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You expressed the sentiment I came here to share beautifully - thank you. I think a lot of people fail to understand that exercise isn't that important when trying to lose weight.

Another issue I think is extremely pervasive is moral licensing: apparently, doing something that helps to strengthen our positive self-image also makes us less worried about the consequences of bad behavior, and therefore more likely to make bad choices. This can translate to internal conversations like, "I did good by exercising today, I guess I'll order dessert." I think this error in thinking causes serious problems for a lot of people. There are no "good" or "bad" actions - only actions that add or detract from whatever the goal is.

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What I found most interesting:

> "In other words, he (Bosworth) wants to show advertisers when an ad directly results in a sale—even if the sale happens inside a brick-and-mortar store. To do this, Facebook is working with companies who gather data about in-store purchases, including an outfit called Datalogix. These companies collect email addresses and phone numbers from buyers; using these unique identifiers—the email addresses and phone numbers people share with Facebook—Bosworth and team can match ads with purchases. They can do this not only with Facebook ads but with ads posted on other sites, thanks to Atlas, an ad-serving system Facebook purchased from Microsoft that lets businesses serve all sorts of ads across all sorts of sites."

It seems like there's this whole world of data consolidation companies I've never heard of (like Datalogix) that have somehow managed to get retailers to agree to sell them customer data and then they package it and wholesale it to other companies like Facebook to help them better target ads and/or see the results of their ads.

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According to this talk, the work hours were pretty insane to fix healthcare.gov. From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, Mikey Dickerson's keynote: "One Year After healthcare.gov: Where Are We Now? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vc8sxhy2I4

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Wouldn't appearing weak by not shelling out potentially tens of thousands of dollars for a domain name be, well, accurate? I mean...these are startups, not established companies. I think showing weakness could be to the advantage of a startup, which PG seems to ignore.

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How is showing weakness an advantage?

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It can signal a prioritization of values. Startups tend move fast and be flexible, and tend to have less customers so each one is more valuable. Established companies tend to move slowly and often provide worse customer service. By being honest about being a startup (or being an established company) expectations can be set between company and customer. Pretending to be established when in reality you are not seems disingenuous, and I think it's pretty easy to argue that being genuine is good/can be an advantage.

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I don't really see how .com or not translates into being genuine or not.

Having been a founder for four years now, I have learned that the word "startup" usually scares potential customers. It is actually a good thing to seem more established than you are. However that doesn't mean you are disingenuous either. It is not black or white. You can look more established: .com domain, decent website, proper terms and privacy policy, no beta or "coming soon" wording on website, etc. However if someone asks directly how established you are, you are truthful.

What the potential customer wants to know is if they can trust you, and you won't be gone tomorrow. Therefore if you are truthful about the company's state, but seem like you are established then more people will look past the word "startup" since it will be obvious to them that you are serious and have some idea what you are doing.

In other words, you dont need to go around yelling at the top of your lungs that X is a startup. That strategy will most likely fail. But you certainly shouldn't deceive people either. There is a line.

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It can signal value, though you might end up chasing worse customers.

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I think it can signal breaking the mold. "We are new, we are not constrained to use a .com domain, come and find cool stuff here"

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How does it signal value?

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How do you remove the tea in order to prevent over-brewing? It seems like you are highlighting tisanes, which can pretty much be brewed forever. Almost all actual tea (Camellia sinensis) needs to be brewed for a specific amount of time otherwise it can taste bitter.

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We're catering to the grab-and-go market. Our current machine doesn't address this but we're working on it.

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gotta chug the tea, it's grab and go and chug!

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you can't really chug hot liquids...

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Is there a map of that shows where all of the Wheelys are in real-time? I'd love to see one in Boulder!

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Coming soon!

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SEEKING WORK - Remote only, based in Iowa and Colorado.

We are a 3-person digital and design agency that's just getting started. Currently, we’re working on a large project in the medical field, which has forced us to learn new things like HL7, HIPAA, and QS/1. We love taking on challenging projects that force us to learn new things. In our spare time, we work on our own startup, http://agora.sh.

Here of some of the things we’re particularly familiar with: C/C++, Objective-C, C#, Swift, Ruby, Rails, Python, Django, Java, PHP, HTML5/CSS3, SASS, LESS, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, Node.js, Ember, CoffeeScript, AJAX, iOS/Android/JS mobile apps, Cordova, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, AWS, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Web/mobile/print design, responsive design.

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SEEKING WORK - Remote only, based in Iowa and Colorado.

We are a 3-person digital and design agency that's just getting started. Currently, we’re working on a large project in the medical field, which has forced us to learn new things like HL7, HIPAA, and QS/1. We love taking on challenging projects that force us to learn new things. In our spare time, we work on our own startup, http://agora.sh.

Here of some of the things we’re particularly familiar with: C/C++, Objective-C, C#, Swift, Ruby, Rails, Python, Django, Java, PHP, HTML5/CSS3, SASS, LESS, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, Node.js, Ember, CoffeeScript, AJAX, iOS/Android/JS mobile apps, Cordova, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, AWS, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Web/mobile/print design, responsive design

Due to our current commitments, we are only looking for part-time work at this time. Full-time projects are welcome, but we wouldn’t be able to begin for at least a couple of months. We are looking for clients who have challenging projects and who have the time and money to prioritize quality execution.

Please reach out if you’re interested in seeing some samples of our work. We bid projects or offer hourly/daily/weekly rates. Contact: eliyah@agora.sh.

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SEEKING WORK - Remote only, based in Iowa and Colorado.

We are a 3-person digital and design agency that's just getting started. Currently, we’re working on a large project in the medical field, which has forced us to learn new things like HL7, HIPAA, and QS/1. We love taking on challenging projects that force us to learn new things. In our spare time, we work on our own startup, http://agora.sh.

Here of some of the things we’re particularly familiar with:

C/C++, Objective-C, C#, Swift, Ruby, Rails, Python, Django, Java, PHP, HTML5/CSS3, SASS, LESS, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, Node.js, Ember, CoffeeScript, AJAX, iOS/Android/JS mobile apps, Cordova, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, AWS, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Web/mobile/print design, responsive design

Due to our current commitments, we are only looking for part-time work at this time. Full-time projects are welcome, but we wouldn’t be able to begin for at least a few months. We are looking for clients who have challenging projects and who have the time and money to prioritize quality execution.

Please reach out if you’re interested in seeing some samples of our work. We bid projects or offer hourly/daily/weekly rates. Contact: eliyah@agora.sh.

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