# Re: Idempotence and "Replication Insensitivity" are equivalent ?

Date: 23 Sep 2006 09:58:21 -0700

Message-ID: <1159030701.697076.31180_at_m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com>

Marshall wrote:

*> Phil Carmody wrote:
**> > pamelafluente_at_libero.it writes:
*

> > > the Median is the value which minimize the sum of absolute differences

*> > >
**> > > ie. sum | xi - c | is minimum for c = MEDIAN()
**> >
**> > If I were Bob Silverman, you'd get one heck of a flaming for
**> > posting something so obviously somewhere in between unintelligible
**> > and meaningless (including both endpoints) to sci.math.
**>
**> Everyone,
**>
**> 1) Notice that everything the least bit technical that Pamela
**> comes up with has a corresponding wikipedia entry.
*

Is quoting Wikipedia a sin ? Are you saying that the entry in question is incorrect ?

I am not sure how derived the rest of your conclusions.

>Notice

*> how in fact she doesn't even really exhibit mastery of the
**> material she points to, but merely manages to quote it in
**> a manner that approximates appropriate context. She
**> is wikipedalling at a furious rate.
**>
**> 2) Note how she misunderstands many of the things people
**> say, and when you call her on it, she doesn't cop to it, or
**> try to figure out where she went wrong, but only shifts
**> slighty over and tries another inflammatory approach.
**>
**> 3) She is doing this on purpose.
**>
**> 4) Pamela is a troll.
**>
**> 5) "Pamela" is a man.
**>
**>
**> Marshall
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Received on Sat Sep 23 2006 - 18:58:21 CEST