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A Primer on Matrix Calculus, Part 1: Basic review

This was one of the main things I struggled with when trying to get through some of the early examples in the Deep Learning book. "The Matrix Cookbook" was a decent reference manual but was lacking context and explanation. Thanks for writing this!

Reality has a surprising amount of detail

The end had some good pointers:

seek detail you would not normally notice about the world. When you go for a walk, notice the unexpected detail in a flower or what the seams in the road imply about how the road was built. When you talk to someone who is smart but just seems so wrong, figure out what details seem important to them and why.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 5

I look forward to your GL fanfic where Simon pierces the heavens with his unrivalled knowledge of AI and Robotic systems.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 5

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, did anyone else catch the Gurren Lagann reference? Very subtle Eliezer, I almost missed it.

Print ready version of The Sequences

I put together a repository for print-friendly versions of the Sequences. It consists of a pretty naive scraper which I feed into pandoc. It spits out markdown documents which I then convert to epub, pdf, etc.

I have the first two sequences completed and I plan on doing all of them eventually. Check it out:

http://jb55.com/lesswrong

https://github.com/jb55/lesswrong-print