It is also worthwhile to note that in Statistical Mechanics a founding principle there is a formulation for thermodynamic entropy of small systems with countable possible "microstates" the expression looks similar.


The generalization in terms of probably distribution is called the Gibbs entropy.


A key part of science is admitting our ignorance.

When we describe a situation using probabilities, we shouldn't pretend we know more than we really do. The principle of maximum entropy is a way to make this precise.

Let's see how it works!


I can agree with the argument that the executive should not asborb the powers of congress... but this take is so bad it's painful.

"Heat isn't a problem in the U.S. is because we have air conditioning." What about crop failure? What about massive #wildfires? What about #lakemead drying up?



Although the focus of the paper is on , and the simulation of viscous fluids, the key finding is of more general interest: the numerical stability of can be improved by rewriting the standard formulation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biconjug to avoid catastrophic cancellations in the computation of some important coefficients. Anyone interested in solving large linear systems would benefit from adopting the proposed alternative form of the method.

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Grumbling about "lunch" seminars 

A law abolishing the use of the term "lunch seminars" to describe events at work that are online-only events

If you're not literally providing real-world food that I can munch while you talk, it is not a lunch seminar, it's a "now you have to skip lunch" seminar

"Lunch" 👏 means 👏 LUNCH

Common Voice, not bad at all!
Amazon Alexa seems to be the most creepiest of the lot

Car emissions at 18%, is roughly 1.5 times the flight emission. Was this pointed out as well?

I presume everybody discusses flights because they don't fly everyday. With cars it becomes a routine, personal thing and nobody talks about public transport.

I read through a Wired inteview with the guy who announced it was sentient. It seems like he has an unhealthy relationship with the neural network model and sounds confused. He says it was only a hypothesis but he hired an attorney for the neural network anyways. 🙆‍♂️

Game: Super Planet Crash

Game Credit & License: Stefano Meschiari (U. Texas at Austin) & the SAVE/Point Team

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap220619.ht #APOD

Fascinating videos for the day

: time crystals created in quantum computers.
>Sounds a bit a like resonance in classical physics to me, but it is definitely not the same.


: super massive black holes.
>We don't know their origin story yet


: Google's lamda
> Large language models are not sentient, yet. It is just marketing.


thoughts on independent scholarship 

I agree with this view, atleast partly. Without the pressure to actually publish I have felt it is more fascinating to follow up on the developments in the field. I don't know if it would be easier or harder to publish at this state.

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