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March 13, 2008

Can it.

srikanth @ 10:30 am, GMT +0000 ( 1205404252 ) Play

<Rephrased since something FUBARed and the original question disappeared>

Identify this 18th century mathematician

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His work and its derivatives helps us get our work done today. Clue:

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Cracked by: udupendra , pratap , madhur , varuns88 , duriel , Dibyo , Atul Mathew , shenoyvarun86 , jayanth , nofreebrains , teju , Vinod P.V , Malcaluffin , Nikhil , nishansolo , Srikanth and yaksha.

Answer: Thomas Bayes.

Laid the foundations for what would become Bayes theorem of probability. This is extensively used in Anti-Spam filters

The second picture is a still from Monty Python’s “Spam sketch: junk e-mail is called spam as a reference to this sketch


19 Responses to “Can it.”

  1. udupendra
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    Probably Thomas Bayes :P


  2. pratap

    Thomas Bayes


  3. madhur
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    Thomas Bayes…Bayes’ theorem in probability


  4. Bernoulli


  5. varuns88
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    Thomas Bayes


  6. duriel
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    Thomas Bayes


  7. Dibyo
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    Rev. Thomas Bayes


  8. ashwin

    is that laplace?


  9. 1-Thomas Bayes
    2- Monty Python Spam sketch.


  10. Thomas Bayes!


  11. Thomas Bayes..

    nice clue.. Bayesian anti-spam classifiers..


  12. nofreebrains

    Thomas Bayes of Bayes Theorem


  13. teju
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    Thomas Bayes


  14. Vinod P.V

    Thomas Bayes


  15. Malcaluffin

    Thomas Bayes..

    PS: Add this point to my earlier user-name Vinod, if
    I’m right!!!


  16. Nikhil

    Thomas Bayes.


  17. nishansolo

    Thomas Bayes, of Bayes Theorem fame.


  18. Srikanth

    Thomas Bayes


  19. yaksha
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    Thomas Bayes
    Bayes theorem


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