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Hmm, it turns out that the masked hero news story is actually a hoax… - John C. Kirk

May. 16th, 2003

10:22 am

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Hmm, it turns out that the masked hero news story is actually a hoax - shame about that. Mind you, I suppose it does address the issue of "How can Batman be an urban legend in Gotham when he's been on TV with the JLA?"

On the revision front, I've now switched to Text Searching and Processing. I've been reading through the textbook, but it's slow going, as there's a lot of "reading between the lines", i.e. when the book says "Clearly it follows that ...", it takes me 10 minutes of staring at it to think "Ah, yes, with you". What's more of a problem is that there have been a few cases where I look at something and think "That can't be right". Which either means:
a) The book is right, and I'm just being dense.
b) The book is wrong, and I know better than my professor, who recently hosted a symposium on stringology, and is a world-renowned expert in this field.
So, I'm cautious about leaping to conclusion b) without spending a lot of time trying to understand the text at face value. But there have been a few cases where I'm sure that I've found a mistake. I emailed the professor about one of them last night, and he confirmed it; he also said that there isn't an errata page (I'd already looked, but couldn't find one), which is a shame. So, I've emailed him another list today.

Once my exams are over, I think I'll add an "errata" section to my website, so that I can list all the errors I've found in textbooks etc., for cases when the publisher doesn't provide this service.

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From:rileen
Date:May 16th, 2003 07:00 am (UTC)

How about (c) ?

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Could also be

(c)Book not written carefully enough.Often enough, lack of proper proofreading plus typos can result in a book riddled with errors, no matter how knowledgeable the authors might be.

Am i glad i bought Gusfield's book instead :-)

Btw, some of us are meeting tomorrow(17th) to discuss TSP stuff, if you're interested ......

Are you done with the RAL stuff? I found the Chernoff Hoeffding stuff extremely painful :-X !!
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From:johnckirk
Date:May 16th, 2003 07:03 am (UTC)

Re: How about (c) ?

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I haven't done much RAL yet - I'm planning to spend most of the weekend on that. But let me know when/where you're meeting tomorrow, and I should be able to make it.
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From:rileen
Date:May 16th, 2003 07:15 am (UTC)

24D, 3-is ...

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Hi, we're meeting at 24D, KCL, around 3 pm.
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From:rileen
Date:May 16th, 2003 02:45 pm (UTC)

Oops, postponed to Sunday .........

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Hi, Sergio just mailed saying he'd prefer sunday, so we've postponed the whole thing by a day - hope you can make it.
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