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2012-08-21 11:49:29 AM
I tried to pull that stunt at the Science Fair too.  Unfortunately the judges did not award my brilliant invention "The Fantastic Gropinator" with the blue ribbon.  Apparently, medical science was not ready for the technology that is my hands, mouth, and rejected my patent for the "special veiny probinator meat wand cancer detector".
 
2012-08-21 11:51:34 AM
pffft... I was born with one of those
 
2012-08-21 12:01:52 PM

brap: I tried to pull that stunt at the Science Fair too.  Unfortunately the judges did not award my brilliant invention "The Fantastic Gropinator" with the blue ribbon.  Apparently, medical science was not ready for the technology that is my hands, mouth, and rejected my patent for the "special veiny probinator meat wand cancer detector".


Your last name wouldn't be Doofenshmirtz would it?
 
2012-08-21 12:04:02 PM
So, she had a baby boy?
 
2012-08-21 12:17:33 PM
Me: sees word 'breasts' in headline - "Ooh, goody!" *clicks link*

...reads article...

"Durrr, wut?"
 
2012-08-21 12:29:55 PM
esweb.mcc.edu

"How are you doing?"
 
2012-08-21 12:47:32 PM
In related news 17 year old just became the next billionare!!

static.priyo.com

/Throws up phone sign to Brittany
//Call me on your 18th birthday will go party!!
 
2012-08-21 12:55:45 PM
She built a training neural network? Fun stuff. I want to see the output SOM, assuming she used one.
 
2012-08-21 01:32:38 PM
But does it cure cancer?
 
2012-08-21 01:33:26 PM

neural network


It's a nooural netwoork - a looerning cohmputer. The mooer contact I have mit breasts, the mooer I looern.
 
2012-08-21 01:33:43 PM
[Too-Old.jpg]
 
2012-08-21 01:35:02 PM
Wasn't this basic idea (calculating odds of cancer) used as an example of how ML could be used in Andrew Ng's online Machine Learning course?
 
2012-08-21 01:36:09 PM

exick: brap: I tried to pull that stunt at the Science Fair too.  Unfortunately the judges did not award my brilliant invention "The Fantastic Gropinator" with the blue ribbon.  Apparently, medical science was not ready for the technology that is my hands, mouth, and rejected my patent for the "special veiny probinator meat wand cancer detector".

Your last name wouldn't be Doofenshmirtz would it?


I think the "Mountain out of a mole hill-inator" is appropriate here.
images.wikia.com
 
2012-08-21 01:36:15 PM
I would give her an exam for free
 
2012-08-21 01:36:30 PM

GAT_00: She built a training neural network? Fun stuff. I want to see the output SOM, assuming she used one.


Two questions:

1. What did she do about the local maxima problem?
2. She tuned her algorithm to her data set. Of course it did well on that set. How does it do on other data sets?
 
2012-08-21 01:37:23 PM
Titillating tale....
 
2012-08-21 01:38:10 PM
images.paraorkut.com
 

Analysis complete.
 
2012-08-21 01:38:30 PM

give me doughnuts: So, she had a baby boy?


She is 17 and from Florida, so probably.
 
2012-08-21 01:38:31 PM
Last year I did a little neural network project that took fark posts and made guestimates as to which users were alts, based on content/style etc.

It was interesting. And depressing. It turns out there are only 7 farkers in real life, and everyone is just responding to their own posts.
 
2012-08-21 01:39:15 PM

This text is now purple: GAT_00: She built a training neural network? Fun stuff. I want to see the output SOM, assuming she used one.

Two questions:

1. What did she do about the local maxima problem?
2. She tuned her algorithm to her data set. Of course it did well on that set. How does it do on other data sets?


Per the article she claims that it would do well on other cancers with minor tweaking. If so, it would be amazing.
 
2012-08-21 01:40:14 PM
Cute girl.

What was that about her building something?
 
2012-08-21 01:41:29 PM
She invented a man?
 
2012-08-21 01:42:45 PM
original read that as beasts... happily corrected... although, the analysis of beasts would have been funny.
 
2012-08-21 01:43:54 PM
I see the Haterade is flowing already. She alone improved on the best technology has to offer by 5%, raising the confidence of results while reducing discomfort to the patient. She is like Alex Dunphy, a queen among nerds.
 
2012-08-21 01:44:47 PM
Fantastic.
 
2012-08-21 01:45:38 PM

factoryconnection: I see the Haterade is flowing already. She alone improved on the best technology has to offer by 5%, raising the confidence of results while reducing discomfort to the patient. She is like Alex Dunphy, a queen among nerds.


And cute! You know, in a nonsexual way. For another year...
 
2012-08-21 01:46:21 PM

ISO15693: Last year I did a little neural network project that took fark posts and made guestimates as to which users were alts, based on content/style etc.

It was interesting. And depressing. It turns out there are only 7 farkers in real life, and everyone is just responding to their own posts.


Yeah, I respond to my own post, sometimes two or three times a day. So what of it? Everyone does it.
 
2012-08-21 01:48:01 PM

illannoyin: [images.paraorkut.com image 600x480] 

Analysis complete.


I read the text!

/refractory period and all that
 
2012-08-21 01:48:29 PM
Terrific. One of these days, we'll have 100% eradicated all cancer that affects women and then we won't have to spend any more money or do any cancer research ever again.
 
2012-08-21 01:48:56 PM
Breast cancer affects one in eight women worldwide, she noted,

Whut?
 
2012-08-21 01:51:54 PM

JNowe: Terrific. One of these days, we'll have 100% eradicated all cancer that affects women and then we won't have to spend any more money or do any cancer research ever again.


I hope so. I am tired of walking 10K.
 
2012-08-21 01:52:05 PM
To the cloud!

/boobies
//boobies in the cloud
///geek pr0n?
 
2012-08-21 01:57:32 PM
Check this out! Isn't it hilarious?


www.grouchyoldcripple.com
 
2012-08-21 02:00:45 PM
The more contact i have with humans, the more i learn.
 
2012-08-21 02:01:02 PM

NightOwl2255: ISO15693: Last year I did a little neural network project that took fark posts and made guestimates as to which users were alts, based on content/style etc.

It was interesting. And depressing. It turns out there are only 7 farkers in real life, and everyone is just responding to their own posts.

Yeah, I respond to my own post, sometimes two or three times a day. So what of it? Everyone does it.


Well, all seven of us do.
 
2012-08-21 02:03:55 PM
I thought Miles Dyson was a guy.
 
2012-08-21 02:05:31 PM

sprag: NightOwl2255: ISO15693: Last year I did a little neural network project that took fark posts and made guestimates as to which users were alts, based on content/style etc.

It was interesting. And depressing. It turns out there are only 7 farkers in real life, and everyone is just responding to their own posts.

Yeah, I respond to my own post, sometimes two or three times a day. So what of it? Everyone does it.

Well, all seven of us do.


No you/I don't!
 
2012-08-21 02:08:17 PM
GIS fail, this is the largest pick I could find

static2.dmcdn.net 

/would participate in her study
 
2012-08-21 02:10:50 PM
Sounds like something Dr. Flexi Jerkoff invented...
pixhost.me
 
2012-08-21 02:12:14 PM
Just for the record: img1.fark.net

/And people whine about the younger generation
//Florida
 
2012-08-21 02:13:04 PM
These damn kids now a days... building their early breast cancer detecting machines! Why, back in my day kids were stupid and lazy and we would go and try and hang out on peoples' lawns.
 
2012-08-21 02:14:36 PM

Odd Bird: GIS fail, this is the largest pick I could find

[static2.dmcdn.net image 160x120] 

/would participate in her study


What, like in the back of a Volkswagon?
 
2012-08-21 02:15:23 PM

Odd Bird: GIS fail, this is the largest pick I could find

[static2.dmcdn.net image 160x120] 

/would participate in her study


don't think that's her. someone already posted her pic
 
2012-08-21 02:16:03 PM
her slides are hereher presentation is here
 
2012-08-21 02:17:01 PM
shoulda previewed
 
2012-08-21 02:18:26 PM

BeerBear: Odd Bird: GIS fail, this is the largest pick I could find

[static2.dmcdn.net image 160x120] 

/would participate in her study

don't think that's her. someone already posted her pic


see post above yours for clue, if that's what floats your schooner
 
2012-08-21 02:19:56 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is a fantastic accomplishment. Mz Wenger, thank you for your efforts and I hope it pays off well enough that you can continue your work and future studies. You're worth a ten-thousand basement-dwelling, Internet whiners.
 
2012-08-21 02:21:30 PM

Odd Bird: BeerBear: Odd Bird: GIS fail, this is the largest pick I could find

[static2.dmcdn.net image 160x120] 

/would participate in her study

don't think that's her. someone already posted her pic

see post above yours for clue, if that's what floats your schooner


You dumb bastard.
 
2012-08-21 02:21:53 PM

Nemnoch: This text is now purple: GAT_00: She built a training neural network? Fun stuff. I want to see the output SOM, assuming she used one.

Two questions:

1. What did she do about the local maxima problem?
2. She tuned her algorithm to her data set. Of course it did well on that set. How does it do on other data sets?

Per the article she claims that it would do well on other cancers with minor tweaking. If so, it would be amazing.


"she claims"

This is why science has peer-review and evidence-based results.
 
2012-08-21 02:22:46 PM
meanwhile, I've fired up my i-Slack.
 
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