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About a week ago, Aubrey de Grey published a paper titled “The chromatic number of the plane is at least 5”, which is a really cool result. It’s been widely reported already, so I’m actually a bit late to the … Continue reading →...
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, questions whether massive food recalls are reasonable reactions to disease outbreaks....
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A good number of the faculty candidates interviewing at Georgia Tech have a common theme: Memory. Memory connected to databases, to programming languages, to architecture, to operating systems, to networks and in security. Why all the interest in memory? I started asking the candidates. The short answer: We no longer get faster performance from the CPU but new memory technologies can make a large...
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Neural networks have shown usefulness with a number of things, but here is…Tags: dinosaurs, flowers, neural network...
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When watching baseball on television, we get the benefit of seeing whether a…Tags: baseball, FiveThirtyEight, sports, work...
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Geoffrey Simmons writes: I reached out to John Mount/Nina Zumel over at Win Vector with a suggestion for their vtreat package, which automates many common challenges in preparing data for machine learning applications. The default behavior for impact coding high-cardinality variables had been a naive bayes approach, which I found to be problematic due its multi-modal output (assigning […]...
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Thomas Basbøll wrote: To blog is not to write in a particular style, or publish in a particular form. Rather, blogging is an experience that is structured by a particular functionality. . . . What makes it a blog is a structural coordination of the blogger and the audience. . . . Blogging, in my […] The post What is “blogging”? Is it different from “writing”? appear...
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Carol Nickerson sends along this report in which she carefully looks into the claim that the effect of power posing on feelings of power has replicated 17 times. Also relevant to the discussion is this post from a few months ago by Joe Simmons, Leif Nelson, and Uri Simonsohn. I am writing about this because […] The post Carol Nickerson investigates an unfounded claim of “17 replication...
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[relevant picture] In a news article, “Pasta Is Good For You, Say Scientists Funded By Big Pasta,” Stephanie Lee writes: The headlines were a fettuccine fanatic’s dream. “Eating Pasta Linked to Weight Loss in New Study,” Newsweek reported this month, racking up more than 22,500 Facebook likes, shares, and comments. The happy news also went […] The post Pastagate! appeared f...
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Here it is: Predicting drug toxicity with Bayesian machine learning models We’re currently looking for talented scientists to join our innovative academic-style Postdoc. From our centre in Cambridge, UK you’ll be in a global pharmaceutical environment, contributing to live projects right from the start. You’ll take part in a comprehensive training programme, including a focus […] The p...
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