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jjeaff comments on “Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies (2011)”

jjeaff comments on “Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies (2011)” I think this no longer happens. Amazon seems to have implemented an algorithm that suspends listings whose price is too far out of range. Even by a hundred or so dollars in some cases. link By:jjeaffSource:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247648

hacknat comments on “The good guy/bad guy myth”

hacknat comments on “The good guy/bad guy myth” I think that’s a fair point, but this is the first society in which the people you are most familiar with aren’t necessarily in your ethnic group (though even in the US it’s not so much the case). link By:hacknatSource:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247647

siculars comments on “Google is using 46B data points to predict medical outcomes of patients”

siculars comments on “Google is using 46B data points to predict medical outcomes of patients” The veracity of any analyses is directly correlated to the quality of the input. I have no doubt that Google’s methods are state of the art. My concern is with the input those methods were fed. Sample size needs to be much, much larger on a patient population basis. link By:sicularsSource:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247646

reasonattlm comments on “Naked mole rats defy the biological law of aging”

reasonattlm comments on “Naked mole rats defy the biological law of aging” Only some of the damage repair methods require gene therapy, and in the case of allotopic expression to work around mitochondrial damage that is already demonstrated in human trials by Gensight. You should look over the linked sub-pages here for an overview of the types of damage and approaches to repair. http://www.sens.org/research/introduction-to-sens-research I’d be more concerned about stem

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lettergram comments on “Finding Profitable Startup Ideas”

lettergram comments on “Finding Profitable Startup Ideas” It’s interesting that of the many friends I have who started companies (10 – 12), only two of them didn’t receive funding. Both businesses built from scratch and now have a revenue somewhere in the neighborhood of $1m a year after two years. That’s honestly pretty good IMO. The other eight or so friends who started companies accepted some form of money. Of

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1 – International Fellowship applications for Part 2 now open

1 – International Fellowship applications for Part 2 now open 1 point, 0 comments By:charris0Source:http://www.fast.ai/2018/01/17/international-spring-2018/

bloatedcarpel comments on “Show HN: Find a co-hacker for your project”

bloatedcarpel comments on “Show HN: Find a co-hacker for your project” Sure thing. link By:bloatedcarpelSource:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247642

rubidium comments on “The good guy/bad guy myth”

rubidium comments on “The good guy/bad guy myth” The Trojans. They stole Menelaus’s wife. They weren’t the opposite, but were certainly (to any Greek hearing the tale) the bad guys. Certainly the Greeks wanted to paint them as strong warriors, just as any sports team when they win will say how good of fight the opponent put up. Illiad is very much good vs evil. That’s not the totality of

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freehunter comments on “An Italian Song That Sounds Like English But Is Nonsense”

freehunter comments on “An Italian Song That Sounds Like English But Is Nonsense” Yeah The Beatles were one of those bands where their songs are so personal that many of their lyrics only make sense to them and may as well be total nonsense to everyone else. I fully believe they’re as popular as they are partly because everyone who listens is trying to find their decoded meaning. link By:freehunterSource:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247640

humanrebar comments on “The good guy/bad guy myth”

humanrebar comments on “The good guy/bad guy myth” They are kind of described as out-of-control biological weapons the Children of the Forest used against the First Men. So it’s possible they are more like a weapon of mass destruction (zombie virus) unleashed for complex reasons (war, survival) and less like a people. link By:humanrebarSource:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247649