From: Rimantas Liubertas on 6 Apr 2010 17:22 > CAN ONE REALLY "SPAM" AN IDEA?? There is no idea, just spam. Regards, Rimantas -- http://rimantas.com/ From: thunk on 6 Apr 2010 17:23 In statistics, an outlier[1] is an observation that is numerically distant from the rest of the data. Grubbs[2] defined an outlier as: An outlying observation, or outlier, is one that appears to deviate markedly from other members of the sample in which it occurs. Outliers can occur by chance in any distribution, but they are often indicative either of **MEASUREMENT ERROR** or that the population has a heavy-tailed distribution. In the former case one wishes to discard them or use statistics that are robust to outliers, while in the latter case they indicate that the distribution has high kurtosis and that one should be very cautious in using tool or intuitions that assume a normal distribution. A frequent cause of outliers is a mixture of two distributions, which may be two distinct sub- populations, or may indicate 'correct trial' versus 'measurement error'; this is modeled by a mixture mod http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlier From: Mario Antonetti on 6 Apr 2010 17:25 [Note: parts of this message were removed to make it a legal post.] On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 3:55 PM, thunk wrote: > > CAN ONE REALLY "SPAM" AN IDEA?? > > Yes. All communication is representations of an idea, so all spam is idea spam. From: thunk on 6 Apr 2010 17:56 On Apr 6, 4:25 pm, Mario Antonetti wrote:> [Note:  parts of this message were removed to make it a legal post.] > > On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 3:55 PM, thunk wrote: > > > CAN ONE REALLY "SPAM" AN IDEA?? > > > Yes.  All communication is representations of an idea, so all spam is idea > > spam. Yes. All communication is representations of an idea, so all spam is idea amazing! and does it follows somehow, that all ideas/concepts are spam? then some of you guys are safe enough but a couple of us may not agree From: Ryan Davis on 6 Apr 2010 18:10 On Apr 6, 2010, at 14:22 , Rimantas Liubertas wrote: >> CAN ONE REALLY "SPAM" AN IDEA?? > > There is no idea, just spam. First  |  Prev  |  Next  |  Last Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Prev: [ANN] ThunkGen released!Next: [ANN] Ember 0.1.0