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|1 week 4 days ago||This type of thing belongs to||
This type of thing belongs to the field of Machine Learning, which exists somewhere in the intersection of statistics and computer science (and a bunch of other disciplines as well).
Have you ever learned Bayes' Theorem in a probability or statistics course? It says that if you know the probability of 'A', the probability of 'B', and the probability of 'A and B' you can then compute the probability of 'A, given B', i.e. the probability of 'A' happening when you are certain that 'B' has already happened.
One of the simplest methods in Machine Learning is called a Naive Bayes classifier. Let's say that you visit Amazon to do some online shopping, and let's assume also that Amazon is going to use a Naive Bayes classifier to make product recommendations (in reallity they are probably using some more advanced model). So let's say that you look at the book 'Bo' by Schembechler himself and Mitch Albom. Let event 'A' be 'customer views Bo book' and let event 'B' be 'customer purchases "Endzone" by John U Bacon'. Amazon has in its database the % of customers who looked at the 'Bo' book (A), the % of customers that purchased 'Endzone' (B), and the % of customers that both looked at 'Bo' and purchased 'Endzone' (A and B). Therefore they can use Bayes' Theorem to compute the probability that a customer who has viewed 'Bo' will ultimately purchase 'Endzone' (A, given B). They can compute this probability for many different products based on what you have viewed, and ultimately show you product recommendation that the model says will generate the highest average profit.
So it may be the case that you have never shopped for a foreign bride. But if the model says that customers who both like Moe's Sport Shop and Nikon camera lenses are likely to click on an ad for Ukrainian brides (and remember that the advertising service is selling clicks to ad buyers) then that's an ad that you might be shown.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Here are some highlights from||
Here are some highlights from the IEM CS:GO tournament in Katowice earlier this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM7Jm9cg4D4
when you understand the implications of the fact that the players don't see those yellow and blue outlines through the walls, only the spectators see that to give a better sense of the match flow and narrative, you understand that the competition in this is very intense - the skill ceiling of the game is much higher than what at human being is capable of.
i'd say there's enough potential for highlight worthy plays to be made to call this a sport, sure.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Dude spent how many years in||
Dude spent how many years in the NFL? I'm sure he knows some of the basics of nutrition.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Sup Calinky will regress to||
Calinky will regress to its mean from 3pt land, meanwhile we have got to find a way to keep getting Joel Berry that penetration and to play defense without getting all these nickle and dime calls or this game is going to be a lot less close in the 2nd half.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Show me a big ten team that||
Show me a big ten team that has better players in the post than UNC.
Like it or not, this UNC team is disgustingly talented. They have players deep on their bench that would have started for Michigan this year.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Actually, yes.||
Actually, yes. Yes I do.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||there is a simple solution||
there is a simple solution here which is to make the Big Ten gymnastics championships available for online streaming for all of the 15 people who care enough to watch it.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||One of these events will||
One of these events will generate a lot more viewers and revenue than the other, and it ain't the gymnastics.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Let's not forget that Speight||
Let's not forget that Speight led a pretty clutch game winning drive in a very hostile road environment against a fired up team that was playing above its talent level for Jerry Kill, on Halloween night.
And he looked pretty good doing it, too.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||It is criminally negligent to||
It is criminally negligent to have Michigan that high in preseason polls when we don't even have a starting QB
|8 weeks 2 days ago||savage af||
|9 weeks 9 hours ago||If Allen continues on this||
If Allen continues on this trajectory, maybe one day ESPN will make a documentary about how everyone thinks he's a huge douchebag.
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||regarding number||
regarding number 1:
|15 weeks 3 days ago||You want pictures of the||
You want pictures of the lemon party, huh? Have you tried Google?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||"GO BLUE BABY!"||
"GO BLUE BABY!"
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I used to work in the||
I used to work in the building where Butch Davis and his family lived while he was HC in Chapel Hill.
That man is an asshole and his teenage son is even worse.
|23 weeks 23 hours ago||oh, because UofM students||
oh, because UofM students only speak a single dialect of english?
does no one else here appreciate the irony of a bunch of old white folks touting the superiority of their education when they are ignorant of linguistics 101?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||it's a grammatically correct||
it's a grammatically correct construction in AAVE - which incidentally is a dialect spoken by many throughout the basketball world
they are kids, let them have their fun
|23 weeks 2 days ago||agreed. home unis are||
home unis are sacred, never touch them
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I love the maize pants with||
I love the maize pants with blue jerseys but I don't think maize + white is a very good combination.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I think part of it is||
I think part of it is psychological for the opponents as well -- what goes through your head when you line up across from a guy with a helmet full of stickers that says basically "I am a playmaker"
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Dantonio is a South Carolina||
Dantonio is a South Carolina alum.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||BEAT THE HOOSIERS||
BEAT THE HOOSIERS
|25 weeks 2 days ago||M squared, are you a||
M squared, are you a mathematician?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Random.org gave you||
Random.org gave you alphabetical order, which is 1 out of 24 possible orderings
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I thought this thread would||
I thought this thread would be about Peppers.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke's numbers at Ball St and||
Hoke's numbers at Ball St and SDSU are deflated because he did poorly in his early seasons and he was only there for a few years each. If you look at the trajectory of those programs, he has greatly improved every program has has helmed except for Michigan.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||how on earth do any of you||
How on Earth do any of you think that I'm saying Hoke should have been retained?
I am not saying that.
Harbaugh is a much better coach and I'm very glad for that.
However Harbaugh being a much better coach does not make Hoke a terrible coach - Harbaugh is a much better coach than almost every single current coach of a P5 team.
Is Hoke a significantly worse coach than, say, Jerry Kill at Minnesota? Is Jerry Kill a terrible, incompetent, idiotic coach, or is he an average coach for a P5 team?
Brady Hoke was not good enough to coach at Michigan - most P5 coaches aren't! That doesn't mean they are shit coaches, it means they are not the type of elite coach we expect to have here.
edit: "Just because he is folksy, or seems like a nice guy, or has good values, does not translate to him being a "good coach"."
Where have I EVER made that claim? Stop putting words in my mouth.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||South Carolina was also||
South Carolina was also working with a Senior QB who'd played the backup role as a freshman and had been the starter as a sophomore and junior. His senior season, which was his 4th in the same offensive system, he threw for 24 TDs and only 1 INT.
Hoke had Gardner in 2014 , who threw for 10 TDs and and 15 INTs.
Gardner was learning his 3rd offensive system in 5 years (RR --> Borges --> Nuss), wasn't even practicing at QB for half of 2012, and was also playing with an Oline and run game that was transitioning to primarily zone blocking.
And while Funchess may have been a 2nd round draft pick, he was drafted that high solely because of his immense physical potential, and was only playing his first year as a full time WR instead of TE (which is the position that other schools had recruited him to play as well
Am I saying that Hoke should have been retained? No. Am I glad that we've got Harbaugh, who was one of the top NFL coaches not named Belichick? Hell yes.
What I AM saying is that Hoke is not anywhere near as terrible, bumbling, and incompetent as many fans think he is.
His biggest shortcomings, in my opinion, were his unwillingness or inability to go out and hire a good spread OC in 2011 when he inherited Denard Robinson, his inability or unwillingness to bring top talent to his staff (Mattison being the exception), and yes the fact that his game management skills deteriorated as the pressure mounted later in his tenure. QB recruiting was a long term problem but having one more redshirt freshman QB on the roster probably wouldn't have made any difference in 2014.
He has shown the ability to be self critical about all of these things (well, he hasn't said publicly that Funk and Ferrigno should have been replaced / never should have been hired in the first place, and good for him for not saying it publicly but I'm sure he has thought it to himself) and has gone out of his way since being fired to improve his weaknesses by learning from successful coaches.
It is unreasonable to conclude that he is incapable of being a succesful coach at a smaller P5 school, and most of the hate directed towards him by this fanbase is some variant of "he must be an idiot because of the dialect he speaks" or *insert clapping joke here*.
I get it, you're pissed because of disappointing seasons and so am I, but bitterness and anger towards Brady Hoke is not going to change the 2014 record. Wish him well & let it go. We have Harbaugh now - better days are already upon us.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||that's a good point. after||
that's a good point. after further poking around with the rosters, it looks like that stat is counting redshirt sophomores after all.