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Haven't tried the actual file yet, but the idea sounds interesting.

Not sure how academic papers are written normally, but do such papers normally refer to open source licenses as "Commie"? And does anyone know what the paper/project was created for?




I suspect the project was created in preparation for the SIGBOVIK conference[1] or similar. It's sort of a satirical or mock conference; these guys have created a number of ingenious projects over the years[2], but this one might be their masterpiece. Certainly it's going to give my own entry[3] a run for its money.

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1. http://sigbovik.org/

2. http://oneweirdkerneltrick.com

3. A sort of analog neural net using a biological substrate to perform communication and learning. Basically, I've trained some wild dogs I found in the alley behind my apartment for function approximation. Originally I had intended to use a pretty standard hill-climbing approach, but they kept wandering away when I ran out of treats. My new method arranges them in a series of layers for PAC (provably all canine) learning, with the gradients transmitted by bark-propagation. I've not figured out how to implement convolutional operations in this framework yet, so I might hold off on publishing anything this year.




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