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by katastrofa
Today, 7:19 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Why is Bellman Equation solved by backwards?
Replies: 26
Views: 2090

Re: Why is Bellman Equation solved by backwards?

Westerners are more attached to the notion of time than people in the East, where many don't even know their birthdate. Not to mention Africa. (A fun fact: if you look at the data on people even as young as 30 from some Middle Eastern country, you sometimes can see suspicious spikes, e.g. on 1 Jan -...
by katastrofa
Today, 5:43 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Why is Bellman Equation solved by backwards?
Replies: 26
Views: 2090

Re: Why is Bellman Equation solved by backwards?

Everything is alright with time... assuming the second law of thermodynamics holds... assuming the concept of randomness is correct... because according to its definition it exists only in the infinite limit of time... Just teasing you. Sorry!
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 11:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need Help: Vegetarian Recipes
Replies: 89
Views: 13103

Re: Need Help: Vegetarian Recipes

Mr Broccoli gets arrested in London :-( (and Mr Pea too)
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 10:05 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 53
Views: 1524

Re: What is democracy?

Luckily for the UK, we don't have left-wing terrorism. It may change soon, though. IMHO, the heavy-handed response of police will rather accelerate than stop this.
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Why is Bellman Equation solved by backwards?
Replies: 26
Views: 2090

Re: Why is Bellman Equation solved by backwards?

Everything's already happened!
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 844
Views: 54425

Re: All about Cats

Ladies and gents, meet Leela of Cairo :-) https://vimeo.com/366537382 She's been rescued from the street by my Egyptian kindred spirits, who continue to fight for introducing humane street animal control in their country (like sterilisation instead of this). Her mother and siblings were killed on th...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Why is Bellman Equation solved by backwards?
Replies: 26
Views: 2090

Re: Why is Bellman Equation solved by backwards?

Time is an ill-posed concept, burger lover!
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 3:58 pm
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Universal Approximation theorem
Replies: 148
Views: 11768

Re: Universal Approximation theorem

Seriously ...  Arnulf Jentzen wrote 11 articles during the last three months...I think this is more than Nash in his entire life ! That's exactly what publish or perish  leads to. He is full professor, he is not obliged to do that. So what? At my institute they were re-appointed every year (even gu...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 3:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Global Warming - What We Can Do (Mitigation)
Replies: 597
Views: 198548

Re: Global Warming - What We Can Do (Mitigation)

Bloomberg  Scared Central Banks Face Up to Threats From Climate Change "I'm going to give you a speech without a joke, I'm afraid,...." (some) central banks are among biggest buyers of Green bonds! BIS launches green bond fund for central banks Nouvaeu rich bankster mentality: I will pay someone to...
by katastrofa
October 14th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Global Warming - What We Can Do (Mitigation)
Replies: 597
Views: 198548

Re: Global Warming - What We Can Do (Mitigation)

Political institutions have been losing their credibility for quite some time. We are heading to oblivion, but I think the way leads though anarchy. At lest according The Atlantic's Robert Kaplan's article from 1994 , which describes the effect of climate change on social order---at first considere...
by katastrofa
October 14th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nobel Price 2016
Replies: 151
Views: 7766

Re: Nobel Price 2016

Oh my bad. It is now the fifth time. Maria Sklodowska & Pierre Curie (1903) Iréne Curie (the daughter of Maria & Pierre) & Fréderic Joliot (1935) Gerty & Carl Cori (1947) May Britt & Edvard Moser (2014) Esther Duflo & Abhijit Banerjee (2019) There is also Alva & Gunnar Myrdal but different discipli...
by katastrofa
October 14th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Universal Approximation theorem
Replies: 148
Views: 11768

Re: Universal Approximation theorem

Someone (hint hint) should totally write a review of machine learning methods used for PDE to separate the good from the bad and the ugly, and submit it to JMLR. I've been told they do a good job with reviewing, albeit slow. Review? A rant about the universal approximation theorem being useless bec...
by katastrofa
October 14th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nobel Price 2016
Replies: 151
Views: 7766

Re: Nobel Price 2016

isn't it the second time that a married couple get together a Nobel prize?
Curies
Mosers in neurology for cruel and useless experiments on cats
Coreys for lactic acis cycle
??
and Lloyd Shapley in economics ;-)
by katastrofa
October 14th, 2019, 3:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 844
Views: 54425

Re: All about Cats

Real-time NN cat name generator? Where can I find it?
by katastrofa
October 8th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Clock Synchronization Gedanken Experiment
Replies: 30
Views: 4648

Re: New Clock Synchronization Gedanken Experiment

It’s bored “with” it. But apart from that I tend to agree with the sentiments. I have written before that physicists should suffer from economics envy not the other way around. Thanks. (Also to Cuchulainn.) I need to think if I'm bored by or with physics... Anyway, I haven't noticed any physics env...
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