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MeFi post: The Secret Service will rest easier without you around on our south lawn
After all this time, I think they ran out of myths to bust.
posted to MetaFilter by Chocolate Pickle at 11:40 AM on March 9, 2016
MeFi post: In Paris, something terrible is happening
Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional being, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hatred. I do not know who you are and I do not want to know, you are dead souls. If God, for which you kill blindly made us in his image, every bullet in the body of my wife has been a wound in his heart.
posted to MetaFilter by roomthreeseventeen at 12:30 PM on November 17, 2015
MeFi post: Find a separating hyperplane with one weird kernel trick!
Ad hominem, there are two questions here: why does the hashing trick work, and why would you want to use it.
Let's start with the second question. The reason the hashing trick was invented was to deal with an annoying problem in machine learning: as the number of features used in your model starts growing, the old algorithms break down, scale-wise. Take random forests: they are wonderful for all kinds of things, but you try to shove e.g. 10^8 sparse... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by blindcarboncopy at 9:17 AM on April 8, 2013
MeFi post: The Codeless Code
ibfrog: I think the lesson is you shouldn't count on the size of a variable to protect the value it can expand to.
Does Java have the ability to define the bit width of an integer?
Just because you think its a broom doesn't mean it can't be used to beat you.
Leave me out of this.
posted to MetaFilter by IAmBroom at 12:41 PM on July 3, 2012
Ask MeFi post: Is it better to buy a house or rent a place, considering the current economy?