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High priced Amazon sellers.

Do consumers buy items that are listed on Amazon by sellers for twice Amazon's list price? [more inside]
posted by BillyAnne on May 12, 2014 - 12 answers

How important is height disparity to short guys?

Does size---especially height---matter to guys? [more inside]
posted by 1270AEH on Mar 6, 2014 - 36 answers

Tiny differences cause enormous conflict

What is the name of the concept that describes how, as parties become more and more similar, smaller and smaller differences cause conflict? [more inside]
posted by looli on Nov 8, 2013 - 13 answers

Scaling issue calculating similarity between paired numbers

I have a list of paired numbers that span multiple orders of magnitude, and I need to find a method to a) compare within each pair in a way that does not disproportionately bias the comparison at the high or low end of the list, and b) define which pairs are dissimilar enough to be excluded from further analysis. The dataset itself follows a rough sigmoid curve, with a few pairs in the 1000s, more in the 100s, a lot in the upper 10's, some in the low 10's, and a few in the single digits. I have tried a few different comparison methods so far, including percent difference and relative percent difference of both the raw and log-transformed data. [more inside]
posted by nekton on May 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Learning from different ideas on eels.

Funny Cross-Cultural / Difference Skits? How to teach people about leveraging difference. [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Jan 11, 2012 - 1 answer

How does one set about making an impact in their surroundings?

How do I make an impact/difference/accomplish something memorable? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Oct 14, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I make this LDR work? Or what are my options?

Am I being ridiculous in my relationship expectations? How do I figure out what it is I want? [more inside]
posted by thegmann on Aug 4, 2011 - 34 answers

Can't you pick a different tattoo?

Younger brother asked my opinion on his prospective tattoo. Maybe I should keep my mouth shut, but I'm not sure. [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Jul 9, 2011 - 45 answers

Hooray for embarrassment in the workplace.

I have a crush on an older co-worker and would like to stop acting like a nervous schoolgirl around him. How do I do this when he seems nervous too? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 - 18 answers

30 year old man dating 20 year old woman?

My 20 year old younger sister is dating a 30 year old man. Is this a cause for concern? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2011 - 62 answers

Who's Got the Record for Widest Span of Temperature?

What inhabited place in America has the biggest temperature differential? On Earth? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 9, 2011 - 19 answers

Is it age difference or just too different?

I'm mid-thirties, my partner is late twenties - I'm having a hard time reconciling our difference in age/experience when planning for the future. [more inside]
posted by socksister on Jul 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Diamond vs. CZ

Can you tell the difference between a diamond and a cubic zirconia? [more inside]
posted by comatose on Oct 20, 2009 - 25 answers

Do I break up with my (much older) boyfriend?

Dead ex, fifteen year age difference, with jazzy tunes in the background.. help? (aka- do I dump my boyfriend?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2009 - 26 answers

Why are file sizes different on XP to Vista Machines??

Why do file sizes vary from Windows XP to Vista????? [more inside]
posted by maxmix on Feb 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Difference between backups?

I have a large photo and music collection and find that sometimes I go to an folder and can't find files that were there before, and have had some problems with corruption. I have bought a new hard drive, but I want to set up a backup system which tells me what has changed before making any changes... [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Sep 13, 2008 - 1 answer

Do fish wear lipstick?

What are some things that humans do, that no other animal species does? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jan 27, 2008 - 90 answers

How do I cope with being in love with an older man?

I am very much falling for a (much) older man. How do I handle this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2008 - 26 answers

What's the difference between highways and freeways/the interstate in the US?

What's the difference between highways and freeways/the interstate in the US? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Jun 18, 2007 - 29 answers

Is my professor hitting on me?

I think my professor is hitting on me, what should I do? Does anyone have any advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2006 - 49 answers

Algorithm for file comparison

I'm looking for the appropriate algorithm to use to compare two files. I think I can do better than diff due to some added constraints. [more inside]
posted by Khalad on Feb 2, 2006 - 25 answers

How to determine real from ruse member, on the outside?

How can the difference be determined between a genuine member vs. a fake member bent on deceptive overthrowing/subverting of a socio-political group's public perception (speaking from an outsider's POV, not belonging to either group)? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Dec 6, 2005 - 18 answers

Difference between $1 bill or a $100 bill!

How does a blind person know the difference between any american bank notes? For example the difference between $1 bill or a $100 bill? [more inside]
posted by spooksie on Sep 3, 2005 - 18 answers

What's the deal with "value" RAM from namebrand companies?

I'm looking at some Corsair value RAM (2x512M for $93). But Corsair also has RAM of the same specs for more than twice the price (1x512 for $106): As far as I can tell, the specs are identical, except for CAS latency (and they're both some variation on CL3), and the voltage is slightly different. What's the real difference between different "grades" of RAM from the same manufacturer with the same specs? Under what circumstances will any differences manifest?
posted by Caviar on Apr 8, 2005 - 11 answers

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