Arquivo da tag: english

Sentences to Ponder

Ptolemy had (…) a universal approximator. He just didn’t know it. With enough epicycles and cycles, one could approximate any orbital system as closely as one wanted. In essence, the mistake (but he couldn’t have known it) was to try … Continuar lendo

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Sentences to ponder

Look, the current system is filled with bright, capable people and produces good work at all levels. But the incentives for learning are seriously messed up. Consider failure, for example. Failure is an important part of the learning process, but … Continuar lendo

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Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English

Publicado originalmente em Just English:
Amazing — incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger — enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry — mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed ? Answer — reply,…

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Over

Over talvez seja minha palavra preferida em inglês. Gosto como ela se combina com outras palavras. Overreacting. Overthinking. Overlooking. Eu acho que quase nunca overreact. Por outro lado, acho que às vezes eu overthink. E creio que sou bom em … Continuar lendo

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Power-law distribution and the right question

I really didn’t like this article at Forbes. I agree with the main line of the article, but not with one of the reasons to support the main argument. The central thesis is that it’s not enough to know math … Continuar lendo

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I’ll do that one day

Cosma shalizi makes an end of year inventory that it’s fairly funny (for nerds and academics simultaneously), and yet important for himself. Maybe I’ll do it myself here this week. Some notes for a complete post on this subject: manuscripts completed: … Continuar lendo

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Most of deaths are suicides (and some americans are killed by the Defense Department)

Allegedly, Gary Becker said that most (if not all) deaths are to some extent suicides. The logic is something like this: there is always something that you could do to avoid your death. So, the fact that you didn’t do … Continuar lendo

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