I was, perhaps, too hard on them
(Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 09:09:42 PM EST) gzt
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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Live the Sheen Dream: Watch Me Bury You.
(Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 03:03:35 PM EST) gzt
, potemkin village
, electric six
, the wifing unit
, charlie sheen
I'm tired of pretending I'm not a total, bitchin' rock star from Mars.
I've got to say, Charlie Sheen says some awesome stuff.
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I'm just a shill for the government.
(Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 12:38:43 PM EST) gzt
, conspiracy theory
, raw milk
, markov chains
I pretty much agree with the CDC about raw milk
. And the flu vaccine. And other vaccines.
I also think that complementary and alternative medicine (viz: homeopathy) is utterly stupid. And that astrology is a liberalist myth. And that the government put a man on the moon.
Question: Why don't people trust Science?
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I hate the Dark Ages
(Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 03:23:47 PM EST) gzt
, large hadron collider
The Dark Ages were pretty awesome, I think it really is rather terrible that people have been soured on the era by the propagandistic terms in which it is described. They weren't dark. There were a couple rough centuries, but a lot of things got down and the long march of "progress", ugh, continued.
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Science fun for the whole family.
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(Sun Sep 07, 2008 at 10:55:18 AM EST) science
- Science question
- Literary cartography
- Short book reviews
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Need an astrophysicist here
(Sun May 18, 2008 at 04:54:26 AM EST) science
If the universe is 13.7 billion years old, how can it possibly be 56 billion light-years across? Since the speed of light is constant and cannot have changed, the maximum size of the the universe measured between its two most distant points should be no more than 27.4 billion light-years wide. I'll explain a little further inside.
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Days Of Bread And Rogues
Food; Politics; and A Little Bit About Football.
Poll: Whatever happened to Rupert Sheldrake?
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I was just doing another challenge earlier today.
Small cohort of mice, just a few dozen.
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Ask Husi - Carbon cost of breathing for a lifetime.
So I was thinking about people planting tree's to make up for the carbon cost of 'em flying from one place to another. Also, I was thinking about the fact that I breathe in oxygen more than I breathe it out, and I breathe out Carbon Dioxide more than I breathe it in.
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