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by MarkVI
26 Jan 2016, 06:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cant watch teh GPLPs
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: Cant watch teh GPLPs

I second this request. I really enjoyed the GPLP Dante's Inferno episodes. Would be nice to be able to rewatch them again.
by MarkVI
25 Jan 2016, 21:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MaryLRRnd
Replies: 59
Views: 10376

Re: MaryLRRnd

I'm a 3 hour 45 minute drive from National Harbor, MD. I'm curious when LRR would be having their main panel/events if applicable? I'm debating if I could make it on Saturday/Sunday
by MarkVI
02 Dec 2014, 18:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for Desert Bus Optimal Driver Order
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Idea for Desert Bus Optimal Driver Order

That's really helpful Master! Thanks so much
by MarkVI
02 Dec 2014, 15:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for Desert Bus Optimal Driver Order
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Idea for Desert Bus Optimal Driver Order

Lord Hosk wrote:Also, make sure you dont forget when judging how much effort to put in.


Oh snap, I almost forgot. But then again, there was something quite special and epic about the 14 point run that happened way back in DB2 or whatever it was.
by MarkVI
02 Dec 2014, 14:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for Desert Bus Optimal Driver Order
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Idea for Desert Bus Optimal Driver Order

Indeed, perhaps there isn't really enough data to get any kind of accurate prediction. But the math is interesting nonetheless.
by MarkVI
02 Dec 2014, 13:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for Desert Bus Optimal Driver Order
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Idea for Desert Bus Optimal Driver Order

I just found that the Weibull distribution is like an exponential distribution, but incorporates a failure rate that increases or decreases over time. This is exactly what is needed I think to incorporate fatigue into the model.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weibull_distribution
by MarkVI
02 Dec 2014, 12:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for Desert Bus Optimal Driver Order
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Idea for Desert Bus Optimal Driver Order

So, as a mathematician and long time fan of Desert Bus / LRR, I sometimes find myself thinking of ways to possibly contribute to next year's event. I came up with the question of how one might optimally choose the order of drivers so as to maximize the number of consecutive points obtained. This que...
by MarkVI
07 Dec 2013, 20:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The end of PATV and PAR. Is this the end of CheckPoint?
Replies: 49
Views: 2443

Re: The end of PATV and PAR. Is this the end of CheckPoint?

Am I the only one here who isn't as big a fan of Checkpoint? Don't get me wrong, it can be entertaining. I just think CP was a bit of a forced niche and wasn't really playing to the group's biggest talents. But the weekly sketches and any offshoots like Friday Nights and CH are really what keep me i...
by MarkVI
21 Oct 2013, 23:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Kickstarter Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 7407

Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Mark de Clive Lowe's new project: I'm really diggin' this guy's music. Part improvised, part planned. Combines jazz elements with acoustic/electronic dance styles. And he does is LIVE. Quite a multitasker.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mdc ... bum-church
by MarkVI
14 Oct 2013, 10:19
Forum: LRR Video Discussion
Topic: Enlightenment Gear
Replies: 17
Views: 3911

Re: Enlightenment Gear

Just realized the last two videos went directly to YouTube instead of to the Escapist.

The "what's in your bag" bit was pretty clever and comedically relevant given the recent string of lame internet videos addressing that very question.
by MarkVI
31 Mar 2013, 05:44
Forum: LRRcast
Topic: LRRcast 2013-03-29
Replies: 36
Views: 5059

Re: LRRcast 2013-03-29

every time I miss the window for asking questions. Sigh..
by MarkVI
28 Feb 2013, 12:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Bus donation formula analysis
Replies: 28
Views: 2034

Re: Desert Bus donation formula analysis

Not too bad actually. It would be just 267 hours.

And to make the team bus even for 1 year (8760 hours) would cost in the range of 3.6*10^(258) dollars (many orders of magnitude more than the number of elementary particles in the universe)
by MarkVI
14 Dec 2012, 13:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music Suggestions and Finds
Replies: 26
Views: 755

Re: Music Suggestions and Finds

This song is freakin' awesome. I think I'll be seeing em' play at the Vanguard in NYC.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNI-2i6t7Zs
by MarkVI
14 Dec 2012, 09:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music Suggestions and Finds
Replies: 26
Views: 755

Re: Music Suggestions and Finds

Cuong Vu - Vina's Lullaby (currently one of my favorite ballads) Recently, I've also been listening to: Chris Cheek, Lettuce - Lettsanity, and also some Jojo Mayer & Nerve Probably most people in these parts are like "i don't like that stuff. sounds too esoteric and jazz sucks." But I ...
by MarkVI
12 Dec 2012, 14:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do people here listen to podcasts?
Replies: 24
Views: 904

Re: Do people here listen to podcasts?

Recently I've been listening to some of comedian Bill Burr's Monday podcast. It can make for some funny commentary:

www.billburr.com/podcast
by MarkVI
04 Dec 2012, 10:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could live anywhere...
Replies: 85
Views: 1808

Re: If you could live anywhere...

Given the money/resources/whatever and no work obligation, I think I'd want to live in Taiwan or Shanghai for however many years necessary to improve my Mandarin to fluent levels. I also really would love to live in New York City since they have perhaps the best improvised music scene. So maybe that...
by MarkVI
04 Dec 2012, 03:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 259840

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

Currently I'm in my first postdoc way the hell out in Finland, and I'm working on a problem which has been exceedingly difficult to tackle (in mathematics by the way). It can be so freaking frustrating that it makes me wish I was doing a job that wasn't so self-defeating, like pastry chef or somethi...
by MarkVI
30 Nov 2012, 22:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the earliest time a store should play Xmas Music?
Replies: 58
Views: 1347

Re: What's the earliest time a store should play Xmas Music?

Being a jazz musician myself I'm always biased toward music with instrumental improvisation of some sort, but still Christmas songs get kind of tiring to me. It's hard to find renditions that aren't a bit tacky. Unfortunately, most stores play pretty cheesy stuff. A couple of my favorite renditions ...
by MarkVI
29 Nov 2012, 00:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decemberween Craplist
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Decemberween Craplist

The only significant problem I see is the potential shipping costs outweighing the cost of the item by quite a big margin
by MarkVI
26 Nov 2012, 23:31
Forum: LRR Video Discussion
Topic: Desert Power
Replies: 103
Views: 8478

Re: Desert Power

I need to do a new version, to fix a bunch of things. Fugi's loop starts really slow, then speeds up Yup. 1:30 Jer stops looping Yeah. 2:05 Striped-shirt girl (sorry, I don't know your name) on the middle right stops looping Liz. Yes. 2:09 Blue-shirt girl on the left (sorry, I don't know your name ...
by MarkVI
24 Nov 2012, 18:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Nice work and interesting skim, as I myself am a math PhD, though optimization/machine learning is not my area. But I actually did some work for a big data analytics company this past summer, so most of it resonates.
by MarkVI
14 Nov 2012, 01:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unofficial Desert Bus Challenges Conversation Thread OF DOOM
Replies: 225
Views: 6350

Re: Unofficial Desert Bus Challenges Conversation Thread OF

I'm really excited at how serious and professional the preparation and improvement efforts have gotten over the years. Should be the best DB yet. Indeed, the night owl hours are some of my favorites due to some of the more interesting conversations that can happen among a more close-knit group and t...
by MarkVI
14 Nov 2012, 01:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unofficial Desert Bus Challenges Conversation Thread OF DOOM
Replies: 225
Views: 6350

Re: Unofficial Desert Bus Challenges Conversation Thread OF

I am really amazed at how, except for Eclipse (this required some research on my part), all the Twilight movies have come out right around the time of Desert Bus. Like clockwork.

Being this will be the last in the film series (hopefully?), I suppose a special challenge should be in order.
by MarkVI
12 Nov 2012, 07:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Election Day
Replies: 391
Views: 7101

Re: U.S. Election Day

I don't think I would miss much if the hardcore red states on that list actually seceded.
by MarkVI
08 Nov 2012, 04:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unofficial Desert Bus Challenges Conversation Thread OF DOOM
Replies: 225
Views: 6350

Re: Unofficial Desert Bus Challenges Conversation Thread OF

So, here's the something I thought of regarding duplicate challenges from multiple people. If you get 100 people requesting Caramelldansen, you're probably going to see it come up every single time you refresh for dance challenges, even if it's random. And then after you've done it once in a given ...

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