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January 20th, 2016, 10:48 pm #101

possibly it cannot be classified as a planet even if they confirm the body's existence, won't have enough evidence to satisfy all the definitional criterion.

also reposting (can be used in this context as well):

http://www.ourpluto.org/pluto



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January 22nd, 2016, 10:20 am #102

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00729d9


plus links to Reith Lectures episodes and transcripts
I only think, if that is the name for this vertiginous panic as of hornets smoked out of their nests, once a certain degree of terror has been exceeded
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January 24th, 2016, 4:31 am #103

retractionwatch provides "a chemistry paper from 1971 written in iambic pentameter"
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January 25th, 2016, 2:51 am #104

Bad news, everyone! Strong Link Found Between Dementia and Daily Use of Common Anticholinergic Drugs, such as Benadryl, Advil PM, Tylenol PM, or Motrin PM.
Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent.
?\_(ツ)_/?
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January 28th, 2016, 1:01 am #105

nnyhav wrote:
nnyhav wrote:http://www.technologyreview.com/view/54 ... al-master/

in essence, multilayered neural network working against carefully chosen (but big) dataset, rather than brute force computation tuned by human evaluation ... not like but more like human cognition, and may provide a route for finally getting Go (brute force not enough given combinatorial explosion) up to speed (though dataset size may constrain), bridge, and poker (both incomplete info games) ...

(my prior excursions on the topic)
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/54 ... go-engine/
so not facebook but google (not DeepBlue but DeepMind)
http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... irst-time/
wrote:But AlphaGo first has a more immediate problem: how to beat the world’s best Go player, Lee Sedol. This March the two will play each other in Seoul, South Korea. And although AlphaGo played well against [European champion] Fan Hui, Schaeffer and Fotland still predict Sedol will win the match. “I think the pro will win,” Fotland says, “But I think the pro will be shocked at how strong the program is.” For now, at least some people are still placing their bets on humans.
and http://www.technologyreview.com/news/54 ... -expected/

add: to bring this full circle, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... board-game indicates Google has hired Matthew Lai who did the chess in the original link

another add: what it really means, so far as AI goes: https://medium.com/backchannel/has-deep ... c85e256bec
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February 10th, 2016, 8:26 pm #106

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February 11th, 2016, 6:20 pm #107

as anticipated ... best 'splainers:
https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160211 ... long-last/ with perturbing history
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-gravitatio ... stein.html
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-gravitational-fuss.html
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-magical-sp ... ieved.html
wrote:"When the signal finally got to the Earth on September 14 we knew within three minutes that our instruments had seen something really different," said Shoemaker.
"I was sitting at home, with a cup of coffee in my hand and opening up my email at around 7 am," he told AFP.
An instant message had arrived from a close colleague in Germany.
The message said: "I think we are in trouble now," he recalled.
But Shoemaker, a leading scientist in the search for gravitational waves since the early 1980s, did not leap out his chair or shout expletives.
He just took a deep breath.
"My immediate reaction was, 'That's fascinating. Let's see what the instruments did wrong.'"
In fact, the team had only just turned on the pair of underground detectors—one in Louisiana and one in Washington state—for a series of final checks before formally starting the observation experiment, which would run from mid September until January.
"It was just at the beginning of this run, when we were all ready to go—to press the button to start the observing run—that the gravitational wave was observed," he said.
and Sean Carroll:
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blo ... s-at-last/
(but what I found more interesting was the prior post on alternative to string theory and loop quantum gravity:
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blo ... c-gravity/)
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February 17th, 2016, 4:50 am #108

Via PHD comics, Jorge Chem explains:

Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent.
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February 19th, 2016, 2:42 am #109

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February 21st, 2016, 2:34 pm #110

I enjoyed the cartoon Cleanthes. And onto the last links, thx too.
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