The rumor is that Trump is going to slap a steep tariff on Mexican imports to pay for the border wall. This by itself is not surprising, as it is the only option that could be realistically claimed as making Mexico pay up.
The thing is, it doesn’t make any economic sense.
As anyone with common sense can predict, sellers of Mexican products will certainly shift a significant portion of the tariff to American consumers. Any decent ECON 101 would have taught the logic behind tax burden, and unless Mexico have no alternative use of their productivity, Americans consumers will have to pay a lot.
Some might say buying American would solve the problem. Or does it? Suppose every Americans decide to become true patriots and stop buying Mexican products—most likely out of patriotism to their wallets—such that import from Mexico drops to zero. Guess what? The tariff revenue will be zero. So ironically, the more patriotic Americans are, the more they will be paying for the wall.
This type of nonsense is what makes Trump so dangerous. He doesn’t care about the practicality of his orders and the whole country has no choice but to go along with him.
Wife out of town, which means I have to play the pastry chief. #YearOfChicks
If Trump can put a gag order on EPA, he probably will try to do the same to BLS in the future. No more unemployment statistics. That would be the easiest way for him to claim credit for creating jobs.
Flexible lunch hours: I have the whole sushi restaurant all for myself.
Reading an article called “Forecasting with artificial neural networks: The state of the art”, published in…1998. The state of the art back then had 2 layers and 40 neurons. #CannotCiteSomethingThisOutdated
Texas Hold’em is a much more interesting game than Go when it comes to real-world artificial intelligence application, since many important real world issues inherently involves imperfect information. 5 days into the game and the human pros are losing badly.
Claudico battles Donger Kim, Jason Les, Bjorn Li, Doug Polk in Brains vs. AI at Rivers Casion, the first time that a computer program has played Heads-up No-limit Texas Hold’em in competition with top human players.
Source: Brains vs AI
有同學傳來CU Secrets個好grade批鬥大會，說GPA 3.5都怕無second hon云云。少年你們太年輕了，都未上Intermediate Macro，急乜？
Dear students, wait till you went through Intermediate Macro before you say everyone is getting high GPA.
研究助理入緊香港車牌拍賣數據，問：「點解 DGS 高 [DBS] 咁多」？
While entering Hong Kong license plate auction data, research assistant noted that #DGS fetched a much higher price than #DBS…as if it could have been the other way round.