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Aww I thought it was going to be videos of people doing amazing parking stunts

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Here's some for you (it's an old ad so thinks it's ok here) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RHXg5s7wv8

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Is an Infrastructure Credit like a free trial?

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Not precisely - I'm the architect behind this and personally, I hate anything labeled free or trial - they tend to draw people in, yes, but they're often crippled or limited.

What this is 50$/month for 12 months (600$) off your cloud usage. There are no support fees or minimum, you have direct access to developers here, etc. There are no limits to what you can consume, no rate limiting, etc.

For anything you use - say, OnMetal, that goes above that credit (which could increase in amount or time) you pay competitive infrastructure only rates.

As a dev; I much prefer the "let me build what I want to, or need to" versus being stuck in a sandbox or worse, surprise costs if I do something crazy.

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Is it possible to graduate from developer+ to the startups programme you guys run if the situation would allow for it (startups requirements met, all that jazz)?

Obviously you'd hope to be bringing in enough to cover hosting by year 1 but out of curiousity really

Edit: A second question, is it possible to attach developer+ to an account that already exists? Reason my account's a bit unloved at the moment is because I'm not at a point where I can afford Rackspace prices

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Regarding your second question, it looks like you must be a (relatively?) new customer to participate. From the developer+ T&C:

> 2.1. Company is a New Cloud Customer. "New Cloud Customer" refers to a Company that does not have a Cloud Account prior to becoming a Cloud Services customer in accordance with Section 2.2 below.

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Ah oh dear, I missed that bit! Thanks for that.

I guess if the time comes it'll be registered under its own entity so I'll pop back at that time! :)

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if you have any issues - gimme a holler: jesse.noller@rackspace.com

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Yes, you could go into the startup program! See the last item in the FAQ https://developer.rackspace.com/developer-plus/faq/

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So this is essentially a free 12 month trial? The problem with that is I don't want to sign up today because the trial will start from the day I sign up. So if I had something ready to go today that would be fine but I don't - and by the time I do have something to go I may well have forgotten about this.

If this is an attempt to get to the section of the market currently filled by the likes of Digital Ocean (to name but one) then this might be the wrong way to go about it. Personally, I want to be able to start small (VERY small, like FREE), and scale it up as I get customers. Digital Ocean and the like are great for small but I worry that they won't fit if I need to scale.

So maybe you could offer something cheap and small as opposed to the "big or nothing" attitude that Rackspace seems to have. If I knew I could start miniscule but go all the way up to massive with the same provider then that's a big selling point for me.

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> So this is essentially a free 12 month trial? The problem with that is I don't want to sign up today because the trial will start from the day I sign up. So if I had something ready to go today that would be fine but I don't - and by the time I do have something to go I may well have forgotten about this.

Agreed, and feedback like this will help me hone the time limit and other things. The program isn't ending any time soon, but I hear you loud and clear on the 12 month limit.

> If this is an attempt to get to the section of the market currently filled by the likes of Digital Ocean (to name but one) then this might be the wrong way to go about it. Personally, I want to be able to start small (VERY small, like FREE), and scale it up as I get customers. Digital Ocean and the like are great for small but I worry that they won't fit if I need to scale.

Bluntly: It's not. I've put comments in other threads, but this is not an attempt to go after VPS providers. It is not an attempt to dissuade people from adopting VPS providers. A cloud server and the associated technologies is different than what a VPS typically offers, and is designed for different architectures. The costs and the way you build your application (should be/are) different.

> So maybe you could offer something cheap and small as opposed to the "big or nothing" attitude that Rackspace seems to have. If I knew I could start miniscule but go all the way up to massive with the same provider then that's a big selling point for me.

For me, ideally we remove the time limit. That's my goal.

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TL;DR The researchers instrumented the Facebook client-side javascript to return statistics on users that wrote a post then deleted it, without collecting the content from the deleted posts.

Also, the tone of the article seems to suggest that server-side autocomplete is scary and unethical, which I disagree with.

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It's the same thing as Google instant automatically recording your microphone. It is creepy.

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On what devices? Source?

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Chrome on Mac/Windows/Linux/Chrome OS when you have the extension enabled. Google Search app on Android/iOS when you have the app/Google Now open. Google Glass.

Source: Personally using or trying all of the above products.

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23andMe can't possibly run independent replication studies of every genetic link they want to report on. Nor should they have to, any more than your doctor should have to personally run a study replication in order to inform you about the results of your blood test.

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You're just repeating the original argument, and it wasn't a good argument the first time.

First, 23andMe isn't working in the realm of established science -- most of this stuff is highly speculative, at best. Blood tests are not speculative precisely because they're regulated by the process that you're arguing 23andMe should be able to ignore.

Second, the "your doctor shouldn't have to run the study" argument is the reddest of herrings. Your doctor doesn't have to do that (anymore...) because the regulatory system has provided a network of providers who do it more reliably.

Third, your doctor really does have to know how to interpret the results of your blood test. She can do that because the science is well-established, and the results are directly correlated to certain clinical outcomes. For most of this genetic testing, there's no equivalent interpretation. That's why you need genetic counselors, who know enough to know when an association study is total garbage. Or if a "50% change in risk" is meaningless in a larger context.

In short, it isn't especially onerous to want 23andMe to report only those genetic variations that are based on clinically relevant data, for which their tests are accurate and precise. That's just the basic standard for medical testing.

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Slightly ominous headline, perhaps?

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I started using one of these this year, and it's working well, but not in the way I expected.

I expected that: the light would wake me up, and it would be nicer than an alarm.

In actuality: I wake up often in the early morning anyway, and normally I roll over and go to sleep. If I happen to wake up in the 20 minutes when the light is rising, I don't go back to sleep, I just get up instead.

Result: the light isn't "waking me up", but I awaken "naturally" most days because of the light anyway.

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This suggests to me that saying your grandFather has died instead of your grandmother is a far more plausible excuse.

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An interesting variant of that variant would be Fog of War Chess, where you can only see an opponents piece if one of yours is attacking it.

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The United Kingdom of England, Wales and Northern Ireland

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Don't forget the EU also levies additional duties on imported black goods.

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