Vanity of Vanities, all is Vanity

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two ma…

by on Apr.24, 2014, under Tweet

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, then the rest is undecidable.

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Dimension deficit – when the argument does not mak…

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Dimension deficit – when the argument does not make any sense because you are missing a dimension.

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Surprised by how bad “Enders game”, the movie, was…

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Surprised by how bad “Enders game”, the movie, was.

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“The wind is rising, we must attempt to live.” ht…

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“The wind is rising, we must attempt to live.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_…

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Mary Elizabeth Frye: Do Not Stand at My Grave and…

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Mary Elizabeth Frye: Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep youtube.com/watch?v=MTOIfH…

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“… mortally wound the bull in the bean market……

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“… mortally wound the bull in the bean market…” From 580 WILL agriculture stock market discussion today.

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Hopefully, it is also legal for them to have STD….

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Hopefully, it is also legal for them to have STD. washingtonpost.com/national/hawai…

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I used to care, but things have changed. http://t….

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I used to care, but things have changed. reddit.com/r/explainlikei…

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by on Mar.14, 2014, under Tweet

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God Has Pity On Kindergarten Children http://t.co…

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God Has Pity On Kindergarten Children poemhunter.com/poem/god-has-p…

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There are no stupid questions, only stupid people…

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There are no stupid questions, only stupid people that ask them! Or did I get this wrong? Or is this a stupid question?

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“advanced polyhedral extruded polymer info solid”…

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“advanced polyhedral extruded polymer info solid” (i.e., dice) youtube.com/watch?v=UsaXEK…

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Fake papers

by on Mar.01, 2014, under Research

Here is a list of some fake papers that got into IEEE conferences: list (from here). See also the story in the Gaurdian.

A few of the papers appeared in JCAI (which sounds just like IJCAI which is considered to be a decent conference). But some of the paper titles on this list are just excellent (and some of them even sound plausible):

  1. Comparing Red-Black Trees and the Transistor Using GamyLax
  2. An Extensive Unification of Lambda Calculus and Reinforcement Learning
  3. Flexible, Wearable Algorithms for Web Services
  4. Study on Application of a Case for Robots
  5. Application Research for Robots Based on a Case

The original paper that detected these papers looks interesting.

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Once you accept that it is somebody else fault, ha…

by on Feb.27, 2014, under Tweet

Once you accept that it is somebody else fault, handling guilt becomes much easier.

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1.5 million living Jesuses in the USA. No wonder t…

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1.5 million living Jesuses in the USA. No wonder this country is in a permanent state of crisis. bmj.com/content/347/bm…

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“The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who…

by on Feb.23, 2014, under Tweet

“The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.”- Bend in river, V.S. Naipaul

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Outrageous, terrible, foolish, villany, stupid, s…

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Outrageous, terrible, foolish, villany, stupid, shameful, folly, committed infamy. biblehub.com/jeremiah/29-23…

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History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second a…

by on Feb.20, 2014, under Tweet

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce, and later on by habit.

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Tyche – goddess of luck… http://t.co/NFdUtr4QFG

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Tyche – goddess of luck… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyche

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For the three crimes of Damascus, I will forgive t…

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For the three crimes of Damascus, I will forgive them, but not for the fourth. English translations get this wrong… biblehub.com/amos/1-3.htm

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A More Intuitive Proof of Chernoff’s Inequality? h…

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A More Intuitive Proof of Chernoff’s Inequality? sarielhp.org/p/14/chernoff/

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A more intuitive proof of Chernoff’s inequality?

by on Feb.12, 2014, under Research

I have a new (?) and more intuitive proof of Chernoff’s inequality (which, in my opinion, is also more fun, and contains less awful calculations). This writeup might be useful in teaching this inequality to innocent victims. The writeup is here [PDF].

Comments are welcome…

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Ouch. SoCG 2014 was a massacre of the innocents: 2…

by on Feb.12, 2014, under Tweet

Ouch. SoCG 2014 was a massacre of the innocents: 2/5. See y’all in Kyoto…

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Go Sir, gallop and don’t forget that the world was…

by on Feb.11, 2014, under Tweet

Go Sir, gallop and don’t forget that the world was made in six days. You can ask me for anything but not time. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

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Politicians are rarely remembered or credited for…

by on Jan.28, 2014, under Tweet

Politicians are rarely remembered or credited for the quagmires that they successfully avoided. That should change…

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If you want a dog in Washington, buy a friend. Or…

by on Jan.26, 2014, under Tweet

If you want a dog in Washington, buy a friend. Or is it the other way around?

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Peace is just war in slow motion.

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Peace is just war in slow motion.

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There is no such thing as quasicrystals, only quas…

by on Jan.23, 2014, under Tweet

There is no such thing as quasicrystals, only quasi-scientists. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Shech… #TenWordPeerReview

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I wish I wrote this paper. #SixWordPeerReview

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I wish I wrote this paper. #SixWordPeerReview

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A clear accept to a different conference. #SixWord…

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A clear accept to a different conference. #SixWordPeerReview

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