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Have you been to a co-founder speed-dating event?
By Peter P   posted 2 weeks ago:
Is it a good way for co-founders to come together?

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review
By Peter P   10 comments, latest 2 weeks ago:
zzyzzx says jvolstad says I wanted to see some good porn. I guess not. Yeah, I'm sure that this movie is too tasteful for me.

Why are people so upset about Fifty Shades of Grey?
By Peter P   7 comments, latest 3 weeks ago:
Peter P says IMO 50 Shades is infinitely better than Twilight.

Sodomy Laws Still Exist!
By Peter P   14 comments, latest 1 month ago:
Rin says Can we stop with the comparisons to ancient Rome? Rome, during the early days of the Republic and throughout the Pax Romana of the empire & beyond, were having orgies and the empire...

Any good Bayesian Network library or framework?
By Peter P   posted 1 month ago:
I don't want Naive Bayes. It must be able to infer network structure from data. In R, there is bnlean but I want it in Java or .NET.

Bay Area police officers saved man from vicious animals
By Peter P   9 comments, latest 1 month ago:
Peter P says My wife wants a German Shepard. I told her that comes after my ocelot, if I ever get one.

Who is your favorite Doctor?
By Peter P   29 comments, latest 1 month ago:
Peter P says Rin says I believe that Karen Gillan played a cyborg in the latest 'Guardians of the Galaxy' so perhaps she may make a difference. You mean Karen Gillan sans the red hair?...

"Experts" are afraid of Artificial Intelligence
By Peter P   7 comments, latest 1 month ago:
Peter P says John Bailo says Cars are robots, albeit, manually driven ones (but which will soon be automated). Then they are cyborgs at best. :-)

Rejoice! Foie Gras Ban Overturned.
By Peter P   24 comments, latest 2 months ago:
Peter P says This is how they should sell oysters and cigars: Oyster: an aphrodisiac that tastes like sex. Offer her a cigar: a polite way to ask for something else.

Hedge Fund Manager Shot by Son
By Peter P   68 comments, latest 2 months ago:
Peter P says YesYNot says Statistics can only be used to justify two opposing positions when one person is misusing it. Statistics is meaningless until it is interpreted. Language is fallible. Ultimately, we choose our...

Tragedy: Idaho Mother Shot by Own Child
By Peter P   7 comments, latest 2 months ago:
sbh says Good Riddance to the entitled libtard scientist bitch knuckledragger racist. If she hadn't been killed by her libtard son she would have shot up the very next school staff meeting just like that...

Netflix's Marco Polo is Awesome!
By Peter P   7 comments, latest 2 months ago:
Peter P says I cannot stand Sex in the City though. Cougars Run Amok would have been a more appropriate title. I love shows written by smart women featuring interesting women.

The best way to improve the world is to improve yourself.
By Peter P   28 comments, latest 2 months ago:
errc says Rin says If we either legalized or decriminalize prostitution across America, then I'd be a very happy person. Decriminalize, we'd all be happy Legalized, and we'd all probably go broke

Is Racial Profiling Simply a Form of Bayesian Reasoning?
By Peter P   9 comments, latest 3 months ago:
Peter P says YesYNot says We do not want our police and government agencies to act this way, because it creates a society in which people of color, poor people, and religious people do not...

A.I. alarmism more harmful than AGW alarmism
By Peter P   103 comments, latest 3 months ago:
Peter P says Heraclitusstudent says Peter P says Obviously, (3) is the most interesting because machines can move beyond its programming. This is where true emergence can occur. Which one are you talking about? (2)...

Netflix picks up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from NBC
By Peter P   3 comments, latest 3 months ago:
Peter P says I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I'm glad the show has been picked up for two full seasons. However, it is sad that non-dumb shows can no longer survive...

Anyone playing with Bayesian Networks using R?
By Peter P   posted 4 months ago:
I think Bayesian inference has a lot of potential as a machine learning technique. On the other hand R seems to be a great open-source language for statistics and there are many free tools available...

Anyone playing with complex option strategies?
By Peter P   22 comments, latest 5 months ago:
iwog says Peter P says If you are trading 100 contracts, then the $7.99 fee is immaterial, because the quality of execution becomes more important. Iwog, have you tired trading the same position in different...

Poor people are good at explaining their failures
By Peter P   69 comments, latest 5 months ago:
Peter P says CL says The point of the King analogy, is that there is limited capacity for jobs and goods. But people all want different things. CL says Hardworking people can't afford to buy...

The True Cause of Poverty
By Peter P   370 comments, latest 5 months ago:
humanity says Peter P says Seriously? You have to invoke Jack Handey to counter my one-liners? I feel flattered. :-) http://www.psychologytoday.com I don't have to, but your glib stupid comments that are supposedly profound remind...

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