) June 25, 2014 A lot of brands saw the incidence as an opportunity to promote themselves. Snickers, the chocolate company, came out with the line, “More satisfying than Italians. Next time you’re hungry, grab a Snickers” while the Apple logo of an apple with a bite taken from it read “Suarez was here.”  Pizza Express told Suarez “if you ever want to bite into a tastier Italian, try our pizza.”Snickers troll Suarez for biting on Chiellini#WorldCup Before I Was Famous (@BeforeFamePics) June 24, 2014It’s confirmed,Luis Suarez is the one who bit the Apple logo #WorldCup Dignited (@Dignited) June 25, 2014Some were ecstatic with Suarez, since an online Norwegian gambling site had offered odds of 1:175 that Suarez would not bite anyone. 167 people made the bet, and one winner who put in 32 krone (a krone is worth about Rs. 10) walked away with 5600 krone after the match.QUALITY: A Norwegian punter placed a bet on Luis Suarez biting an opponent at this Summer’s World Cup! BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) June 24, 2014last_img read more

VIDEO The Glitzy Gourmet Shares Summer Quiche Recipe

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Denise Gentile, “The Glitzy Gourmet,” is back with the latest episode of her popular cooking show on WCTV.Watch Gentile share her recipe for summer quiche below:—Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: The Glitzy Gourmet Shares Zucchini Spaghetti RecipeIn “Videos”VIDEO: The Glitzy Gourmet Shares Tomato & Potato RecipesIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch Wilmington Resident Share Recipes For Salads Featuring Grilled FruitIn “Videos”last_img read more

A true friend for farmers

first_imgEmdadul Haque is helping a farmer to wear Mathal and mask at Kaliganj of Jhenaidah. Photo: Prothom AloNannu Mia was tending to his vegetable field, sweating under the scorching sun. There was no tree or any sort of shade for a moment of respite.Suddenly a man appeared with a ‘mathal’, the traditional wide straw hat worn by farmers. He handed it to over to Nannu Mia so the farmer could shade himself from the relentless rays of the sun.Again, whenever a farmer sprays his field with pesticide, this man rushes forward with a mask. He helps the farmer wear the mask to avoid inhaling the toxic chemical fumes.This person also provides soap to the farmers so that they can bathe properly at the end of the day when they return home after toiling in the fields. He also gives them mosquito nets to ensure they have a sound sleep.This is Kazi Emdadul Haque. In his locality, he is known as a friend of the farmers.He has established a night school so the illiterate farmers may get a basic education. Around 500 farmers have received literacy lessons at these schools so far. He advises farmers and trains them in making earthworm fertiliser to lessen the use of chemicals in the soil.Emdadul, a resident of Daulatpur of Kaliganj, Jhenaidah, also ensures that the farmers record their blood groups.He has been working for the farmers over a decade.Emdad teaches at a local madrasa free of cost. He runs his family on fees he earns from private tuition at home and also from farming. He saves money and spends it on the welfare of the farmers.His father Kazi Abdul Wahed, now deceased, was involved in social welfare besides farming. People in the locality still remember him.Emdad, inspired by his father’s social welfare activities, also decided to do something for the people. In 2006 he consulted a few of his neighbours at his home in 2006 and started holding regular meetings at night in his village. He would teach at the meetings and help the farmers with their various problems.In the beginning he made a list of farmers of 11 villages in his union, Kola. He made a list of the farmers who did not have ‘mathals’ to protect them from the sun and who did not wear masks while spraying pesticide and supplied them with the hats and masks. He has provided over a thousand of these straw hats over a thousand masks so far.Mominur Rahman, a resident of Kamalhat village, said, “When Emdad Bhai sees a farmer without a ‘mathal’, he rushes to him with a hat.”Night school and other activitiesEmdad noticed that illiteracy was an obstacle for the farmers. It was hard for them to carry out the instructions of the agriculture department as they could not take down written notes. So he established night schools in his locality. He made over 500 farmers literate by establishing 13 night schools in eight villages. He has used government primary schools for the purpose.Emdadul said many farmers do not bathe properly after returning home from the field. They also do not use mosquito nets at night. He distributed soap and mosquito nets among farmers and made them aware of the importance of using these.Emdadul Haque received training on earthworm fertiliser from a local voluntary organisation. Now he provides this training to the villagers. He also distributes earthworms to the farmers. Many farmers of Kola union now make and use earthworm fertiliser and sell it too. Their crops are now free of toxic chemicals and the fertility of the land is increasing.Kaliganj upazila agriculture officer Zahidul Karim said the local agriculture department is happy with Emdadul’s work and has established an agriculture library at his home.Farmer Azizur Rahman said he can now read and write after attending the school set up by Emdad.Emdad has two daughters and a son. He earns Tk 10,000 per month on private tuition. He spends Tk 6,000 for his family and the rest for the farmers.Emdad said he has engaged more people to assist the farmers. He has established an institution in his father’s name, the Kazi Abdul Wahed Memorial Foundation. He is the president of this foundation.Kola union parishad chairman Ayub Hossain said the people’s representatives could not do what Emdad has done for the welfare of the people.Kaliganj upazila nirbahi officer Subarna Rani Saha highly appreciated Emdadul Haque.“We have many people who are working to change the society. They are very good. Kazi Emdadul Haque is one of them,” said Subarna Rani Saha.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.last_img read more