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by katastrofa
Yesterday, 4:24 pm
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Hypothesis Testing
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Hypothesis Testing

Larger sample requires lower p-value (larger t-stat). (Generally, the larger the sample, the smaller the error of your estimates, and the easier it should be to tell the error from the actual effect. You may compare the values of the standard error of the estimator between the samples to check if th...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 4:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 1920
Views: 80751

Re: Stupid question of the day


@kat I'm not worried about Arabs, I'm worried about Guardian readers.
Choose the outfit in a red colour. They'll think the theme is Red Brigades or something...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 2:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 1920
Views: 80751

Re: Stupid question of the day

The Nights draw on Arabian mythology, before Islam, and are probably more popular in the West than in the Middle East. Would a Greek person feel offended if you dressed up as Poseidon?
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 1:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yalies no longer the great unwashed
Replies: 93
Views: 131004

Re: Yalies no longer the great unwashed

Why Rich Parents Are More Likely to Be Unethical?

I've never been good at writing academic research grant applications: I'd simply ask "Why poor parents don't pay million dollar bribes?" - Because they are ethical!... No, sorry!
by katastrofa
March 17th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 840
Views: 26491

Re: Your rants here

I was just planning my time in Ireland. I'm going there in late June. First Galway and then a few days of hiking in Connemara and a visit in Clifden - thanks for the recommendations. I'm not on the island at the moment - I'm on the peninsula. Aran Islands: https://lallytours.com/wp-content/uploads/2...
by katastrofa
March 17th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 334
Views: 30793

Re: norway

Oslo nicely shows why the BMI index is not an adequate measure of healthy weight. It has a reputation of one of the slimmest European capitals, but what I've seen over the weekend has been mostly fat - just slightly taller.
by katastrofa
March 17th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 840
Views: 26491

Re: Your rants here

I ca't handle compurrter guyz talking litter about p-hiss-ics! :-)

BTW, couldn't you Irish be a bit more creative with the names of geographical places? I've almost spent two days watching grass grow and sheep sh... on Aran Islands - not the beautiful and rich and fauna Scottish Isle of Arran.
by katastrofa
March 17th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Hacking ML for fun & profit
Replies: 63
Views: 2376

Re: Hacking ML for fun & profit

  *groans*
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by katastrofa
March 17th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Hacking ML for fun & profit
Replies: 63
Views: 2376

Re: Hacking ML for fun & profit

That was my point. Equating gradient methods to simulated annealing (artificial time vs artificial temperature) is not a far jump, but in the wrong dimension. Physicists developed those methods and name things like that for a reason ;-)
by katastrofa
March 17th, 2019, 1:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need Help: Vegetarian Recipes
Replies: 24
Views: 652

Re: Need Help: Vegetarian Recipes

by katastrofa
March 17th, 2019, 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Hacking ML for fun & profit
Replies: 63
Views: 2376

Re: Hacking ML for fun & profit

Stupid question: what numerical importance-sampling methods don't use artificial time (or "artificial time")?
by katastrofa
March 17th, 2019, 12:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello from CactusMan!
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Hello from CactusMan!

If you like tsunami.
by katastrofa
March 16th, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Selection of Best Classical Music
Replies: 85
Views: 12568

Re: Selection of Best Classical Music

No. I've been having favourite pianos, violins, some Spanish guitars and Thierry Escaich's organs, but no classical trumpet.

The Lawnmower Man - cool movie! Many 80s and 90s' sci-fi movies were anti-science/scientist statements.
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