Wow, a series of probabilistic transitions between words has given us a mishmash of programming and bible gibberish. This is the expected result, but isn't even novel. You could do this with any N texts and get out gibberish. I much prefer markov chains as a way to produce music.
If I had the mod points.....
This describes my friend perfectly. I will say though, he's a way better programmer than I am.
What the hell is Shadow Banking? Is he talking about derivatives? Futures? What kind of financial instruments exist in this Shadow Banking arena? This seems like FUD to me. I can only hope the econophysicists know something about the instruments used and how this system works, because the article writer certainly didn't do his own due diligence.
When describing something with loaded words like "Shadow", I'd really hope there was a basis for using it beyond the "I don't know what's happening and thus it is evil and reprehensible".
It's currently invite only anyway. So they're not looking to expand too quickly, then have an audience that finds there selection lacking and immediately and irrevocably denounce the service all together.
I could see this taking off around college campuses if they offered the service for technical books. If they offered math, science, engineering ect... they could have every student on campus paying ten dollars a month for a year. They'd also have my business as well. Sometimes certain books don't cut it and maybe one book covers a subject better than another, having to option to work in both without spending 200$ is attractive; even if I don't get to keep them at the end of the day.
This is what happens when you have engineers attempting calculus without mathematicians around.
Can they really include Math in the STEAM acronym? Any time something comes up that is supposed to get kids interested in the STEM fields they never actually bring up math. They're like "ROBOTS, LAZERS, isn't it cool?!?!?!".
If I asked any kid exiting these events what they thought math was or how it was done, 99.9% of them would be wrong. A lot of this is due to the fact that the presenters themselves do not understand what actual math is.
Math is not intermediate algebra and calculus. Those are the product of real mathematics. While fundamental technologies rely on real math (von neuman machines -> CPU ) we never see this discussed at events like this and leave these very important details to be discovered at much too late a time. If they had a real exhibit on math I might consider going though.
One small trip to Quake Con. I hope to be able to ask Carmack about hUMA architecture on new consoles and how they plan to adjust their math processing in order to take advantage.
My habits for placing objects and finding them is just a last location system. So clean isn't really in my best interest all the time. If someone cleans or I clean then I can't find where my stuff is. If I do find it, it's generally less accessible. So while I'm not living in a trash can, I'm certainly not "clean" either. It just helps me know where things are.
With a GPU next to the CPU the latency between them is reduced, this is awesome for OpenCL applications. Imagine you wanted to work a markov model into your AI and you needed to a large number of matrix calculations to get it to run properly and you want it in real time, I think this might solve that problem. I'm imagining game AI improving with adoption of this style of processor. Anyone see this differently?
I'd mod this ironic and funny if I could.
There can be software architecture redesign, view redesign (user interface), Model redesign, ect.... In each case it really depends. Is it software architecture? Then let the software engineers make the call, is it a user interface issue? Let the designers make the call, is it a Database issue? Let the database guys handle it.
Except for the fact that some people, like my self, are getting furloughed and losing 20% of their pay. This includes everyone at my office. Shit sucks man.
I recently received my pure math degree from UCSD with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 . After getting work that doesn't pay the best, I'm interested in attempting an engineering masters degree. Anyone with similar experience got any advice for a lowly failed mathematician?
(A good joke in proof based math classes, "how do we prove this theorem, class?"