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by katastrofa
Today, 4:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 1088
Views: 43376

Re: Stupid question of the day

Thanks for the advice. I chose a modest and plain set in the end. The VIPs were a positive surprise: intelligent, interesting and eloquent. But is it just me or lawyers are the dumbest and most boring creatures in the universe?
by katastrofa
Today, 2:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 439
Views: 15381

Re: All about Cats

I survived the VIP meetings & lunch.
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by katastrofa
November 17th, 2017, 10:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Random Video's
Replies: 456
Views: 34360

Re: Random Video's

The breed is exotic shorthair, afaict.
by katastrofa
November 17th, 2017, 8:56 pm
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Topic: Random Video's
Replies: 456
Views: 34360

Re: Random Video's


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by katastrofa
November 17th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: If you are bored with Deep Networks
Replies: 97
Views: 1378

Re: If you are bored with Deep Networks

Dr Phil would say "all behavior, no matter how strange, becomes rational once you know the value system that drives someone" Phil is so nineties. What if one's value system is irrational? People can be complex and have their transcendental side, you know... Or what would Dr Phil say about...
by katastrofa
November 16th, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 1088
Views: 43376

Re: Stupid question of the day

What does one wear for a business lunch with some big shots in a strategic industry? Informal, business-casual, smart-casual?
by katastrofa
November 15th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas holiday
Replies: 31
Views: 5944

Re: Christmas holiday

No. Because German sausage is die Wurst.
by katastrofa
November 15th, 2017, 9:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas holiday
Replies: 31
Views: 5944

Re: Christmas holiday

Do you know why there are so many terrorist attacks by Muslims in Germany?
by katastrofa
November 15th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: If you are bored with Deep Networks
Replies: 97
Views: 1378

Re: If you are bored with Deep Networks

No, that was a leprechaun with a pot of gold at rainbow's end. Seriously, it's good to first clarify whether you're speaking from the stance of scientific realism (the philosophy arguing that mathematical theories describe real objects and have logical sense regardless of our perception; and that we...
by katastrofa
November 15th, 2017, 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: If you are bored with Deep Networks
Replies: 97
Views: 1378

Re: If you are bored with Deep Networks

OT, isn't one of the favourite questions of quantum information theory about the existence of unicorns?
by katastrofa
November 15th, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas holiday
Replies: 31
Views: 5944

Re: Christmas holiday

I'm thinking about making a New Year resolution to switch to rawtarianism for good. It's a hard decision, because I know that if I make the resolution, I will keep it, and I like cooked food very much... The fact that I've lost my id, which used to be there to give vent to my low instincts (such as ...
by katastrofa
November 13th, 2017, 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: If you are bored with Deep Networks
Replies: 97
Views: 1378

Re: If you are bored with Deep Networks

I would expect that there very few minima because of the high dimension, but maybe my intuition is completely wrong...
by katastrofa
November 13th, 2017, 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: If you are bored with Deep Networks
Replies: 97
Views: 1378

Re: If you are bored with Deep Networks

What's the dimension of a typical NN, ISayMoo? I presume it's high. Ergo, how many minima of either kind we can expect to find there? My another question seems similar to Cuchulainn's, in model selection (which is in a way what NNs do), the "best" model is bad, because it always promotes o...
by katastrofa
November 13th, 2017, 2:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thank you Harvey Weinstein
Replies: 114
Views: 1828

Re: Thank you Harvey Weinstein

Do you really have so little imagination? It's about physical strength. I can be physically fit and fast in the ring, but it won't change the fact that a typical woman's bones are twice thinner than those of a typical man.