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Using PCA to Bully My Housemates (Specifically Tom)

Surrounded by Incompetence I recently moved into a share house with three of my friends, and while we generally get along pretty well, …

Can our Masters students help you?

Do you have a data analysis task and want some help with it? We have a lot of Masters students who might be able assist. Masters of …

Learning Boosting Through Me Getting Fired from Tutoring

My Employment History I’ve had about… 13 jobs at this point in my life. Among them were jobs like tutoring, nannying, swim teaching, …

Baby Teeth are Temporary, Model Interpretability is Forever

Focus Too Much On the Big Picture, Get $10k In Dental Bills When I found out baby teeth fall out, I realised the futility brushing …

How a 5th Grader Makes $1500 in a Single Night (and How They Could Make More Using MLE)

Is The Problem The Parents or the Kid? As a child, your parents are seen as deities that can do no wrong, that is until you are doing a …

Criminal Statistics in Baby Murder Court Cases

My Experience with the Legal System I have had my fair share of run-ins with the legal system. Probably more than someone my age should …

4 Things We Can Learn About Conspiracy Theories and Model Flexibility

A Conspiracy Theory is Like a Bad Model A few years ago my mum became very susceptible to suggestion, and made friends with a guy who …

Mario Party: Destroyer of Friendships and Explainer of Convolutional Neural Networks

This is The Blog of a Mario Party Master In pre-COVID times, my friends and I would gather around for a fun activity called “lets ruin …

My Idiot Brain Ruined My School's NAPLAN average, But Bootstrapping Could Have Saved it

Creative writing has never been my forte, however, no attempt was worse than my 5th Grade NAPLAN test. My score was so poor I suspect …

Using the Bachelor to Understand Permutation Variable Importance

The season of the bachelor is upon us, and what better way to celebrate my love of drawn out reality TV, than to use it to explain …