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Interesting stuff, May 2024
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The kernel trick
A support vector machine can find values of such that the hyperplane (i.e. line, but in more dimensions) given by seperates a (linearly seperable) dataset such that all points above the line are in class A and all points below the line are in class B. The key feature of the SVM is that of…

Interesting stuff, April 2024
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Interesting stuff, March 2024

European flight compensation (EC261): a user’s guide
I recently happened across this blog post which talks about how to file an EC261 claim. I have unfortunately had to file multiple of these, and I thought that I would document some further tips in case anyone finds them useful. There are some example emails at the bottom of the page. If you think…

Interesting stuff, February 2024
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Interesting stuff, September 2023

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Using Anki for mathematics
It is not a coincidence that almost every mathematics textbook contains some words to the effect that “mathematics is not a spectator sport” – this seems kind of obvious, but it is something which eluded me for a while. The best way to practice and improve at maths is to do lots of practice questions,…

BIO 2021 question 1
Note: you can find the question paper on the BIO website Part A This problem can be solved simply using a recursive algorithm: function is_pat(string: String) > bool if string.len() == 1 then return True else is_pat = False for i=0 to string.len() – 2 do let (first_half, second_half) = string.split_at(i) if NOT min(first_half) >…