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by katastrofa
Today, 1:04 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Time for BREXIT FAQ
Replies: 81
Views: 4319

Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

I'm probably out of my depth here but, in general, there is certainly value to the act of popularizing scientific ideas. He's like the John Hull of evolution! Even his Oxford chair was awarded on that premise, as best as I can tell. Whether that should or should not give him a platform to express h...
by katastrofa
Today, 2:06 am
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: inequality (a quickie)
Replies: 16
Views: 35957

Re: inequality (a quickie)

I think you need to transform LHS according to simple multiplication formulas and next use the fact that the arithmetic average is not smaller than the geometric one. I'd calculate it, but I got high on frankincense (https://www.mei.edu/sqcc/frankincense). Burnt sage is also good - to repel evil spi...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 7:21 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Time for BREXIT FAQ
Replies: 81
Views: 4319

Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

"His past research"? He just popularised Wilson's, Hamilton's and Haldane's results. He didn't write anything scientifically innovative.
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 11:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2010 Post Permutation Poetry Perambulation
Replies: 30
Views: 23262

Re: The 2010 Post Permutation Poetry Perambulation

Going back half a dozen posts or so, I think we can view these lines in new light today:

Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
"I will show you fear in a handful of dust."
by katastrofa
September 20th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Animal storieS
Replies: 258
Views: 30633

Re: Animal storieS

We've learnt from the Elderly's mistakes.
by katastrofa
September 20th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Black Cube - Art Gallery
Replies: 497
Views: 106561

Re: The Black Cube - Art Gallery

Definitely something I grew up with. They were referred to as ice roses ("isroser"). The phrase "perfect fractal ferns" has a William Gibson ring to it.  Thank you! :-D We say that Grandpa Frost paints windows - a secular version of Santa Claus, who's a pop in our version of the story. Grandpa Fros...
by katastrofa
September 19th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Black Cube - Art Gallery
Replies: 497
Views: 106561

Re: The Black Cube - Art Gallery

Beautiful. Perfect fractal ferns growing out of imperfections. Reminds me of frost paintings on old leaky windows - looking at them made me feel warm despite the harsh winter :-)
by katastrofa
September 19th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Machine Learning and the physical sciences
Replies: 24
Views: 1713

Re: Machine Learning and the physical sciences

IMHO, we should stop looking at the details, which become inexplicable, and prepare ourselves for the major event: the arrival of our future overlord, the AI!
by katastrofa
September 19th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is medicine a science ?
Replies: 168
Views: 19498

Re: is medicine a science ?

I should rather stay away from it if I'm going to succeed with my plan!
by katastrofa
September 19th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is medicine a science ?
Replies: 168
Views: 19498

Re: is medicine a science ?

Many women should have never had children. (That's why I'm not going to have them :-D)
by katastrofa
September 19th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Machine Learning and the physical sciences
Replies: 24
Views: 1713

Re: Machine Learning and the physical sciences

A nice animation of sneaky little RL-trained agents playing hide and seek to make the world a better place Are they looking for VC funding? Agent technology was hype around 2001, especially mobile agents. Ir's too difficult. It's OpenAI/Musk - always looking for VC :-) It actually shows that reinfo...
by katastrofa
September 18th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 375
Views: 37777

Re: norway

Thanks, Trackstar and Bearish. Indeed the recipe contained too much of the ingredient for it to be truffles. I got the recipe book from a raw vegan restaurant in Oslo. Jeg liker sjampinjong! (men jeg liker sjokolade mer ;-D) Cuchulainn, печериці (UA) and pieczarki (PL) - from печерa / pieczara (cave...
by katastrofa
September 17th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 375
Views: 37777

Re: norway

What does Aromachampinjong mean in Norsk? It sounds like champignions, but I'm careful with the language of mischievous Vikings.
by katastrofa
September 17th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days
Replies: 164
Views: 5396

Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

Different political leanings lead to different things triggering the knee-jerk reaction. Yes. But is there any relationship between the triggers and the timescale? I mean Category A (whatever that might be) person is triggered by certain things, has a certain threshold and a certain timescale. A Ca...
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