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Writing dozens of deeply theoretical equations and proofs.


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Specifically today I've been working with the Bellman equation and the MLE, but will later move on to Bayesian networks. Tomorrow it's Gaussian Mixture Models, EM, k-means, and principle components analysis. Yesterday we did convex analysis.


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WHICH I'M ABSOLUTE FUCKING SHIT AT AND WILL FAIL



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Set up a phone plan without seeing if my phone is compatible with the network first, fml.
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It's about 5°C too warm in my office right now.

 

Kind of like a simulation of global warming in 2100.

 

Wish they'd hurry up and fix this.

 

 

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Just banged a model girl number 14

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r/thathappened


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I have these earbuds that I wore for over a year, they're perfect and by far the most favourite in my life which says a lot about earbuds. However, for some godforsaken reason, a reason that appears only to be black magic and witchcraft, the left earbud makes my left ear sore. It just doesn't fit properly anymore. I don't know if my ear shape changed over the last few weeks, or whether the ear bud hates me or my left ear hates it. And mind you, this is only the left ear. The right ear fits in perfectly, and is snug like it should be.

And since my left ear is like my "listening ear" for music, I can't listen to anything with only my right ear since it annoys me. So now I either listen to music painfully, or flatly. God help me.
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14 isn't much my best friend has been with over 400 and second best friend has been with 96

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I have these earbuds that I wore for over a year, they're perfect and by far the most favourite in my life which says a lot about earbuds. However, for some godforsaken reason, a reason that appears only to be black magic and witchcraft, the left earbud makes my left ear sore. It just doesn't fit properly anymore. I don't know if my ear shape changed over the last few weeks, or whether the ear bud hates me or my left ear hates it. And mind you, this is only the left ear. The right ear fits in perfectly, and is snug like it should be.

And since my left ear is like my "listening ear" for music, I can't listen to anything with only my right ear since it annoys me. So now I either listen to music painfully, or flatly. God help me.


Maybe you have an ear infection?
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Nah, I know an ear infection when I feel one. My ear just gets sore whenever I put the earbud in. I don't know, I'll have to run some experiments and see whether it's sore for other earbuds, headphones and a speaker control variable.


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Just banged a model girl number 14

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14 isn't much my best friend has been with over 400 and second best friend has been with 96

 

That's disgusting. 1 is enough for me, and should be enough for more people.


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I just had an idea about policing. The issue with modern police structures is that they're effectively isolated from the civilians. However what if you conscript civilians into creating a civilian police force with an active cycle of duty, like jury duty. And I guess by that I mean, civilians take the patrol, and grunt work while career police maintain focus on more serious criminal activities and investigations like murder and organized crime.
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I just had an idea about policing. The issue with modern police structures is that they're effectively isolated from the civilians. However what if you conscript civilians into creating a civilian police force with an active cycle of duty, like jury duty. And I guess by that I mean, civilians take the patrol, and grunt work while career police maintain focus on more serious criminal activities and investigations like murder and organized crime.

 

What you described is called Volunteer People's Squad. Existed in USSR, and then (after not so long break) was restored in modern Russia. My father served there, both patrolling the streets (usually, 2-3 volunteers in team with one professional cop) and taking part in jury.


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I just had an idea about policing. The issue with modern police structures is that they're effectively isolated from the civilians. However what if you conscript civilians into creating a civilian police force with an active cycle of duty, like jury duty. And I guess by that I mean, civilians take the patrol, and grunt work while career police maintain focus on more serious criminal activities and investigations like murder and organized crime.

 

What you described is called Volunteer People's Squad. Existed in USSR, and then (after not so long break) was restored in modern Russia. My father served there, both patrolling the streets (usually, 2-3 volunteers in team with one professional cop) and taking part in jury.

 

In the UK we have community support officers, or something, and I think they were originally imagined as something like this, but are basically a way to get an underqualified and underpaid policeman so you can cut budgets while claiming the numbers of police have not dropped.  



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I'm making a testbed to solve basic multi-armed bandit problems. I think my next side project after that might be an image denoising system using Markov random fields.

 

Of course my research deep graphical models takes up the workday and then some, but there's so much interesting shit to explore.


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I just had an idea about policing. The issue with modern police structures is that they're effectively isolated from the civilians. However what if you conscript civilians into creating a civilian police force with an active cycle of duty, like jury duty. And I guess by that I mean, civilians take the patrol, and grunt work while career police maintain focus on more serious criminal activities and investigations like murder and organized crime.


Yes absolutely. A few quick thoughts from someone who has thought about this alot soas not to clutter the personal chat thread.

Police in most nations currently do not exist to protect us but rather to extort money through fines and enforce property relations. Speeding tickets in my city constitute more revenue than taxation to take an example. Removing the role of criminal extortion from police "duties" would go a long way.

Police being accountable to civilian courts.

Volunteer policing like you describe is a good idea and something I personally advocate. The role of policing is too broad. My thoughts are to distribute roles even further than just civilian matters and extremes. There should be community patrol dedicated to a variety of tasks and not responsible for other tasks in society. Think separate community patrols for traffic assistance, petty crime, domestic disturbances, emergency relief, animal control, violent attacks like shootings, bomb threats and so on. All branches should be accountable to public civilian courts and career cops shouldn't exist. Although for the most specialized jobs, say bomb squad, long terms would be in order due the need for long technical training. And all patrol should have at least a 1/1 ratio of deescalation training to technical training barring fields like bomb squad that won't be expected to interact with people. Moreover deescalation should be the rule not the exception and that includes arrests. Barring very dangerous situations like shootings arrests shouldn't even be practiced.

And screw the word policing too. The goal shouldn't be to police and control society but rather to enable people to flourish. Consequently that means the role of community patrol is to prevent harm, not control people.

Maybe not short, rip me :3

 

Edit: And all patrol not expected to encounter violence should not be armed heavily. A small baton and self defense training is fine. But directing traffic does not warrant armament nor should people directing traffic be expected to use violence as an example.


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I'm working on learning Old Norse. It'll probably take me at least a year. My pronunciation is already not bad. :) 


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