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John D. Cook
Consultant in applied math, statistics, data privacy (HIPAA etc)
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John D. Cook 2h
Replying to @HarryDCrane
The three-syllable pronunciation is actually the first that came to my mind. Of course there's always "the conference formerly known as NIPS."
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John D. Cook 7h
Genome Hackers Show No One’s DNA Is Anonymous Anymore
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John D. Cook 8h
Replying to @HarryDCrane
How do you pronounce NeurlPS? One syllable “nurlps”? Three “neural piss”? Four “neural pee ess”?
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Sanjay Srivastava 10h
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John D. Cook 9h
Replying to @AlgebraFact
I was on a project once with a Russian mathematician and a French-trained mathematician. Nice complementary combination.
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John D. Cook 9h
Replying to @mikeharrisNY
Thanks!
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John D. Cook 10h
Errors are a source of bias, however unintentional. We're more likely to catch errors that contradict our expectations that those that confirm our expectations, so the errors don't cancel out on average.
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John D. Cook 13h
This has been known for centuries, dating back to lotteries during the French Revolution: the poor play the lottery, not the rich. Contemporary governments cannot claim ignorance.
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Arthur Charpentier ☕ Nov 16
"In short, the lottery preys on vulnerable people" (a 2016 article)
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4am Nov 16
My awkward friend got a PhD in palindromes so now he's Dr. Awkward
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Michael 21h
Ford created 8 models in its first 5 years. Once they made the model T, they produced nothing else for 18 years. Classic iteration until product/market fit followed by rapid scaling.
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NASA 18h
Washington, D.C. makes the perfect backdrop for a rocket launch! The Jefferson Memorial was illuminated early this morning by 's rocket & spacecraft that will deliver ~7,400 pounds of cargo to the . More:
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John D. Cook Nov 16
Replying to @sebastiangood
But yeah, the full story is different than what you’d take away from the top of the article.
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John D. Cook Nov 16
Replying to @sebastiangood
The big discovery is not the creatures themselves but how weird their DNA is. They didn’t know that in the 19th century.
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John D. Cook Nov 16
Replying to @nhpfister @pickover
I wonder what Gödel had in mind between the lines. It sounds similar to Aquinas' argument which is more fleshed out.
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John D. Cook Nov 16
If a grad student can discover a new KINGDOM, not just a new species, by taking a soil sample on hike, what else are we missing?!
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John D. Cook Nov 16
Replying to @muscovitebob
We do! We also use other units as well.
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John D. Cook Nov 16
Kilogram redefined in terms of Planck's constant. As of today, all SI units are defined in terms of physical constants.
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John D. Cook Nov 16
Replying to @bubblewire @tdhopper
The Cosebreakers by David Kahn for classical crypto. Applied Cryptography by Bruce Schneier is good, though it’s 20 years old. Recommended for principles more than specifics now.
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John D. Cook Nov 16
If someone calls to tell you a scam is going on, that much is true.
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