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interesting recomendation from amazon

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:15 am

Dear Amazon.com Customer,

As someone who has purchased or rated Mindfulness With Breathing : A Manual for Serious Beginners by Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu or other books in the Buddhism > Theravada category, you might like to know that Horse-Breeding: Being the General Principles of Heredity Applied to the Business of Breeding Horses, With Instructions for the Management of Stallions, ... of Breeding Stock (Classic Reprint) is now available. You can order yours for just $8.72 by following the link below.
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Re: interesting recomendation from amazon

Postby Jechbi » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:19 am

Jeez, don't the folks at Amazon realize that's Mahayana stuff? Duh.
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Re: interesting recomendation from amazon

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:38 am

Here's another miscalculation by Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1225555736/ ... n%3A297526

The current Theravada bestsellers list and it has James Dobson's book, Night Light: A Devotional for Couples at the number one position. The computer algorithms are apparently messed up for some cases.
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Re: interesting recomendation from amazon

Postby Ben » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:39 am

Its interesting. The recommendation is probably based on a certain proportion of people who have bought the Buddhadassa book probably order the other one on horse breeding. And I'd appreciate it if no one told my wife about the horse breeding book!
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Re: interesting recomendation from amazon

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Re: interesting recomendation from amazon

Postby fivebells » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:14 pm

When you consider the difficulty of what they're trying to do with that recommendation system, it's amazing that it works at all, though.

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Re: interesting recomendation from amazon

Postby Sanghamitta » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:05 pm

Can we expect a recommendation for a volume titled " Using Your Loaf, Or Mindfulness Of Breading " ?
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Re: interesting recomendation from amazon

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:10 am

no, normally it gives pretty reasonable recomendations, this one though, waaay out there
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