I just watched Kevin Rose’s recent Foundation episode with Elon Musk and was trying to find out what the “Hyperloop” mode of transportation mentioned within might be. Musk attempts to be secretive about the nature of the “new” mode of transportation and while it remains a burden assiduously avoided, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control(or googling). Which has led me, inexorably, here:
An excerpt from the ET3 (Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies) website:
WHAT IS ET3 and HOW DOES IT WORK?
ET3 is literally “Space Travel on Earth”. ET3 is silent, low cost, safe, faster than jets, and is electric.
Car sized passenger capsules travel in 1.5m (5′) diameter tubes on frictionless maglev. Air is permanently removed from the two-way tubes that are built along a travel route. Airlocks at stations allow transfer of capsules without admitting air. Linear electric motors accelerate the capsules, which then coast through the vacuum for the remainder of the trip using no additional power. Most of the energy is regenerated as the capsules slow down. ET3 can provide 50 times more transportation per kWh than electric cars or trains.
Speed in initial ET3 systems is 600km/h (370 mph) for in state trips, and will be developed to 6,500 km/h (4,000 mph) for international travel that will allow passenger or cargo travel from New York to Beijing in 2 hours. ET3 is networked like freeways, except the capsules are automatically routed from origin to destination.
Pneumatic tube systems have been considered for public transport
numerous times in the past couple centuries but haven’t been realized as of yet. Could Elon Musk be the guy who finally brings enough smart people and money together to realize this? Maybe I’m way off and the Hyperloop™ is actually Elon Musk’s codename for this awesome sandwich
he’s been secretly engineering…
Ed Dale and Gang have come out with another round of their awesome 30-day challenge. By taking part, Ed takes you starting from nothing, without requiring any prior technical experience, to developing your first online properties and making your first dollar online. This year they’re releasing all the lessons in one go and you can go at your own pace through the challenge. Each day requires about 30 minutes of your time from lesson plan to implementation (give or take a few minutes depending on the day). Stay tuned and I’ll be posting important lessons I learn as I go through the program — or better yet, go sign up yourself (doesn’t cost anything!) and join me and all the others in the forum to discuss our progress and help motivate each other.
Here’s the first post (of hopefully many) to kick-start a new adventure my wife and I have decided to take in South-East Asia! We’ve decided to take our lives by the horns and see where it takes us =) Keep posted here for news and helpful tips of what we learn along the way… coming soon: what we’ve done to prepare our last-minute departures from our current lives and what we’ve decided to take with us along the way. Subscribe and stay tuned!
I’ve decided to post each week’s module into a single blog post and just update it each day instead of creating separate posts for each day.
Day 1: find a domain
Day 2: we use market samurai to find content to write about for our chosen niche
Alright, time to catch up with the last days of module 1. In day 5, we were to create tables of our niches and keywords that matched certain market samurai search criteria. I’ll share one of those tables (and niches) that DIDN’T match the search criteria below:
game server hosting (theme / niche)
teamspeak server hosting
counter strike server hosting
tf2 server hosting
dedicated game server
Day 6 had us look at competing sites related to our chosen keywords.
Day 7 had us look for market indicators related to our niche.
Day 3 went over exact, phrase and broad-match keywords and didn’t even assign a task to complete.
Day 4 had us use the Market Samurai tool to find some niches that match pre-given criteria in order for us to make sure we are able to compete the given niches. I’m still debating whether to share my niches yet or not, as the more competition there is the worse it’ll be for me starting out ;)
So here we are with day 2 of the challenge
Our challenge today is to identify seven markets or niche ideas that’ll explore further in the later days of the challenge. My list will be made of things I like and would enjoy researching more in depth:
Ready for day 3 tomorrow, can’t wait! If you haven’t joined yourself and would like to find out more about building online resources that could potentially add some nice spending cash to your income… then by all means please don’t join as of course more competition is just bad for the rest of us ;)
Since I’ve decided to partake in Ed Dale’s 30 Day Challenge, I figured I might as well blog about the progress and any results that may or may not come from it. The challenge this year is formulated to ideally take you roughly 30min/day to finish, and is designed to take you step by step from nil to hopefully building a website that earns you money by the end of it.
First day we’re to make a list of 3 markets, niches and miro-niches.
Here’s my three:
Market / Niche / Micro-niche
Video Games / Simulation Games / Sim City 3000
Digital Photography / Nature Photography / Macro Plant Photography
Exercise / Body Building / Chin-Ups
Quick and simple. Since I’m lagging behind on my blog and it’s day two already, another post will be up shortly.
Thanks to Trisha Lyn, I have managed to attain free access to Affiliate Summit East in NYC!
I was hanging on the fence whether or not to attend but it looks like Trisha came up and rattled the pole I was resting on… grrr ;) Thanks again to Adam for letting me know about the contest, and to all who’ll be in NYC for ASE I’ll see you there.