Today I finished reading “The Heart of a Goof” by P.G. Wodehouse
Archives for 2019
Today I finished reading “James Herriot’s Animal Stories” by James Herriot
Today I finished reading “Uncle Dynamite” by P.G. Wodehouse
Today I finished reading “Pearls, Girls And Monty Bodkin” by P.G. Wodehouse
Today I finished reading “The Guild: Tink #2” by Felicia Day
This month I am studying “Baking – Advanced pastry techniques”
The 1st month of advanced pastry techniques.
There’s a two month (four nights a week) class at the local pastry school.
And you think I am going to pass that up?
Update: Advanced means advanced and some students do not fucking understand what the word “advanced” actually fucking means.
Today I finished reading “Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 29: Two Hundred Jizo” by Stan Sakai
Today I finished reading “The Measure of the Magic” by Terry Brooks
Today I finished reading “A Sociopath’s Guide to Friendship” by Stephan Pastis
Today I read a paper titled “Probably Approximately Correct Greedy Maximization”
The abstract is:
Submodular function maximization finds application in a variety of real-world decision-making problems.
However, most existing methods, based on greedy maximization, assume it is computationally feasible to evaluate F, the function being maximized.
Unfortunately, in many realistic settings F is too expensive to evaluate exactly even once.
We present probably approximately correct greedy maximization, which requires access only to cheap anytime confidence bounds on F and uses them to prune elements.
We show that, with high probability, our method returns an approximately optimal set.
We propose novel, cheap confidence bounds for conditional entropy, which appears in many common choices of F and for which it is difficult to find unbiased or bounded estimates.
Finally, results on a real-world dataset from a multi-camera tracking system in a shopping mall demonstrate that our approach performs comparably to existing methods, but at a fraction of the computational cost.
Today I finished reading “Conan Volume 19: Xuthal of the Dusk” by Fred Van Lente