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I already live 500 years ahead;…

On November 16, 2008, Posted by , In movies,statistics, With No Comments

…I already live in an Idiocracy. I don’t watch too much TV, regretfully not even my beloved ‘IT Crowd‘, ‘Discovery Channel’, ‘History Channel’, CNN (Spanish version), other news, and some stand-ups (‘monólogos’ in Spanish), so I had to find out about "Idiocracy" (the movie) thanks to ‘Soy Geek‘. It seems…

House & OR

On October 28, 2007, Posted by , In movies,operations research, With No Comments

Some of us have been commenting on our posts about Numb3rs getting excited because of the nature of the series, a mathematician that uses their knowledge to solve criminal cases. Well, we’ll be advocating now for another TV series OR-er that has been neglected over the last years: Dr House…

Netflix Prize: Machine Learning vs Microeconomics

While I’m trying to juggle around with the data set offered by Netflix for the quest of improving their Cinematch algorithm I’m in my own quest for getting the theory behind the real model, the structure that resides behind those 2GB of user and movie ids, dates and so on….