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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Hahaha, not quite what I meant, but Turing is...

Hahaha, not quite what I meant, but Turing is awesome. <3 <3 <3 <3
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 10:17 AM
Replies: 138
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Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Funny 3rd follow-up question. Did Charles...

Funny 3rd follow-up question.

Did Charles Darwin discover machine-learning?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Could you go into more detail on the machinery...

Could you go into more detail on the machinery here (maybe I should google)?
I don't follow where the landscape and the climate change come into play.

Are you just saying new species survive in...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 138
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Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I have a followup here. Is the number and...

I have a followup here.

Is the number and position of the "copy-errors" in any way determined by natural selection?

Ie. Are some of the mistakes 'intentional', in the sense that they would...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
He's so close to the answer that he can't afford...

He's so close to the answer that he can't afford to think about the question.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
You and your :qunq:textbooks:qunq: and your...

You and your :qunq:textbooks:qunq: and your :qunq:science:qunq:.

Snakeroberts, maybe you should go find a thread where people aren't talking about science, then you can contribute without learning...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By Sredni Vashtar
The more I respond to this thread the more I wish...

The more I respond to this thread the more I wish I had "stayed a cockroach."
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Most of what thing? Evolution? ...

Most of what thing?

Evolution?

Evolution is not at all possible without natural selection.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Just to be clear, I'm comparing the metal wire to...

Just to be clear, I'm comparing the metal wire to the pig. Not to DNA.

And it does need a story of "fitness". Without "fitness" a computer could not have created a wire like this. The computer...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/St_5-xband-antenna.jpg

Here's an antenna built using a genetic algorithm that is extremely effective at measuring the Earth's magneto sphere...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
No that's not why. Reread my post. You're...

No that's not why.
Reread my post. You're asking a different question.
And here you are still asking a different question.

Get it?

DIFFERENT QUESTION.

Go back to Darwin's question.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Anyway, you're not wrong. You're just answering...

Anyway, you're not wrong. You're just answering a different question.

Darwin was asking: "how did we get from simple single-celled organisms to fish and birds and bears and monkeys?"
The...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
If you ask me, the better question is asked in...

If you ask me, the better question is asked in the title of the essay.
"Why don't pigs have wings?"

The ability to fly would certainly give pigs an advantage over predators, and allow them to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yes, it's probably that animals roll around in...

Yes, it's probably that animals roll around in colors for a while and then it sort of wipes off on them.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
No, I don't need a submodel. That's not even a...

No, I don't need a submodel. That's not even a word.

You just need to understand that a model has two parts.
One part is the thing you're testing. The rest of the model coming up with...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Just to be clear, because you keep sticking my...

Just to be clear, because you keep sticking my words in a blender, there is not a "sub-model" with "sub-traits". There is just one model.

That model has survival of the fittest as its "Fitness...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 625
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Thanks for these thoughts by the way.

Thanks for these thoughts by the way.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 625
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Will do. Not sure there are ANY good school...

Will do. Not sure there are ANY good school districts in the city we're looking at.




Nope. This sounds nice and actuarial, but it's just not true. In the long-run (eg. 10 years) it becomes...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 625
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Moving to a different city, to be closer to...

Moving to a different city, to be closer to friends, family, and culture.

Yes, it MAY very well cause us to need to look for new jobs. We will see.

And yes, that means it's possible that we...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-18-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Here's the latest hypothesis if you're...

Here's the latest hypothesis if you're interested.

http://www.genetics.org/content/197/3/795


We will solve probably solve this issue in the next few years-- we will locate which genes...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-18-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 625
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yes, between buying (4%) and selling (6%) that is...

Yes, between buying (4%) and selling (6%) that is a huge transaction cost. But calculators I see say you make it up in 3-4 years. The interest is not a gain, but it's not really a loss either since...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-18-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
These are vague words, but I think what you are...

These are vague words, but I think what you are saying is correct-- the rest of the model is not defined by environment in the same sense as the fitness function. The rest of the model is...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-18-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 625
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Moving from here to there

Hey, Mrs. SV & I are thinking of selling the house, and buying a new house in a new place.

-We make ~$100k and have a small kid.

-We're looking at a 2nd-Tier city, for $200k-$300k.

-The...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-18-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm not sure what "all environmental" could even...

I'm not sure what "all environmental" could even mean here.

My position is that Natural Selection means Earth's biology depends strongly on a genetic algorithm in which the fitness-function for...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-18-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,859
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Basically the sooner you are to retirement, the...

Basically the sooner you are to retirement, the more afraid you are of a crash wiping out your savings. So these funds gradually shift to bonds as you get closer to retirement.

Putting your money...
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