- Belonging to the emperor
- Embalmed ones
- Fabulous ones
- Included in this classification
- Innumerable ones
- Stray dogs
- Suckling pigs
- Those drawn with a very fine camel’s-hair brush
- Those that are trained
- Those that at a distance resemble flies
- Those that have just broken the flower vase
- Those that tremble as if they were mad
Category Archives: Innumerable ones
Was there any century worse than the nineteenth? Sure life was more brutish, poor, and short back in the Stone Age, but times were so tough then it seems churlish to do anything but marvel at the general aptitude for … Continue reading
Setup: What do you get the man who has everything? Punchline: The power set of his possessions.
Are numbers the only thing that can be infinite? When we say that numbers are infinite, we mean that in counting we proceed like so: “1, 2, 3…” with the understanding that in principle we can continue indefinitely. In writing … Continue reading
Here is a brief tutorial on using maximum mutual information for feature selection. And here is a Python program that implements the example it discusses.
Here is a brief tutorial that illustrates the axioms of probability by showing how they describe rolling a pair of dice. By design it covers only a little ground and spells out all the arithmetic in detail in order to make … Continue reading
The μs are the trunks. σ is about a car-length.
A resurgence of functional programming outside of academia has been in the air for a couple years now, and I’ve finally decided to hop on the bandwagon. Since my current work involves lots of Hadoop programming in Java, I decided … Continue reading
To grasp the prodigious variety of customary ways of measuring land, we would have to imagine literally scores of “maps” constructed along very different lines than mere surface area. I have in mind the sorts of maps devised to capture … Continue reading
About the whole inherent tradeoffs thing. This is a useful organizing principle that applies across a wide swath of domains. To show that I’m not just jawboning, let me offer some specific examples. And not just fancifully oblique little second-person … Continue reading