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Machine Learning library for Rust

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sparkling, vague dreams of a future programming language

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an oppositional strategy game engine

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Zendo playable via restful endpoint

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Bayesian networks!

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exercises during App Academy

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my configuration info

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a chat server, presumably for porcupines

issue commentrust-lang/cargo

cargo-fix: what kind of things can be fixed?

rust-lang/rust#47888? (Sorry, it looks like this still (!) points to being blocked on rust-lang/rust#53934, which I had done research on and genuinely intended to write an adequate solution, before life events pulled me away from compiler development for many, many months and I lost all my context; if anyone wants to pick it up, I can respond to questions.)

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Can't allow `elided_lifetimes_in_paths` inside a module that denies `rust_2018_idioms`, other lints work

This line looks suspicious

I agree; that line does look suspicious! (I've self-assigned this because while I've been out of the compiler-development game for a while, and probably still won't be available for a some weeks yet, I wrote the modern form of this lint and should hope to help fix any bugs in it as part of its promotion to a 2021 lint.)

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late final check-in The post did well (89/27 and a Curation)! https://www.greaterwrong.com/posts/mB95aqTSJLNR9YyjH/message-length

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clear blog plan! This is going to be great—I know basically what I want to write. I'm going to want to rewrite the code to not bother with the bitvec crate. Maybe as a standalone file to not even need the rand crate, either? But maybe linking to the full repo (rather than a standalone Gist) is OK?

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you gotta pay for those `f64`s

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infer maximum-likelihood Markov theories

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evaluate likelihood; those lower-order parameters aren't a thing

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model comparison seems to be working?! I can't turn the sample size up too much without underflowing those f64s (!), but this seems to be behaving roughly as expected?!

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generate random theories; use the log loss

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"Optimized for Deception": squirt guns It's kind of funny that the last section I have left to actually write down (the meat example) was chronologically first or early in my thinking.

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"Optimized for Deception": heading into mimickry I just have to finish this one section, and then edit, and then I'm done (with this post)! (Another few posts, emails, and comments to draft before I'm ready to end this crusade, win or lose—)

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"Optimized for Deception" Sunday drafting Really optimistic about finishing a draft tomorrow, Labor Day!

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"Optimized for Deception" morning Got a three-day weekend—really want to finish this so I can move on with my life! Back after coffee!

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"Optimized for Deception" caveat This ... hasn't actually been a good day. I don't know why. Anxiety.

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working on "Optimized for Deception" I think I see the way through—I just have two more full sections to write, and then a lot of editing (and writing cleaner code to give me numbers for the factory example, and that I can link to without embarrassment), and then I'll finally be done

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drafting "Comment on 'Toward a Formal Analysis of Deceptive Signaling'" I know, I'm supposed to be working on "Optimized for Deception", but understanding this material very deeply is a prereq, and making a paper-summary its own post is a good exercise for ensuring that I understand it deeply.

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"Deceptive Signaling" draft is starting to take a different direction Rather than just "I summarized this-and-such paper" (which is boring), what if I recenter the piece on explaining what's wrong with Fallis and Lewis's "Photuris isn't deceptive" dodge? (Assuming the Skyrms and Barrett paper that I haven't read yet succeeds in explaining prepositional content in signals)

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issue openedLessWrong2/Lesswrong2

negative vote count sighting

I'm seeing https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/PSichw8wqmbood6fj/this-territory-does-not-exist as reportedly having -2 votes, which seems like a bug.

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"Optimized for Deception"—this analogy is gold

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drafting "Optimized for Deception"

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hasty Monday morning drafting "Optimized for Deception" This text is rough, but rough text is better than nonexistent text. More later.

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