Archive for May, 2007

No math, no gain

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

More research is leading me to more funny moments while reading papers. In a paper that seeks to explain an optimization technique called the Conjugate Gradient Method, there is a page that is blank except for a brief listing of keywords associated with the paper's topics: Keywords: conjugate gradient method, ...

Dinner for astronauts?

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

While doing research for the final paper for my Artificial Intelligence course, I came across this citation in a paper I am studying: In several applications, Tang and Fishwich [22] ... and many other researchers have shown that ANNs perform better than ARIMA models, specifically, for more irregular series and for ...

The art of unnecessary censorship

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

You've heard that Iggy Pop song, "Lust for Life", right? Well, the new Yahoo Lyrics service thinks that your poor little impressionable mind is not ready to be exposed to such deviancy: I think we can all tell Yahoo Lyrics to **** off.

Zodiac web toy updated

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Many thanks to Jeff Hudson for emailing me about some errors that I had in the Zodiac cipher web toy. I've made the corrections, and I've also posted a few more interesting decodings that I found recently. These decodings are almost certainly gibberish, but they are still kind ...