yo! fat tails

I wrote about some key takeaways from @nntaleb's new technical book, Statistical Consequences of Thick Tailshttps://t.co/Qj5ab0WtpJ It's a short review on fat tails in plain english, including the relationship between moments, tail indices, and pseudo-convergence pic.twitter.com/X5Zbmc088J — F Y Isaac (@gelmanisaac) December 23, 2020 source link a surprisingly readable rundown on fat tails that will force you to brush up on some old stats stuff. oh, and there’s wolfram/mathematica code to explore as well....

January 3, 2021 · 1 min · sulrich

removing snaps from ubuntu 20.04 LTS

# list the snaps installed by default % snap list # remove these 1 by 1 % sudo snap remove <snap-name-from-above> # remove any snap directories % sudo rm -rf /snap /var/snap # purge snapd from the system % sudo apt purge snapd

April 25, 2020 · 1 min · sulrich

the trivialization of TED into a religion

this article hit pretty close to home this weekend when the TED radio hour came on and i had to ask alexa to shut it down because i couldn’t take the breathless delivery of the presenter spouting TED cliches. the tl;dr - TED’s about to become as vacuous as any other religion; titillating the senses and delivering pablum. the author doesn’t call it out in this manner. but they do a nice job of pointing out that TED’s veered into the trivializatin of things and the presentation of real problems as “puzzles to be solved....

March 8, 2018 · 1 min · sulrich

adblocking tug of war

interesting paper re: the mechanisms being used to discover whether or not someone’s using an adblocker. (link)

January 12, 2017 · 1 min · steve ulrich

gossip protocol

application layer multicast from stuff the internet say on scalability … ...

February 7, 2016 · 1 min · steve ulrich

guess when google showed up at MICE

MICE aggregate traffic graph

June 25, 2015 · 1 min · steve ulrich

sulrich-xtr config archive

sulrich-xtr config archived LISP XTR configuration. no longer operational

June 1, 2014 · 1 min · steve ulrich