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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 8th, 2019, 10:35 pm

Question which killed me today:
Can you explain grandfather paradox by running the simulation [of a population] back in time?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 9th, 2019, 9:32 am

Question which killed me today:
Can you explain grandfather paradox by running the simulation [of a population] back in time?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 9th, 2019, 9:39 am

Maybe you could run it as an inverse /sensitivity analysis Verhulst logistic equation?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 10th, 2019, 9:11 am

When the Internet of Things really takes off will we have interminable waits for software updates? “Working on updates. 30% complete. Don’t turn off your toothbrush.”
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 10th, 2019, 10:19 am

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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 14th, 2019, 11:14 am

Who invented the term 'hyperparameter'?

And
When?
Why?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 21st, 2019, 9:34 pm

Who invented the term 'hyperparameter'?

Probably the guy who invented all other machine learning hypes.

Why brick ovens are still popular in many countries (e.g. Eastern Europe and Spain) but not in the UK? Or at least that's my impression.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 22nd, 2019, 12:19 am

This is kind of a non-answer, but wood fired brick oven pizza is very much a thing in the US. The arguments in favor seem to run along the lines of high heat, smoky flavors, and cheap and abundant materials to make them.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 22nd, 2019, 1:18 am

Pizza and not to mention bread! I was viewing an old house with a large brick oven in the kitchen. There was also an electric oven hiding in the corner. The owner preferred to use the electric one...
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 22nd, 2019, 8:11 am

I hear it's the same with Agas. But we like our Aga, and only use the electric in emergencies (which is not totally uncommon!)
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 22nd, 2019, 9:42 am

Burning wood at home is a health risk: https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/com ... ard-36.pdf
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 22nd, 2019, 10:27 am

Life is a health risk.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 22nd, 2019, 10:45 am

Burning wood at home is a health risk: https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/com ... ard-36.pdf
Some people won’t be happy until everyone else is miserable.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 22nd, 2019, 10:54 am

the wood must be of good origin, organic, and yes many types of wood...

remember i bought in a store some "fire-bricks" in London once (or was is US), it was some toxic waste, more smoke than burning 100 trees.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 22nd, 2019, 10:55 am

Burning wood at home is a health risk: https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/com ... ard-36.pdf
Some people won’t be happy until everyone else is miserable.
I want everyone to be happy, just don't want my taxes to be spent on treating other people kids' avoidable asthma ;-)
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