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by TinMan
March 22nd, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4997
Views: 387638

Re: UK going to the dogs

"How does that contradict what I said?" Completely. No it doesn't, this has being going on in the UK for years, the NSPCC estimate 137,000 cases in the UK, you call 1 conviction 'confronting the problem', you think one of the police forces that would see this most often saying prosecution is not a ...
by TinMan
March 22nd, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4997
Views: 387638

Re: UK going to the dogs

" the policy decision has been made in the UK not to confront the problem" This is bullshit: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/01/first-fgm-conviction-uk-mother-faces-lengthy-jail-sentence/ The first! The first actual conviction in February of this year!  Well hallelujah!!  How does that con...
by TinMan
March 20th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4997
Views: 387638

Re: UK going to the dogs

I'm perfectly aware that it's about mutilating children, just like I'm perfectly aware that the policy decision has been made in the UK not to confront the problem,  just like I'm perfectly aware that the kind of 'campaigners' that should be howling in outrage are strangely not, just like I'm perfec...
by TinMan
March 20th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4997
Views: 387638

Re: UK going to the dogs

If Tories appreciate the phenomenon of strategic voting, they should cut out such boils from the club: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47173445 He should be stripped off his title too, imho. Not that I'd be cynical enough to think that FGM only becomes an issue when the opportunity arises to...
by TinMan
February 17th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: FIVE years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2023?
Replies: 729
Views: 228754

Re: FIVE years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2023?

You are performing an optimization of an approximation to a non convex function, with the wrong function approximator, based on a finite sample of noisy observations.  The global minimum is overfit by definition. Lack of robustness isn't cause by stochastic gradient descent.  If the problem is ill p...
by TinMan
February 17th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: FIVE years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2023?
Replies: 729
Views: 228754

Re: FIVE years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2023?

1. That guardian article is drivel.  You should be embarrassed to post something as inane as that.  Classifying dark faces is mathematically harder than classifying light coloured faces.  It's not because the programmers are white.  That's like claiming pricing Asian options is easier than pricing B...
by TinMan
July 16th, 2018, 9:34 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: News from the 'Border'
Replies: 152
Views: 6243

Re: News from the 'Border'

Same as anywhere, and by and large they are.  There's no appetite to turn the clock back 20-30 years. They're a political force in the Republic, they could be in government within an election or two. If they start killing again that's gone for a generation at least. They can't fund raise in the US a...
by TinMan
July 16th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?
Replies: 97
Views: 3865

Re: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?

I rather meant that Cuchulainn is a renown author in mathematics and economy, while you haven't revealed your credentials (and nobody seems to recognise your input to give you the benefit of the doubt). Anyway... https://arxiv.org/pdf/1709.05963.pdf https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.07010 https://arxiv.or...
by TinMan
July 16th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?
Replies: 97
Views: 3865

Re: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?

Your serve, Tinman.  Cheers.
You're like a broken record.  You brought up AI, and only so you could post your extended critique for the umpteenth time.  Nobody on this thread has proposed it as a solution to anything.
by TinMan
July 16th, 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?
Replies: 97
Views: 3865

Re: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?

I gave you an example of a new field of mathematics on which finance could embark. Our comments about "AI"/ML are not just snarky, but contain valid and often constructive criticism: insufficient or incorrect theoretical foundations, from those commonly recognised ones (problems with SGD discussed ...
by TinMan
July 16th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: News from the 'Border'
Replies: 152
Views: 6243

Re: News from the 'Border'

The business of war is killing people. There is a credible argument that many people on both sides of that particular conflict perceived themselves as being at war, and that the Belfast Agreement brought an end to that war. Or, at least a long lasting truce. Now maybe, just maybe, people have got u...
by TinMan
July 16th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: News from the 'Border'
Replies: 152
Views: 6243

Re: News from the 'Border'

Yeah right, 'platitudes'....
by TinMan
July 16th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?
Replies: 97
Views: 3865

Re: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?

Eh?  I have spoken my mind plenty of times.  Why can you not stay on the subject? Put up or shut up guys, forget the snarky comments about AI, forget waffling about FD schemes, what interesting maths should we be using? What problem can you solve differently? When do you need an answer?  Snarky com...
by TinMan
July 15th, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: News from the 'Border'
Replies: 152
Views: 6243

Re: News from the 'Border'

Some very skillful politicians and diplomats manufactured 20+ years of relative peace in Northern Ireland. One of David Cameron's legacies looks to be the end of that. Depends what you mean by "an end to that".  If it means a return to murdering people, the fault lies with the people doing it, nobo...
by TinMan
July 15th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?
Replies: 97
Views: 3865

Re: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?

Eh?  I have spoken my mind plenty of times.  Why can you not stay on the subject?
Put up or shut up guys, forget the snarky comments about AI, forget waffling about FD schemes, what interesting maths should we be using? What problem can you solve differently?
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