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December 31st, 2019, 11:32 pm

"If you don’t go outside at midnight to write Happy New Year in cursive by peeing in the snow, you’ll have bad luck for all of the next decade. This includes women too" (Unknown)
 
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January 2nd, 2020, 12:42 pm

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January 9th, 2020, 12:51 pm

"Happy birthday everyone!" (tag)
 
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January 30th, 2020, 1:12 am

When someone says "I'm a big data engineer", you never know for sure whether the data is big or the engineer.
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January 30th, 2020, 1:31 am

I would assume it would be a case of compensating.
 
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January 30th, 2020, 1:58 am

That would be "big input engineer".
 
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January 30th, 2020, 2:41 am

Or "big plunger"

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March 22nd, 2020, 4:33 pm

"In 2008, the government looked after the bankers. Now we must make sure we look after the people first."

bankers [$]\neq[$] people
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March 24th, 2020, 1:30 pm

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May 3rd, 2020, 12:33 pm

"Probability theory is a young arrival in mathematics; probability applied to practice is almost nonexistent as a discipline"

Pfft...
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May 3rd, 2020, 2:29 pm

I certainly agree with your color commentary, but you probably should have included an attribution to Nassim. That, by itself, would have strengthened many readers’ opinions, one way or the other.
 
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May 3rd, 2020, 3:20 pm

"Probability theory is a young arrival in mathematics; probability applied to practice is almost nonexistent as a discipline"



Whoever wrote that doesn't know Lagrange. Was it NNT?
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/1 ... 0047-z.pdf

And to be more precise, I remember several undergrad courses on measure theory, Lebesgue integration and Probability in Banach spaces from professor who was a PhD student of William Feller. So it is well-defined, extremely rigorous and not for the faint-hearted.

Almost forgot: Laplace Theorie analytique des Probabilites.

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May 3rd, 2020, 9:09 pm

from Mahabaratha:

After Nala had addressed him thus, O king, the royal son of Bhangasura came upon a Vibhitaka tree with fruits in a forest. And seeing that tree, the king hastily said to Vahuka, 'O charioteer, do thou also behold my high proficiency in calculation. All men do not know everything. There is no one that is versed in every science of art. Knowledge in its entirety is not found in any one person, O Vahuka, the leaves and fruits of this tree that are lying on the ground respectively exceed those that are on it by one hundred and one. The two branches of the tree have fifty millions of leaves, and two thousand and ninety five fruits. Do thou examine these two branches and all their boughs.' Thereupon staying the car Vahuka addressed the king, saying, 'O crusher of foes, thou takest credit to thyself in a matter which is beyond my perception. But, O monarch, I will ascertain it by the direct evidence of my senses, by cutting down the Vibhitaka. O king, when I actually count, it will no longer be matter of speculation. Therefore, in thy presence, O monarch, I will hew down this Vibhitaka. I do not know whether it be not (as thou hast said). In thy presence, O ruler of men, I will count the fruits and leaves. Let Varshneya hold the reins of the horses for a while.' Unto the charioteer the king replied, 'There is no time to lose.' But Vahuka answered with humility, 'Stay thou a short space, or, if thou art in a hurry, go then, making Varshneya thy charioteer. The road lies direct and even.' And at this, O son of the Kuru race, soothing Vahuka, Rituparna said, 'O Vahuka, thou art the only charioteer, there is none other in this world. And, O thou versed in horse lore, it is through thy help that I expect to go to the Vidarbhas. I place myself in thy hands. It behoveth thee not to cause any obstacle. And, O Vahuka, whatever thy wish. I will grant it if taking me to the country of the Vidarbhas to-day, thou makest me see the sun rise.' At this, Vahuka answered him, saying, 'After having counted (the leaves and fruits of the) Vibhitaka, I shall proceed to Vidarbha, do thou agree to my words. Then the king reluctantly told him, 'Count. And on counting the leaves and fruits of a portion of this branch, thou wilt be satisfied of the truth of my assertion.' And thereupon Vahuka speedily alighted from the car, and felled that tree. And struck with amazement upon finding the fruits, after calculation, to be what the king had said, he addressed the king, saying, 'O monarch, this thy power is wonderful. I desire, O prince, to know the art by which thou hast ascertained all this.' And at this king, intent upon proceeding speedily, said unto Vahuka. 'Know that I am proficient at dice besides being versed in numbers. And Vahuka said unto him, 'Impart unto me this knowledge and, O bull among men, take from me my knowledge of horses.' And king Rituparna, having regard to the importance of the act that depended upon Vahuka's good-will, and tempted also by the horse-lore (that his charioteer possessed), said, 'So be it.' As solicited by thee, receive this science of dice from me, and, O Vahuka, let my equine science remain with thee in trust.' And saying this, Rituparna imparted unto Nala the science (he desired). And Nala upon becoming acquainted with the science of dice, Kali came out of his body, incessantly vomiting from his mouth the virulent poison of Karkotaka.

TL;DR, it describes the estimation of a population parameter from sample
 
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May 24th, 2020, 11:57 am

Symeon of Durham stated:
"To see Durham is to see the English Sion and by doing so one may save oneself a trip to Jerusalem"[8]
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