Thursday, January 23, 2020


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:49 PM

And now for something completely different . . .

McFadden on Lehrer

"With Mr. Lehrer reporting from Washington and Mr. MacNeil
from New York, the program sought to represent all sides of
a controversy by eliciting comments from rivals for public
attention. But the anchors deliberately drew no sweeping
conclusions of their own about disputed matters, allowing
viewers to decide for themselves what to believe.

The approach had its drawbacks. An extended presentation
of authoritative voices offering conflicting viewpoints left
some viewers dissatisfied, if not confused. Many found the
technique elitist and dull, and even some critics called it
boring — or, worse, a willful refusal by Mr. Lehrer and Mr.
MacNeil to make hard judgments about adversarial issues
affecting the public interest."

See also the previous two posts.

Columbus Day 2004

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:02 PM

A followup to the previous post:

Related material — A web page on chess cached for use in a
Log24 post on the date of the above post, Columbus Day, 2004.

Obit et Orbit Continues.

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:02 AM

Obit et Orbit.

In memoriam

"Doug co-founded the Secure Machine Learning research group
in 2004, focused on defining how adversaries can influence and
manipulate machine learning algorithms and how to make them
robust against such attacks, culminating in a recently published
book, Adversarial Machine Learning , with a colleague and two
former students." 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

A Very Stable Cornfield

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:28 PM

"We show deeper implications of this simple principle,
by establishing a connection with the interplay
of orbits and stabilizers of group actions."

See also Dark Fields , a post featuring a work of philosophy
translated, reportedly, by one "Francis MacDonald Cornfield"

Signs Movie Stills: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Patricia Kalember, M. Night Shyamalan

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