We've collected more than 100,000 atmospheric pressure readings of Sandy so far and they're still coming in through pressureNET, our open source Android app.
You can see our data by purchasing our weather prediction app that we'll build at YC this Winter. ;)
[Side note: we also plan on building a web version with a nice HTTPS API so that you can access the backend yourself. However, there are severe privacy issues to solve first and we're still working on that. Sorry about the delay, but until we find funding, pressureNET is a free-time-only project that moves a bit slowly]
[Edit: For pressureNET contributors like yourself, by the way, I plan on giving the predictions away for free. Anyone who does not/cannot contribute would have to buy the app. Or something like that]
Cliff Mass, I assume?
I expect another strong YC class this session. We've submitted our app already, but I am happy those on the east coast aren't denied by something out of their control.
If nothing else, you'll get a crop of /really/ disaster-aware backends.
- 'Submitted my YC application despite the storm' :)
Though in all seriousness, I think this is a nice touch PG. In the poll thread people seemed to have jumped into the shark take a little too quickly. Compassion is an important virtue and its nice to let people deal with their current crisis without worrying about getting their application in.
Will the reviews process will be pushed back too? Good luck to everyone applying.
Arnold mindfucks Lou Ferrigno right before they hit the stage for the Mr. Olympia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwtL2KPPc1k
"They should have it in a month for him. But then I have another month too."
But for real, what is this? Redeem yourself.
Not sure why it isn't clear and/or was downvoted "to Bolivia". I'm right now in Queens with wife/baby/spoiled-food/no-heat/no-power at home so don't give me that "too soon to joke" crap :).
The video is a funny scene from a classic movie about a fringe culture. Arnold is playing with Lou Ferrigno's confidence.
Arnold says that they should have extended the Mr. Olympia contest (the deadline) because Lou (the competing startup) still needs to get in shape. Arnold then pours more salt on the wound by saying that on second thought Lou would still lose because Arnold (the venture-backed, TC-covered startup) would also have that extra time (extended deadline).
Arnold was actually a funny guy way back before he thought teachers/cops/fire/ems should get less benefits and Hitler was "admirable".
Btw I do think the extending the deadline is a great thing but didn't vote for/against it because it helps me, and I passionately believe in not voting about things that are in my personal interests.
* after writing this I just realized you're a founder of phaxio, and therefore a YU Grad :)
Kind of a debate class thing. I prefer to argue to the Aramaic death about things I don't care about.
Sort of like that line of George Costanza: "If you're funny and he's funny, then what am I? A short bald guy with glasses who suddenly doesn't seem so funny."
At the core, many folks forget that it is their own startup and foundation upon which they should focus, not whether the competition is strong.