# Recent content by Tosh5457

1. ### Studying How much time should I study?

Study hard is good advice as long as you know your limits and don't overdo it; too much work and no fun eventually leads to a high level of stress and procrastination, so make sure that your study routine is stable (you can keep it for a long time without any issues).
2. ### Other Wired on Learning Online

I find that online classes, at least in programming, are much more interactive than it'd be possible in a physical university, and I'm sure that the same could be done for other subjects. After a theoretical presentation, the course can make you complete some exercises to make sure that you've...
3. ### Respect or Love?

Respect can be very superficial - you may be respected by people who you don't even know.
4. ### A Continuous output: logistic vs linear regression

If your data has outliers, or if it violates any assumptions of the OLS regression, and provided you are looking for a binary answer, it could be a good idea to transform the response variable to a binary one and do a logistic regression instead. It would be interesting to compare both though!
5. ### Technology vs engineering

What's the point of this discussion? These broad terms aren't defined precisely, and people don't use the definitions being given here.
6. ### Why is there a monopoly on productivity?

Why do you suspect that to be the case? There is no need for an out of the ordinary/genius brain to become rich.
7. ### I T-distribution, standard error - how to interpret

It can be proven why that makes for a $$1-\alpha$$ confidence interval for X. This involves: 1) Proving that $$(n-1)s/n$$ is a chi-squared random variable (this is because s is a random variable where normal random variables are squared) 2) Proving $$\sqrt{n}X/s$$ is a t-student random variable...
8. ### PF culture is toxic

Yes I saw that he posted earlier, but obviously, he wouldn't close it on the 2nd post. I meant had he seen it earlier than DrZoidberg, after post #11, which was the post that triggered the thread closing. Jesus...
9. ### PF culture is toxic

Excuse me, but yours is a rubbish statement that completely missed my point.
10. ### I would like advice on which sub-areas I should follow for two Masters

You need to see what kind of jobs you can get in your area of residence, or in whatever place you realistically imagine yourself working in, and what they're looking for in candidates. Why would you spend 2+ years taking a master's, if, in the end, you can't do anything with it? It's better to...
11. ### PF culture is toxic

I don't want threads unmoderated either, and I appreciate the work that you and others moderators do to support this great forum, but I think it could be better if someone reviewed thread-closing policies.
12. ### PF culture is toxic

It's true that we don't see all of the thread's history, and that's why it can make forum users question the moderators' decision to close a thread that they were enjoying reading/participating in. I think that sending out warnings and banning users from threads would really be better options...
13. ### PF culture is toxic

I agree that many threads are needlessly closed, especially the ones with open-ended questions. Moderators assume that because after X posts no objective answer was given, no useful answer will come out of it, and so, for some reason, it's better to close the thread. This assumption is flawed...
14. ### Psychology: The Stanford Prison Experiment was a Fraud

I think the goal was to show that people with authority will in time begin to show "evil behavior", and because the researchers, or other people in charge of the research, taught the pretend guards to be evil, it's considered to be a fraud. Though the experiment was badly designed on top of that...
15. ### Engineering Would I be crazy to quit my Summer Engineering Internship?

That reminds me of a job I had before as a forest watchman where 99% of the time I had nothing to do. Just take your laptop, work on your own things, and get paid for that. However, if you think that there may be a more interesting opportunity, you should really make sure that you'd still get...