The New Fleshhttps://www.thenewflesh.net2019-01-14T11:59:03+00:00Supervised machine learning for pure mathematicianshttps://www.thenewflesh.net/2019/01/09/dl4m-supervised-learning2019-01-09T00:00:00+00:00<p>My own journey from academia to data-science was hard and annoying. The hard part was becoming a decent coder. The annoying part was the math. Not because the math was difficult, but because it was often written in such a boring way. I think the authors typically have practicality in...My top five Christmas movie recommendationshttps://www.thenewflesh.net/society,/movies/2018/12/17/offbeat_xmas_movies2018-12-17T00:00:00+00:00<p>These are <strong>not</strong> my favorite Christmas movies. They are my favorite movie recommendations. The distinction manifests in the fact that “It’s a Wonderful Life”, a very good movie, is not on the list. I get virtually no joy from recommending “It’s a Wonderful Life” because people are going to watch...A very bad commencement speechhttps://www.thenewflesh.net/society/2018/07/26/commencement_speech2018-07-26T00:58:07+00:00<p><img src="https://www.thenewflesh.net/assets/images/graduation.jpeg" alt="graduation_image" /></p> <p>Congratulations class of 2018! The degrees which you have earned are merely sign posts on the journeys you’ve enabled through years of arduous study. When I graduated, I would never have guessed that I’d become who I am today. A thirty something dad in a middle...2001 in 2018https://www.thenewflesh.net/society/movies/2018/06/26/movie_review_20012018-06-26T00:58:07+00:00<p><img src="https://www.thenewflesh.net/assets/images/2001.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>I miss my mommy and daddy. I want to go home. I have lived out of the house for over a decade now, but I miss it. I miss watching Batman: The Animated Series on a 10 by 10 inch cathode ray, eating ritz crackers, sitting...Finance for mathematicians (part II)https://www.thenewflesh.net/2018/04/17/finance_p22018-04-17T00:00:00+00:00<p>This post is something of a sequel to <a href="/2016/04/04/finance-explained-in-commutative-diagrams.html">a post from two years ago</a> where I used commutative diagrams to understand finance. A few people wanted me to write a follow-up and I dragged my feet for a long time. Then it randomly appeared on Reddit, and then my...Probabilistic notation is the worst (Part III)https://www.thenewflesh.net/2018/02/12/probability_p32018-02-12T00:00:00+00:00<blockquote> <p>“We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.” <em>― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</em></p> </blockquote> <p>This post is the third in a three part series</p> <ul> <li><a href="/2018/01/21/probability.html">click here for part I</a></li> <li><a href="/2018/01/27/probability_p2.html">click here...Probabilistic notation is the worst (Part II)https://www.thenewflesh.net/2018/01/27/probability_p22018-01-27T00:00:00+00:00<p><img src="https://media.giphy.com/media/5EQC8eAnEAAZG/giphy.gif" alt="coin flip" width="300em" /></p> <p>I ended an <a href="/2018/01/21/probability.html">earlier post</a> by suggesting a new definition of a probability distribution. I glossed over the bulk of the math in that post, so I’ll attempt to remedy that now.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Definition:</strong> Let <script type="math/tex">(\Omega, \mathcal{F})</script> be a <script type="math/tex">\sigma</script>-algebra. A...Probabilistic notation is the worst (and how to fix it)https://www.thenewflesh.net/2018/01/21/probability2018-01-21T00:00:00+00:00<p><img src="http://learnersdictionary.com/media/ld/images/legacy_print_images/dice.gif" alt="dice" /></p> <h2 id="prologue">Prologue</h2> <p>This will be the first in a 3-part series where I grapple with the foundations of probability theory. <strong>Caution</strong>: If you find commutative diagrams to be impenetrable, then you might not get much out of this series.</p> <h2 id="the-status-quo">The status quo</h2> <p>Does this sentence...Why is there so much dystopian sci-fi these days?https://www.thenewflesh.net/2017/12/10/kids_these_days2017-12-10T00:00:00+00:00<p>Teens seem to get all the fun when it comes to new books about a dystopian future society which mirrors our own. The most notable example is “The Hunger Games”, about a society where children compete against their peers to the death for the entertainment and benefit of a small...Finance explained in commutative diagramshttps://www.thenewflesh.net/2016/04/04/finance-explained-in-commutative-diagrams2016-04-04T00:19:00+00:00<h2 id="preface">Preface</h2> <p>This is actually a repost from my old blog <a href="https://hoj201.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/finance-explained-in-commutative-diagrams/">link</a>. I’m reposting it because I hope to write the sequel soon.</p> <h2 id="introduction">Introduction</h2> <p>The intended audience for this post is people who want to see finance and diagram chasing in the same location (i.e. nobody?). <a href="https://hoj201.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/a-mathematical-model-of-stuff-i-read-in-the-new-jim-crow/">My last...