Just finished Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s well-known book, Fooled by Randomness. Here are some brief thoughts, in no particular order.
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10941 - Fast Random Integer Generation in an Interval
Sagrada Familia is stunning and beautiful. If you ever go visit, don’t miss out on the bottom level: there are exhibitions about the constructions and histor...
When people say a program is fast, they usually mean it takes a short time to execute; but when computer scientists say an algorithm is efficient, they mean ...
A Variant of Optimal Coding Problem Prerequisites: binary prefix code trees, Huffman coding
Around 9 years ago I was working on a multiple choice exam and this problem came up. Recently I thought about it again and it’s actually very simple.
Following my new year new me resolution, I’ve finished reading the first book of the year (started in December 2017 anyway).