Print Story so we went to the reunion
By gzt (Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 01:27:04 PM EST) gzt, often, stuff, things, svm, machine learning, moving, knots, reunion, friend opportunity (all tags)
it was good, wife made a couple friends it seems, inadvertantly got job leads for child care (which she wants to get out of and we both agree on that, so I was sort of perplexed at how she was discussing what she did for a living with people, but we got that sorted out later.

QUESTION: is "often" pronounced "offen" or "of-ten"?

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Print Story I may have started an exodus.
By gzt (Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 03:58:08 PM EST) gzt, squats, escape, iowa, matlab, machine learning, is disparition even English? (all tags)
They may not be re-filling my position. My boss is interviewing for a new jorb on Monday. People in other areas are slowly becoming horrified as they realize I won't be around.

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Print Story okay, this machine learning summer class looks cool
By gzt (Fri May 11, 2012 at 02:27:20 PM EST) gzt, screwed the pooch, class, machine learning, gym (all tags)
downside: matlab. student license is $99. what i might do is use octave for prototyping and then drop by the school's computer lab to test the code, but that adds a lot of overhead. might just try to sneak by with octave. the class moves fast, after all, because it's a summer class. anyway, leafing through the syllabus, looks like he's going to drive us hard. sweet. so i'll be busy.

REMINDER: ChiHuSiMeet on July 14th. Presume Chez GZT in the afternoon. Others can organize other events at other times.

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Print Story I played chess terribly last night.
By gzt (Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 01:46:39 PM EST) gzt, tardis, mexican food, clouds, machine learning, programming, baroque cycle, chess, bums, commuting (all tags)
I gave my opponent a gift. I had a winning position (Rybka confirms), but it was a little technical. Then, instead of playing a winning move, I played a losing move that I had seen, on the previous move, as immediately losing. I immediately lost.

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