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December 29, 2012

Excellent PSA. Bad Algorithm.

This is a terrific public service announcement about the Special Olympics.

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Unfortunately, take a look at the upper right at what YouTube thinks is a related video you might enjoy:

Retarded Elephant Running

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April 23, 2011

How the robots bid a book up to $23,000,000 at Amazon

Michael Eisen has a terrific post in which he does the detective work to figure out how dueling algorithms from two competing bookstores drove the price of a book about flies up to $23,698,655.93.

I’m sorry that some human noticed and backed the prices down. I would have liked to have seen a financial bubble form as the price went into the trillions.

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