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Capri's Blog – October 2011 Archive (6)

Asteroid sharing almost same orbit as earth, around the sun.

And taking 364 days to make a revolution around the sun. 

Cruithne is approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) indiameter, and its closest approach to Earth is approximately thirty times the separation between Earth and the Moon (12 Gm or twelve million kilometres). From 1994 through 2015, Cruithne makes its annual closest approach to Earth…

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Added by Capri on October 27, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

HighWire Press partners with TEMIS to semantically enrich Publishers’ Content

This strategic agreement between two leaders enables HighWire to offer superb discoverability and productization to its customers in the highest quality semantically-enabled open publishing platform.

 

 

Stanford, USA and London, UK – October 27, 2011 – HighWire Press, the industry leader in the provision of high quality hosting and web publishing platforms to scholarly publishers around the world and TEMIS, leading provider of Semantic Content…

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Added by Capri on October 27, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments

How to avoid new bank fees: solution

Most banks are going to add small fees e.g. for debit card ($3/month in my case). Last time I went to my bank, I had this strange conversation:

  • I asked documents about the various types of accounts that they offer, as they suggested that I switch to a more upscale type of account, where there would be no fees
  • Instead of receiving the documents, I was forced to spend 15 minutes listening to a bank manager about the benefits of the upscale account. My hourly rate being…
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Added by Capri on October 16, 2011 at 8:59pm — 2 Comments

Home-made clinical trials lead to a cure for widespread skin complaints

One of my friends (referred to as the patient) holds a Ph.D. degree in statistics and has been affected with a common skin condition for more than 20 years, known as rosacea (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001882/). Here we report how he came with a solution to fully eliminate the problem. Physicians traditionally agree that there is no cure for rosacea.

This study involves only one patient. But…

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Added by Capri on October 8, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Interesting note and questions on mathematical patents

I was reading about the "Automated Reduced Error Predictive Analytics" patent secured by Rice Analytics (see below) and my first question is:

How can you successfully sue competitors about using a mathematical technology? After all, most vendors offer error and variance reduction as well as dimension reduction and automated model selection (based on optimizing goodness-of-fit) in their software. All statistical and data mining consultants, including myself, also use similar…

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Added by Capri on October 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

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