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by katastrofa
March 15th, 2018, 1:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)
Replies: 110
Views: 5620

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Cuchulainn wrote:

Show me your kata and I'll tell you who you are :-)
by katastrofa
March 14th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: how about dictatorship in China
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: how about dictatorship in China

Bearish's vivid imagination pales in the light of the recent incident in the UK.
by katastrofa
March 14th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP
Replies: 387
Views: 25848

Re: RIP

A true inspiration, indeed. He made a lot of people (not only scientists) think about a lot of problems, even if he hadn't managed to solve them. R.I.P.
Do you still have the goodies, outrun? Any chance to tell us more about what it was / show pictures? I'm curious :-D
by katastrofa
March 14th, 2018, 12:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1184
Views: 29811

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Someone has tampered with it...
by katastrofa
March 13th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4325
Views: 337048

Re: UK going to the dogs

(p)Russian blue
by katastrofa
March 13th, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4325
Views: 337048

Re: UK going to the dogs

And all those stinky internet trolls ;-)
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by katastrofa
March 13th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Quantitative methods in magic
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Quantitative methods in magic

I briefly wondered once if various Deep Learning models which require random inputs (e.g. autoencoders) could learn to predict the next random value generated, thus "cheating". But I doubt it's possible without a humongous training sample and large model capacity. They could guess the PRN...
by katastrofa
March 13th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4325
Views: 337048

Re: UK going to the dogs

Also, cold, communism and caviar.
by katastrofa
March 13th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4325
Views: 337048

Re: UK going to the dogs

It’s interesting that the daughter had just arrived from Russia. Maybe she unwittingly brought in a poisoned bottle of vodka. Or a potato? Or something else that Russia is famous for. Can’t think of anything else at the moment. Ballet dancer? It could have been a faulty batch of Russian vodka, inde...
by katastrofa
March 13th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4325
Views: 337048

Re: UK going to the dogs

One thing is for sure, Mr and Ms Skripal won't wake up.
by katastrofa
March 13th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4325
Views: 337048

Re: UK going to the dogs

Haha! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porton_Down
Sorry, they've edited it already:
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by katastrofa
March 13th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4325
Views: 337048

Re: UK going to the dogs

Again, do you really believe it was Russia? Skripal - a former Russian spy working for MI6, lost his wife and two sons (suspicious deaths), spends his days playing tanks. One day his happy go lucky daughter goes for a trip to Moscow (what a brave girl!). She brings him a parcel "tainted" w...
by katastrofa
March 13th, 2018, 12:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1184
Views: 29811

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Cuchulainn wrote:
Depends on the language in which I'm speaking.

How you pronounce 'Pavia'?
Stefania?


De bacalao o la fruta?
How do you pronounce Sevilla?
by katastrofa
March 12th, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Special Topics by Outrun
Replies: 4456
Views: 97704

Re: Special Topics by Outrun

Cuchulainn wrote:
yeah, me too. Kats is a real mine of information.

No, I just happen to be passionate about cases of computer geeks murdering their wives.
by katastrofa
March 12th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1184
Views: 29811

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Cuchulainn wrote:
TidalFlood wrote:
I was spelling fonetically.

Like James Joyce?  BTW in 'Ulysses' which syllables do you stress? Just curious.

Depends on the language in which I'm speaking.
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