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Death Index
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Hello, all! Awhile back, Hank mentioned a "death index". Well, I calculated one using the National Vital Statistics (…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Benjamin Bastian May 15, 2011.

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Benjamin Bastian replied to Benjamin Bastian's discussion Death Index
"I tried soon after you suggested this! No response. Hank appears to be a difficult person to get in contact with. Any other suggestions?"
May 15, 2011
Benjamin Bastian replied to Benjamin Bastian's discussion Death Index
"Hmm. Do you happen to know his e-mail address? Perhaps I'm blind, but I can't find it."
May 11, 2011
Josh Houlihan replied to Benjamin Bastian's discussion Death Index
"this is quite a shame!  You have made a very good death index.  Somehow to get Hank green's attention...  I say try emailing him."
May 11, 2011
Benjamin Bastian replied to Benjamin Bastian's discussion Death Index
"Unfortunately not. I don't think anyone noticed this."
May 11, 2011
Josh Houlihan replied to Benjamin Bastian's discussion Death Index
"Did you ever get the 500 dollar reward Hank offered?"
May 11, 2011
Benjamin Bastian posted a discussion

Death Index

Hello, all! Awhile back, Hank mentioned a "death index". Well, I calculated one using the National Vital Statistics (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr50/nvsr50_15.pdf) and some computer programming!You can view the death index here: http://sagelywizard.com/death_indexFor those who don't remember what the death index is, I'll let a quote from Hank explain:"The average life…See More
Nov 4, 2010
Benjamin Bastian commented on Hank Green's blog post The Death Index - $500 Reward
"Oh, and also. In the report there are certain age-ranges which "does not meet standards of reliability or precision", so I just ignored those fields. The report lives here."
Sep 11, 2010
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Sep 11, 2010
Benjamin Bastian commented on Hank Green's blog post The Death Index - $500 Reward
"Hello! I believe I have solved your dilemma. I used the National Vital Statistics Vol. 50, No. 15 as the data (granted, it's a few years old) and wrote a small program to calculate the death indices of over a hundred causes of death. I posted…"
Sep 11, 2010
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Sep 11, 2010

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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
CompSci
About Me:
I'm a 19-year-old computer programmer from Seattle, WA. I spend most of my time either eating, reading, working (programming/system administrator-y stuff), or romping around with my girlfriend.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
I'll pick one of my favorites from each category:
Books: Alice in Wonderland
Movies: Mirrormask
Music: Ratatat
More: Cowbell?
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
A tea cup.
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Abraham Lincoln
Website:
http://www.sagelywizard.com
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
2008
Make up your own DFTBA initialism!
Drowning Ferrets Terrify Basketball Athletes

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