What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

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What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby AlexanderDitto » 24 Nov 2012, 17:51

Unfortunately I was kind of preoccupied this year during Desert Bus. Besides banning probably about 100 spammers, while the crew was bussing, I was working on this:

http://cis.upenn.edu/~roederer/LRR/main.pdf

It's the paper for my second Written Preliminary Exam. Basically the last thing I have to do before I can start working on my thesis.

It's due tomorrow. Basically done. I'm just working on polishing it up. Enjoy.

And if you find any errors, let me know. :wink:
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Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby Psyclone » 24 Nov 2012, 18:17

...there was math. And a colorful thing with letters on it a one point. Pretty much everything else went over my head.

Also Ditto, are you like a for realz mod now, or were you just handling the spam during Desert Bus?
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Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby Metcarfre » 24 Nov 2012, 18:27

Pretty sure Alex and I will be stripped of our powers pretty soon; the crew's probably just taking a break for the moment. And we haven't instituted our own theocracy yet, so we're probably fine for the moment.

Neat stuff! Read the abstract so far, might have a look through a little later.
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Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby Matt » 24 Nov 2012, 18:30

It is pretty likely that you will be reverted to user status again soon, but we need to implement some sort of spam management system first, and Paul simply hasn't had time to look at it yet.

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

Postby MarkVI » 24 Nov 2012, 18:36

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

Postby AlexanderDitto » 24 Nov 2012, 18:52

Psyclone wrote:...there was math. And a colorful thing with letters on it a one point. Pretty much everything else went over my head.

Also Ditto, are you like a for realz mod now, or were you just handling the spam during Desert Bus?


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Also: just spam during Desert Bus:

Matt wrote:It is pretty likely that you will be reverted to user status again soon, but we need to implement some sort of spam management system first, and Paul simply hasn't had time to look at it yet.


I'm happy to help stop-gap until Paul figures out what do. But yeah, eventually I will be hanging up my cape and magic trousers. Or more accurately having them forcibly removed OK THIS GOT WEIRD FAST

MarkVI wrote: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.


:D THANK YOU! <3 If nothing else the Introduction and Conclusion should be understandable to most people. And failing that, the abstract. And failing THAT, may I recommend Figure 6? :wink:
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Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby Dubious_wolf » 24 Nov 2012, 22:26

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

Postby Yaxley » 25 Nov 2012, 06:34

Yes, I understood the introduction and conclusion. The rest... sure was some math.
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Postby Jillers » 25 Nov 2012, 20:01

I have no idea what any of that was, but it sure was impressive.
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Postby Dave-O_Boy » 25 Nov 2012, 20:45

I just skimmed it and have to say that "Noisy Oracles" would make a pretty bitching band name.
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Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby Ptangmatik » 26 Nov 2012, 01:14

So..... you're teaching computers to analyse medical data to aid diagnosis?

Also: Is Figure 4 from the 'I accidentally sat on it' file? Awesome.

Also, not that I'm really qualified to say, but it looks extremely professional, good job.
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Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby Kapol » 26 Nov 2012, 01:24

Those were most certainly words. One small formatting thing: isn't the abstract supposed to be on it's own page? I could be mistaken, but I thought it was supposed to be.
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Postby Ptangmatik » 26 Nov 2012, 01:43

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That abstract makes it much clearer. I probably should have read that rather than skimming the whole thing. Silly me.
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Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby Mara Kalat » 26 Nov 2012, 04:53

I also missed most of Desert Bus because I had to work on stuff for my thesis.
Wish I had this much to show for it though...

Congratulations AlexanderDitto!

Mara

PS. You misspelled your name on the title page though, but I get it. Roederer and Ditto is pretty much the same keys.
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Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby AlexanderDitto » 26 Nov 2012, 07:14

Jillers wrote:I have no idea what any of that was, but it sure was impressive.


I am hoping that my committee has this exact response.

Ptangmatik wrote:So..... you're teaching computers to analyse medical data to aid diagnosis?

Also: Is Figure 4 from the 'I accidentally sat on it' file? Awesome.

Also, not that I'm really qualified to say, but it looks extremely professional, good job.


Basically, yes!

Also, yeah I have no idea what's going on in that middle picture in Figure 4. O_o

Also, thank you! :D <3

Kapol wrote:Those were most certainly words. One small formatting thing: isn't the abstract supposed to be on it's own page? I could be mistaken, but I thought it was supposed to be.


This particular template didn't put it on a separate page. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. I'm pushing 45 pages, though, so it's probably best that it isn't. XD

Mara Kalat wrote:I also missed most of Desert Bus because I had to work on stuff for my thesis.
Wish I had this much to show for it though...

Congratulations AlexanderDitto!

Mara

PS. You misspelled your name on the title page though, but I get it. Roederer and Ditto is pretty much the same keys.


Aw shucks thanks! <3 Haha yes that is a slight misspelling, but I doubt they'll mind. ;D

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

Postby Lord Hosk » 28 Nov 2012, 17:44

How can you start with "one word: power" then post thousands of words of spam in the deputies thread?

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

Postby beramode0 » 28 Nov 2012, 17:49

Now go to the corner and think about what you have done!!!! Then jump off a cliff with a bunch of sharp things at the bottom.
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Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby Dubious_wolf » 28 Nov 2012, 18:09

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Postby empath » 28 Nov 2012, 19:28

...I wonder if that botnet I had from my days in Anonymous is still serviceable... :evil:
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Re: What I did instead of watching Desert Bus (mostly)

Postby Yaxley » 30 Nov 2012, 08:00

I saw this on Twitter and it made me think of this thread. It's a good read for anyone not in graduate school for math.

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