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Thread.com (YC S12) - Software engineer who loves product (Python/Django) London, England.

https://www.thread.com/jobs

We're a startup trying to reinvent retail so men can dress well without being subject to the horrors of the high street or having to trawl through millions of items online. We do this using a combination of powerful algorithms and human stylists.

You'd be joining a small, highly technical team with a ton of startup experience (the founders have started and sold 2 companies before). You'll be one of the first technical hires and get to build and own huge parts of the product and work on the core algorithms.

One of our ancillary goals is to build one of the best engineering cultures anywhere, and we'd love you to help us do that. We launched in October and user and revenue numbers are scaling extremely quickly. We're backed by a collection of the top investors from London and Silicon Valley as well as Y Combinator. We're especially interested in people who are interested in founding their own startup one day. We view working at Thread as a founder bootcamp where you'll learn about all parts of starting and growing a startup.

Want to learn more? Check out https://www.thread.com/jobs and you can see some of our code at http://dev.thread.com/

Thanks!

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Pretty misleading I'd say.. Malaria kills people, not mosquitos, mosquitos have nothing to do with Malaria. Would be like saying rats are deadly because they carried the plague.

Also I interact with humans every day and I'm still alive.

I understand where it's coming from, but it's more of a historical post-factum analysis rather than a indication of which animals you should stay away from.

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That is the same as saying its not the snake that kills you its the poison. Mosquitos do have something to do with Malaria as they carry it, willingly or not. I live in Houston where there are plenty of mosquitos and plenty of mosquito related illnesses/Deaths each year.(West Nile, Bird Flu) Mosquitos are a serious nuisance, and to top it off I am pretty allergic to the bites, mine swell up and itch pretty severely. I would love to see more research put into controlling these things. Regardless of the fact that they are unwitting carriers of Malaria and other disease, they deserve more attention for eradication. Hopefully in a way that doesn't involve blanketing an area with pesticide...

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Well, the difference is Malaria is a kind of living being in itself, it uses mosquitos to spread. On the other hand, poison is produced by the snake, and the snake uses it to survive.

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>>mosquitos have nothing to do with Malaria

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If you get rid of the mosquitos you get rid of most of Malaria.

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Yes, and if you get rid of humans, you get rid of wars, but the majority of humans don't wage war today.

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> Malaria kills people, not mosquitos

You know, when people say "falling isn't dangerous, it's the sudden stop at the end," it's supposed to be a joke, not a serious proposal.

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I've been bitten by mosquitos hundreds of times, I'm still alive. Why is that, if mosquitos are so deadly?

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Ah. You're actually just trolling, aren't you.

Too obvious, man. The idea is to pretend to be obtuse, not too dumb to breathe. It gives the game away.

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Lets just say it's not about the country itself, but the companies based in the US. In other words, the opportunity to work on really interesting problems with the best people in the field.

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This is pretty much the best if not only correct answer to the question.

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I don't get it. A good book is an enormous amount of work.. probably several months full-time, at the very least, and a bigger risk than contracting for example. If it's about the money (which happens to be the title of the post), it doesn't look like a success to me. What am I missing?

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If you are keeping a blog anyway (like the author did), then the marginal effort to edit/repackage your best work into a book is not that great.

(Another data point: I have a math blog, and did the same ebook repackaging for 12 of my favorite topics; it's an Amazon as a Kindle ebook/paperback & PDF on my site, makes low 4-figures monthly).

If you write on an evergreen topic (management philosophy, math, etc.), the effort can definitely be worth it. Of course, having an established audience helps (So start the blog today! In 12-18 months of not-too-much writing effort, the book may emerge.)

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This a metric point that isn't talked about much. I would really like to see a metric for $/hr measured from the start of writing the book to book launch, or to when first sale occurred.

Like some of the other comments indicated, it will be quite low, but the payoff is in other areas such as recognition and profile elevation.

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Publishing a book often lets you double your contracting rate.

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Because in general, the people with experience in the sectors he talks about will want a position of power, and aren't interested in working with their hands. Business owners want to hire these people (I won't place a judgement on the decision itself) and therefore need to have the open positions.

Things are changing though, at least in the tech sector.

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This shameless post alongside its comments is the reason I and others have left OSS.

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would that make your day?

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Does it make your day every time you see another unnecessary language or framework on the HN homepage? I'm just as indifferent to those as I am to caring about what SoundCloud does, if not more so.

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Go is superior to C? Damn, I must have missed the memo!

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8 years... and it already feels like forever..

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