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Correcting For Bias In Amazon Reviews

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It's no secret among savvy shoppers that Amazon is a great place to research products and find the best price-quality ratio.

However, it's becoming more and more difficult to do this research due to what's called, "incentivized reviewers." These are people who provide detailed, "honest" reviews in return for free products.

One company has done an analysis of reviews on Amazon differentiating regular from incentivized reviews and produced some interesting results...

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John McCain Suggests The Perfect Father's Day Gift

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I honestly don't want to be harping on McCain, really, but this was too amusing to not post... and it may end up removed by the time people find out about it so we archived a copy here.

The best part is the product reviews...

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Florida Criminalizes Display Of "Truck Nuts"

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[Vanity]
The Florida Senate on Thursday passed an amendment to impose a $60 fine on Truck Nutz, one brand name for the novelty item on vehicle trailer hitches that resemble the dangling southern end of a northbound bull. The proposal would make displaying bull genitalia reproductions on a vehicle subject to a $60 fine, moving violations and points against a driver license.

Will the legacy of truck-testicle discrimination in this country never be put to rest?

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First Look: Exclusive Radiohead In Rainbows Box Set

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[Music]
We here at BSAlert are big Radiohead fans, so it's with much excitement we give you a first look at the limited-edition Radiohead box set for their new In Rainbows album that was sold exclusively online.

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Fight The Insanity Of Christmas With The Perfect Gift-- Insanity

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What do you give the person who has everything? Booze doesn't last, nobody but your grandparents likes sweaters, gag gifts are not now nor will they ever be actually funny, so what's a person to do? Well, a fine upstanding tourist in Poland has the idea for you.

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When is a dress not a dress? When it's a vending machine.

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Let's say you're a young woman wandering the streets of Tokyo at night and you're threatened by some miscreant. What to do? Well, if said miscreants are dumber than a three dollar bill, a Japanese inventor has got just the thing for you. Check this out:

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Save the Trees, Support the Boobs

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[Environment]
It's a new modern environmental nightmare: disposable chopsticks. Really. China produces about 45 billion pairs of these little wooden marvels each year, to be used once and then tossed into the nearest landfill, wasting whole forest's worth of trees for a quick rice bowl and the thrill of not having to lug around your own chopsticks.

But now, environmentally-minded designers in Japan have the answer: the Chopstick Bra.

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Selling Girlfriend's Laptop On EBay

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[Humor]
Hey, let's say you want to buy a laptop cheap, but you'd also like some interesting provenance behind it? Well sit down and hear the story of the spurned boyfriend's ebay auction...

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A Pair Of Pants To Make You Feel Dirty

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In yet another move to ensure more sleepless nights for fathers and the glee of pubescent boys and dirty old men the world over a Japanese clothing designer has come up with a pair of jeans for women that covers all the parts that matter... barely.

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The Soldier's Bible: In The Beginning God Created Kicking Ass

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There is now an essential tool for every soldier to take with them on their endless deployments to foreign lands. It's not dry socks, armor, guns, bullets, or cheesecake photos of their loved ones. No, friends, it's The Soldier's Bible.

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