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by tw
May 21st, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: If you are bored with Deep Networks
Replies: 473
Views: 20667

Re: If you are bored with Deep Networks

[snip] But it is not so with these AI combinatorial-based methods is that we can't check for bugginess because these methods are black boxes and thus non-interpretable? The underlying 'model' is absent. I leave it for the experts to debate the technical details.  I imagine it cannot conceivably wor...
by tw
May 20th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: If you are bored with Deep Networks
Replies: 473
Views: 20667

Re: If you are bored with Deep Networks

Hmm. And the bank started to react?
Indeed. I don't read too much into it but it is nonetheless revealing the "Amazon" name didn't reassure them. 
by tw
May 20th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: If you are bored with Deep Networks
Replies: 473
Views: 20667

Re: If you are bored with Deep Networks

This sounds illegal.And too good to be true.
BTW which company did you want to pay?
Amazon Web Services
by tw
May 20th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: If you are bored with Deep Networks
Replies: 473
Views: 20667

Re: If you are bored with Deep Networks

Has anyone had a look at  rekognition ? Unsurprisingly, it seems not without  controversy . In the old days the sales team fixes it in the next revision of the product. It is not so much the bugginess, more the scope for abuse. From a recent  write up : Last month, journalists at the New York Times...
by tw
May 20th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Economic theory blogs/forums
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

Re: Economic theory blogs/forums

Clearly (and rightfully) there is a great deal of commentary on inequality A lot of which is just virtue signalling. Some more academic blogs: http://marketdesigner.blogspot.com/ https://web.stanford.edu/~alroth/alroth.html Thanks! The existence of  rebuilding macroeconomics  suggests there is some...
by tw
May 18th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need Help: Vegetarian Recipes
Replies: 87
Views: 4658

Re: Need Help: Vegetarian Recipes

Beyond Meat: Beyond Absurd "I have my opinions on the nutritional debate, " - and they are written all over my double chin :-) "As investors, however, the stock market is not the ideal place to express our beliefs on (food) politics." - is it grammatically correct? BTW, my previous ideolovestment: ...
by tw
May 17th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67694

Re: End of bitcoin?

Fascinating. The bitcoin stories just keep on coming. Given that the blockchain is, by construction, publicly available, is there any consensus  on what proportion of bitcoin are used for a "medium of exchange" as opposed to a "store of value"?  Interesting read in today's WSJ (paywall): Lack of Ban...
by tw
May 17th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 834
Views: 45717

Re: All about Cats

7 is way too young ! RIP

The James Dean of superstar kitties...
by tw
May 16th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67694

Re: End of bitcoin?

Perpetual chipperness at 35?? Or is it how it looks compared to what comes later? H0tLFbA1PdE I was not yet a teenager when Hatton was in his prime (and at the time, I thought I was a pretty high achiever in the immaturity stakes),  but he struck me on TV as gauche, bratty, annoying and in need of ...
by tw
May 15th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67694

Re: End of bitcoin?

McD is the dangerous one. He’s from Merseyside. Merseyside produces two types of people. The hardworking productive types like me and the anarchist destroyers. I was absolutely staggered recently to discover Derek Hatton is 71 years old (has 4 years on McD).   Hatton always stuck me as the quintess...
by tw
May 13th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?
Replies: 475
Views: 106629

Re: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?

But why two crossbows, mon ami?
my little grey cells have been puzzling over this all day
by tw
May 13th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?
Replies: 475
Views: 106629

Re: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?

I'm betting on a gang execution.
My money is on something like the Californian Heaven's Gate dudes from 1997 or the Order ot the Solar Temple wackos in Switzerland in 95.
by tw
May 13th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 834
Views: 45717

Re: All about Cats

My fluffies: Camembert and Bleu (Gorgonzola-style as you can tell from the holes) 8B36C1B2-D5A2-4FE0-A28F-D61EAC0886E9.jpegA092BD0F-BDB2-49D2-9F33-81942D5A9045.jpeg No idea why I spontaneously started making them heart-shaped (probably because I love making them!), but in the next batch I will make...
by tw
May 13th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?
Replies: 475
Views: 106629

Re: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?

The most plausible theory I can think of is that an older man looking for fun with two ladies, one of them gets jealous and it gets nasty.
<herculepoirot>but everyone else in the hotel said it was quiet, c'est bizarre, non?</herculepoirot>
by tw
May 12th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?
Replies: 475
Views: 106629

Re: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?

This story has all the hallmarks of a truly bizarre episode.

Very sad but the mind boggles as to what the hell was going on.  Triangular suicide pact?  
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