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"jwecker"
"Founders: How many startups have you been a part of?"
"omarish"
"That I'm still proud of?http://www.samaritan.com/http://costco.emailcopkids.com/http://www.lp-hawaii.com/Nothing sexy. And let's see, at least 3 or 4 flops (thankfully I wasn't too far along before discovering they were flops)."
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"2007-03-05 07:40:31 UTC"
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"alexwg"
"Founders: How many startups have you been a part of?"
"omarish"
"Books on Poster -- http://www.booksonposter.com Wikiosity -- http://www.wikiosity.com"
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"2007-03-05 15:21:20 UTC"
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"sharpshoot"
"How many summer Y Combinator fundees decided not to continue with their startup and go back to school? and what were the reasons?"
"sharpshoot"
"I know pollground decided to go back to school after getting y combinator funding"
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"2007-03-13 15:36:42 UTC"
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"pg"
"How many summer Y Combinator fundees decided not to continue with their startup and go back to school? and what were the reasons?"
"sharpshoot"
"Going back to school is not identical with giving up. Some founders go back to school and keep working on the startup while there. However, those do so much worse than the people who work on the startup full-time that going back to school seems, in practice, not too far removed from a death sentence for a startup.Off the top of my head, I'd guess we've had about 8 startups where the founders went back to school. It doesn't only happen with summer batches. Founders from winter batches do it too.Usually the reason is that the startup isn't doing very well. However, that judgement depends a lot on how determined the founders are. One reason we now shy away from funding people still in school is that they often unconsciously want the startup to fail, because the idea of dropping out frightens them.A lot of startups look bad after 3 months. Someone who's out of school and has to make it work or get a job in a cubicle will say "don't worry, we'll figure out how to make it successful.""
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"2007-03-13 16:25:46 UTC"
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"danielha"
"How many summer Y Combinator fundees decided not to continue with their startup and go back to school? and what were the reasons?"
"sharpshoot"
"There will invariably be those who don't see the success they set out for, and they fall back to their original path. That's why a founder's commitment is so critical. When your one plan is to become a startup founder, regardless of school or any other factors, you will do your damndest to make something of value and succeed. It's part _doing_ it better than the next guy and _wanting_ it more than the next guy."
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"2007-03-13 16:34:22 UTC"
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"How many summer Y Combinator fundees decided not to continue with their startup and go back to school? and what were the reasons?"
"sharpshoot"
"I guess it really depends on how hungry you are and how much you believe in your product. I'm only 24 and still in school as of the moment, yet I'm more than willing to leave school in order to initiate my start up. Come to think of it, I'm willing to travel half the world just to get advice and connections from YC. "
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"2007-03-13 16:59:59 UTC"
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"zaidf"
"How many summer Y Combinator fundees decided not to continue with their startup and go back to school? and what were the reasons?"
"sharpshoot"
"For me school is a way to be connected to what is going on in the "real world". I entered school thinking it is EITHER school or entrepreneurship. But in last year my views have changed. I really think there is a middle path where you do JUST enough to stay in school all the while trying out new ventures. (May be the Steve Jobs route?)School is an awesome platform to launch your site off and get quick feedback - ESPECIALLY if your venture fits in with the social networking ecosystem."
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"2007-03-15 06:25:23 UTC"
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"johnmartin78"
"The Hacker's Guide to Investors"
"byrneseyeview"
"'Most investors are "bottoms" in the sense that the startups they like most are those that are rough with them. When Google stuck Kleiner and Sequoia with a $75 million premoney valuation, their reaction was probably "Ouch! That feels so good."'I don't think I've read a funnier paragraph about venture investing. Brilliant observation." 0 59 "2007-04-29 23:50:18 UTC" 17,963 17,947 "usablecontent" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" ""Since valuations are made up, founders shouldn't care too much about them. That's not the part to focus on. In fact, a high valuation can be a bad thing. If you take funding at a premoney valuation of$10 million, you won't be selling the company for 20. You'll have to sell for over 50 for the VCs to get even a 5x return, which is low to them. More likely they'll want you to hold out for 100. But needing to get a high price decreases the chance of getting bought at all; many companies can buy you for $10 million, but only a handful for 100. And since a startup is like a pass/fail course for the founders, what you want to optimize is your chance of a good outcome, not the percentage of the company you keep." [Excerpt taken from the Essay]This is exactly the reason Technorati is finding it hard to sell, whereas MyBlogLog got sold within no time and Newroo even before they could launch the product." 1 59 "2007-04-30 00:19:56 UTC" 17,978 17,947 "rms" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "It's telling that the "comment" link for this essay goes here and no longer to Reddit." 2 59 "2007-04-30 01:12:11 UTC" 18,003 17,947 "mynameishere" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "_That means they're less likely to stick you with a business guy as CEO, like VCs used to do in the 90s. If you seem smart and want to do it, they'll let you run the company_"Let you run the company" ? Surely a single round of funding doesn't take majority ownership from the founders? " 10 59 "2007-04-30 02:58:38 UTC" 18,020 17,947 "ashu" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "The essay says "You should not start a startup which requires a lot of money". But some startups genuinely require much more money than webapps do. What should a person do in that case, other than being at the mercy of the investors?" 11 59 "2007-04-30 03:36:46 UTC" 18,079 17,947 "MobileDigit" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "What is 'fuck-you money'?" 19 59 "2007-04-30 10:26:57 UTC" 18,137 17,947 "boris" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "I remember a few years ago Paul was proclaiming that as the cost of starting a company keeps going down, VCs will become extinct. It is interesting to see how the perspective is changing. Now Paul says you need investors to gain advantage over competition even though, oftentimes, a startup needs very little to make a product that people want." 5 59 "2007-04-30 15:39:23 UTC" 18,171 17,947 "PhilipBaddeley" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "Great essay. How about turning it into a "rich illustration" so everyone can see it and talk about it? Look at my site to see what Dill can achieve http://www.equityfingerprint.com/. Anyone like the idea?" 25 59 "2007-04-30 17:42:00 UTC" 18,256 17,947 "aaaaaa" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "This story is really poor without Venture Hacks http://www.venturehacks.com/ " 15 59 "2007-05-01 00:21:07 UTC" 18,382 17,947 "smranta" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" ""Google came along three years later and kicked Yahoo's ass" ha ha.. its cool to read it from Y!ou.and a very cool article. great points." 7 59 "2007-05-01 13:23:16 UTC" 18,850 17,947 "syncman" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "Great essay, Paul. There are indeed a lot similarities between Vcs and women behaviour patterns. (angels are more like asking a good male friend for some borrowed money...simple, direct, no hiding terms...) Take the "investors" from the subtitles and replace it with "women" and the information is going to work just as right.I will think more on your points..thanks againMJ " 6 59 "2007-05-02 22:30:33 UTC" 18,981 17,947 "daboor" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "is this is all true if it is so, so go and fuck your self with a water maloon " 24 59 "2007-05-03 14:35:59 UTC" 19,953 17,947 "avocade" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "Very inspiring, Paul. I'm so sad I missed the talk. Here's hoping you have a gig somewhere around the time of WWDC in June!" 17 59 "2007-05-06 16:14:18 UTC" 22,072 17,947 "davemc500hats" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "best piece i've read about angel / venture investing in a long time. nice job :)note: i'm one of a small group of ex-geek angel investors out here in silicon valley, altho admittedly i'm small fry compared to most others. i've done 5-6 deals averaging ~$25-50K, and only because i'm crazy and my wife isn't watching too closely ;) i was fortunate to be at PayPal from 2001-2004, but not so early that i'm rich enough to retire just yet... maybe someday.enjoyed the article; keep up the great writing!- dave mcclure http://500hats.typepad.com/"
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"2007-05-14 23:59:21 UTC"
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"hparash"
"The Hacker's Guide to Investors"
"byrneseyeview"
"In your articles, the target content of an annotation hyperlink should also have a hyperlink that takes the user back to the place in the original content where they were at... "
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"2007-05-21 21:07:09 UTC"
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"sustento"
"The Hacker's Guide to Investors"
"byrneseyeview"
"Great article in many ways but i nearly fell off my chair when i saw the photos of the team at Redpoint.......that was scary. "
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"2007-05-23 03:13:22 UTC"
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"ralph"
"CBS acquires last.fm for $280m" "sharpshoot" "Also on BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/technology/6701863.stm .Nice to see a London-based co. hit the headlines." 2 13 "2007-05-30 13:18:56 UTC" 25,395 25,370 "imp" "CBS acquires last.fm for$280m"
"sharpshoot"
"Does this mean that there's now a big-name company who will fight for the repeal of the recent streaming-music royalty hike?"
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"2007-05-30 13:39:28 UTC"
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"keiretsu"
"CBS acquires last.fm for $280m" "sharpshoot" "sold out too cheaply. given their leadership position, they should have ask for at least$500m"
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"2007-05-30 13:56:34 UTC"
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"ciordia9"
"CBS acquires last.fm for $280m" "sharpshoot" "It will be curious to see where this heads in the long run. CBS is on a tear but will it fit their image, will they try and establish control, overall agenda. I've enjoyed last.fm for many years supporting through paypal donations each time I expire...it'll be interesting." 0 13 "2007-05-30 13:56:48 UTC" 25,484 25,370 "kingnothing" "CBS acquires last.fm for$280m"
"sharpshoot"
"I don't understand what they do that is worth $70M a year. " 3 13 "2007-05-30 18:47:03 UTC" 27,552 27,550 "pg" "Finally, voting without refresh" "pg" "Don't worry, I'm not going to post a link about each releaselet. I just wanted to thank PB for helping us." 0 176 "2007-06-12 19:02:46 UTC" 27,560 27,550 "danielha" "Finally, voting without refresh" "pg" "Prediction: this submission reaches the Top 10 after every visitor verifies the asynchronous voting.Great stuff, Pauls (and Trevor)." 1 176 "2007-06-12 19:15:56 UTC" 27,567 27,550 "codeLullaby" "Finally, voting without refresh" "pg" "Nice move! But one thing... The server should get updated first. Only after that should the UI value change. [Right now, its the reverse here.Is there any particular reason for such an implementation?]" 2 176 "2007-06-12 19:34:32 UTC" 27,572 27,550 "palish" "Finally, voting without refresh" "pg" "I'm curious why you're averse to learning and using javascript, Paul. It's really close to Lisp (no compile-time macros, but functions are first class objects, has lexical closures, so on). It's really a powerful language, much more so than C.(Not criticizing, just curious)" 3 176 "2007-06-12 19:52:17 UTC" 27,593 27,550 "mynameishere" "Finally, voting without refresh" "pg" "Does it make the request, then update the number? Or does it update the number and make the request at its leisure? " 6 176 "2007-06-12 20:38:00 UTC" 27,825 17,947 "web_madness" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "VCs look for Sergey & Page? It seems to me that the hype about these two was pure PR, but who actually brought all the business to the company (including the AOL deal) is Omid Kordestani - who, as little as it is known, was third in amount of stock owned, and also has half of the company report to him. " 9 59 "2007-06-13 16:45:34 UTC" 27,851 27,550 "gyro_robo" "Finally, voting without refresh" "pg" "Well, this explains why PG is so big on co-founders. The amount of AJAX needed is very little, and he still had two other people do it for him. " 5 176 "2007-06-13 18:49:16 UTC" 28,120 17,947 "guddajee" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "http://www.shoppingsegment.com " 23 59 "2007-06-14 16:27:49 UTC" 28,212 27,550 "nirs" "Finally, voting without refresh" "pg" "There a stupid bug - after you vote, the arrow is hidden, but it will accept clicks :-) So you can continue to upvote many times, and the score text updates. When you refresh, the actual vote is restored.Tested with Safari 419.3." 4 176 "2007-06-14 22:12:30 UTC" 31,129 17,947 "alex_from_ita" "The Hacker's Guide to Investors" "byrneseyeview" "I would like to comment your (P.G.) other essay, about Unions (An alternative theory of Unions): I'm sorry i'm posting here, I did'nt found the link to comment the exact essay.What you said (and what you usually says) is right from the point of view of a person non really interested in the quality of other people's life. Is quite obvious to see that the world is producing a lot more than before and that the difference between poor and rich is becoming wider (in USA, your country, more than in Europe, but we are copying you in this too...): the question is not if they were paid more than they were entitled for, and now their price is "the right one". The question is: which kind of society are we building? Which kind of countries are we shaping? Which world we want to live in? A world made of people who can stand, one beside the other, without slave (official or unofficial...).You want a society where the stronger eats the weaker. It's not the world I want. I don't want to earn so much, it's not there happiness. Is not buying things that brings happiness: I'd rather prefer a society where the state take part of the resources to take care of people that are lessa ble or lucky or whatever...I want a better Atene not a better Sparta. And if you have studied philosophy (that you wrong said not teaching nothing to people...very unlucky words) you would had known that no society can resists in such a disparity. You know history better than me: our time, in the west, is not so full of revolutions, but just few years ago we were killing each others...remember that if you push someone's shoulders against a wall, you force him to fight or die. " 3 59 "2007-06-27 14:49:10 UTC" 31,507 31,506 "vlad" "They Would be Gods: History of the Silicon Valley" "vlad" "I found this mentioned in the wikipedia entry for "Silicon Valley" and it credits Paul Graham as the author." 0 3 "2007-06-29 01:09:52 UTC" 32,670 32,668 "brett" "How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart" "brett" ""But Mr. Sinegal warned that if Costco increased markups to 16 or 18 percent, the company might slip down a dangerous slope and lose discipline in minimizing costs and prices."Costco's strict attitude toward product markup reminds me of 37Signals frequent assertion that often constraints are a good thing to be embraced." 2 19 "2007-07-05 22:22:02 UTC" 32,677 32,668 "toffer" "How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart" "brett" "I love Costco. For me, the best quote of the article was this:"The traditional retailer will say: 'I'm selling this for$10. I wonder whether I can get $10.50 or$11.' We say: 'We're selling it for $9. How do we get it down to$8?'""
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"2007-07-05 22:59:11 UTC"
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"staunch"
"How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart"
"brett"
"I really hate it when people falsely claim that the fiduciary responsibilities of a public company includes maximizing profits at every opportunity. Thinking long-term and win-win is the truly responsible CEOs job. Costco is the Google of discount warehouses. Wal-mart is Microsoft."
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"2007-07-06 01:54:08 UTC"
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"felipe"
"How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart"
"brett"
"While Costco does treat its employees a little bit better, people normally ignore the fact that Wal-Mart benefits a huge amount of low-income families who shop there. Costco in the other hand targets the upper-middle-class.Poor families do not have the space neither the stable income required to shop wholesale. "
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"2007-07-06 03:30:16 UTC"
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"brlewis"
"How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart"
"brett"
"I'd like to know more about their "don't advertise" strategy. Do upscale shoppers talk to their friends about the deal they got on Heinz ketchup? "
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"2007-07-06 13:48:39 UTC"
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"gibsonf1"
"Contract termination fee standing between you and an iPhone? Try this."
"myoung8"
"Calling Sprint service a few hundred times to get canceled is far more extreme than waiting in line all day long on opening day. Is the Iphone worth that much pain? (If the idea catches on, it would really be impressive)"
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"2007-07-07 15:46:15 UTC"
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"jslogan"
"Here is what I do when a prospect will not buy"
"jslogan"
"There are no silver bullets to making a sale or growing revenue, but there are best practices and simple things that can make a difference. This post offers something simple and obvious that can turn a loss into a new opportunity and a win. It's happened for me more than once."
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"2007-07-07 18:50:46 UTC"
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"gojomo"
"Video by Google -- How to Design a Good API -- And Why it Matters"
"I would be more impressed with the philosophy in this presentation if I hadn't wasted so many hours of my life working around the 'final' and 'private' things the Java APIs try to prevent me from incrementally extending. "
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"2007-07-07 23:05:17 UTC"
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"gibsonf1"
"Focus your team collaboration with StreamFocus on-demand Project Management "
"gibsonf1"
"Any YC comments on the idea here would be greatly appreciated :)"
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"2007-07-07 23:15:09 UTC"
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"willarson"
"Focus your team collaboration with StreamFocus on-demand Project Management "
"gibsonf1"
"Sounds like an interesting idea, the work flows sound particularly interesting. I don't know if I would spend any time focusing on what is wrong with big management systems (you are telling them something they already know, assuming there is a demand for your product), and would instead focus on your functionality (which you do a good job of covering). I would irrevocably obliterate your opening sentence, it is MBA speak, which is to say that it is meaningless to the majority of readers. I'd say something simpler like: "StreamFocus.com is a simple system for establishing order from product development chaos." But thats just me. :) I'd consider scaling back on the promised features a bit (especially the Quicken integration) unless you are actually completing them. Its better to deliver a great small app and add functionality over time, than to deliver a mediocre massive app and fix functionality over time. The gist of the issue is that the idea sounds good, but a lot of it is vague enough that it could be fantastic, or drudge. Its hard to know without seeing a working copy."
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"2007-07-07 23:36:38 UTC"
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"gibsonf1"
"Focus your team collaboration with StreamFocus on-demand Project Management "
"gibsonf1"
"PG: For some reason, even with upvotes, the article is not making it to the front page. It seems to be some kind of error? Also, my partner mike_organon upvoted it and the upvote didn't work - quite strange. I tried deleting the original and reposting, but the same problem)"
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"2007-07-07 23:38:01 UTC"
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"waleedka"
"New: Initial text in discussions"
"pg"
"Before this people usually submitted a comment to explain their question, and that comment ends up pushed down the list and new users lose the context of the discussion. So, I think it's a feature.Another way it can be implemented is by pinning the very first comment to the top if it was submitted by the same user. That way you keep the form simple with two text fields only."
"Now when you post a question for discussion, you can supply some additional explanation that will show up here at the top of the discussion page. I'm not 100% sure this is a feature. The previous version at least forced people to be brief. We'll see how things go."
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"2007-07-08 00:16:40 UTC"
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"rms"
""Mindrosity" is my new blog. Check it out!"
"amichail"
"Your body font is too small..."
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"2007-07-08 01:47:49 UTC"
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"henning"
"New: Initial text in discussions"
"pg"
"this is something I've wished reddit had from the very beginning."
"Now when you post a question for discussion, you can supply some additional explanation that will show up here at the top of the discussion page. I'm not 100% sure this is a feature. The previous version at least forced people to be brief. We'll see how things go."
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"2007-07-08 03:54:08 UTC"
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"mhb"
"Windows developers begin slow defection to Linux"
"nickb"
"The president of Evans Data doesn't know that "data" is plural?"
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"2007-07-08 04:06:15 UTC"
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"mynameishere"
"Fortune Favors Big Turds | Screw The Money, This Is My Art"
"So I'm thinking, "Well, I've never heard of this bug tracker called 'mongrel' so I'll check it out...". Turns out "Mongrel" is a web server and not a bug tracker. So, I'm guessing Zed never heard the one about the apple and the orange....I read up until he started criticising the Apache web server. Now, I won't claim to be an expert, but I'm guessing there's a reason beyong it being a "big turd" for the 2 billion installations.Oh, well. Tip to writers: As long as you are anonymous, pour on the bile. Who cares? But when you've got your name attached, don't actively try to make every enemy you can."
"\"I think the future of software is in things designed like the Korean alphabet. Deceptively simple with incredibly complex powers that you cant even begin to explore fully.\"- Zed Shaw\n"
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"2007-07-08 04:52:11 UTC"
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"ashu"
"Real-Time 3D in Javascript using divs"
"iamwil"
"fantastic hack!"
"using javascript, html, and css..."
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"2007-07-08 05:54:46 UTC"
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"chmike"
"New: Initial text in discussions"
"pg"
"Is it possible to add clickable URL links in this comment ? Beeing able to add an clickable image would be great too. Just a small image not higher than this edit box. You know the saying an image is worth a thousand words. ,-)"
"Now when you post a question for discussion, you can supply some additional explanation that will show up here at the top of the discussion page. I'm not 100% sure this is a feature. The previous version at least forced people to be brief. We'll see how things go."
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"2007-07-08 06:19:00 UTC"
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"henning"
"A startup that can easily replace your secretaries."
"szczupak"
"Too bad that startup's product can't help you write grammatical, complete sentences, cause that guy could sure benefit from something like that."
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"2007-07-08 06:39:16 UTC"
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"y2x"
"GoPHP5.org - helping speed the transition to PHP 5.2"
"nickb"
"I dont get, why 5 is better then 4. TFA says "better xml parsing". But why implement XML Parsing in the language at all? You can do that in PHP. Put all that kind of stuff in libraries. I want a slim language that never changes. "
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"2007-07-08 11:26:07 UTC"
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"waleedka"
"StartupWeekend: 70 Founders Create One Company in a Weekend"
"kkim"
"Very interesting. I would join an event like this if it happens in SV. Not for the equity, just for the fun of it. "
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"2007-07-08 11:43:43 UTC"
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"lupin_sansei"
"Real-Time 3D in Javascript using divs"
"iamwil"
"Good one. Reminds me of the cool work done here too: http://www.walterzorn.com/jsgraphics/jsgraphics_e.htm"
"using javascript, html, and css..."
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"2007-07-08 12:34:19 UTC"
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"bls"
"Fortune Favors Big Turds | Screw The Money, This Is My Art"
"I've never seen a single blog post wander in so many directions. Fogbugz. The nuclear arms race. Korea. The virtues of the Korean writing system. Japanese WWII atrocities. Fogbugz. Ruby. Tourism in Asia. Open source.The irony could be mistaken for satire if it wasn't so unfunny. He rants about Joel making up numbers, and then does the exact same thing. His general call for others to cite references to back up their claims are preceded and followed immediately by his own bold, unsubstantiated claims."
"\"I think the future of software is in things designed like the Korean alphabet. Deceptively simple with incredibly complex powers that you cant even begin to explore fully.\"- Zed Shaw\n"
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"2007-07-08 13:10:34 UTC"
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"johnrob"
"Has anyone created an RSS-based recommendation engine yet?"
"altano"
"So, you upload your feed list (OPML) and get other feeds (OMPL) that you might also like?"
"Like reddit, but input/output of OPML/OPML instead of votes/links.We're obviously all going to be using RSS some day so this is inevitable. I'm just wondering if someone's done it yet."
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"2007-07-08 14:08:50 UTC"
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"willarson"
"Fortune Favors Big Turds | Screw The Money, This Is My Art"
"\"I think the future of software is in things designed like the Korean alphabet. Deceptively simple with incredibly complex powers that you cant even begin to explore fully.\"- Zed Shaw\n"
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"2007-07-08 14:59:56 UTC"
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"willarson"
""Mindrosity" is my new blog. Check it out!"
"amichail"
"In a similar vein, the blockquote really needs to have some surrounding white space, as it is it is really crowded. Oh, and you should just give up and write your own blog software, its better than way. :)"
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"2007-07-08 15:05:10 UTC"
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"petercooper"
"Younger job seekers hold the advantage (because they can do startups instead)"
"farmer"
"Not a bad read, although I wonder what reality some of these writers live in. If we look at startup participation / entrepreneurism amongst, say, people under 30 years of age, is the percentage really that high on a national scale? If even 1% of 18-30 year olds are opting to run startups instead of getting a job, I'd be surprised (although I'd love some numbers!)"
1
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"2007-07-08 15:11:22 UTC"
33,097
33,071
"rzwitserloot"
"Java vs. K: a screencast"
"henning"
"K is a proprietary APL-influenced array programming language. A simple 36-line Java program becomes a one-liner in K."
1
8
"2007-07-08 15:51:47 UTC"
33,099
33,089
"pg"
"Will Google Acquire Facebook? (A win for all parties concerned including Myspace and Yahoo?)"
"gibsonf1"
"It would not be a win for Yahoo. "
0
2
"2007-07-08 16:12:57 UTC"
33,102
33,074
"mynameishere"
"Younger job seekers hold the advantage (because they can do startups instead)"
"farmer"
"Some even have their parents in the room for added help, and many respected companies are willing to engage parents in the hiring process if that's what the candidate wants(!!!)Wow. Depending on the circumstances, I would escort the iddle bitty baby right to the front door, or...Explain that nepotism is absolutely forbidden."
3
13
"2007-07-08 16:30:16 UTC"
33,106
33,071
"kcl"
"Java vs. K: a screencast"
"henning"
"K is a proprietary APL-influenced array programming language. A simple 36-line Java program becomes a one-liner in K."
2
8
"2007-07-08 17:24:45 UTC"
33,108
33,045
"dpapathanasiou"
"Has anyone created an RSS-based recommendation engine yet?"
"altano"
"SeekSift (http://www.seeksift.com/) is headed in that direction, though it works a little differently from what you described.I hadn't thought about the possibility of producing OPML as the output, but it's certainly something I could add in a future version (it's still in a fairly early stage of development right now)."
"Like reddit, but input/output of OPML/OPML instead of votes/links.We're obviously all going to be using RSS some day so this is inevitable. I'm just wondering if someone's done it yet."
0
9
"2007-07-08 17:38:03 UTC"
33,112
33,089
"danw"
"Will Google Acquire Facebook? (A win for all parties concerned including Myspace and Yahoo?)"
"gibsonf1"
"Unless things start to go quite wrong for facebook within the next year (which could easily happen) they're not going to get acquired by anyone. What I'm most interested in is when will facebook make it's first acquisition? "
1
2
"2007-07-08 19:01:23 UTC"
33,120
33,045
"akkartik"
"Has anyone created an RSS-based recommendation engine yet?"
"altano"
"I'm not sure why the format is important.Building recommendation engines is really hard from an algorithmic perspective. How you format the inputs and outputs seems negligible in importance."
"Like reddit, but input/output of OPML/OPML instead of votes/links.We're obviously all going to be using RSS some day so this is inevitable. I'm just wondering if someone's done it yet."
2
9
"2007-07-08 19:55:30 UTC"
33,121
33,037
"andreyf"
"StartupWeekend: 70 Founders Create One Company in a Weekend"
"kkim"
"And what did you do this weekend?I'd love to hear about something like this if it happens in NYC. Why is NYC not more of a startup hub?"
3
10
"2007-07-08 19:58:51 UTC"
33,123
33,071
"3KWA"
"Java vs. K: a screencast"
"henning"
"This is the most obscure piece of Python code I could write to do the same thing :def birthday(people=23): import random days = 365 sample_size = 1000 return reduce(lambda x, y : x + y, (len(s) != len(set(s)) for s in (map(lambda x: random.choice(range(x)), (days, )*people) for i in range(sample_size))))I am sure someone can beat it ;) let me know http://www.3kwa.com/Logbook/20070708How do I get the code to indent properly?"
"K is a proprietary APL-influenced array programming language. A simple 36-line Java program becomes a one-liner in K."
0
8
"2007-07-08 20:29:03 UTC"
33,128
33,029
"nanijoe"
"Fortune Favors Big Turds | Screw The Money, This Is My Art"
"In the eternal words of the Geico Caveman.."What?""
"\"I think the future of software is in things designed like the Korean alphabet. Deceptively simple with incredibly complex powers that you cant even begin to explore fully.\"- Zed Shaw\n"
4
9
"2007-07-08 21:01:30 UTC"
33,137
33,074
"jamiequint"
"Younger job seekers hold the advantage (because they can do startups instead)"
"farmer"
"One thing that bugs me about SlapVid is that it doesn't seem that they have much external pressure to succeed..."Humphrey thinks of the MBA program he is now in as sort of a backup plan in case SlapVid does not take off at the end of the summer.""Three out of four of the founders of SlapVid are getting financial help from their parents." I think needing money, and knowing the consequences are having to get a "real job" are often factors that can help contribute to success."
4
13
"2007-07-08 22:16:02 UTC"
33,138
33,074
"jsackmann"
"Younger job seekers hold the advantage (because they can do startups instead)"
"farmer"
"More than anything, I think this is about all the money in the baby boom generation--gen y's parents. It isn't so much that most of our peers are deciding between a) startupb) 'real' jobbut that there's another obvious option:c) wait around for something better (possibly doing zilch in the meantime)If mom and dad's basement is available indefinitely and you have no family obligations (wife, kids), there may not be any pressure to do much of anything. Personally, I can't imagine not having some kind of small business, but I think those of us who are actively entreprenurial are vastly outnumbered by those who actively mooch."
2
13
"2007-07-08 22:17:54 UTC"
33,145
33,144
"westin2"
"Web 2.0 entrepreneurs are living a chiched life"
"jalexa2"
""5. Spend 50% of your time coding, 25% going to networking events/love fests like Startup Weekend, and the remainder of the 25% of your time blogging/lifecasting the whole experience"LOL."
"Interesting article that I found from TechCrunch comments. There are a lot of people who are becoming \"Entrepreneurs\" because it's hip, not because they are actually cut out for it or because they have any real business ideas. "
1
7
"2007-07-08 23:00:08 UTC"
33,148
33,074
"motoko"
"Younger job seekers hold the advantage (because they can do startups instead)"
"farmer"
"I smell bullshit. Note from the article:&#62; Companies are having a hard time recruiting and retaining young talent, and as a result are accommodating what would have once been considered extreme demands. ....so many younger workers have gained the advantage when it comes to negotiating the terms of a new job.and &#62; Today, however, economists and sociologists see such homecomings as a rational response to exorbitant housing prices in big cities, and entry-level wages that do not cover living expenses.So which is it? Employers can't find employees, or the labor market is so oversaturated in big cities that entry level positions don't pay living wages?My guess is that every company only wants to hire "the top 5% of graduates." So competition for the perceived best (ivy league, specialized skills) grows while Joe State and Cathy Community go chill with the folks and work at Walmart.EDIT: how do you make block quotes?"
0
13
"2007-07-08 23:21:36 UTC"
33,151
33,048
"ed"
"Real-Time 3D in Javascript using divs"
"iamwil"
"Very creative. Unfortunately you're limited to solid colors and can't yet map an image to a polygon's surface using this method."
"using javascript, html, and css..."
2
28
"2007-07-08 23:37:41 UTC"
33,156
33,029
"motoko"
"Fortune Favors Big Turds | Screw The Money, This Is My Art"
"It was a RANT on a personal blog. It's there to vent his frustration, not make a vapid Digg-bait tidbit.And FogBugz does suck."
"\"I think the future of software is in things designed like the Korean alphabet. Deceptively simple with incredibly complex powers that you cant even begin to explore fully.\"- Zed Shaw\n"
3
9
"2007-07-08 23:57:13 UTC"
33,158
33,093
"joshwa"
"Amazon EC2 + S3 Doesn't Cut it for Real Applications"
"nickb"
"good stuff in the comments there..."
2
6
"2007-07-09 00:08:00 UTC"
33,159
33,093
"ed"
"Amazon EC2 + S3 Doesn't Cut it for Real Applications"
"nickb"
"The title is misleading. The post explains that EC2+S3 does not provide a good solution for relational databases -- but it's not supposed to (this is a common misconception).The author makes a good point but never discusses one of the bigger issues surrounding EC2 database instances -- network latency. The architecture of EC2 is such that multiple EC2 instances are not guaranteed to be on the same local network, meaning that you might end up with a database server in Boston and your Apache server in Seattle. This gets really inefficient if your back-end code relies on multiple DB queries.However, EC2+S3 are great at what they're designed for -- providing SUPPLEMENTAL computing and storage resources. This is ideal for web applications which need to process file data in the background. Amazon appears to be working on a service which would be the database analog of S3. Only after that's released would we be able to judge Amazon as a complete app-hosting solution."
0
6
"2007-07-09 00:17:46 UTC"
33,167
33,037
"Jd"
"StartupWeekend: 70 Founders Create One Company in a Weekend"
"kkim"
"Looks pretty silly."
5
10
"2007-07-09 01:38:05 UTC"
33,170
33,129
"waleedka"
"Feedback Requested: Superlatives, a Facebook App - How can we make this better?"
"gambeht"
"Funny idea. I think it could catch on with the younger generation. For me ,personally, I wouldn't dare put this on my profile :) But I guess I'm not your target user."
"Who's Most Likely To Burn in Hell? Get Arrested for Streaking? We'd like your opinion on how Superlatives could be a better app and any other suggestions you may have. Thanks guys. "
1
5
"2007-07-09 01:48:19 UTC"
33,171
33,037
"staunch"
"StartupWeekend: 70 Founders Create One Company in a Weekend"
"kkim"
"Looks like someone hasn't read The Mythical Man-Month. "
0
10
"2007-07-09 01:53:03 UTC"
33,173
33,129
"shawndrost"
"Feedback Requested: Superlatives, a Facebook App - How can we make this better?"
"gambeht"
"Who's Most Likely To Burn in Hell? Get Arrested for Streaking? We'd like your opinion on how Superlatives could be a better app and any other suggestions you may have. Thanks guys. "
0
5
"2007-07-09 02:15:10 UTC"
33,181
33,174
"nickb"
"Asymmetric risk and the dangers of too high a valuation"
"toffer"
"High valuation == lower chances of an exit."
0
6
"2007-07-09 03:11:26 UTC"
33,185
33,177
"rms"
"Current web style"
"mcxx"
"This is a great site, they do indeed sum up the current style in web design."
1
12
"2007-07-09 03:54:13 UTC"
33,186
33,136
"sgoraya"
"Four Pownce Invites"
"mattculbreth"
"sgoraya at gmail.com thx!"
"First come first served, etc. etc.(honestly not really sure if this thing is worth playing with, but I've got 'em if you want 'em)"
1
1
"2007-07-09 04:14:15 UTC"
33,187
33,133
"staunch"
"nickb"
"Abraham Lincolns: "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."This post: "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first seven bartering for the perfect tree."Abe would have been my apprentice. The Woodsman can have Ben. "
0
10
"2007-07-09 04:16:11 UTC"
33,188
33,045
"staunch"
"Has anyone created an RSS-based recommendation engine yet?"
"altano"
"Like reddit, but input/output of OPML/OPML instead of votes/links.We're obviously all going to be using RSS some day so this is inevitable. I'm just wondering if someone's done it yet."
3
9
"2007-07-09 04:29:06 UTC"
33,189
33,177
"mynameishere"
"Current web style"
"mcxx"
"I guess since the point of most websites is to deliver content, style should really just make that easy, and not annoy people. But still...seems like websites are getting more uniform (especially the examples we see there).Last website I made, I just copied an old .css file, made 5 minutes worth of changes, BANG, style. I'm pretty sure that's the industry standard process."
0
12
"2007-07-09 04:33:50 UTC"
33,190
33,163
"jsjenkins168"
"Openmoko starts to take orders"
"tuukkah"
"This company is really cool.. I respect their commitment in promoting the mobile phone as an open development platform. While the hardware may not be as sexy as the iPhone, I hope it still gains market share among hackers.The GTA01 is the device on sale now, but the GTA02 is the version you want (WiFi, 3D graphics, etc) and it comes out in October."
0
5
"2007-07-09 05:06:47 UTC"
33,196
33,183
"staunch"
"Steve Jobs' Greatest Presentation (five lessons for making an unforgettable pitch)"
"nickb"
"Sometimes CEOs give boring presentations on revolutionary products. More often they give boring presentations on boring products. Steve Jobs has a huge advantage when it comes time to show his work because he produces such earth-shattering stuff. His salesmanship is the the icing on the already-delicious cake. "
0
13
"2007-07-09 06:21:16 UTC"
33,199
33,136
"kyro"
"Four Pownce Invites"
"mattculbreth"
"kbeshay@gmail.comthanks."
"First come first served, etc. etc.(honestly not really sure if this thing is worth playing with, but I've got 'em if you want 'em)"
2
1
"2007-07-09 07:04:06 UTC"
33,200
33,136
"KB"
"Four Pownce Invites"
"mattculbreth"
"kyle.bolton at gmail"
"First come first served, etc. etc.(honestly not really sure if this thing is worth playing with, but I've got 'em if you want 'em)"
4
1
"2007-07-09 07:11:44 UTC"
33,201
33,163
"iamwil"
"Openmoko starts to take orders"
"tuukkah"
"I've been following the Openmoko mailing list. While the hardware doesn't LOOK shiny/sexy like the iPhone, they're packing in lots of stuff, especially in the october release (as you mentioned), which will have the wifi that the people on the list have been clamoring for.The devs on the list are pretty wary of making a good UI since that'll make or break the device as well. I expect some fairly pretty apps to be on the device.They get new ideas they bounce around too. The latest was someone talking about making ripple effects on the screen when you touch it, as feedback and a coolness factor."
1
5
"2007-07-09 07:50:10 UTC"
33,203
33,048
"iamwil"
"Real-Time 3D in Javascript using divs"
"iamwil"
"I didn't think this piece would be that popular. I had other submissions that were new emerging technologies, and this was the one that floated up top. "
"using javascript, html, and css..."
0
28
"2007-07-09 07:56:32 UTC"
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# Dataset Card for [Dataset Name]

### Dataset Summary

Hacker news until 2015 with comments. Collect from Google BigQuery open dataset. We didn't do any pre-processing except remove HTML tags.

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