## Tfidf Vectorizer

Last Updated on May 15, 2022 by David Vause some words…. TfidfVectorizerTests Machine learning algorithms typically need numerical inputs to build their models. Thc challenge

## If you want peace

Last Updated on May 12, 2022 by David Vause (image in the public domain, downloaded from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Paul_VI#/media/File:Pius_XII_with_Monsignor_Montini.jpg) When Pope Paul VI opined “If you want

## Latex Test Page

Last Updated on May 7, 2022 by David Vause $i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\left|\Psi(t)\right>=H\left|\Psi(t)\right>$ \begin{align} E_0 &= mc^2 \\ E &= \frac{mc^2}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}} \end{align}   $i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\left|\Psi(t)\right>=H\left|\Psi(t)\right>\$

## Interesting Python Idioms

Last Updated on May 6, 2022 by David Vause The DataFrame apply() Function An example using Natural Language Tool Kit moby_raw: is text from nltk.collectionsThe

## What Is the Risk?

As mask mandates are canceled, my wife and I are wondering just what is the real risk out there. The per 100,000 rates on the CDC do not tell me much. I wanted to know how these numbers compared with the U.S. significant health death rates due to heart disease, cancer, injuries, strokes, etc.

## Why We Look the Way We Do

Last Updated on April 17, 2022 by David Vause As we push towards 70, people are often surprised by how trim, healthy, and younger we

## Red Meat, Anyone?

Last Updated on April 8, 2022 by David Vause An interesting result to an article that I wrote recently, The Effect of Diet Choices on

## Tragedy in the East II

No one would have anticipated the startling stubborn resistance the Ukrainians put up to defend their country, belaying any argument that they are historically Russian. Equally stunning is the incompetence of the Russian military.

## Best Health Care in the World

Last Updated on March 17, 2022 by David Vause On occasion, as a counter to not doing anything about our non-existent health care system, a

## The Effect of Diet Choices on Longevity

Last Updated on March 16, 2022 by David Vause Came across an interesting study in PLOS Medicine https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/ on diet and longevity: Estimating impact of

## Tragedy in the East

Last Updated on March 7, 2022 by David Vause 3/7 I realized today that COVID and Ukraine are the defining moments for Gen Z as

## americancanary.org

Little thought gems from americancanary.org and my italicized replies.

## Diagnosing to the Norm

Last Updated on February 18, 2022 by David Vause I fully understand that general practitioners have to diagnose and manage to the norms. But there

## The Daily on 1/31/2022, Dr. Fauci

Last Updated on February 2, 2022 by David Vause Interesting exchange between Michael Barbaro and Dr. Anthony Fauci on  The Daily, Jan. 31, 2022: Michael

## 1/29/21: Simple Small Breakfast

Last Updated on February 1, 2022 by David Vause Denise kept it simple this morning. She started with egg whites, a slice of Swiss cheese,

## 1/22-23/22 Mental Toughness

Last Updated on January 24, 2022 by David Vause Ok, so maybe it was a little tough getting out there yesterday. It was 17 F

## Snow Day Lunch 1/20/21

Last Updated on January 21, 2022 by David Vause We had the off yesterday. Denise made a simple lunch, split pea soup, and pita bread

## Shoveling Snow is Exercise Too

Last Updated on January 18, 2022 by David Vause Before After

## Outdoors

Last Updated on January 17, 2022 by David Vause For me, the transformation began at 49, when I started my quest for that first marathon.

## 1/16/21 – Dinner, Beef Bourguignon

Last Updated on January 17, 2022 by David Vause   Denise got a bit more ambitious with Beef Bourguignon tonight. We have beef maybe once

## A Plethora of Food at Chez Denise

Last Updated on January 17, 2022 by David Vause 6/16/2021 Lunch on a Holiday   On our unplanned national holiday, we hadn’t thought about meals.

## Nightmare

Last Updated on January 8, 2022 by David Vause Imagine it. It’s the worst-case scenario for some people. Immigrants of a different skin color stream

## 2021 Solstice

Last Updated on December 27, 2021 by David Vause Our daughter and son-in-law had a luncheon with us on the 25th. My wife and I

Last Updated on December 24, 2021 by David Vause Some photos from our 2017 trip to Colorado. We flew into Albuquerque and planned to drive

## Facebook vs. Blogspot vs. WordPress (Fairy) vs. Joomla

Last Updated on December 24, 2021 by David Vause Facebook is, of course, the most highly integrated. It exists primarily as an advertising platform but

## Various Photos

Last Updated on December 24, 2021 by David Vause Photos are moments in frozen moments in time. Old photos show us how transient, and eventually

## Covid, Python, Data Science and Gun Deaths

Last Updated on December 24, 2021 by David Vause The code: https://github.com/davevause/public/blob/main/registered_deaths.ipynb In 2020, as the pandemic’s momentum gathered, my employer reduced our workforce to 50%

## Magic Number

An hour’s exercise a day is magical.

## Extreme Weight Loss and Exercise

Last Updated on December 19, 2021 by David Vause The December 15, 2021 issue of the New York Times ran an interesting article, “How Exercise

## Big American Lie

Last Updated on December 15, 2021 by David Vause Americans have a dangerously inflated view of their own health care system. Our politicians lie to

## Fire Ball

Last Updated on December 14, 2021 by David Vause It was there for just a couple of seconds just above the northern horizon, a fireball

## Republicans Must Hate Seniors

Last Updated on December 13, 2021 by David Vause Today the U.S. surpassed 800,000 Covid related deaths. This was not surprising to me. What surprised

## Maybe this is the one we all get.

Last Updated on December 13, 2021 by David Vause Reuters reported on December 10 that of 43 of the cases of Omicron identified in the

## We Are Failing as a Nation. We Are Failing as a Species.

Last Updated on November 16, 2021 by David Vause Global warming is unabated. The fourth wave of COVID infections beginning in July 2021was completely discretionary:

## 2021

Last Updated on November 16, 2021 by David Vause 2021 was not the best of years for me. During the 2020 lockdown, I flourished using

## October 30, 2021 A Day in the Life

Last Updated on November 7, 2021 by David Vause We decided to memorialize the meals of Saturday, October 30, 2021, since it began with a

## Today, We Splurged

Last Updated on November 6, 2021 by David Vause Breakfast this morning was a bit more elaborate. Whole whipped eggs with parmesan cheese and spinach.

## Slowing Metabolism: an Excuse

Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by David Vause We’ve all heard the mantra: we put on weight as we age because our metabolism slows

## Columbus Day Is Obsolete

Last Updated on October 12, 2021 by David Vause Christopher Columbus and I have history. In the mid-1970s, while sitting over lunch in a villa

## Do We Think At All?

Last Updated on October 2, 2021 by David Vause I see these arguments come from the Left and the Right, people with no advanced education

## Southward Equinox

Last Updated on September 27, 2021 by David Vause One quarter remains.

## Sitting Ducks

Last Updated on September 22, 2021 by David Vause Today at work I received an all-hands message asking for volunteers to staff a call center

## Intensity

Dopamine is evolution’s reward system for behaviors that increased the reproductive success of hunter-gatherers, long-distance hunting and gathering, eating high calories foods, and sex. Today we no longer persistence hunt, but regular exercisers enjoy the rewards of the long hunt.

## Republican Fantasies

Last Updated on August 17, 2021 by David Vause Trump’s monumental ego, driven by proportional insecurity, prevents him from acknowledging that he was an incumbent

## Republican Angst

Last Updated on August 17, 2021 by David Vause So Republicans were catatonic at the thought of paying the middle and lower classes \$24,000 during

## COVID Thoughts

15% of Americans are certain they will not get vaccinated and 17% say that they probably will not.

## Dukkha and God

I can’t believe the special stories that have been made up about our relationship to the universe at large because they seem to me to be too local, too provincial.

## 2021 Body Log

Last Updated on August 17, 2021 by David Vause Th. 6/3 Been chronically tired this week since the rowing. Decided to sleep in until 5

## Evolutionarily Normal

If it existed before 1500, it’s probably not a highly processed food.

## A Taxonomy of Processed Food

A singular feature of NOVA is its identification of ultra-processed food and drink products. These are not modified foods, but formulations mostly of cheap industrial sources of dietary energy and nutrients plus additives, using a series of processes (hence ‘ultra-processed’). All together, they are energy-dense, high in unhealthy types of fat, refined starches, free sugars and salt, and poor sources of protein, dietary fibre and micronutrients. Ultra-processed products are made to be hyper-palatable and attractive, with long shelf-life, and able to be consumed anywhere, any time. Their formulation, presentation and marketing often promote overconsumption.