Skype Translator: english-to-spanish-to-english

Skype Translator is the most futuristic thing I’ve ever used, It’s like something straight out of science fiction.” by Peter Bright – Dec 18 2014.

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Skype Translator is the most futuristic thing I’ve ever used

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

by Scott Pickard

People still like to do business on the basis of good faith and a handshake.  The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) can put in writing what you want to do based on common sense and plain english.  It should be one page, take you less than 30 minutes to write, and you’re off and running.

Methods of Business Organization Legal Information and Compliance Antitrust | Arbitration | Competition | Compliance to Regulations | Content Security | Contract Signing Authority | Cybersecurity | DIY | Employees equal opportunity | Financial | Government Contract Administration | Intellectual Property | Knowledge crowd | Law | Lawsuits | Methods of Business Organization | Network | Nonprofit Organization | North American Free Trade Agreement | Outsourcing | Purchasing | Recycling | Regulations | Risk Management | Sarbanes-Oxley Act | Taxes | Truth-In-Advertising | Water Are backups of all key documents in a secured, disaster-proof location?  Are the board minutes up-to-date and secure?  questions for lawyer(s): What is your evaluation of management?  Is management listening to your best advice?  What has been the trend in outside attorney fees for the last three years as a percentage of revenue?  Is it reasonable?  Is the company's cost for carrying inside counsel resources reasonable? environmental regulations: Have any environmental regulation violations or warnings been given to the company?  What actions are being taken to resolve the problem(s)? The cost?  Is the company a candidate for accreditation under the ISO 14000 standards?  Is the air quality odotech of the plant internally and externally in compliance with relevant environmental laws?  What percentage of the company's revenues is spent to maintain air quality to mandated levels?  Is it reasonable or getting out of control? | carbon monoxide detection: | EPA Regulations: | smartphone sensor in general: ABA LawLink: | corporate counsel: law | create documents: | digital signatures: echosign | enterprise document management: intralinks |  FindLaw: | Hieros Gamos: | Lawyer Locator: | outsourcing:, | SEC :, class actions | spend management: Federal/State Codes: Code of Federal Regulations: | State Code: | Tax Code | US Code: regulatory agencies: Has the company ever been a defendant in any enforcement proceedings by regulatory agencies?  Any actions threatened or pending?  Is the company in compliance with all federal, state and local laws?  What are the troublesome occupational hazards for the company?  What has the company's record been with past OSHA inspections? Any fines?  Has the company corrected all violations? waste production and disposal: How much and what kinds of scrap or waste are generated by the production process?  How is waste/scrap disposed?  Is the company in compliance with environment control regulations for each type of waste or scrap byproduct?  Are there any major capital requirements needed in the future to maintain compliance? Has the company allocated funds in the long-term financial plan?  Has the company ever had an industrial spill?  Does the company carry sufficient catastrophe insurance? | residential: thebagster |  medical wastes: Stericycle | optimization of pickup: enevo | solar compactor: godawn | treatment and recycle: newearthsolutions


Global Social Radar

by scott pickard

There is an opportunity to develop a social radar system that utilizes big data pulled from various sensors, social media, international marketing firms, polling firms, and other sources of data, which is applied to socio-cultural analysis (SCA) and predictive analytics to avoid strategic surprise in support of the long-term stability and resiliency monitoring and understanding of at-risk mega-cities; and, the reconstitution of societies torn by conflict or natural disaster.  This could form the basis for a global systematic monitoring and forecasting system for planning left of bang stability and resiliency operations.  This system could be leveraged by public and private (corporate) policy makers, and military and intelligence communities.

Important statistics supporting the need for the social radar:

  • 95% of population growth to 2050 will be in developing countries
  • The majority of this population growth will be concentrated in the world’s mega-cities
  • Megacity slums in the developing world present long-term security risks due to the rapid increase of under- and ungoverned populations
  • These areas are poorly understood due to the lack of governance, inadequate data collection techniques, and the highly dynamic socio-cultural environment
  • Approximately 20% of the world’s states are now considered failed states or are at severe risk of failing, which sets the stage for progressive phases of unrest, instability, violence, political crisis, revolution, war…..  Many of the at-risk mega-cities exist within these failing or high-risk states

Such a project could benefit by a multidisciplinary team drawing on some combination of the following disciplines:

  • Big data and predictive analytics
  • Communication networks
  • Complex systems
  • Critical infrastructures: stability, recovery, resiliency
  • Economics
  • Formal methods
  • Game theory
  • Image processing
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Secure cloud computing
  • Secure remote sensing and wireless transmission
  • Smart Grid
  • Social media
  • Social science: humans and trustworthiness

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