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#### Witherweaver

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##### Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #5675 on: November 29, 2015, 04:46:45 pm »
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Perhaps the numerical analysts would also like to explain why interpolation is a really bad way of approximating a function by a polynomial in practice due to overfitting...

Well its bad because of the shape.  To fit N points you have an N+1 degree poly, which means (generally), N "wiggles" (changes of direction).  The thing you're fitting probably does not have that structure.

Piecewise poly interp (spline) is better, or if you need it just very near a point, take the Taylor poly.  Or you can fit some combination if function and derivative values at the point.

Can also consider regression (e.g., least squares best fit line).
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#### scott_pilgrim

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« Reply #5676 on: November 29, 2015, 05:02:54 pm »
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BTW: Where did WanderingWinder go?

He's just been posting on all his other accounts.
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« Reply #5677 on: November 30, 2015, 05:48:29 pm »
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A lot of Nintendo fans online seem to enjoy complaining about NoA (Nintendo of America) being slow to do everything and generally worse all around compared to NoJ and NoE (Nintendo of Japan and Europe respectively). And I'm just sitting here in Europe, hoping NoE will put Xenoblade Chronicles X up for pre-buying and downloading before it's release date, which NoA did the best part of a month ago (along with free DLC data packs to speed up play if you're using the disk version, which NoE have just now put up today). And this of course after announcing the release date for the game about 2 1/2 months later than NoA did - despite the game ending up with the same release date. NoJ also made like NoA, although the game came out 8 months ago there (but data packs and pre-buy were also up a month before release, give or take).

It's not just XBX though - you also have a lot of games which tend to come out weeks or even months later in Europe than America, and it's been that way for decades. It's been a lot better recently, with us even getting a decent number of games a few weeks ahead of America (e.g. I think we got Yoshi's Wolly World slightly earlier), but we're still usually on the back foot, both for news of dates and release times. And the quality of news tends to be really bad as well. Just check out this guy's impressive confident body language and ability to pronounce the name of one of Nintendo's biggest franchies. Yeah.

This is a game I'm super hyped to get, which is a pretty hefty download at 23GB, so I'd really like to get it downloaded in advance and not have to hope it can download and install in one night and work day before I get home. But NoE is going to do this to me by the looks of things. Sigh.
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#### silverspawn

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##### Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #5678 on: November 30, 2015, 07:48:32 pm »
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apropos to nothing:

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« Reply #5679 on: December 02, 2015, 04:43:04 pm »
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A video that's rather amusing if watched from a certain point for about 10 seconds

The whole video is good if you're into AoE but this bit made me laugh. And if you're wondering what just happened watch from about 1:50.
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...spin-offs are still better for all of the previously cited reasons.
But not strictly better, because the spinoff can have a different cost than the expansion.
I hereby declare myself the best dominion player in the world. Obviously.

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« Reply #5680 on: December 03, 2015, 01:05:23 am »
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« Reply #5681 on: December 03, 2015, 01:15:59 am »
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The whole video is good if you're into AoE but this bit made me laugh.

What if I'm not into area of effect?
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« Reply #5682 on: December 03, 2015, 02:22:16 am »
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The whole video is good if you're into AoE but this bit made me laugh.

What if I'm not into area of effect?

Then don't research Warwolf.
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...spin-offs are still better for all of the previously cited reasons.
But not strictly better, because the spinoff can have a different cost than the expansion.
I hereby declare myself the best dominion player in the world. Obviously.

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##### Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #5683 on: December 03, 2015, 11:51:09 pm »
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#### Qvist

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« Reply #5684 on: December 04, 2015, 03:33:00 pm »
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I'm amazed that this is possible.

#### JW

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« Reply #5685 on: December 05, 2015, 11:58:47 am »
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BTW: Where did WanderingWinder go?

He started a blog that discusses mainly Dominion strategy (but also Magic the Gathering) around the time he stopped posting on the forums: http://wanderingwindergames.blogspot.com/
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#### pubby

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« Reply #5686 on: December 06, 2015, 12:23:57 am »
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« Reply #5687 on: December 06, 2015, 07:30:17 am »
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#### Donald X.

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##### Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #5688 on: December 06, 2015, 08:47:38 pm »
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I get:

i slept with someone in fall out boy lyrics
i slept in spanish
i slept in
i slept with my best friend
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#### Kuildeous

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« Reply #5689 on: December 07, 2015, 09:58:58 am »
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Skullcrusher Mountain: The ultimate "nice guy" song.
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#### Kirian

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« Reply #5690 on: December 07, 2015, 11:05:22 am »
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Skullcrusher Mountain: The ultimate "nice guy" song.

Hey, even his henchmen think he's crazy.
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« Reply #5691 on: December 07, 2015, 11:16:59 am »
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I get:

i slept with someone in fall out boy lyrics
i slept in spanish
i slept in
i slept with my best friend

I get those 4, too.

Awaclus, what did you do?
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« Reply #5692 on: December 07, 2015, 11:17:44 am »
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Awaclus, what did you do?

It's from Google Poetics and they have been inactive for a while before they just recently started posting again, it might be pretty old.
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« Reply #5693 on: December 07, 2015, 11:20:38 am »
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But if we all Google those specific phrases enough times, then the algorithm will bring them back to the top so that joke never gets old.
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« Reply #5694 on: December 07, 2015, 11:40:35 am »
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« Reply #5695 on: December 07, 2015, 11:49:14 am »
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But if we all Google those specific phrases enough times, then the algorithm will bring them back to the top so that joke never gets old.

It's not a joke, it's a poem.
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« Reply #5696 on: December 07, 2015, 11:52:52 am »
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But if we all Google those specific phrases enough times, then the algorithm will bring them back to the top so that joke never gets old.

It's not a joke, it's a poem.

All the best poems are jokes. Why, there once was a man from Nantucket…
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#### Kirian

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« Reply #5697 on: December 07, 2015, 04:05:48 pm »
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But if we all Google those specific phrases enough times, then the algorithm will bring them back to the top so that joke never gets old.

It's not a joke, it's a poem.

All the best poems are jokes. Why, there once was a man from Nantucket…

Something something something Boston?
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« Reply #5698 on: December 09, 2015, 03:53:35 pm »
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I asked someone how many seconds there were in six weeks. He correctly replied "There's 10!"

Also one of my colleagues in the maths department was arrested today. They think he's part of the Al Gebra network, and might have been smuggling in weapons of maths construction. If he's found guilty he's going to be sent to prism.
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...spin-offs are still better for all of the previously cited reasons.
But not strictly better, because the spinoff can have a different cost than the expansion.
I hereby declare myself the best dominion player in the world. Obviously.

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