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Frank Atanassow
Worked at Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Utrecht, NL
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A practical guide for applying Bayes' Rule in real life to improve your rational thinking.
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This article irritates me so much that I am tempted (actually have already started) writing a response, but I strongly suspect it isn't worth engaging with. What do you think? Are you tired of facile criticism passing under the guise of humor?
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Tl;DR - I liked the pro/contra. I would like to see a book called Category Theory for Terrorists.

I'm sure you could do a better job than him at being funny, and being funny is almost always worth the effort. 
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To illustrate the influences of and on other films, a film buff remakes Star Wars using only video and audio from other sources. Phenomenal editing. See the annotated version for sources and commentary (linked near the end of the video). #StarWars #Films
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During Eagles of Death Metal's November 13 show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, gunmen entered the venue and opened fire on the crowd, leaving at least 90 dead. The band spoke to VICE about the tragic events that took place that night.

They seem like a sweet bunch of guys.
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I don't usually put much stock in slogans or platitudes, but when I saw this story I -- and, I'm sure, many Americans -- thought immediately of Emily Lazarus' poem, which is inscribed on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me." And not just because of the graphic. So, it occurs to me now how valuable it really is to have such words embedded firmly in the popular consciousness.

And, wow, are those Republican candidates ever vile... They wrap themselves in the flag at every opportunity and yet they are the first to abandon American values.
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Noble words inscribed in metal indeed mean nothing unless co-inscribed in conscience and politics has little or nothing to do with the latter.
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This statue of the ancient Egyptian scribe Ka-aper from the 5th Dynasty (ca. 2500 BCE), found at the Saqqara necropolis, was made from wood using tongue-and-groove joinery, then plastered and painted. Its realism is a striking contrast to the more stylized nature of much art from that era.
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Rah! Rah! Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine!
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Topology is neat because you can visualize some cases, but it can also seem quite abstract. Knot theory in particular seems almost like recreation. In this video a mathematician who studies the topology of DNA explains one quite direct consequence of the shape (and scale) of DNA. Watch part 1 too!
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Originality is rare on the Internet; I have to admit I had never seen anything like this before.
“And please, someone teach this guy how to throw a rock.”
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I've never lived in England. I never went clubbing in the 80's. And, as far as I know, this club, the Xclusiv, in Batley, West Yorkshire is not especially well-known. But when I came across this hokey, poorly-produced,  2-hour promotional video for the Xclusiv club, I watched it end-to-end, nonstop, and was utterly transported.

It starts with a short, super-dry introduction to the town ("the unemployment resulted in extra leisure time, henceforth the development of many new leisure industries"?!) and the club, and then the rest of it is just candid footage of people filtering into the club, socializing and dancing, punctuated now and then by comically dry interviews with workers and attendees which epitomize culture shock. It's pure gold.

Let me set the time frame for you: they were playing "new sort-of alternative music like Echo & the Bunnymen, Siouxsie & the Banshees". Exquisite, exquisite nostalgia.

#Batley   #Goth   #80s
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Hehe. Slightly embarrassing, I am that old.
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Look who went to school together! That's John Oliver, Richard Ayoade and David Mitchell; like many British comedy stars, they were all members of the Cambridge Footlights comedy troupe.
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Here's two parts of my life that I didn't expect to intersect: Eugenia Cheng, whose dissertation compared formulations of n-categories, has appeared on Stephen Colbert's Late Show.
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The book goes a bit deeper than the Colbert segment. A nice read, actually. But it needs many sequels to cover the juicy bits of Category Theory.
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Education
  • Cornell University
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1995
  • Utrecht University
    Programming Languages, 2000 - 2004
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Gender
Male
Other names
Frank Christoph
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Terminus est.
Introduction
I'm a programmer and computer science researcher who hasn't finished his Ph.D. dissertation (yet). My main interest is in programming language theory, and particularly algebraic semantics of typed functional languages (such as Haskell).
Bragging rights
"So far, taking Jesus to be the size of an average Nazarene man I have eaten seven whole Jesuses plus one of Jesus's legs. This is more whole Jesuses than anyone has ever eaten. (Neil Petark says he has eaten 12 Jesuses, but he includes bread and wine he consumed at Protestant churches and the Protestants do not believe in Transubstantiation, so he is wrong and I am still the Jesus eating King. Neil Petark has really only eaten 4 Jesuses which is rubbish.)"
Work
Occupation
Computer science researcher
Skills
Programming, research, functional languages, type systems, semantics
Employment
  • Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)
    Research Assistant, 2006 - 2007
  • Utrecht University
    AIO, 2000 - 2005
  • Next Solution Co.
    Programmer, 1995 - 2000
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Utrecht, NL
Previously
Los Angeles, CA, US - Königstein, Germany - Tokyo, Japan - Nagoya, Japan - Ithaca, NY, US