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rhiever commented on a post in r/NCAAFBseries
notmyusualname90 7 points

I got into a 5 OT game recently that I ended up losing. I just assumed it was a glitch where the CPU scores every possession in overtime. Glad to know there is a limit.

rhiever 9 points

The OT glitch is when only the CPU gets to play their drive in OT (usually in 3OT and beyond), then they immediately get the ball back again and you lose because you didn't get your drive.

rhiever commented on a post in r/NCAAFBseries
LarryTheTerrier 6 points

I've had that happen a couple times, once it turned into a 85 yard TD run

rhiever 5 points

God it frustrates me when a ball carrier who's clearly down isn't detected as such gets up and keeps running. I think it's only happened once in my favor and ended in a similar ~90 yard TD run. Most of the time that happens for the AI OR one of my players gets up, runs backward for some reason, then gets tackled again and loses yards.

rhiever commented on a post in r/MachineLearning
rhiever 3 points

Personally, I don't really care about either of those metrics when it comes to hiring. Past success is not necessarily indicative of future success. Citations are easily gamed and peer review is so unreliable nowadays that a paper in a 'good' conference/journal could just mean that they were lucky with favorable reviewers. I focus more on their skills, approach to problem solving, and especially their interest level of what my group is working on.

rhiever commented on a post in r/MachineLearning
SGupt 10 points


rhiever 5 points

Don't forget to donate to when you can. The Wayback Machine is one of the best tools on the web.

rhiever commented on a post in r/dataisbeautiful
Kolada -2 points

That kind of defeats the purpose of this sub though

rhiever [M] 1 point

From the subreddit sidebar:

DataIsBeautiful is for visualizations that effectively convey information. Aesthetics are an important part of information visualization, but pretty pictures are not the aim of this subreddit.

That said, there is indeed room for improvement in OP's data visualization, as pointed out above.

rhiever commented on a post in r/MachineLearning
alexmlamb 2 points

Well, I recorded a podcast with Sherjil Ozair, but it's not something I've done consistently.

I think a technical ML podcast would be cool. I think talking machines is probably a bit too light to be useful for research.

rhiever 2 points

I don't think podcasts are the appropriate place to get really technical about ML or any topic. Podcasts are great for exposure and high-level ideas, and providing an entry point into a more technical topic.

rhiever commented on a post in r/ProgrammerHumor
4d656761466167676f74 3 points

How'd it go?

rhiever 6 points
4d656761466167676f74 4 points

I'm gonna follow you on Twitter.

rhiever 4 points

I'll probably give you a reason to unfollow me soon, but I hope you enjoy the ride in the meantime.

rhiever commented on a post in r/dataisbeautiful
rhiever 13 points

Congrats on the new job, Max. It's a shame that interviewing for data science positions is such an unnecessarily stressful process. As someone who has sat on both sides of the hiring table, I don't think I've ever found the white board/programming challenges to be useful for recruiting data scientists. I hope that practice goes away as people learn how to properly recruit data scientists.

minimaxir 6 points

Thanks Randy!

I am working on a blog post most about this (which is why I created this viz for fun), and I think that data science hiring is getting even worse (although that may just be exclusive to the Bay Area).

rhiever 5 points

Ultimately, we need to be the change we want to see in the data science hiring world. For my part, I pass up on and speak against jobs that insist on these meaningless tests during the interview process (--> although I'm lucky enough to have enough job offers already to be picky), and now that I'm in a position where I hire data scientists, I use better and less stressful hiring practices.

rhiever commented on a post in r/NCAAFBseries
MastodonXL 11 points

Yeah, he's not the best passer in the world.

rhiever 6 points

I think he said he messes up on purpose sometimes to make things more interesting. When you’re good enough it’s easy to constantly blow out the computer. In that sense his dynasty is even more impressive because it’s a live performance focused on entertainment rather than just winning.

rhiever 3 points

My favorite dynasty to watch by far. Watching his Minnesota dynasty helped me make the decision to start playing NCAA 14 myself.

rhiever commented on a post in r/dataisbeautiful
mevery 2 points

The 3 point shot has been worth more (% successfully made multiplied by point value) since 1990, but its hasn't become widely accepted in the NBA until now.

Data source:

rhiever [M] 1 point

Please edit this comment to describe the tool(s) that you used to generate this data visualization.

rhiever commented on a post in r/CFB
Sarcastrophe49 3 points

I have never played a down of football in my life so there’s a strong possibility I have no idea what I’m talking about. But on Auburn’s last drive there they had so many wide open people that the UCF safeties didn’t react to until after the catch. Why as a safety wouldn’t you start trying to move up closer to that open receiver to prevent yards after catch? I feel like I see this a lot in college football, not just this game.

rhiever 3 points

A safety’s primary job is to not allow any receivers get further down the field than them and prevent plays that go all the way down for a TD.

imlost19 9 points

keep running him until he gets hit enough to realize throwing is easier yards

rhiever 1 point

That’s kind of what he said - hah!

rhiever commented on a post in r/insanepeoplefacebook
Jimbee90 183 points

Yes... I live in a border town and I constantly see people from Oregon fail miserably at it.

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rhiever commented on a post in r/dataisbeautiful
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