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vzn
9:45 PM
so then maybe had more thermo + fluid dynamics as (software!) engr undergrad than some physicists! o_O :P
 
well this was for my grad program lol
I didn't fail my undergrad thermo
 
vzn
ok, what about fluid dynamics then...?
 
I did not fail that either
but I'm not great with either of those so you very well could have more practical knowledge in those areas lol
 
vzn
lol full disclosure not my strong point(s) at the time got Cs in both, but they were hard o_O
@enumaris btw working on AGI myself check out my latest blog(s) :)
 
heh...I wouldn't really say I'm working on AGI lol
that was a joke
I'm just working on writing a RL library
 
vzn
9:51 PM
know it was a joke. but dont be afraid of the AGI (or the thermo or the fluids...) :P
 
so far all I've accomplished is implementing some selection algorithms and I've tested them on a test multi-armed bandit
and created some template deep neural nets for use as function approximators later
 
vzn
@enumaris am thinking may be forced to install some ML libraries soon because many months of linear regression is starting to run into discernable limits...
 
or you can write your own :P
what language do you generally code in?
 
vzn
@enumaris lol yeah have done that quite a bit... musing on it again... started coding in ruby many years ago & didnt want to switch to python as it ascended, its clearly superior in this area now... have dabbled )( in python... my day job is enterprise java + linux etc...
 
hmmm
yeah python has good ML libraries
sci-kit learn for general ML
keras/tensorflow/pytorch/theano/caffe for deep learning
 
vzn
9:55 PM
think python is topnotch for datascience + ML now. nearly industry standard at this pt.
have some very challenging nonlinear data if you ever feel like banging on something truly novel :) :P
 
o.o
 
GSW say that for branes higher than strings, the action is non-renormalizable and you can't constrain all the components of the metric with symmetries, has anything changed in 30 years?
 
@bolbteppa Yes, the brane scan is better understood now, i.e.. we know for which combinations of spacetime dimensions and brane dimensions consistent actions exists, although they have not become any more renormalizable
 
i.e. "we found all the infinities, but they are still infinities" ?
 
That's nuts
 
10:05 PM
@enumaris A non-renormalizable action is still perfectly fine as an effective theory
 
uhhhhhhh
 
@enumaris It really is!
 
if you say so :P
 
Renormalizability is the god of those pursuing "truly" fundamental physics, not of the phenomenologists.
I get defensive about string theory because I think there's a lot of good arguments one can make against it but most people don't really bother and go for stuff based on a misunderstanding of it :P
 
hmmm
I base my belief in physical theories based on how much I like the name
 
10:13 PM
Good choice
 
Geometrodynamics is a cool name, so I trust in it entirely. Classical Mechanics is so boring so I know it's wrong.
conflicts may arise if a parent theory has a child theory whose name is much cooler than the parent theory
 
superconformal field theory ftw
 
@enumaris Isn't it a worse conflict if the parent is cooler than the child?
 
hmmm...but then I can just disregard the child
but if I discarded a whole root node, it's a bit harder to add back in child nodes
 
(Tidbit for "child": I'm currently maintaining code where some genius named a collection of child nodes "childs" and now we're stuck with it :P)
 
10:16 PM
Are you at the level of coding where you're killing off children?
worrying about zombies and such?
(zombie processes and child processes and such)
 
Nope
It's just a good old fashioned tree but someone named the collection of child nodes "childs"
 
XD
normalzing english one step at a time
 
vzn
10:39 PM
@enumaris nothing is cooler than the Fluid Paradigm™ :P
 
hmmm
 
@vzn a fluid is made of particles which are quantum objects
 
vzn
+ anyway it arises from the very cool Emergent QM™
 
Maybe call it the Quantum Fluid Paradigm
 
vzn
@bolbteppa youre overthinking it. its an information based theory just like Wheeler espoused/ laid out. strongly related to digital physics, holographic principle, 't hoofts + wolfram cellular automata etc
 
10:42 PM
oh
then even better
call it the Entropic Quantum Fluid Paradigm
EQuiFaxP
 
haha
 
vzn
you can all laugh but lets face it Bohr was a master of marketing/ branding.... youre still using all his terms along with mainstream physicists o_O
 
Maybe we should stick it to the man and call them mutnauq's, smutnauq mechanics
 
I'm not laughing
I'm trying to come up with a cooler name
I think EQFP is pretty cool
 
You used quantum, -1
@vzn what are your thoughts on renormalization
 
10:51 PM
Quantum is at least +20
 
vzn
entropy is very cool it even shows up in AGI... collected refs on that lately... so who wants their mind blown?
@bolbteppa quoted hossenfelder (gasp!) on that once in here. she has a neat analogy. fluid based! o_O
 
yeah so
EQFP should be like +100 on coolness
 
11:30 PM
woot, accomplished my goal of making an incremental improvement to my named entity linking algorithm for today
fun beans
 

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