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Saturday 23rd August 2014
  • "Stalin’s interpretation of Marxist philosophy was based on the theory of interconnectedness, under which everything depends on everything else. The notion of independent events in probability theory didn’t fit at all with this interpretation. Russian research on probability theory came almost to the brink of extinction. Kolmogorov being the leading probability theorist set up a meeting with the government officials and asked them “Consider a priest who during a drought prays for rain. The following day it rains. Are these events independent or not?” Probability was saved."




  • "In 1324, a statute was passed which gave the Crown qualified rights to cetaceans stranded on, or caught in the waters of England and Wales. Similar rights were claimed for the Crown of Scotland. The animals were described as “Fishes Royal.”"





  • Monday 18th August 2014
  • "The plane crosses a high ridge and at last, thank God, there are some dark dots of vegetation. Fearless people are irrigating this bit of Lovecraftian madness."





  • Saturday 16th August 2014




  • Friday 15th August 2014
  • Langley Laboratory Annual Picnic, Buckroe Beach (by NASA on The Commons)

    Langley Laboratory Annual Picnic, Buckroe Beach (by NASA on The Commons)

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  • My job.








  • Thursday 14th August 2014
  • These two ?x's have nothing to do with programming, but rather with fundamental epistemological issues.

    (Source: kingjamesprogramming)




  • http://stopmoving.tumblr.com/post/94541994509/jennirl-pyrrhiccomedy-pikestaff-this-town - [link]

    jennirl:

    pyrrhiccomedy:

    pikestaff:

    This town in Russia is called Zheleznogorsk.

    Their flag and coat of arms is a bear splitting the atom.

    image

    That is all.

    *kicks down door, knocks over end table, vase crashes to the floor*

    No that is NOT all, because Zheleznogorsk is




  • "@ProfJeffJarvis’s profile photo contains a beer helmet."




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    This is still the personal webpage of David L. Miller. It's (continuously) undergoing a bit of a redesign. Sorry about that.

    You can find me on github and twitter.

    I am a statistician/ecologist/programmer. I am usually located in New York.



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