Subject: RE: March Financial Report - casino Q3-2023|
From: "Bill Howell. Hussar. Alberta. Canada" <>
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2020 09:15:57 -0600
To: "Einar Davison. Secretary-Treasurer. Hussar Fire Assocn. Alberta"
I've spent far too much time following the markets and COVID-19, but that is tapering away. For the first time since ~2004, I got back into the markets to position my RRSP, and definitely NOT to do what I like best - high risk [bio, hi]-tech startups that always lose all of my money. (It's fun but I just can't afford it any more) . I couldn't believe the massive change to online investing, it's unbelievable what you can do , and CHEPLY! The funny thing is that I've ben expecting a crash for several years, and have been vigilant about it for a year and half (before Feb2019, when I subscribed to an investment newsletter by the "bear of bes" of wall Street (act, he lives in Hawaii). I thought that I was basically 95% cash, but after watching the markets crash for a month, I finally looked at my RRSP aandiscovered that a chunk of my RRSP was still in a health care company. I can't remember anything about them, but it would have been nice if I had sold it off a year ago rather than finng out about it late. <grin>
Note - I have an ongoing problem with computer pauses, which causes characters to miss out (among other problems)...
Some cautions :
Oil markets : "Buy on a dip" is what 3-4 generations of
investors have learned, and that seems most reasonable for oil
markets. Caveats :
Oh yeah - I'm putting everything into my "MindCode" neural network" project (I'm having a ball!), plus, over the next 3 weeks, a peer rreview that distantly relates to what I doing (see below).
Analysis of the transferability and robustness of GANs evolved for Pareto set approxismations
Unai Garciarena(a),∗, Alexander Mendiburu(b), Roberto Santana(a)
(a) Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
(b) Department of Computer Architecture and Technology, Faculty of Informatics, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).
The generative adversarial network (GAN) is a good example of a strong-performing, neural network-based generative model, even though it does have some drawbacks of its own. Mode collapsing and the difficulty in finding the optimal network structure are two of the most concerning issues. In this paper, we address these two issues at the same time by proposing a neuro- evolutionary approach with an agile evaluation method for the fast evolution of robust deep architectures that avoid mode collapsing. The computation of Pareto set approximations with GANs is chosen as a suitable benchmark to evaluate the quality of our approach. Furthermore, we demonstrate theconsistency, scalability, and generalization capabilities of the proposed method, which shows its potential applications to many areas. We finally readdress the issue of designing this kind of models by analyzing the characteristics of the best performing GAN specifications, and conclude with a set of general guidelines. This results in a eduction of the many-dimensional problem of manual design or automated search.
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I agree spring would be nice, winter has lasted too long. I'm finally organizing and backing up all my files. I finally had to go for groceries yesterday, and besides five minutes a week to pick up mail I was at home for 16 days and so far so good...haven't been sick, no coughs, no fever, a drippy nose but I always have sinus issues in the spring, nothing serious.
I didn't know that we didn't have to pay mortgages anymore. My operating line is backed by land...not a big one...I wonder if they would let me stop paying it. Would definitely help my slightly disastrous bottom line right now. But I guess I'm not the government! This kind of is setting up for a rapid increase of interest rates..to much sovereign debt chasing to little credit left. Something to think about. I took a real flyer, I've bought a lot of oil stocks for next to nothing (basically because I had nothing better to do). If this oil business gets sorted I might make some money off this. If not I just threw a bit of money down the toilet. Once this all gets done I think I will need to add business continuity planning to my offerings. Here I was going to step things up, get a functional website, hire some talent build a bigger company and then this had to happen, all my projects on hold, so now I play the market ha ha. Not even anything good to watch on TV.
So how are you doing? I imagine all your conferences have been postponed, but no doubt the background work continues. So we just need to be patient, this too shall pass and we'll get on with our lives again. Thank you for the information, you always have good stuff.
On 4/3/2020 10:44 AM, Bill Howell. Hussar. Alberta. Canada wrote:
Worse than cabin fever, but at least it's not COVID-19 fever. <grin>