Specifically, the "GO TO THE HACKER NEWS DATASET" big blue button on that page. It kicks me over to a Google Cloud console link, which spins for a few seconds, and then brings up a "Welcome to BigQuery!" modal. The only thing I can do then is click "Create a Project", which then kicks me over to the generic console with a listing of all APIs.
Am I missing something?
The dump posted claims to cover from 1 to 14566367 (06/16/2017 at 3:03am UTC)
(I read "the story vote count is inaccurate for certain stories because it is only scraped once and not updated" and thought some comments might be left out too.)
So, 145M at min. 10 sec. per comment, that's at least 40k hours worth, probably one order of magnitude more. Just writing time, reading maybe 3 orders of magnitude more.
Modern pyramids, they're impalpable ...