I wrote a short PHP script which allows you to compile study guides really quickly. Lets set the scene: You have a long list of vocab terms, and you need to collect basic information on them all quickly…basically you need to find the definition from Wikipedia. With this tool, you just type in your words, … Continue reading A Fun Tool For Making Study Guides
So I got the ipad yesterday, and ive been playing around with it a bunch and I think I figure out some of the things that make it an awesome piece of technology. The reason I want to explain it is because I have heard such opposing opinions on the device. I have heard people … Continue reading A review and explanation of the iPad (written from my iPad)
Download the Stanford Flipside iPhone app! and watch the commercial! Continue reading The Stanford Flipside iPhone App is Here!
implement “Oh, let me go implement this in C” optimize (General math term) “I think we need to optimize this code” Continue reading Addition to the list of words CS people use to often
non-trivial This is used to describe something that most people would just call “hard.” However cs people need to make sure to tell you that it’s actually “not extremely easy.” You will probably find a cs person using non-trivial where it should not be used. For example, “Doing the laundry is completely non-trivial.” well-defined ambiguous … Continue reading Small But Growing List of Words Computer Science (and probably Math people) Use Too Much
How cool would it be if you could follow updates on sites that don’t offer RSS feeds? It would be very cool. And there’s a Google product for that. Google Reader can now get you updates on site changes that don’t export RSS feeds. My current use case will be to fetch announcements from class … Continue reading This is Why Google is the Best
This was inspired by this article from the New York Times sent to me by my dad, which led me to this post on the Google blog. This article talks about how Google and everyone else should embrace open standards on the internet. I completely agree with this philosophy (either because I think its a … Continue reading Open Standards
If you are reading this now, you are on the internet, and therefore have probably used Wikipedia. Everyone I know uses it, and uses it a lot. It is one of the few websites on the internet subsisting just on donations, and for how often I use it and how important it is, I really … Continue reading Why You Should Donate to Wikipedia
So to rephrases the question: P(question right | you know Bayes’ rule) = … by Bayes’ Rule P ( you know Bayes’ rule | question right ) P ( question right ) / P ( you know Bayes’ rule) That’s kind of confusing. What struck me was how interesting it is how our intuitions about … Continue reading What is the probability you get this question right, given you know Bayes’ rule?