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by katastrofa
February 14th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sexism in the city
Replies: 59
Views: 191588

Re: Sexism in the city

Apparently, MeToo brought a significant change (at least for actresses).
by katastrofa
February 14th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 939
Views: 76829

Re: All about Cats

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by katastrofa
February 14th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 297
Views: 56354

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Unless you're a jellyfish :-P

BTW, I always stop for a while at this: "human error" as distinguished from whose?
by katastrofa
February 14th, 2020, 2:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 174
Views: 8982

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

When can he expect a little brother or sister? Hmmm ... I'll need to check with the boss to answer that one. Meanwhile, he's got some growing to do to fit his new coat (it's age 4 and he's 2 1/2) Julian Coat Wilmott.jpg Very elegant peacoat. It will probably fit for one season :-) I've already wrot...
by katastrofa
February 12th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lobster, etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 611

Re: Lobster, etc.

“Let there be rock” in the bg. I love not wanting to go back to the cold hotel room :-)
by katastrofa
February 12th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 297
Views: 56354

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

I am rather intrigued that that SIR has an analytic solution albeit not an easy one.  Before digging into micro structure, I wonder if one can solve the basic model with simple time-dependent parameters (R0 particularly) to describe improving policy responses to the the epidemic to see if there is ...
by katastrofa
February 12th, 2020, 2:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Code for closed form solution for max(S1-S2-K, 0)
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Code for closed form solution for max(S1-S2-K, 0)

Someone recommended iPython to me when I complained that Python is not as convenient for data visualisation as Matlab. I've just started using it, but it looks cool. And there's also Octave.
by katastrofa
February 12th, 2020, 2:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 297
Views: 56354

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Is R0 reproductive ratio? I don't know what's for Covid-19 (I don't like the name, too similar to Corvids), but SARS had 2-5 . @"calculations on cocktail napkins" That was Banach - brilliant mathematician, but sometimes feeding ground for lice. Life. @"I never call him Fibonacci,.. his name is Leona...
by katastrofa
February 11th, 2020, 2:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 297
Views: 56354

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Fibonacci says that it begins to flatten (this model doesn't have any sense)
nCov-Fibonacci-forecast.png
by katastrofa
February 10th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 939
Views: 76829

Re: All about Cats

by katastrofa
February 9th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lobster, etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 611

Re: Lobster, etc.

You're welcome. My votes Eurovision Song Festival (there was a time Ireland won it every year) Dutch birthday parties (you hope it will be different next time) Venice (cruise ships) Newsnight (BBC 2) (same old story) How about Sanremo? I admit to watching it every year when I have time :-( This yea...
by katastrofa
February 9th, 2020, 12:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 939
Views: 76829

Re: All about Cats

There are no foolish people in Russia. And everybody is good.
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by katastrofa
February 8th, 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 939
Views: 76829

Re: All about Cats

Good people feed birdies =^o0o^=
by katastrofa
February 8th, 2020, 11:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 939
Views: 76829

Re: All about Cats

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by katastrofa
February 8th, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lobster, etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 611

Re: Lobster, etc.

Oh, and Japan!
And cooking! (creation rather than consumption): vegan dish with the drastic name of "stewed pigeons" (taste best re-heated in the oven)
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