Category Archives: Complex Systems

There’s a bug in my program: The enormous difference between < and <=

I’ve found a bug in my program! A bug, in my program…! And I’m a pro hacker, how shameful…! 🙂 Scary, isn’t it… a simple bug, a single character among the thousands of characters in my program… that single character … Continue reading

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Segregation – technical details

Just a few details to the more technically inclined readers of this blog: The image below has three sections: the leftmost showing the results in terms of where the agents prefer to be, the middle image showing a heatmap over … Continue reading

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Segration demo by computational agent simulation

For the fun of it, (and to learn more about Numpy’s multidimensional arrays) I decided to repeat Thomas Shelling’s famous experiment which demonstrates that segregation based on any real or imagined divider, such as gender, income, language,age, ethnicity, race, social status, … Continue reading

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Six Things We Learned About Our Changing Climate in 2013 | Science | Smithsonian

Six Things We Learned About Our Changing Climate in 2013 | Science | Smithsonian.

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Proof for intelligent design and creationism

As my frequent readers know, I’be been experimenting with neural networks (type of artificial intelligence) over the past couple of weeks. More specifically, I’ve been using neural networks for image recognition. Have a look at the previous couple posts on … Continue reading

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Feeling like God – understanding the design in detail, but not the outcomes: Neural Networks

(First of all, to clarify any potential for misunderstandings: I’m not religious, I do not believe in an almighty God – for that to happen, the teodice problem should have a clear and understandable solution, among other things…) Ok, back … Continue reading

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Neural networks and image recognition – hit rate for target detection

In my previous post, I described some experiments with neural networks and image recognition that I entertained myself with during xmas holidays.  Basically, I wanted to see if I could create a neural network process that, given tiny (10×10, that … Continue reading

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Neural networks and image recognition

I’ve been enjoying xmas holidays doing some machine learning and Neural Network programming, in the general context of ‘Target Recognition’, more specifically, trying to teach my computer how to decide whether a person in an image is male or female. This … Continue reading

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Accidental discovery of Central Limit Theorem by Monte Carlo Simulation

Continuing my exploration of the Python language, I decided to use it for a  very simple Monte Carlo simulation.  Why such an unusual domain, you might ask…? Well, to me the most difficult part in any learning effort is to identify … Continue reading

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To change a deterministic,badly behaving (evil) System, you need to act from outside the system

Professor Peter Ludlow of Northwestern University wrore a brilliant piece in NYT’s Opinion pages on the moral and ethics of whistleblowing, examplified by e.g. Manning and Snowden. A lot of people have argued that by blowing their whistles, Manning and … Continue reading

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