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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 16th, 2020, 7:31 pm

If you have a wife and children where do you put your hat in the car? Wherever you put it it gets trampled on or thrown around. The glove compartment is too small. There should be a hat compartment. I need to get a Rolls.
To my astonishment, your problem is a thing. A quick search of “car hat rack” produces dozens of products for sale, all claiming to solve it. You can also get it bundled with a gun rack and a place to hang your spurs.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 16th, 2020, 8:01 pm

If you have a wife and children where do you put your hat in the car? Wherever you put it it gets trampled on or thrown around. The glove compartment is too small. There should be a hat compartment. I need to get a Rolls.
To my astonishment, your problem is a thing. A quick search of “car hat rack” produces dozens of products for sale, all claiming to solve it. You can also get it bundled with a gun rack and a place to hang your spurs.
I love America!
at least u love American hats! Cowboy!
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 16th, 2020, 8:46 pm

assume i need to describe something with an equations, for example the number of red apples on a tree

I could have RedApples=N
where N is the number of red apples.

or I could have RedApples=N*M^2/M*M

where M is the number of leaves on the tree and N is the number of red apples, in other words second equation contains unecessary information. Equation one is superior for the purpose as it contains less (in this case zero) unecessary junk information related to the problem.

What is an equation with minimum junk information called. Dose it has a special name in the field of mathematics?  just optimal equation, Occam's razor come to mind, information theory, but yes any standardized term used to describe equation that only contains what it needs to contain to describe the problem with minimum "memory"
Mathematical formulas are a form of data compression - they represent information contained in the data while ignoring the rubbish or the pattern/dependence which is insufficiently represented in the data to be sufficiently sure that it really exists. It conceptually falls into the Minimum Description Length paradigm, which is commonly considered a formal version of Occam's razor. (To me this is all just a good old Bayesian inference.)

Of course there's much more to that, and one needs to be careful when jumping between the branches of the philosophical tree of sciences. But I need to defrost my fingers.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 16th, 2020, 11:32 pm

Where’s my race card? I filled in all the forms and everything. I want to play!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 21st, 2020, 5:03 pm

How is a lived experience different from an experience? Am trying hard to keep up with the progressives.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 27th, 2020, 12:08 am

Anyone the program by Tom Mangold on BBC2 just now?

How MI5 chiefs abandoned Stephen Ward to take the blame in Profumo scandal

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... mo-scandal

It was 1963 and Christine Keeler was something else.. She was on TV every night..
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 27th, 2020, 2:28 pm



To my astonishment, your problem is a thing. A quick search of “car hat rack” produces dozens of products for sale, all claiming to solve it. You can also get it bundled with a gun rack and a place to hang your spurs.
I love America!
at least u love American hats! Cowboy!
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America hat?? Stetson of cousse. 
Just reminds me .. I bought one in NYC 15 years back but have never worn it. Not a common style in West Friesland.
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