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Huh, the CPT theorem holds in curved spacetime, despite there being no guarantee that either parity reversal ("P") or time reversal ("T") are well-defined transformations. Interesting...

http://home.uni-leipzig.de/tet/?page_id=281
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DEEP SPACE 9!  The ambient sounds!  Oh sweet nostalgia.  I used to watch this show.

Okay, thanks for finding this.  I guess it leaves the question, "should one adopt the legend of Davy Crockett as one's own?"
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I'm taking HegelBot offline for a while, until I can get the neural network to generate meaningful tweets.

So, keep your tweet-length philosophical quandries on the back burner until I get HegelBot a new brain...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nauLgZISozs
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BREAKING SPHERE PACKING NEWS

In this paper, the author claims the E8 lattice is the densest packing of spheres in 8-dimensions. I should read this carefully later...

http://arxiv.org/abs/1603.04246
Title: The sphere packing problem in dimension 8. Authors: Maryna Viazovska. (Submitted on 14 Mar 2016). Abstract: In this paper we prove that no packing of unit balls in Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^8$ has density greater than that of the $E_8$-lattice packing.
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Bruce Bueno De Mesquita has applied game theory to international relations, and apparently is quite successful at it. But I'm having a hard time finding any actual papers online (aside from popular journalism) where he makes any such predictions...maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.

Question 1: Is there some group of individuals applying game theory in this manner?

Question 2: If so, is anyone examining game theory applied to parliamentary situations?

Question 3: How exactly could one approximate a player's preferences a priori? What statistical methods go into it?

http://www.economist.com/node/21527025
Computing: Software that models human behaviour can make forecasts, outfox rivals and transform negotiations
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For a long time, the only good introduction to statistics I could find (oddly enough) was in the Stanford online encyclopedia of philosophy(!). These notes, however, are well written...and appear to be an even better introduction to statistical inference.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1603.04929
Abstract: What is Statistics? Opinions vary. In fact, there is a continuous spectrum of attitudes toward statistics ranging from pure theoreticians, proving asymptotic efficiency and searching for most powerful tests, to wild practitioners, blindly reporting p-values and claiming statistical ...
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The Future of Philosophy is Now Here

I present you my pet project: HegelBot!

An artificially intelligent twitter bot who, after years of studying Hegel's texts, will solve the world's problems one tweet at a time.

It's still in the beta stages, or alpha stage, whichever is more primitive. Eventually it'll automatically tweet every 15 minutes, and respond to direct tweets.

https://twitter.com/hegel_bot
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  • University of California, Davis
    Mathematics, 2006 - 2011
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I'm a mathematical physicist (more on the mathematical side) with interests in category theory, monstrous moonshine, number theory, Diophantine approximations, super symmetry, Lie groups, differential geometry, and other topics. On the physical side, I'm intrigued by quantization of gauge systems, Quantum Field Theory, the mathematical underpinnings of particle physics, classical and quantum gravity.

I've been to Nottingham, England in July 2008 to attend Quantum Gravity and Quantum Geometry 2; and I've attended "Algebra and Topology in Interaction" during September 2009, in honour of Dr Fuchs' Birthday.

Starting June 2009 until June 2010, I did undergraduate research with Derek Wise with funding from VIGRE. We worked on Chain Field Theory in discrete spacetimes.

In April 2010 I was asked to peer review for the International Journal of Physical Sciences.

August 2010 I studied abroad at Trinity in Dublin, and Queen's University in Belfast.

In June 2011, I attended "Quantum Geometry and Quantum Gravity" in Zurich, Switzerland; then in July I went to the "Category Theory 2011" conference in Vancouver.

February 2012, I attended "
30th Annual Western States Mathematical Physics Meeting" at Caltech.
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Hardest working man in show business.
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Mathematician/Programmer/Oracle
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  • Unfold, Inc.
    Software Developer, 2012 - present
    I program in Clojure (Lisp for JVM), do numerical analysis, predict how congress will vote, analyze the Syrian Civil War, and much much more!
  • University of California, Davis
    Student, Researcher, 2006 - 2011
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