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What’s the difference between leaving carbon progeny behind you and silicon progeny behind you? … [W]hat makes you feel that a planet teeming with sexually created successors would constitute a more valid extension of ‘we’-ness than a planet teeming with … Continue reading

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Upon my return [to academia, after years of private statistical consulting], I started reading the Annals of Statistics … and was bemused. Every article started with: Assume that the data are generated by the following model… followed by mathematics exploring … Continue reading

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“The anchovies were nowhere near the sardines and the tuna. That’s because they were near the pizza toppings. But it was only a problem because this was a three-dimensional grocery store. If it had been a thirty-dimensional grocery store they could … Continue reading

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Support Vector Machines and Gender Differences

Earlier I wrote that gender is like a maximally separating hyperplane, including vast within-gender differences? I was trying to use maths to end the war of the sexes. Some who read it didn’t know what a support vector machine was. You … Continue reading

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Linear combinations of eigenfaces — images like the above — are the cheapest way to store and search photos of faces. Like if you want to computer analyse the faces of everyone at the Superbowl and see if there’s a … Continue reading

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