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I heard your speech

You are obviously really good with your words at such a young age. And you are right, we can't negotiate with physics , but I sure hope we can learn to be in better symbiosis with nature one day.

Review of publication Sharpness-Aware Minimization for Efficiently Improving Generalization

  Complete review of publication  Sharpness-Aware Minimization for Efficiently Improving Generalization : Stunning. I haven't read something this good for a while.

When you have a good giggle

Uph, Microsoft, I really would love to just be quiet and not make fun of you, but you are making it extremely hard not to. News: The latest Windows 10 update could cause your printer to crash your PC Blue Screen of the day—update crashes Windows 10 PCs on print Windows 10 crashes when printing due to Microsoft March updates If printing causes blue screen and needs a restart of a computer, then design of your operating system is quite far from ideal to put it mildly. And as I already opened my mouth, Visual Studio Community became very slow (compilation time, loading even small projects, etc.) and auto-fill is completely unusable. Are you trying to make people not use it?

When you try wine from new winery

  Alton Wines

When you realize it's probably B6

Darina Rolincova - Strasidla 0:52 Note B6 frequency is 1975.53 Hz And from spectrogram, it's the strongest signal (it went from B6 [1975.53 Hz] to E6 [1318.51 Hz] at the end when she was letting the note go): I am no musician, so this is "only" engineering perspective. Based on vocal ranges website I found , there is not many people who can go up to B6.  And this was done with Dara's main voice vocal range (when young - around or under 15 years old), not whistle notes done by special techniques (and holding the note for almost one good second). Once again, I am no musician :). I was just curious. I am not even sure if that's the highest note on Dara Rolins' recordings . I just felt like it's pretty damn high. Music is made to be appreciated, not for hitting the highest notes (but in this particular case the note and the way it was sung is stunning). Flavor and technique of the tones is important as well. And I verified the tone with piano recording spectr

On retracting publications

So, I just read that my ex-employer, Microsoft, retracted a publication ( news ). I already said to some of my friends in the past that while I find quantum computing fascinating, I also still think it's quite hard ( I haven't spent much time studying it yet though ). We are not very far yet in really understanding physics well and so this happens. You might think I am downplaying it, because I am a researcher or I am playing nice with my ex-employer ( really no ), as I have publications and someone one day might find a big mistake in one of my publications. Again - no. I would put my hand in fire for all my publications . (One publication is with 3 co-authors and for that particular publication I would put my hand in fire only for the last two geometrical theorems at the end as those are the theorems I worked on). The point I would like to make (get ready - twist) is privilege, which famous companies and universities have in comparison with me, who is publishing mostly on his

Plant a tree for our future

So I was thinking for last few days how I could right now improve our environment. So I planted some trees. Not personally, but I hopped on internet, googled and ordered. Mother nature was taking care of our environment for a really long time , so I thought bringing more trees to our environment can only help. One Tree Planted

Staredown with opossum on a wire

 

Wow, that was smooth