What's the entropy of a fair coin toss?

Marton Trencseni - Sat 25 September 2021 • Tagged with entropy, interviews, cross-entropy, physics

What's the entropy of a fair coin toss? What if the coin almost always returns Heads? My recruiter reports that very few candidates can answer these entropy related DS screening questions.

Entropy

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What not to spend time on

Marton Trencseni - Mon 23 July 2018 • Tagged with warren, buffett, self, help, physics, haskell

Warren Buffett says deciding what not to spend time on is just as important as deciding what to spend time on.

Warren Buffett

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Einstein's amazing theory

Marton Trencseni - Tue 16 February 2016 • Tagged with physics, einstein, relativity

This post is about the amazing success of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The theory predicts, among other things the accelerating Universe, black holes, gravitational lensing and gravitational waves. The real shocker is to remember that Einstein didn't invent general relativity to explain these. He didn’t know about these, they didn't exist at that time!

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