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Optimizing explore vs exploit.
 
Author also implemented a little JS MAB widget which lets you try to balance exploration & exploitation, and then benchmarks you against what probability-sampling & some UCB bandits would have done on the same problem: https://iosband.github.io/2015/07/28/Beat-the-bandit.html

Challenging little game. With a few drugs or a few patients, it's fairly easy to remember roughly how good a drug has been so far but as it gets larger, the algorithms do better than me.


- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_sampling
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Carlo_tree_search
In my last post I introduced the problem of exploration vs exploitation. In particular, we used the example of a doctor trying to save lives using some medical procedures. For each patient the doctor can either try out a new drug in order to gather more data (exploration) or she can use the drug ...
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Underhand grip pullups, I can do sets of 6. Tried overhand grip, couldn't do even one.
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File this one under "Robots that make me vaguely uncomfortable". 
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#Lifehack I setup a Google Alert for "philippines, manila, storm, typhoon," so if there's any news, I know by 6am.
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Rick and Morty's amazing, and the subreddit's analyzing and theorizing about every little thing
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Heh, Kill la Kill easily passes the Bechdel test
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Rewatching Mad Max, this song popped into my head. Video fits too.
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TIL the term for a Greg House "zebra" is fascinoma
English[edit]. Etymology[edit]. From “fascinating” + “-oma” (suffix of many types of tumor growths). Noun[edit]. fascinoma (plural fascinomas). (medicine, slang) an unusual or interesting case or diagnosis. Synonyms[edit] ...
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Humans Of New York, the wildly popular blog that features photos of random everyday New Yorkers along with some of their quotes, has one fatal flaw – no cats. Comedian Jim Tews has set out to solve this with his Felines Of New York (FONY) blog, where he collects photos of New York's cats and writes introspective and meaningful captions for them, much like those often found on HONY.
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