10-03-06 - 2

The Netflix Prize is pretty interesting. Basically they're trying to get someone to improve their recommendation algorithm and they pay you if you succeed. It seems they set the payment goal to be inaccessible, and their T&C means even if you don't reach the goal they own your algorithm. Anyway, I'm gonna check out the data set and see if I can do some mining and see what happens.

At the moment the site seems to be a mess. The documentation sucks. The forums are full of people who don't know how to program asking nonsense questions.

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