Print Story It's finally getting chilly here.
By gzt (Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 04:26:01 PM EST) gzt, steven king, rosetta stone, esperanto, fringe, theory, global warming, doom (all tags)
But at least we don't have DOOOOM. All the best, East Coastians.

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Print Story printf/fprintf/whatever
why doesn't R have something like C's printf or MATLAB's fprintf? bastards. their "C-like sprintf" has some odd behaviors.

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Print Story Do you believe humans have landed on the moon?
By gzt (Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 11:57:10 PM EST) gzt, binders made of women, esperanto, mittens, marriage, anniversary, rudin (all tags)
Elsewhere on the internets, the antiscientific bent (against vaccines, against global warming, etc) has led me to wonder whether they believe humans have landed on the moon.

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Print Story I was, perhaps, too hard on them
By gzt (Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 09:09:42 PM EST) gzt, esperanto, science, agriculture (all tags)
I mentioned how the lesswrong folks talk big about being "Bayesians", but if that doesn't involve integrals of ugly prior distributions and whatevs, it doesn't mean anything. However, I noticed that, in a couple of their posts, they do, in fact, have ugly Bayes integrals.

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Print Story Bluetooth headsets and Vista
By gzt (Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 11:49:43 AM EST) gzt, she was just seventeen, esperanto, skype (all tags)
...don't play well together, it seems. I have an old bluetooth headset and, because of the amount of time I have been spending at home talking on my pay-as-you-go phone, I realized it'd be worthwhile to switch to a service like Skype for these calls rather than pay out the nose. But, apparently, Windows Vista just doesn't let you use bluetooth headsets at all. Ever.

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