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katastrofa
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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

The researchers from Vienna observed this skill over 5 years ago. It's just another piece of puzzle to how the birds learn. Interestingly, the cocatoos were never seen making tools in the wild, like Darwin finches or Caledonian crows.

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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

Parrot taken into custody by police in Brazil for trying to warn drug dealers of raid

https://www.euronews.com/2019/04/25/par ... id-n998521

No real Norwegian Blue would be caught doing that.

katastrofa
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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

Another one of my late night silly grammar questions (pity that Ppauper left )
1. "... from a binomial distribution with the probability of success ..."
2. "... from a binomial distribution with probability of success ..."
3. "... from a binomial distribution with a probability of success ..."

I would use 1, but I accidentally saw 2 in one paper, and then the google check returned also 3!

I'm clearly not a songbird.

Paul
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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

What’s the next word? “Of,” “being,” ...

katastrofa
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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

It's "with the probability of success $p$." in my case.

Paul
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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

Simple, to the point.

With anything like that I usually go with what I would say if lecturing. But I've now read the options so many times I'm no longer sure what that would be!

katastrofa
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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

Now I don't know whether I should enrol in singing classes or CQF

Cuchulainn
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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

Another one of my late night silly grammar questions (pity that Ppauper left )
1. "... from a binomial distribution with the probability of success ..."
2. "... from a binomial distribution with probability of success ..."
3. "... from a binomial distribution with a probability of success ..."

I would use 1, but I accidentally saw 2 in one paper, and then the google check returned also 3!

I'm clearly not a songbird.
But never get your feathers ruffled?

why not replace the about ambiguous text by a single mathematical equation?

"define once, use many times" like legal documents and contracts. The risk is you might interleave 1,2 and 3 in an article. Happens all the time.

// Some ML articles: "use many times and define NOWHERE" aka forward references. Very annoying.

ISayMoo
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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

Another one of my late night silly grammar questions (pity that Ppauper left )
He's gone back to school to prepare himself for the next round of grammar questions!

bearish
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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

Another one of my late night silly grammar questions (pity that Ppauper left )
He's gone back to school to prepare himself for the next round of grammar questions!
He did fill a much needed gap.

Cuchulainn
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### Re: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

Another one of my late night silly grammar questions (pity that Ppauper left )
He's gone back to school to prepare himself for the next round of grammar questions!
He did fill a much needed gap.
Not to mention warning us about global cooling and making the world a better,safer place.

Especially, the plastic bag wackos.

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