May 17th, 2007

study, words, language


I just walked by a conversation that said something like: "well, this p is included as a slack variable but it increases the dimension to deal with the possible sparsity in the vector", and I realized
  1. that is an astonishing piece of doohanian
  2. I understood most of it
and then I realized I'd:
  1. coined a word
  2. used it in a seeming contradiction
at the same time.

I do study this stuff, in more ways than one.