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by katastrofa
September 21st, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 739
Views: 51395

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

by katastrofa
September 21st, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Machine Learning: Frequency asked Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 4795

Re: Machine Learning: Frequency asked Questions

Dude, it's not a joke. It's 20 years since D-Wave - high time to deliver the technology to our desks. I'm quite orgasmic about the prospect of coding it.
by katastrofa
September 21st, 2020, 12:05 am
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Website Top Posts
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Website Top Posts

Since it's about a ranking system and you know the input variables (post time, nb of views and nb of likes), the first idea which comes to mind is fitting the multivariate logistic regression (the standard way of calculating risk scores). The general "black box" approach is to find any model (a poly...
by katastrofa
September 20th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2932
Views: 343209

Re: A Music Game II for 2009

Who cares?
Geldof looks kinda hot in long hair.
by katastrofa
September 20th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Politics and Pragmatism: Elections, Appointments, and Confirmations
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Politics and Pragmatism: Elections, Appointments, and Confirmations

@" 1) The average and median time for confirmation - about 2.3 - 2.3 months." So she, nomen omen, concluded exactly at the time before the election to keep everyone in the maximum suspense? ------ @"I checked the broad informal public opinion poll of Twitter and that is always interesting.  (I disag...
by katastrofa
September 20th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: If you are bored with Deep Networks
Replies: 508
Views: 53052

Re: If you are bored with Deep Networks

Funny that you ask about rare events in RL! https://papers.nips.cc/paper/5249-weighted-importance-sampling-for-off-policy-learning-with-linear-function-approximation.pdf https://sites.ualberta.ca/~szepesva/papers/ICLR2019-Risk.pdf It's just using weighted sampling, isn't it? I even sense some *-arm...
by katastrofa
September 18th, 2020, 1:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philosophy of Mathematics
Replies: 344
Views: 47004

Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

I'm sure the guys who lived on Venus had maths too.
by katastrofa
September 16th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: C++20
Replies: 17
Views: 2066

Re: C++20

Nice connection. The satire still applies.
Which programming languages are Lagadonian?
by katastrofa
September 16th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: C++20
Replies: 17
Views: 2066

Re: C++20

Apropos the future of programming (and programmers). According to GPT-3, syntax = concept.
by katastrofa
September 16th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3683
Views: 202911

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Or he wanted to say "mob mentality". Sorry, I meant "wisdom of the crowd".

Trump's kiss of death
by katastrofa
September 14th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP thread
Replies: 151
Views: 21653

Re: RIP thread

"Now it's just another sport.."

It's called McDojos - students get the black belt in a year and parade in it in the streets. At least that's what I see here in London.

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by katastrofa
September 13th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 1118
Views: 88552

Re: Your rants here

Trees grow faster than stones.
by katastrofa
September 13th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 997
Views: 104357

Re: All about Cats

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by katastrofa
September 12th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 997
Views: 104357

Re: All about Cats

Humans kill more protected species. And if it weren't for humans, they wouldn't be endangered in the first place.
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